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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2018-2019 NHL Thread
« on: November 07, 2018, 07:42:27 PM »

If Joseph gets seriously injured, Milan Lucic is the new Todd Bertuzzi. Lucic did the exact same thing Todd did. Didn't he get a season? That play was incredibly predatory, and a perfect example of what the NHL needs to get rid of. 10k isn't even close. No one in the NHL is obligated to fight with anyone.
That's a big reach. What Lucic actually did to Joseph isn't even in the same league of the Bert incident. The only comparable to Bertuzzi is the hunting down action. He didn't jump him from behind or drive his head face first into the ice or continually pound him. If this was anything close to that incident, there's no way in hell the NHL just gives him a fine.

Followed him around the ice slashing and chirping asking him to fight(which Joseph is not obligated to oblige no matter what you think of his previous hit), hit him with a blind side hit, jumped on top of him, and hit him at least once which is pretty apparent in the second gif. The only difference is the outcome with no injury.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2018-2019 NHL Thread
« on: November 07, 2018, 05:12:36 PM »
If Joseph gets seriously injured, Milan Lucic is the new Todd Bertuzzi. Lucic did the exact same thing Todd did. Didn't he get a season? That play was incredibly predatory, and a perfect example of what the NHL needs to get rid of. 10k isn't even close. No one in the NHL is obligated to fight with anyone.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: September 29, 2017, 04:46:32 PM »
And like I've said, I live there, I lived it, I went to that school. I understand many of the dynamics that affect it as I've been a member of a couple of the involved communities. I've also personally been a victim of a "race related" incident in that school and can personally tell you that it didn't increase racial tensions. If Cole Harbour and the surrounding communities have been described to you as such that's a shame and disingenuous. Does the HRM have no race problems? I'd be pretty naive to even suggest that. But did Sydney Crosby grow up in an area that was on the verge of race wars with continuous levels of elevated tension? No. Syd was 2 in 89, 10 in 97, and was playing in Pittsburgh by 2007. There's a lot more personal vendetta involved than the media ever played it out to be. They just always jumped on the fact that two communities have had a feud for decades, one of which was a white community the other a black community, and painted everyone with the same brush.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: September 28, 2017, 05:25:24 PM »
It's worth noting, Crosby never actually went to that High School.

I guess. But it seems like something you'd at least be aware of in a relatively small town even if you weren't right in the mix. I'm guessing the racial tensions weren't specific to one high school.

Not really, as far as I can recall, Auburn High has never had these types of issues. These usually boiled down to two communities as opposed to a city wide racial tension. Most times after things simmered down it was business as usual. And as I said, any "racial tension" in this city isn't bad enough to give up a WH visit. If you wanna protest along with the real reason player's are kneeling, all the power to you. But again, her tweet storm painted a pretty bad picture, fueled by the media, that doesn't actually exist to the extent it seems she implied. As for the other High schools in the area, not that I can think of, and that includes those in other mixed race communities.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: September 28, 2017, 03:58:50 PM »
I typically lurk here but felt I felt the need to post this in response to HeroicShrimp's post on the previous page with all the tweets.

It's worth noting, Crosby never actually went to that High School. The only High School in Cole Harbour Syd actually attended was Auburn High and I don't know how long that was for as he was off to Saint Mary's in Minnesota(?) and is actually credited with graduating from a High School in Moncton while he was playing in Rimouski. And in his defense, the racial tensions in the city in question aren't exactly as high as the tweet storm implies. Not high enough to refuse a WH visit, under normal circumstances ofc.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Remembering Mr T
« on: August 05, 2013, 04:42:40 PM »
My condolences to Chris's Family and friends. While I never knew him personally, being a lurker here for the past 8+years you gain a certain familiarity with the posters who contribute. And Mr.T was one of the best, his Man of the Match Threads spoke volumes for me on just how well certain player's have played through the season, a week, etc. It will always be the Mr.T Man of the Match thread for as long as this site is up afaic. Rest in Peace Chris, it's obvious from this thread that your going to missed greatly.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Ted Leonsis visits the city of Toronto
« on: August 24, 2012, 08:20:08 PM »
I'm not saying that plan is the be all and end all of how to win a championship, but it's certain to put you on the right track. I don't post here often but I have been lurking since 2003, and I have read this exact plan spread out over a conglomeration of posts over the years by various users. Not many teams have bought a Stanley cup in recent years. The most notable I could think of off the top of my head would be Anaheim and even they had a glut of their own drafted player's on board, and the only reason I put them there is because they wouldn't have won that cup without Niedermayer AND Pronger. One just wasn't enough. I especially liked the point of drafting player's to fit into a system, and only signing FA's that fit that system. Not tailoring your system around one or two signings. So many little details he pitched in that plan could eventually add up to a championship team, or at the very least a very competitive team to put over the top. Things like patience with the young guns, and only bringing in FA vets to compliment what you have already in the system. Point number seven is likely the one that sticks out as the most prevalent to me, character builds winners, winners bring championships, the true challenge is trying to find the player's that have both skill and character. I also really liked the point of developing a system and sticking to it. Detroit has done it and look at how they control the game, the puck is theirs, just try and take it.

