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Offline Frank E

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs Summer Edition
« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2020, 01:47:51 PM »
Matthews confirmed he tested positive but said he was basically asymptomatic and it didn't affect his training.

I can't believe you aren't crediting me with this scoop

LOL, c'mon it was like 20 seconds after you posted, I didn't even know you had posted it before I did.

I can't believe you didn't understand my joke and in now having to explain it, it is ruined forever.

Just for the record, I understood the reference.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs Summer Edition
« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2020, 01:57:00 PM »
Matthews confirmed he tested positive but said he was basically asymptomatic and it didn't affect his training.

I can't believe you aren't crediting me with this scoop

LOL, c'mon it was like 20 seconds after you posted, I didn't even know you had posted it before I did.

I can't believe you didn't understand my joke and in now having to explain it, it is ruined forever.

It's my first day back at work since June 30th, I'm in a bad place right now.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs Summer Edition
« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2020, 02:20:17 PM »
Meanwhile, I am merely unfit.
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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs Summer Edition
« Reply #33 on: July 13, 2020, 05:40:26 PM »
Can’t believe I missed this earlier
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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs Summer Edition
« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2020, 05:43:37 PM »
OMFG

Credit to Robertson there, but WTF was Muzzin doing going in front of the net like that?

No kidding. While it's just practice, that was a terrible decision.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs Summer Edition
« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2020, 05:57:25 PM »
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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs Summer Edition
« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2020, 06:10:12 PM »
OMFG

I watched that clip 6 times.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs Summer Edition
« Reply #37 on: July 13, 2020, 06:11:23 PM »
All this getting excited for a new season and I need to calm down.  The leafs may only play 3 games.  Sigh.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs Summer Edition
« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2020, 06:12:11 PM »

LUCKY

He was out at so many bars in AZ, it's nearly impossible to tell which one he got it at.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs Summer Edition
« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2020, 09:43:33 AM »
https://theathletic.com/1927532/2020/07/14/mirtle-auston-matthews-becomes-the-reluctant-face-of-nhl-players-with-covid-19/

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In fact, of all those having tested positive leaguewide, we know just one name: Auston Matthews. That’s thanks to a Toronto Sun report last month which revealed his results, something the Leafs star had declined to comment on until camp opened Monday in Toronto.

Those close to the 22-year-old said that he had been disappointed and frustrated by the fact he was “outed” as a confirmed case against his will, even as the identities of every other infected NHL player have, to date, been protected. Many media outlets, including The Athletic, have declined to identify players against their will, even as cases have multiplied rapidly across the sporting world.

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When the initial report about Matthews came out last month, some player agents were outraged that his privacy had been violated. He wasn’t even with his team, they said, and the test result wasn’t going to impact his ability to play. (Matthews’ agent, Judd Moldaver, declined to comment for this story.)

“That was totally out of line,” said one high profile agent, who declined to be identified.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/maple-leafs-auston-matthews-became-first-player-discuss-positive-covid-19-test
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The willingness to address questions about the positive COVID-19 result head-on follows the same tact he’s taken with every injury he’s endured as a member of the Maple Leafs. It also to this point sets him apart from his NHL peers, at least 50 of whom have registered a positive test in anonymity since mid-March.

That’s an individual choice.

Where there is tension to this situation is that Matthews didn’t choose to have news of his result first appear in a sourced story by Toronto Sun columnist Steve Simmons on June 19. But that doesn’t change the fact he could easily have sidestepped the follow-up questions Monday, especially with the veil of secrecy the NHL is draping over every injury, illness and absence right now.

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The hope here is that Matthews’ openness might help remove any unnecessary stigma other NHLers associate with a positive test. There is value to sharing our experiences, particularly when it pertains to an issue of such great public interest.

A pandemic becomes much less of an abstract idea to the public when someone of this stature normalizes it — which, quite coincidentally, one of Matthews’ favourite athletes Russell Westbrook did Monday by following the NBA trend of announcing positive tests.
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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs Summer Edition
« Reply #40 on: July 14, 2020, 09:45:35 AM »
Steve's reaction to that article: AHA SO HE ADMITS IT

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs Summer Edition
« Reply #41 on: July 14, 2020, 09:59:24 AM »
Steve's reaction to that article: AHA SO HE ADMITS IT

I still don't understand why there isn't more accountability on giving/losing press passes.  He's being a whiny jackass.  So be spiteful back and let him cover the Leafs from the parking lot.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs Summer Edition
« Reply #42 on: July 14, 2020, 10:11:32 AM »
Jonas Siegel reported that Liljegren was at the Leafs' practice facility yesterday and was seen speaking to the teams head athletic therapist (both wearing masks). That possibly suggests whatever made him "unfit to participate" is something that wouldn't necessitate him to say quarantine away from everyone else.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs Summer Edition
« Reply #43 on: July 14, 2020, 10:33:31 AM »

Mac's back

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs Summer Edition
« Reply #44 on: July 14, 2020, 10:39:50 AM »
Does that mean Liljegren is out of the tournament?