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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Phil Kessel and trade value
« on: August 31, 2014, 09:35:02 PM »
and out of shape (again)

That was B.S., Kadri spent that summer working out with Gary Roberts.  Just Eakins/the media making something out of nothing.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Media Thread
« on: August 28, 2014, 09:32:29 PM »
Only one woman on the entire team.

Unless I'm missing something, there's 2. Cassie at rinkside and Leah Hextall in studio. Either way Andi Petrillo should have been brought in.

Christine Simpson rinkside as well.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Media Thread
« on: August 28, 2014, 02:14:25 PM »

Sportsnet announces hiring of Glenn Healy, Kelly Hrudey, Craig Simpson, Mike Johnson, Darren Pang, Cassie Campbell-Pascall and Leah Hextall.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Rookie Tournament Roster and Schedule
« on: August 28, 2014, 10:46:57 AM »
Anyone know if the games will be broadcast somewhere?

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2014 Rookie Tourney Roster - London, ON
« on: August 28, 2014, 10:39:32 AM »

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Phil Kessel and trade value
« on: August 28, 2014, 10:39:08 AM »
I'm with you BWB. I think we're going to see continued progression from Kadri. It wouldn't shock me to see him flirt with 70+ points this season.

I think that's pretty much impossible unless they make him the 1st line C.  Bozak averaged over 2:00 more ice time per game at even-strength than Kadri last season and ~:20 more PP time per game.  I just don't think he'd get enough ice-time with the necessary linemates to put up those kinds of numbers if he remains in the position he was in last season.

He really deserves to be the #1 C on the PP at least though, but I could understand why they might want to spread the offense out between the two units like they have.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Rookie Tournament Roster and Schedule
« on: August 28, 2014, 10:24:42 AM »
Biggs, Tyler
Bilcke, Ty
Bowles, Parker
Bratina, Zachary
Broll, David
Brown, Connor
Findlay, Brett
Gauthier, Frederik
Hall, Zachary 
Hopponen, Waltteri 
Leivo, Josh
Nylander, William
Philp, Luke 
Rupert, Matt
Rupert, Ryan
Verhaeghe, Carter 
Watling, Patrick

Doetzel, Kayle
Donaghey, Cody   
Finn, Matt
Fraser, Jeremie
Knodel, Eric
Loov, Viktor
Nilsson, Tom
Valiev, Rinat
Bibeau, Antoine
Gibson, Christopher
Sparks, Garret 

Tournament is being held in London.

September 13 - vs. Chicago @ 7:00 PM
September 14 - vs. Ottawa @ 7:00 PM
September 16 - vs. Pittsburgh @ 2:00 PM

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official Complaint Thread!
« on: August 27, 2014, 04:37:28 PM »
Potvin's cell phone comment actually reminded me of a fairly ridiculous example of cyclist negligence I saw fairly recently. The guy blew through a clear red (there were already a few cars stopped at the light on the side of the intersection he was approaching from), not wearing a helmet and earphones in both ears at a relatively busy time of day (though, fortunately for him, not a particularly busy intersection). That's just asking for trouble.

People like that you think it will take them getting killed to figure it out.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official Complaint Thread!
« on: August 27, 2014, 04:36:32 PM »
Yeah but there's issues with that analogy. Yeah, weaving is terrible at high speed, but if everyone is going 130km/h on the highway then you keep with the flow of traffic. It's fundamentally different than ignoring a stop sign or red light.

Of course there's different levels of risk involved: if you blow a red you could get yourself killed and/or seriously injure yourself and a pedestrian. This happens more times every day than I've ever seen cars blow through reds and stops.

I was actually going to bring up licensing in a related post: I believe cyclists should be licensed and enforcement should be far stricter. This is coming from a person who identifies as a cyclist.

Obviously there are bad cases everywhere, and I'm not ignorant to the fact that bicycles and motorized vehicles are two different things that come with their own set of circumstances but I don't see how complaining about cyclists necessarily means I don't think motorists are bad. But I do get a sense of not caring about general rules/resentment towards sharing the road amongst many, many cyclists. It's a feeling I didn't get as much from motorists when I did drive more often.

I wasn't saying that you don't think motorists are bad.  I got the sense you were laying all the blame on one side of the ledger and you brought up that cyclists are creating a bad name for themselves so I wondered if you thought the same thing for a mode of transportation like a vehicle.  Often I read a similar comment like yours when you don't see the same thing said when a motorist breaks the law - I rarely, if ever, hear someone say a drunk driver is setting a bad example for all drivers (off the top of my head).