Again not a 100% recipe for success, but certainly one, that if taken to heart, can get a team "almost" there. That is when trades like the Kessel one should happen. Build around a system, not a player. I should add though for the record, I don't dislike Kessel, I just think it was 3 to 4 years too early. That type of deal should be made to put you over the top, not to try and build from the bottom up. My question is though, are Leafs patient enough now to let a plan like this play out given how long we've been starving for some measure of success? I vote for "yea"

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Captain Phaneuf
« on: November 15, 2011, 02:05:10 PM »
Not a Dion hater but have noticed he's been kind of lazy the last two games. Just doesn't seem to be moving his feet the way he should be and was pretty lethargic in front of Gus in the Boston game. Don't know if it's him losing confidence in Wilson, or if there is something else going on off the ice but just something I've noticed. Still hoping this guy can take the team on his back like he's shown us glimpses of in the past.

Also is anyone else frustrated by the lack of one timer's  on the PP from all the D(not just Phaneuf)? Too many times I've seen good PP work go to waste because of an in-ability to one time the pass. I don't know if this is a skill set problem or a logistics problem(ie LH Shot on the wrong side?) but it's hard too watch.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: General Leafs Talk
« on: October 11, 2011, 09:40:27 AM »
No.

It doesn't need to be explained.  It's a matter of common sense.  If Wilson did not like him, he would not publicly insult him like that.  It's clearly a joke.

Where did I say Ron don't like Kadri? I never even implied it, all I said was that I found it a bit odd that Ron would refer to Kadri as "The little Bastard...". Obviously the team building exercises are working for Ron to feel comfortable enough to talk to like that in the Media. It may have been a joke, as it obviously was, but still in poor taste.

It's pretty clearly implied, but I'm not going to argue what you were or were not trying to say.  It will not change that I see nothing wrong with what he said, other than maybe it shouldn't be shown to children.
It may all be a case of misinterpretation. I too personally have no qualms with the words spoken, just don't agree with Ron doing it publicly.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: General Leafs Talk
« on: October 11, 2011, 09:11:23 AM »
No.

It doesn't need to be explained.  It's a matter of common sense.  If Wilson did not like him, he would not publicly insult him like that.  It's clearly a joke.

Where did I say Ron don't like Kadri? I never even implied it, all I said was that I found it a bit odd that Ron would refer to Kadri as "The little Bastard...". Obviously the team building exercises are working for Ron to feel comfortable enough to talk to like that in the Media. It may have been a joke, as it obviously was, but still in poor taste.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: General Leafs Talk
« on: October 11, 2011, 08:30:38 AM »
And some of the generation of young people giving up on the Leafs.... ;)

http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/article/1067387--public-leafs-practice-a-real-hit-with-fans-at-cfb-trenton

Hey all, my first post on the new page but this caught my eye in the article:
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In the meantime, Nazem Kadri was back in full practice mode Monday morning, and was skating on the line with Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin. Kadri was injured (knee) during the final pre-season games against Detroit. He was originally pegged at 2-4 weeks on the injury shelf.

“The little bastard is coming back quicker than I was led to believe,’’ said coach Ron Wilson. “We’ll figure something out.”
Not trying to add more fuel to the Ron Wilson hate fire but why would he refer to Kadri that way publicly? The quote itself just seems off to me.

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