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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Jian Ghomeshi
« on: Today at 03:21:53 AM »
Thought Jian Ghomeshi looked like a respectable guy.  If these allegations prove true, then, I as a female, will have lost all respect for him.

Better not be true.  Shame on you, Ghomeshi!

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Mayor Rob Ford
« on: Today at 03:17:48 AM »
The end is near!  Doomsday calls! 

Won't they ever quit??!!   ::)

All Sports But Hockey / Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« on: October 28, 2014, 04:52:18 PM »
Here it it:

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Mayor Rob Ford
« on: October 28, 2014, 04:41:52 PM »
I'm not defending, nor promoting her, but aren't you selling her a little short here? She was a Toronto council member from 91-05 - if anything, she had the most experience of the 3 candidates.

Chow was endorsed by former North York mayor Mel Lastman, mainly on the merits of her experience as part of council from back then.  Yes, Chow has experience not just at the municipal level but also at the federal level.  She has knowledge of how things get done.

Chow spoke mostly of the social needs of the city as well as transit.  But, she also believed that the city does not get enough of the federal tax dollars (doles out more than it receives) and would like the city to keep a greater portion of the HST for itself.  (John Tory echoed something similar).

Brady's bunch gets it done... five  touchdowns en route to a 51-23 victory over da Bears.

Four-game winning streak for the Pats.  Brady has thrown  fourteen touchdowns, accumulated 1,268 yards passing, and zero interceptions during this time.

6 Events / Re: Saturday Pick'Em Round 4 • Oct 25 •
« on: October 25, 2014, 03:04:03 PM »
1 Ottawa    - New Jersey @ Ottawa
3 Toronto   - Boston @ Toronto
6 Montreal  - NYRangers @ Montreal
4 Detroit    - Detroit @ Philadelohia
5 St.Louis  - Chicago @ St.Louis
2 Calgary   - Washington @ Calgary

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Shot Fired on Parliament Hill
« on: October 23, 2014, 06:15:27 PM »
I guess its to a point of wait and see if these attacks keep happening..hopefully they won't…I did watch Harper this AM saying that they would be expanding the powers of he police and intelligence agencies.  Hopefully they can diffuse things before they happen.

Because that worked so well in America.

Yes, police and intelligence agencies need broad powers but not to the point where they 'abuse' those broad powers.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Shot Fired on Parliament Hill
« on: October 23, 2014, 04:49:11 AM »
Gun-downed soldier killed by gunman while guarding the National War Memorial was identified as Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a reservist in the military.

Condolences to the family.  And to any other innocent victims.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Shot Fired on Parliament Hill
« on: October 23, 2014, 04:41:42 AM »
Dead shooter image appeared to have been associated with a terrorist group Twitter account:

An image of Zehaf-Bibeau was first posted on a Twitter account associated with the Islamic State militant group, but the account has since been suspended.

PM Harper:
"Canada will never be intimidated"  and that the country will provide "no safe haven" for those responsible for the violent acts.

NDP leader Mulcair:
He pointed out that it is a time to stand in solidarity regardless of political affiliations.
"We will stand up. We will stand together. We will persevere and we will prevail," said Mulcair in a calm voice, adding that "tomorrow Canada will be strengthened."

Liberal leader Trudeau:
...there will be questions, anger and perhaps confusion. This is natural, but we cannot let it get the better of us. Losing ourselves to fear and speculation is the intention of those who commit these heinous acts."
"They want us to forget ourselves. Instead, we should remember," Trudeau said. "We should remember who we are. We are a proud democracy, a welcoming and peaceful nation, and a country of open arms and open hearts. We are a nation of fairness, justice and the rule of law."

Kessel & JVR:  Yankee Duo-Dandy!

MotM:    Kessel
Hm:        Santorelli

Good works by JVR, Bernier, Clarkson, Winnik, Polak, Bozak, et al.

5-2 in the third so far.  Looks like the Leafs shooters made short work of Halak.

Way to go, Leafs!

As for the Isles, on a mini losing streak they go.

Then how do we fill the giant hole on our already average defense core?

Exactly.  Trading a defenseman (especially our best one) for  a forward (who would be 2nd line player) is not the right move for a team as defensively Unsound and somewhat offensively sound as the Leafs are.

Unless you are thinking that trading Phaneuf is addition by subtraction from a defensive standpoint?

Point taken.  Trading Phaneuf is addition by subtraction only if an equally proficient d-man to take his plan is found. 

Then how do we fill the giant hole on our already average defense core?

Good question.   But I still like Kane to become a Leaf.
Defence, defence, defence, and how to solve it.  Sherlock Holmes we need,  my dear Watson.  :) :)

Learning lessons from the NFL...

Memories of the NFL’s botched handling of the Ray Rice spousal abuse case are still fresh for everyone in professional sports. Bettman had surely observed how his counterpart, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, raised serious doubts about his ability to lead during that ordeal.

He may also have had some time to reflect on the NHL’s own experience with Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov.

The league remained quiet when Varlamov spent a night in jail on assault and kidnapping charges last October. He was even allowed to start a game for the Avalanche 48 hours after turning himself into police. Even though the charges were ultimately dropped, the optics of the situation were terrible.

some of the ramifications it carries. For starters, the Kings now have just six active defenceman on the roster and one of them, Jake Muzzin, still hasn’t played this season because of an injury.

That’s significant because the team has less than $500,000 in available salary cap space and might have to make a roster move before Thursday’s game against Buffalo.

There is also the possibility that Voynov will be found not guilty on these charges.[color]

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