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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Game of Thrones (S6)
« on: May 26, 2016, 02:49:45 PM »
It was basically one dude yelling that they've never had a Queen and that there was now a male heir of Balon who had returned so presumably he should be the King.  IIRC it wasn't as if it was widespread against her.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Game of Thrones (S6)
« on: May 26, 2016, 02:33:55 PM »
Nah, I think that's pretty weak sauce. Either these are deeply ingrained societal norms or they're not. Could you imagine George Washington saying "Nah, you know, I think my Wife should be the next president" and Americans of the 1700's being on board? Regardless of how rousing a speech it was?

I agree but the show did portray them as being basically on-board in the like 10 seconds between Theon's speech and Euron's arrival.

Wasn't that because there was no one else 'declaring' to be king?  Maybe I'm forgetting exactly how it went.

Gudbranson screams "Luke Schenn" to me.

I see more Hal Gill, but, I'm not sure there's much difference these days.

Fair.  I was thinking high draft pick stay at home d-man who doesn't fit with how league is trending.

Gudbranson screams "Luke Schenn" to me.

I don't mind teams following a 'tradition' and I don't think you have to believe it has some magical impact.  Sometimes it's just fun to keep something going in a day and age where everything is over-analyzed to death.

I'm beginning to think Sparks isn't the answer either.

What's a goalie

Wow, Jim Benning is insane.

Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Mitch Marner - 2015 4th overall
« on: May 25, 2016, 05:56:43 PM »
The thing about height/weight issues with Marner is he's faced those same concerns at every level and has performed as an elite offensive player at every level.  Sure the NHL is different from junior in that there are bigger age gaps, more mature players and it is pro hockey, but there's a reason elite talents continue to produce as they move up levels of hockey - they adjust.

Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Mitch Marner - 2015 4th overall
« on: May 25, 2016, 12:20:44 AM »
I can barely watch this, it's been nothing but penalty after penalty.

Message posted to the band's website today:

Hello friends.

We have some very tough news to share with you today, and we wish it wasn't so.

A few months ago, in December, Gord Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

Since then, obviously, he's endured a lot of difficult times, and he has been fighting hard. In privacy along with his family, and through all of this, we've been standing by him.

So after 30-some years together as The Tragically Hip, thousands of shows, and hundreds of tours...

We've decided to do another one.

This feels like the right thing to do now, for Gord, and for all of us.

What we in The Hip receive, each time we play together, is a connection; with each other; with music and it's magic; and during the shows, a special connection with all of you, our incredible fans.

So, we're going to dig deep, and try to make this our best tour yet.

We hope you can come out and join us this summer - details and dates will be coming this week.

And we sincerely thank all of you, for your continued love and support,

Paul, GordD, Johnny, Rob, GordS

Raps up at half-time.  Casey hurt the refs feelings.  ZERO FREE THROWS FOR THE RAPTORS.  The Cavs almost went three quarters without a foul.  The first foul got a standing ovation from the crowd.

Biyombo had an absurd block on LeBron that the Cleveland referees called as a foul.

Haven't had a free throw since 3rd quarter of game 3.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Mike Babcock is the Leafs new Coach!
« on: May 20, 2016, 11:07:47 AM »
So, Babcock's agent took Buffalo's best financial offer to Toronto and the Leafs agrees to meet it.

All the more reason for Sabres fans to hate the Maple Leafs.

Greasy move, Mike.

Wow what a jerk.  Taking an offer and seeing if the other side would match it.  Totally not standard negotiating practice at all.

That's brutal.

Leafs Media Rumours / Re: Steve Stamkos?
« on: May 19, 2016, 07:03:52 PM »
The Blackhawks became good basically as soon as they drafted Kane and Toews or as soon as they debuted.  Kane was in the league 2 seasons before they reached the Conference finals, Toews one year (and they made a big climb the year before).

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