Insert a different law-breaking analogy then, I'm clearly not talking about instances where it is the flow of traffic on a highway.

There needs to be better information/education regarding cycling for both cyclists and drivers.  Don't know what else can be done other than gradually getting more bike lanes to make it safer, better enforcement, and a gradual education campaign.  If people don't get it, they don't get it.  Will always be idiots out there.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official Complaint Thread!
« on: August 27, 2014, 03:52:23 PM »
You wouldn't see a car just hop on the sidewalk randomly or run reds on a regular basis. Bicycles are considered vehicles by the MTO so why is it that seeing these things happen are so frequent?

Poor enforcement of laws?

You wouldn't see a car hop on the sidewalk, but you also wouldn't see a bicycle speed 30 km/h over the speed limit.  They're both considered vehicles but there's clearly major differences (insurance? license?) involved with each when it comes to responsibility and risk.

EDIT: Also, I would guess that a good portion of sidewalk cyclists do so in instances to avoid what they perceive to be dangerous conditions on the roadway.  Obviously that's not ideal either (and obviously dangerous), but I could see situations where that could occur as an out.  I'm not sure there will ever be a perfect situation unfortunately unless policing it is stepped up.

How many motorists do you still see on cell phones while driving?  I see it alllllllll the time, I've even called people in to the police about it. 

I don't think it's an either/or thing - lots of motorists and lots of cyclists flaunt the law when they think they can get away with it.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official Complaint Thread!
« on: August 27, 2014, 02:52:55 PM »
And worst of all is many cyclists complain about a lack of respect for cyclists. I agree, it's probably there, but they're building a damn good case against themselves for the lack of respect to be legitimate.

That's a case of placing the faults of inconsiderate cyclists on all cyclists no?  Do the same cyclists that complain about lack of respect for cyclists do the things you say in the original post?  I know quite a few 'serious' cyclists who would never dream of doing that.  I also know some more casual cyclists who probably don't follow the rules of the road as a whole.

I don't personally cycle, but just walking to and from work I've almost been hit half a dozen times by cars turning corners when I have the right of way as a pedestrian.  I wouldn't then say that vehicle drivers are building a case against themselves - just that there are terrible drivers and terrible cyclists.  There just happen to be a ton more vehicles on the road.

Other than the dilution of talent, this was along the same lines as I was thinking too if this were to happen:


Im looking forward to the 2022 lockout. NHL demands 60% of HRR to ensure survival of struggling teams.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Phil Kessel and trade value
« on: August 26, 2014, 09:57:50 AM »
Somewhat off topic, I read a post re. zone exits on PPP this morning.  It looked at zone exits for forwards over the first 46 games of last season, turnover %, possession, etc.  Kessel actually had very good numbers in all categories.  Clarkson was battling Orr for the worst numbers - which surprised me as I didn't think he was quite that bad.

Anyway, interesting read FWIW.

Here's the companion piece - zone entries:

Kessel best.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Nylander signs ELC
« on: August 26, 2014, 09:30:03 AM »
I kind of hope he goes back to Sweden, good development league and the Leafs would save a year on his ELC.

If he plays in the AHL his contract would still slide as long as he doesn't play 10 or more games with the Leafs. So he could possibly be playing professional hockey in NA for 4 (or maybe even 5) years on his ELC.

Fair enough, though add that on to another year of development in Sweden and I'm pretty ok with it.

Is there a reason you would want him in Sweden over the AHL?

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Official Music Thread
« on: August 25, 2014, 10:32:45 AM »
Yeah and they're just bad. I see a lot of people buying them and they will just ruin the records and sound awful.

I was thinking of purchasing one (a Crossley),  but kept hesitating because I
 I wasn't  sure of' it's quality.  Thanks for the advice on the Crossley, Potvin.  :)

I should add that the main issue with purchasing something like a Crosley (aside from the sonic issues because their built in speakers will never sound great) is that you can't adjust the counterweight on the turntable arm.  So unless you have purchased a device to test the stylus pressure, you'll never know how much weight is being pressed down onto the record, and from what I've read of people who have been able to test them, they track far too heavily on the record.  Something like that won't really be noticeable right away but if you're spending money on purchasing records, over time it will damage the records - and then it will affect the sound!

For some people it doesn't matter though, but you should be able to set up a system that will sound better and cost a similar price if you go with vintage equipment.

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