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Non-Hockey Chatter / "Happy Canada Day!"
« on: July 01, 2015, 04:10:48 AM »

...and a safe Canada Day to all!!

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Poll: NHL Entry Draft 2015: The Leafs
« on: June 19, 2015, 01:53:58 PM »
There's one week to go from today -- the 2015 NHL Entry Draft begins Friday June 26 (First Round) and continues to Saturday June 27 ( all subsequent Rounds from 2 to 7) -- and as Leafs fans anxiously await the day, and, as long as anyone can remember,  the Maple Leafs have two First Round picks -- 4th & 24th respectively.

They have no Second Round pick, but have at least a pick in each subsequent Round thereafter.

Now, the big question:  Who will their best pick be in the First Round (4th)?

This is a very important draft for a team needing to rebuild somewhat, and since Connor McDavid & Jack Eichel are practically foregone conclusions to be taken by Edmonton and Buffalo in the order ( as the #1 & 2 picks) in that First Round, what or who takes whom next is where it becomes interesting.

The Arizona Coyotes draft 3rd followed by the Maple Leafs at 4th.  Arizona has some choices considering their needs (either drafting defenceman Noah Hanifin or centre Dylan Strome, or whatever they choose to do). 
The Maple Leafs too have choices depending on who is taken ahead of them or whom they feel will be best for them at this point (either of Hanifin, Strome or Marner or whomever and whatever).

Now, whom do you think will be the chosen one?

All Sports But Hockey / FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
« on: June 06, 2015, 12:03:14 PM »
Amid all the corruption scandals that have plagued soccer's governing body, FIFA, these past weeks, let's hope the Women's World Cup, hosted by Canada, will bring some shine to the beautiful game.

Here are the Groups:

Note that Canada is in Group A along with China, New Zealand, Netherlands.

The favourite USA is in Group D along with Australia, Sweden, Nigeria.

Germany is in Group B along with Cóte D'Ivoire, Norway, Thailand.

Brazil is in Group D along with Republic of Korea, Spain, Costa Rica.

Opening game for Team Canada is today vs China.  (5PM ET, TSN)


Here is the broadcast schedule:

General NHL News & Views / NHL Bracket Challenge Playoffs 2015
« on: April 08, 2015, 02:44:04 AM »
Feel free to join:

My League:  AllStarLeafs

League URL:

Non-Hockey Chatter / Happy Easter! 2015
« on: April 05, 2015, 06:56:46 AM »

Here are the games for this week.  Deadline is Saturday 7PM.  All times EST.

Toronto @ Boston              - 7PM
Washington @ Ottawa       - 7PM
Buffalo @ NYIsanders         - 7PM
Detroit @ Minnesota          - 7PM
Calgary @ Edmonton         - 10PM
Colorado @ Los Angeles     - 10PM

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

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

To all of you at TMLfans....

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

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)  :)

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:


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!  :)

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 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.

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 he’d 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 wasn’t 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 didn’t work out."

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

Check it out here:

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