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

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.

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!  :)

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

                                      "Happy Thanksgiving Day!"


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