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Ultimately, I'd be surprised if any of them opted out, including the ahl'ers. For reasons.

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So a 6% positive rate while players are still only skating informally in small groups. That doesn't sound great.

Seriously. Sports should just be cancelled this year. It sucks, but it's the safest choice.

There seems to be some concern of late that even asymptomatic carriers can end up with long term lung and organ damage. I'm really surprised the NHLPA hasn't put the brakes on.

I think it would be useful to assess the risk of being in the bubble vs the risk of simply living life.  While there's some risk in the bubble, there's also some risk in ordinary life.  Aren't most (all to this point?) of these cases arising, not because of players being back together but through the player's ordinary lives? How much higher is the risk in the bubble?  With daily testing and thoughtful protocols, the two risk levels may be quite similar.  But of course I don't know and there will be uncertainty in how to project such a thing.

It's a fair point. I think the highest risk seems to be getting infected in local camps around the league, particularly in the US - prior to the hub city bubble entry - and I don't factor that part of ordinary life - it's a decision the pa and league have made to risk the players as part of the preparatory stages. I've read a couple articles (Domi/Price/Marner) in which the players don't seem to be entirely wild about this whole thing, but are going along with it. There's also, quite frankly, a sense of immortality most young men have in their 20s, and that's not good for adhering to protocols or even common sense.

There was a segment on Tuesday on the radio with Marcellus Wiley, and they were talking about the impact of covid on the NFL - and Wiley basically said they'll be tested, and a positive test will essentially be given the same amount of impact as a high ankle sprain - off the field for 2-3 weeks. Basically his point was that this will simply be part of playing football for the year.

I see this as teams playing fast and loose with their players' health. Which, quite frankly, is not off-brand for the NFL's history.

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I'd still prefer a shot at lafreniere vs a shot at the "cup".

There was always going to be an asterisk on this, and if the leafs win, it'll be an even larger one what with the advantages of home ice throughout. Sure, there won't be the in-person fan push, but I can imagine other benefits to the home team along with familiarity of the ice itself. This would be a really crappy way to end the streak.

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So a 6% positive rate while players are still only skating informally in small groups. That doesn't sound great.

Seriously. Sports should just be cancelled this year. It sucks, but it's the safest choice.

There seems to be some concern of late that even asymptomatic carriers can end up with long term lung and organ damage. I'm really surprised the NHLPA hasn't put the brakes on.

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Why is Nylander trending?

Wow

There was a random rumour that there was a trade in place in principle between Buf and Tor involving Ristolainen and Johnsson/Kapanen and Kerfoot. This was apparently before Kevyn Adams took over.

It's hard to imagine any scenario where the leafs would want to give up assets to take on ristolainen's contract. I'm not sure if I'd even want him off of waivers.

The only player that I'd want off that team that involves Nylander going the other way is Dahlin. I'm sure Nylander+Sandin would be the starting point.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2020 NHL Draft
« on: June 27, 2020, 03:16:32 PM »
Maybe I've missed a post on this, but what happens if the mini playoff thing doesn't go ahead, or is cancelled? It's not like they can re-draw this scenario...?


The following post in that thread outlines which teams qualify (the Leafs juuuust don't quite qualify as bad enough).

Gotcha. So ideally the leafs get bounced in the play-in and the season limps across the finish line. Yesno?

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2020 NHL Draft
« on: June 27, 2020, 12:20:39 PM »
Maybe I've missed a post on this, but what happens if the mini playoff thing doesn't go ahead, or is cancelled? It's not like they can re-draw this scenario...?

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2020 NHL Draft
« on: June 27, 2020, 10:04:12 AM »
Yeah, an absolute breath-taking tank-job should garner you at least top-3.

I think the idea is that the system is supposed to discourage breath taking tank jobs, to which I guess this is a good thing.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2020 NHL Draft
« on: June 27, 2020, 10:01:01 AM »
I think I might be tempted to keep Lafreniere and try to make the most out of his ELC years.

x2. Leafs could always trade someone else in the top 6.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official Gaming Thread
« on: June 27, 2020, 09:58:24 AM »
https://comb.io/s1DamH

I'm unable to see this thread without this flanders at the casino clip running through my brain.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: June 26, 2020, 03:33:55 PM »
That makes sense. A pretty consistent thing you hear listening to smart people on this is that our public health units are pretty disorganized and not communicating as well with a central authority as they should.

What I find most troublesome is that some of the issues with communication have given more ammunition to conspiracy and anti vax groups. Public health has had difficulty at times coming off as a trusted authority, and that's being exploited.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: June 26, 2020, 03:23:06 PM »
Florida is going to get us all killed. It's the stupidest state in the union.

“I had a long talk with President Xi two nights ago,” Trump said. “He feels very confident. He feels that again, as I mentioned, by April or during the month of April, the heat generally speaking kills this kind of virus."

I guess 32 degrees in Florida not hot enough.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: June 25, 2020, 06:34:19 PM »
I predict great success for a biotech company who's business plan to address regulatory frameworks is by asking for help on hockey boards.

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I think the more important question is: why does he need to know? Why does it matter if it's Matthews or Holl or Nylander?

I don't disagree with anything you wrote but ultimately, if your average joe or joesephine six pack has two links to click, one of which is juicier than the other, morals aside, that's the one that's getting clicked.

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Damn, I was afraid of that. Crazy that during a pandemic where the NHL claims they're doing everything possible to keep the players safe they pass on a preferred site because... it's too safe.

Vancouver: During the playoffs if anyone on any team tests positive the team has to quarantine for 14 days, along with the opponent in the series.

League: How about we give them all echinacea and get them back on the ice

Vegas/LA/Chicago: sounds good
Vancouver: seeya
Toronto/Edmonton:?

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