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Would like to think myself as quite a diverse individual having worked lots of white and blue collar jobs.  Definitely the biggest racists I've ever seen don't say anything.  Their actions (or-inactions) speak louder then words.  And the worst ones are white collar.  People who politely don't hire someone based on gender/race/religion, things like that.  To me, these people are the real snakes that should be punished.  I've been in many blue collar jobs where they don't care who you are, but when things aren't going good, you'll definitely hear about it.  And to voice their displeasure at someone, they'll always go for the low hanging fruit.  One day you're breaking bread together, the next you're cursing each other out.  Quite honestly, have a hard time thinking about a time I've heard any racial slur coming from someone who was truly a racist that would treat anyone different.  I don't know if he is, but there's a huge chance, he's just a classless jerk that developed in an environment that traditionally had no room for snowflakes.  As the Flames, I would make it real clear the reason for the firing had nothing to do with these allegations.  And for those throwing the racist labeled rocks, note that you too are going for the low hanging fruit.  The ass might deserve it, but to dig out most racists, you have to watch for their actions, not their words.
I don't know how anyone who uses a racial slur for the sole purpose of attacking someone isn't "truly" racist.
I had a co-worker hired with no other qualification other then race.  HR's 'Employment Equity'.   Although some questioned the employer for this decision, nobody had a problem with this person as an individual.  Now as days turn to weeks, weeks turn to months, and months turn to years, everyone realizes that this individual has not lifted a finger and other's are literately feeling their bodies suffering from having to do all the work, people start to get upset.  And at that point, nobody cares if someone's feelings get hurt.  So words get spoken.  Of course what happened is they complained to Human Resources, the hardest worker was fired and they continued to be a 'token' to the political-correctness, getting paid and doing nothing.  The work is now being sub-contracted.  I listened to one person complain how they were discriminated and the treatment they received on a job-site before and literately that's how everyone gets treated.  Do they expect special treatment?

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Would like to think myself as quite a diverse individual having worked lots of white and blue collar jobs.  Definitely the biggest racists I've ever seen don't say anything.  Their actions (or-inactions) speak louder then words.  And the worst ones are white collar.  People who politely don't hire someone based on gender/race/religion, things like that.  To me, these people are the real snakes that should be punished.  I've been in many blue collar jobs where they don't care who you are, but when things aren't going good, you'll definitely hear about it.  And to voice their displeasure at someone, they'll always go for the low hanging fruit.  One day you're breaking bread together, the next you're cursing each other out.  Quite honestly, have a hard time thinking about a time I've heard any racial slur coming from someone who was truly a racist that would treat anyone different.  I don't know if he is, but there's a huge chance, he's just a classless jerk that developed in an environment that traditionally had no room for snowflakes.  As the Flames, I would make it real clear the reason for the firing had nothing to do with these allegations.  And for those throwing the racist labeled rocks, note that you too are going for the low hanging fruit.  The ass might deserve it, but to dig out most racists, you have to watch for their actions, not their words.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« on: September 11, 2019, 11:49:44 AM »
https://theleafsnation.com/2019/09/11/mitch-marners-primary-assist-magic/

Very good article here looking at Marner's past season. It gives a very detailed explanation for why Marner's primary assists numbers will likely come down this season.

This is another reason why a 3 year deal makes more sense, especially in light of all this "Marner thinks he's as good as Matthews" stuff. If Marner thinks that he's as good as Matthews, I need more than 1 season to believe it.
You'd have to think NHL teams are also going to start focusing on a line's tenancies as well.  Marner's goal-scoring isn't much better then a 2015-16 Komarov.   Pretty sure Boston figured it out, as Marner's assist rate wasn't much better then Mat Martin's in the playoffs.  A Marner line is predictable. 

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Ceci didn't have a team to play a bunch of tic-tac-toe plays with.  He had more 1st assists then Gardiner last season. 
He had almost twice the amount of shots on net and hits.  Granted Ceci played a dozen more games, but the flip side is, Ceci drew
the hardest assignments in his own end and should be a much strong presence.  And I think the team will be more optimistic come
playoff time with Ceci then they would with Gardiner.  Definitely know which one I'd choose to hold a lead in the third period of a
game 7.

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Gardiner has 30 giveaways in 19 playoff games. 

