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Re: Qualifier Game 1: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Aug. 2nd, 8:00pm - SN
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2020, 11:52:34 AM »
Welp tonight's the night. It'll either be elation or heartbreak in here after the game. I can't believe how quickly I got into this no fan hockey. I watched every game yesterday
I can't believe the tension in my gut, I am super nervous. 
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Re: Qualifier Game 1: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Aug. 2nd, 8:00pm - SN
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2020, 11:55:23 AM »
I have to admit I donít feel confident about this series. I feel Columbus will be akin to the early 2000s leafs against the senators.

I was sort of feeling the same. Especially after seeing Columbus beat the Bruins 4-1 in the exhibition game. However, regardless of their liabilities on defence , this is the most offensively gifted Leafs squad Iíve seen in my 40 years of watching. Iíd still put them as the clear favourites in this match up. And, hey, regardless of the overall outcome here, the booby prize is a 1 in 8 chance of winning a lottery ticket to select Alexis Lafreniere. Thatís how Iím looking at this whole qualifying round .  8)
I thought we didn't have any odds of winning?
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Re: Qualifier Game 1: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Aug. 2nd, 8:00pm - SN
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2020, 11:56:26 AM »
Please, please, please no afternoon overtime games delaying the 8pm start.

The 3pm Philly-Boston round robin game is the only other one in Toronto today and it plays by regular season OT rules.

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Re: Qualifier Game 1: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Aug. 2nd, 8:00pm - SN
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2020, 12:18:30 PM »

Korpisalo paid his dues... by being a mostly mediocre back-up to Bobrovsky for many years. I was actually a little more worried about having to play Merzlikins. Having said that any goalie that plays against us seems to have an equal chance of stealing the game so it probably doesn't even matter.

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Re: Qualifier Game 1: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Aug. 2nd, 8:00pm - SN
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2020, 12:22:22 PM »
Welp tonight's the night. It'll either be elation or heartbreak in here after the game. I can't believe how quickly I got into this no fan hockey. I watched every game yesterday

The best part was there was no idiot standing up in the 5th row waving at the camera trying to get on TV while talking to his friend on his cell phone.

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Re: Qualifier Game 1: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Aug. 2nd, 8:00pm - SN
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2020, 12:29:05 PM »



Cheering hard here for the Leafs but inside I have a slight bias for the home town Foligno's. His house is just up the lake from our cottage. Both Nick and his brother Marcus are amazing people. We saw them going down the lake on their pontoon. When my youngest daughter figured out that it was the Foligno's and Draisaitl(building a place on the land next to Nick) she insisted we hop on the sea doo and chase them down. Low and behold, there's Nick Foligno, Marcus Foligno, Mike Foligno and Leon Driasaitl. They even came to a stop and conversed with my daughter for a couple seconds. She was gitty for a week..



So yeah, Go Leafs Go....but that Foligno guy is a half decent chap.

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Re: Qualifier Game 1: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Aug. 2nd, 8:00pm - SN
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2020, 12:34:48 PM »
Welp tonight's the night. It'll either be elation or heartbreak in here after the game. I can't believe how quickly I got into this no fan hockey. I watched every game yesterday

The best part was there was no idiot standing up in the 5th row waving at the camera trying to get on TV while talking to his friend on his cell phone.

 I watched part of the Montreal game and most of the Flames game. After a few minutes you get into the game and don't seem to really notice the lack of fans.

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Re: Qualifier Game 1: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Aug. 2nd, 8:00pm - SN
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2020, 12:42:02 PM »
Welp tonight's the night. It'll either be elation or heartbreak in here after the game. I can't believe how quickly I got into this no fan hockey. I watched every game yesterday

The best part was there was no idiot standing up in the 5th row waving at the camera trying to get on TV while talking to his friend on his cell phone.

 I watched part of the Montreal game and most of the Flames game. After a few minutes you get into the game and don't seem to really notice the lack of fans.

I missed them in overtime of MTL/PIT, but that's about it.

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Re: Qualifier Game 1: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Aug. 2nd, 8:00pm - SN
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2020, 12:49:23 PM »
#BeBlessed

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Re: Qualifier Game 1: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Aug. 2nd, 8:00pm - SN
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2020, 12:50:35 PM »
Please, please, please no afternoon overtime games delaying the 8pm start.

The 3pm Philly-Boston round robin game is the only other one in Toronto today and it plays by regular season OT rules.
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Re: Qualifier Game 1: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Aug. 2nd, 8:00pm - SN
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2020, 12:57:39 PM »
GO LEAFS GO!!!
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« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2020, 01:24:56 PM »
#BeBlessed

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Re: Qualifier Game 1: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Aug. 2nd, 8:00pm - SN
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2020, 01:44:05 PM »
I have to admit I donít feel confident about this series. I feel Columbus will be akin to the early 2000s leafs against the senators.

I was sort of feeling the same. Especially after seeing Columbus beat the Bruins 4-1 in the exhibition game. However, regardless of their liabilities on defence , this is the most offensively gifted Leafs squad Iíve seen in my 40 years of watching. Iíd still put them as the clear favourites in this match up. And, hey, regardless of the overall outcome here, the booby prize is a 1 in 8 chance of winning a lottery ticket to select Alexis Lafreniere. Thatís how Iím looking at this whole qualifying round .  8)

The CoVID gift. Without the revised playoff format and draft rules, we'd be out of the top-10 and Carolina would have the Leafs' pick for sure. They'll probably still have it for this year, but if Leafs win the lottery, they get to take advantage of the top 10 protection!

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« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2020, 01:51:32 PM »
#BeBlessed

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Re: Qualifier Game 1: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Aug. 2nd, 8:00pm - SN
« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2020, 02:15:54 PM »
So yeah, Go Leafs Go....but that Foligno guy is a half decent chap.

He's also a really good interview. I've heard him a couple times on sportsradio stations, and it's hard not to be impressed.

I'm actively cheering for the Jackets for Lafreniere reasons, but I hope we see entertaining hockey.