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Thought I'd mix & match this weekend's games.  Some really interesting matchups on both days.

All times Eastern.  Deadline is Saturday 7PM.  Good luck all!  :)


Saturday March 28th
Ottawa @ Toronto                     - 7PM
Los Angeles @ Minnesota       - 8PM


Sunday March 29th
Washington @ NY Rangers      - 3PM
Detroit @ NYIslanders               - 5PM
San Jose @ Pittsburgh             - 7:30PM
Chicago @ Winnipeg                 - 7:30PM


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Non-Hockey Chatter / "Happy Valentine's Day!" 2015
« on: February 14, 2015, 02:02:13 AM »

To all of you at TMLfans....



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All times Eastern.  Deadline is Saturday 7PM.  Good luck to all!


NYIslanders at Boston           - 7PM
Edmonton at Toronto           -  7PM
New Jersey at Montreal         - 7PM
Columbus at Ottawa             - 7PM
Detroit at Arizona                 - 7PM
Pittsburgh at Vancouver       - 10PM

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Non-Hockey Chatter / "Happy New Year"!
« on: January 01, 2015, 04:40:19 PM »


....and good luck to the Leafs,            Raptors & the Jays!....
             (we're sports fans, after all)  :)

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CHL & NCAA Hockey / WJHC (World Junior Hockey Championships) 2015
« on: December 25, 2014, 08:32:35 AM »
Coinciding with Hockey Canada's 100th Anniversary (1914-2014), this year's World Junior Hockey Championships (or WHJC, for short), are being held in Canada, namely in Toronto & Montreal. 


Check link below for complete schedule, time, and location:
http://www.tsn.ca/2015-world-junior-championship-schedule-1.86407


GO CANADA GO!!!

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Games for Round 9:


Saturday Nov.29   Deadline is Saturday 7pm.  All times Eastern.

Washington at Toronto              -   7PM
Ottawa at Tampa Bay                -   7PM
New Jersey at NYIslanders         -   7PM
Dallas at Colorado                      -   9PM
Chicago at Los Angeles              -  10PM
Anaheim at San Jose                 -  10:30PM


Good Luck all!  :)

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Remembrance Day 2014
« on: November 11, 2014, 03:11:08 AM »


In honour of the late Corporal Nathan Cirillo, let us yearn for peace, let us hope for goodwill, and let us be thankful for who we are and what we are...as a nation, as a country, as a people.

To those brave men and women in the past and present, who have been and oontinue to be of service... God bless you.

To all those of us who have lost a loved one through other circumstances, including I, having lost my own dear brother... time may ease the pain, but the memory never forgets.

For all the dearly departed souls... Rest In Peace.

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General Rumours & Speculation / Gretzky on MLSE: "We chatted"
« on: November 09, 2014, 10:06:52 AM »
In an interview with Strombo Saturday night, Grerzky admitted that he did indeed cionsider the Leafs presidency at one point:

Gretzky admitted hed spoken with Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment president and CEO Tim Leiweke last spring about becoming president of the hockey team.

"I can finally admit that we chatted," said Gretzky. "It just wasnt the right thing for them and for me. Tim Leiweke is a wonderful man and the organization is a good organization. And listen, I grew up a huge Toronto Maple Leafs fan. At one point I almost signed here in 1996, but you know, sometimes things just happen for a reason and it just didnt work out."

"Brendan Shanahan is a wonderful man and hes a good person and I think hes going to do a wonderful job," said Gretzky.


Check it out here:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/gretzky-admits-to-considering-leafs-presidency/

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The Poll Booth / NHL Jersey Advertisement Placements
« on: November 08, 2014, 09:51:38 AM »
So, there has been talk in NHL circles about placing advertising (corporate/sponsor) logos on NHL jerseys.   There's certain to be  varying degrees of opinions from hockey fans.


As we've seen, in Europe and elsewhere, soccer jerseys are adorned with at least one corporate advertising (across the chest).  Of course, soccer jerseys and hockey (NHL) jerseys are not alike.  Soccer jerseys' team or country crests are much smaller than an NHL-sized hockey jersey team crest, and also not as highly adorned with graphics a la NHL style.


