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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: June 02, 2020, 01:33:33 PM »
The system fails to deal with the racist officers who act this way and then it causes other racist officers who see no punishment to act the same way. Policing is a field where we can't afford to have as many "bad apples" as there are.

Exactly.

Also, let's not forget what the phrase "bad apples" refers to - a bad apple spoils the whole bunch. Bad apples need to be removed ASAP in order to prevent the rot from spreading. You don't just accept them as being in every segment of society - you address the problems that they cause and the issues that led to them becoming bad apples in the first place. You don't just pass it off with glib statements like #NotAll(insert whatever group is being spoken about).

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2020 NHL Draft
« on: June 02, 2020, 09:11:48 AM »
That we promptly traded away [emoji23] (I will never get over the Steen trade).

Yeah, that part's not great, but, at least the amateur scouts were doing their jobs relatively well. The pro scouts and the GMs, however....

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2020 NHL Draft
« on: June 01, 2020, 10:06:32 AM »
Not many stars in the bunch, sure, but 16 guys who played 400+ games in the NHL. That's not exactly just a bunch of fringe players - those are legit NHL players. 8 players drafted in the 5th round or later played 250+ games, which is an excellent return on late round picks.

The lack of high level talent is disappointing, yeah, but the Leafs still produced a solid number of guys that had legit NHL careers.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 28, 2020, 12:33:17 PM »
Are they not to some extent one and the same? To prevent ICU admissions wouldn't you also have to prevent cases in the first place?

Yes and no. Obviously, preventing them from happening now is what helps to limit ICU admissions, but, in order to achieve herd immunity (absent a vaccine, at least), it's really just a matter of spreading the cases without lowering the end total of infections. So, instead of 100,000 cases in a 2 month period, it's 100,000 cases in a 6 month period - or whatever the real numbers and timelines end up being. Same number of people getting sick, just less of them being sick at the same time.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Nick Robertson signed to 3 yr ELC
« on: May 27, 2020, 04:32:35 PM »
Yes. He was on the reserve list before the trade deadline. Provided we did not expend all our non-emergency call-ups (4) on AHL resources prior.

Unless Robertson was on a PTO w/ the Marlies, I don't think he'd count against the non-emergency call-ups. Once a player's season is over with their non-NHL team, they're no longer bound by the 4 call-up limit.

O rly... He'd be PTO'd on the Leafs then and not a 'call-up' right?

No, he'd be a call-up, just not an AHL call-up. Can't play for the NHL team on a PTO.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Nick Robertson signed to 3 yr ELC
« on: May 27, 2020, 03:22:09 PM »
Yes. He was on the reserve list before the trade deadline. Provided we did not expend all our non-emergency call-ups (4) on AHL resources prior.

Unless Robertson was on a PTO w/ the Marlies, I don't think he'd count against the non-emergency call-ups. Once a player's season is over with their non-NHL team, they're no longer bound by the 4 call-up limit.

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Why you wouldn't just pick/shortlist the cities have that have shown to be handling the pandemic really well is just beyond me. Shockingly I do think Edmonton would be a good choice.

They do have a shortlist, with lots of factors to consider. Considering, right now, all they have agreement on is the format - nothing about dates, location, even whether it's for sure happening - narrowing down significantly or announcing the cities on it is premature. A lot can (and will) change by the time the NHL is approaching the "good to go" phase.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 26, 2020, 11:55:17 AM »
Does anyone personally know anybody that has it/had it?

My father's best man passed away because of it. He had a number of other health issues - he contracted it while in hospital prepping for heart surgery in the early days of the pandemic. He lived in England, so I didn't know him well, but I had met him on a number of occasions.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 26, 2020, 10:19:44 AM »
Yeah, I do think people need to keep some of that in mind when looking at Toronto. Toronto isn't a hotspot because people were irresponsible or even population density. It's just that it's where a ton of people live and where a lot of people enter the country.

Obviously the people at Trinity Bellwoods were being stupid but you're not seeing a lot of people who are making responsible decisions at their own expense. My parents at this time of the year would have usually been up at our farm in the Kawarthas but instead are staying at home in a neighbourhood where two of their local grocery stores have had virus outbreaks as well as the nearest ER.

Where in the Kawarthas? My fiancee's family has a cottage up in that area near Coboconk.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 22, 2020, 04:16:22 PM »
And I'm sorry, the uptick in cases has nothing to do with the retail stores opening Tuesday. Whether or not Ontario was ready is another discussion, but cases going up by 75 people isn't because stores opened 3 days ago.

That's true - we won't have those numbers for a couple weeks. However, Home Depot, Lowe's, Canadian Tire, etc. opened for shoppers right around two weeks ago, and the people testing positive now would have been infected right around then. Could be correlation without causation, but, it's not a good look.

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24 teams is too many. Not a fan of this proposal.

An article in The Athletic last week floated the idea of a 20 team playoff that would either see the top 3 teams in each division guaranteed a spot, with a play-in between the 4th and 5th place teams (or, the 4 teams at the top of the wild card race, split by division where possible), or a short round-robin tourney where the team that does the poorest gets eliminated. I liked that idea - it mitigates some of the concerns about bubble teams not getting the opportunity to fight their way win over the last 10 games, but doesn't add teams that had no realistic shot at a playoff spot.

The fact that Montreal, Chicago, and Arizona would make it into the playoffs in a 24 team scenario is, quite frankly, ridiculous.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The End of Meat
« on: May 21, 2020, 03:41:29 PM »
We already limit our red meat quite substantially, don't eat much in terms of pork products, and try for at least one veggie meal a week. I couldn't go all the way with no meat, but if I was confined to mostly poultry and fish as my options, I'd be okay.

The biggest thing I'd miss if we stopped farming cows would be cheese. I love me some cheese.

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Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Re: Minor Ex-Leaf News
« on: May 21, 2020, 12:55:09 PM »
I really liked Holland. It's too bad things never really worked out in the NHL.

edit: I couldn't really remember how we acquired him originally. It was Jesse Blacker (bust) and a 2nd and 7th round draft pick. Those picks ended up being used on Marcus Pettersson and Ondrej Kase. We obviously can't suggest that the Leafs would have picked the same players but interesting that Anaheim really nailed those specific picks.

Anaheim always seems to do well with picks they acquire from the Leafs - Sam Steel, Maxime Comtois, Rickard Rakell, John Gibson...we shouldn't let them have any more of our picks.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 20, 2020, 11:18:50 AM »
This doesn't feel like a coincidence...


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What's that got to do with the price of eggs?

The relative value of eggs to bread is not what you once thought it was.

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