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Warren Spahn at the Battle of the Bulge, you made me laugh there.

I'm glad but it wasn't a joke.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Spahn#World_War_II

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Along with many other major leaguers, Spahn chose to enlist in the United States Army, after finishing the 1942 season in the minors. He served with distinction, and was awarded a Purple Heart. He saw action in the Battle of the Bulge and at the Ludendorff Bridge as a combat engineer, and was awarded a battlefield commission.

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So Korshkov hasn't been called up apparently. I'd edit it but...meh.

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: Blue Jays Hot Stove Thread
« on: Yesterday at 10:16:58 PM »

Sadly, it seems as though Tony Fernandez has passed away.

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31-20-8, 70 points | 26-24-8, LOL

Projected Lines

Hyman-Matthews-Marner
Nylander-Tavares-Kapanen
Engvall-Kerfoot-Spezza
Clifford-Gauthier-Timashov

Muzzin-Holl
Dermott-Barrie
Sandin-Liljegren

Andersen

             
Olofsson-Eichel-Reinhart
Vesey-Lazar-Frolik
Skinner-Rodrigues-Sheary
Girgensons-Larsson-Okposo

Montour-Ristolainen
Dahlin-Miller
McCabe-Jokiharju?

Hutton

Scratches

Marincin
Korshkov

      
Some Scrubs

Game Notes

TOR
•Campbell yesterday, Andersen today. Didn't need to rest goalies in back to backs in my day. Goalies played 70 games a season and still found time to offer police officers a billion dollars to let them out of jail.
•Korshkov got called up. I'm assuming he's a scratch. If he ever scores a goal for the Leafs I will donate some money to a charity of Herman's choice.

BUF
•I don't care about the Sabres so here are some fun facts about famous people from Buffalo
•Rick James. Did you know Rick James was in a band with Neil Young named the Mynah Byrds? They were just about to record an album when James was arrested for going AWOL from the Navy.
•William Sadler. The name might not be familiar but he's the bad guy in Die Hard 2, one of the inmates in The Shawshank Redemption and The Grim Reaper in Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey
•Warren Spahn. Won 363 games in the Major Leagues and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. 
•The Goo Goo Dolls. Remember them?

Injuries

       •Andreas Johnsson - Knee - Injured Reserve
•Cody Ceci - Ankle - Injured Reserve
•Morgan Rielly - Foot - Injured Reserve
•Ilya Mikheyev - Wrist - Injured Reserve
      
•Some guys, I guess

Steam Options

- Shu Mai
- Har Gau
- Char Siu Bao

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official Movie Thread
« on: February 14, 2020, 08:29:17 PM »
Good for that, but I don't believe they were accepted in the Best Picture category before a few years ago when they opened it up.

There was never any actual rule about foreign language films being considered for best picture it's just rare. But prior to Roma movies like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Life Is Beautiful were Best Picture nominees along with a few others over the years.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official Movie Thread
« on: February 14, 2020, 08:10:18 PM »
Without seeing it hard to comment, but the Oscars used to have best Foreign Language Awards for foreign language films

They still do. Parasite won that as well.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2019-2020 NHL Thread
« on: February 14, 2020, 09:23:22 AM »

"I still hold two league records. Most time spent in the penalty box and I was the only guy to ever take off my skate and try to stab someone with it."

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He hasn't dominated a game all season.  I wonder if he's even gotten a dozen MotM votes all year.

I've been saying it for a while right now but I really think he's got the biggest gap between his salary and his performance on the team. He's been good, no question about it, but he hasn't been close to where his salary ranks among the league.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official TV Thread
« on: February 13, 2020, 09:42:12 PM »

Three shows I'd recommend without reservation are:

1. Harley Quinn. It's an animated series that is at times very violent and profane but is, at it's best, one of the funnier things I've seen all year. James Odomian's Bane voice is maybe the funniest thing about a show full of funny stuff.

2. Star Trek Picard. Note perfect for old school nerds but also something that's really well made and resists the Star Wars trend of just referring to older things you liked as entertainment.

3. McMillions. A Documentary series on HBO about how all of those old McDonald's Monopoly games were rigged. Incredible cast of characters.

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Yeah. Auston, HM Kap.

Sure would be nice to come away from a game saying "Tavares" one of these days.

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As frustrating as Andersen was, they've got 5 regulation goals over the last three games. They need to find their groove.

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I get that but I honestly think we have some weaknesses on this team

DO YOU? HOW FASCINATING! YOU HAVEN'T MENTIONED! WHY NOT DETAIL THEM FOR ONCE?

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2019-2020 NHL Thread
« on: February 13, 2020, 10:59:39 AM »

Forget suspensions and fines, the fact that the result of that hit were coincidental minors is the real crazy thing.

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