Ceci faced the best opposition in his own end and wound up with the same
scoring rate as Dermott who's been pampered in his usage.  I highly suspect
he will be the cautious partner that works with Reilly.

Barrie will be like a right-side Gardiner with Muzzin on his side.

I've also seen plenty of 'superstar' players come into the league, very offensively talent that needed to learn to play
among the best.  It took adjustment and learning as they had spent all of their time up to that point dominating on
their offensive skills alone.  Don't believe Leaf's window had opened yet.  They're still getting their feet wet.
Ceci will be peaking when this team peaks.

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NHL Transactions / Re: Pacioretty Traded to Vegas
« on: September 10, 2018, 09:54:22 AM »
I'd love to see the reactions if Dubas traded Gardiner + Leivo for Pacioretty and a RD. 

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Science Thread
« on: December 12, 2017, 04:55:31 AM »
People Who Constantly Point Out Grammar Mistakes Are Pretty Much Jerks, Scientists Find

http://www.sciencealert.com/people-who-pick-up-grammar-mistakes-jerks-scientists-find

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Pilkunnussija, get a life.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Komarov: Sell or Keep?
« on: November 21, 2017, 11:06:29 PM »
73 Hits, 18 takeaways, major penalty-killer. Babysits Kadri.  <$3 million.  Why can't we have nice things?

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But what he did last night against Montreal?  He was a literal freight train going to the net.

No.
Martin goes to the net, Matthews and Marner do their thing... and it was in the back of the net.

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Matt Martin is a guy who hasn't scored over 10 goals or 9 assists in a season.  We just witnessed him playing with Matthews and Marner.  Insane?  Leaf fans witnessed Martin's 2016-17 season where his goals and assists per 60 were at an all time.  Why?  As hard as it might be for some to fathom, it just might be Martin's linemates were the worst he's ever played with.   Soshnikov, Kapanen, Ben Smith... these are guys who put up equal to or less then Martin-type offense!  Now that being said, his shooting and passing will never be able to keep up to Matthews and Marner standards.  But what he did last night against Montreal?  He was a literal freight train going to the net. As fine as a soldier Leivo might be, Martin was like dropping artillery rounds.  He created a physical chaos... which was followed by an attack by Matthews and Marner.
This isn't to say offense is of any real strength from Martin.  But maybe it's not 100% as bad as some might think either.  Throwing his strengths into the fray just might come together with his line-mates nicely.  Martin wants in front of net presence, he's going to get it.  Of course there's also the ability to immediately knuckle anyone who might think about messing with a couple of star players as well.  When Matthews threw the puck into Hyman's corner, the opposition had to worry about Hyman's fore-check and popping the puck out the Matthews.  With Martin, they have to worry about being killed.  Puck goes into the board with Martin speeding down the wing?  Get that puck?  No.  I don't want to do that.  My instinct for survive overcomes any thoughts of the millions I might be getting paid to do it.



Matt Martin   
2009-10   0.00  1.81   1.81
2010-11   0.42  0.73   1.15
2011-12   0.43  0.43  0.86
2012-13   0.42  0.73   1.15
2013-14   0.51  0.51   0.89
2015-16   0.71  0.64   1.35 (10 goals his highest total)
2016-17    0.41  0.33   0.74
2017-18   0.36  2.15    2.51

Nikita Soshnikov was 0.89pts/60 in 56 games.  Kapanen was 0.70pts/60 in 8 games.  Martin's assists per 60 have never been as low as Ben Smith's, who might of just been one of the most offensive-inept player the Leafs have used in a long time.

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Matthews needs his Semenko.
Well Martin's assists/ice-time is higher then any Montreal Canadien.

This isn’t going to be a thing bud, statistical anomalies happen.

Shhhh, you'll hurt Josh Leivo-fan's feelings. :)

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Matthews needs his Semenko.
Well Martin's assists/ice-time is higher then any Montreal Canadien.

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Martin with Matthews and Marner?  Why would Babcock put all three of the Leafs top assists/60 minute forwards together on one line?

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Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Re: Kessel scores how many?
« on: August 11, 2015, 06:28:01 PM »
I think Kessel is looking good.  Maybe being on Pittsburgh, he'll work harder now that there's a clear goal for him to try and reach.

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