International hockey jerseys (both team & country) are usually adorned with a number of different advertising placements, particularly those one finds in international tournaments such as the Spengler Cup, where the players are practically skating advertisements.  Jerseys here take on a garishness that's not easy on the eyes, so to speak.


It's doubtful anyone would want their Maple Leaf jersey altered, say,  by removing the design on the epaulets and having them replaced by a McDonald's logo, as an example.  Perhaps one would accept if the advertising were to be 'unobtrusive', at the bottom back of the sweater.  Of course, that would defeat the very purpose of placing the advertisement in the first place since it's meant to be seen not hidden.




Surely NHL teams will garner some form of revenue selling space for advertising on their respective jerseys.  The team honchos will definitely like that but to the fans it merely becomes a nuisance, to say the least.  There is already enough advertising everywhere. 


What do you think?  Cast your vote and post an opinion or two.



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Here are the games for Round 6:


Saturday Nov.8th    Deadline 7PM ET

NYRangers @ Toronto         - 7PM
Minnesota @ Montreal        - 7PM
Winnipeg @ Ottawa            - 7PM
Nashville @ St.Louis           - 8PM
NYIslanders @ Arizona        - 8PM
Vancouver @ Los Angeles   - 10PM


Good luck to all!  :)


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Non-Hockey Chatter / "Happy Thanksgiving Day!" 2014
« on: October 13, 2014, 07:35:25 AM »


                                      "Happy Thanksgiving Day!"

                                                     tmlfans!!

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Here it is everyone, the new season of the Tmlfans Pick'em Challenge!


So, come on in and sharpen your prediction powers!  The more participants there will be, the more this will get.


All aboard!!  :) :)


I have chosen to post the games for Wednesday & Thursday (Oct. 8th & 9th respectively), continuuing the 'tradition' of opening night.  (However, most games are usually posted for weekend games (Saturday/Sunday).


Let the begin!  Good luck to all! :)


All times Eastern.  Deadline is 7PM puckdrop Wednesday.


Wed. October 8th
Montreal @ Toronto          - 7PM
Philadelphia @ Bosron       - 7PM
San Jose @ Los Angeles    -10PM




Thurs. October 9th
Anaheim @ Pittsburgh        - 7PM
NYRangers @ St.Louis        - 8PM
Ottawa @ Nashville            - 8PM












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Non-Hockey Chatter / Lauren Becall 1924-2014
« on: August 13, 2014, 06:47:17 AM »
Hollywood legend --  actress, star, author, ex-Mrs.Bogart, sultry, tumultuous, charismatic, you name it -- that was Lauren Becall.

She starred in numerous movies and of course, she and Bogart --Humphrey Bogart, screen legend himself-- were a couple (and remained friends forever.

An incredible career nonetheless.

For more:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/lauren-bacall-screen-legend-dead-at-89-1.2734806

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Non-Hockey Chatter / "Happy Canada Day!" 2014
« on: July 01, 2014, 07:09:25 AM »
To our majestic land...






                                 ....HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CANADA!!

....and Happy July 1st, all!!



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General NHL News & Views / 2014-2015 NHL Thread
« on: June 24, 2014, 12:33:10 PM »
Here is the near-complete (more to come later)Rogers broadcast schedule for the upcoming 2014-2015 NHL season.  Here are some highlights:


- 350 national regular season games spread across nine networks -- Sportsnet (East/West/Pacific/Ontario), Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360, CBC, City, and FX Canada.


- ScotiaBank Wednesday Night Hockey will include 35 games, nine Canadian team matchups, eight doubleheaders, as well as six Original Six matchups.


- (CBC) Hockey Night in Canada will be showcasing four (or more) games in it's traditional spot which is Saturday nights.  Altogether, a total of 150 games will be shown throughout the season.


- Sunday Night Hockey -- newest feature that will show 25 games year-round that will include a Canadian-based team in each game shown.  Each game shown will be broadcast from a community/hometown from across the country, and will include local stories, player profiles, etc.
There will also be five Original Six matchups.


Other -- 2014 Winter Classic, February 14th all-Canadian-based  teams tripleheader, Stanley Cup playoffs/Final, NHL All-Star Game, NHL Entry Draft & Draft Lottery, NHL Awards, etc., etc.


For more details, click here:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/rogers-unveils-2014-15-nhl-broadcast-schedule/

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