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Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Re: Where are they now?
« on: Yesterday at 04:29:46 PM »
Colborne's doing well considering he's only averaging 13:42 at ES so far this season, and 7 of his 8 points have come at ES.  Being used on the PK as well.  From what I can tell from Flames forums he's been slotted in on the "1st line" (Monahan's line) twice so far this season on the wing, but otherwise has been playing C on the 3rd line the other 7 games (most common 5v5 linemates so far are Raymond & Gadreau).

He certainly seems capable of being an NHL regular (wouldn't look out of place on the wing with Kadri/Lupul IMO), glad he's seeing some success.

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Nylander is apparently looking good in Sweden.

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@coreypronman 

William Nylander with a beauty assist dangling around two defenders, his 3rd point of the game.

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12 months ago Nylander couldn't get a 4th line shift in the SHL. Now he's probably one of if not the league's best player.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2014-2015 Injuries Thread
« on: Yesterday at 11:31:07 AM »
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Flyers announce that Braydon Coburn and Andrew MacDonald are out 4 weeks with lower body injuries.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Shot Fired on Parliament Hill
« on: Yesterday at 11:23:11 AM »
The difference between 'Attack in Ottawa' and 'Terror in the Capital' seem pretty stark to me.  I'm assuming the graphic is only there so that people tuning in on the fly know why there are 3 people on the screen discussing something.

And for the record, I see CBC use graphics like that for way more than simply these 'sensational' stories.  It seems like they have a graphic describing basically any topic they start to discuss at length.

It's at the point you can't have any sort of graphic with any reference to what happened without it being labelled 'branding' or 'sensationalizing' the event.  I mean, it was a 'big, scary fuss' a soldier was shot on Parliament Hill and a shooter was inside Parliament.  These things were known almost instantly and were confirmed almost instantly.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Shot Fired on Parliament Hill
« on: October 23, 2014, 03:02:39 PM »
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As I watched via the network’s live stream in New York, I never heard a second of dramatic music, never saw a full-screen wipe with a catchy graphic like TERROR ON PARLIAMENT HILL, and never, ever heard Mansbridge or any of the CBC’s reporters dip even a toe into the waters of self-promotion.

I saw this "Attack in Ottawa" graphic several times, which the CBC used to brand the event:


I found that pretty disappointing and fearmongering.

It's true that the coverage was much more sane, and I'm very grateful for that; there was a lot less speculation than I'm accustomed to on other networks, and people remained calm and respectful. But I still cringed at some aspects that I felt were deliberately sensational, and there was still a lot of misinformation.

You should email that screengrab to the blogger.

Well I mean it was literally an attack...in Ottawa.

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Colborne has not turned out to be a real stiff.

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I was just having this argument with a colleague at work.

Him: This is terrorism'
Me: ok, what's they're goal, what is it that they are upset about
Him: They say it's because canada is going after the terrorists
Me: Who said? What Terrorists? What are they hoping to accomplish by doing this?
Him: It's Terrorism, Toronto is next.

So I just walked away.

A lot of people seem to jumping to the conclusion that this attack is linked to what happened in Quebec on Monday, and, while it may be, we just don't have any proof to link them together. It could be terrorism or it could be, as Nik said, good, old-fashioned crazy.

Sometimes the likeliest explanation is the correct one.

And sometimes crazy people get inspired by other crazy people, regardless of whether there's any common motivations.

Just saw this posted on Twitter, it's Sir Ken MacDonald's response to the 7/7 London bombings and seems apt today:


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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Mark Hunter joins Leafs
« on: October 22, 2014, 04:46:46 PM »
Maybe, though I wouldn't have imagined it would be to that extent.

Especially when you consider all the available sources of talent these days.  College, Europe, etc.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Mark Hunter joins Leafs
« on: October 22, 2014, 04:21:46 PM »
Per Mirtle's article on the hiring, pretty crazy that 4% of NHLers right now played for the Knights.

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Don't want to ruffle anyone up, just some questions? Why did we send 18 of our best warplanes and 600 soldiers to the mid-East for a year?  Is this a training exercise? What is it termed?  Have we declared war on ISIS?  If not what is this?

Regarding the combatants, we wear uniforms, we identify ourselves as combatants. ISIS hides behind masks.

If you read back to the Civil War days, the combatants in that war where overwhelming Volunteers (as the US only had a standing army of around 15K) meaning over 800,000 men in that conflict where normal citizens. Whatever their motives for joining the different sides whether race or religion or something else, the rules of engagment or war where the same as WW2, if you where caught behind enemy lines in non uniform you were executed with no trial.

So what is this thing we are in? That is all I am asking. And how many more islolated incidents of this kind of madness are we all prepared to put up with?  (even if today as not an extremist)

Thats my bolt and it is shot.  I will shut up now.

 :o :o :o

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Shot Fired on Parliament Hill
« on: October 22, 2014, 11:59:32 AM »
Police now suspect 2 or 3 shooters, one of which may have been shot, per Peter Mansbridge at 11:15am.

1 shooter now confirmed dead, but shots fired since.

Apparently the Sergeant-At-Arms shot him dead?  Crazy.

It would be epic if he'd taken the guy down with the Ceremonial Mace.



Don't mess with the Mace.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Shot Fired on Parliament Hill
« on: October 22, 2014, 11:39:20 AM »
Police now suspect 2 or 3 shooters, one of which may have been shot, per Peter Mansbridge at 11:15am.

1 shooter now confirmed dead, but shots fired since.

Apparently the Sergeant-At-Arms shot him dead?  Crazy.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Shot Fired on Parliament Hill
« on: October 22, 2014, 11:15:03 AM »
Damn... Harper got away...

Really?  Come on.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Shot Fired on Parliament Hill
« on: October 22, 2014, 11:09:41 AM »
Apparently gunman has been shot and killed.

https://twitter.com/btrottier/status/524930834051379200

EDIT: Although that MP seems to be wrong based on what police are saying...

There's suspicion he may be right, but there may be a 2nd shooter.

Yeah too much conflicting info so I'll wait it out until there's official word.

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Kadri's fine, their line has been solid so far but haven't had much puck luck.  They've generally been driving possession and should be rewarded for it one of these games.

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