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2  St.Louis              - Calgary @ St. Louis
3  Toronto               - Toronto @ Buffalo
6   Montreal            -  Ottawa @ Montreal
1  NYIslanders       -  Boston @  NYIslanders
5  Chicago              -  Chicago @ Florida
4  San Jose            -  San Jose @ Nashville


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MotM:  Nylander
Hm:     Reilly

Mentions to McElhinney, Matthews, Marner, Bozak, Boyle, JVR, Komarov, Kadri, Brown, Zaltsev, Gardiner.

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« on: March 23, 2017, 02:58:27 AM »
So Marcus Stroman is pitching a pretty good game right now vs. Puerto Rico..
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He finished with a one-hitter and a walk through to seven innings.  He simply impressed.


http://www.tmlfans.ca/community/index.php?topic=4372.msg291755#msg291755

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2017 MLB Thread News & Notes
« on: March 23, 2017, 02:48:04 AM »
The Jays' Stroman led the way on the mound  as Team USA earned it's first ever WBC Championship shutting out Team Puerto Rico 8-O.

Stroman played a big part in the victory, pitching a no-hitter through to the seventh inning until Puerto Rico's Angel Pagan broke it up with a  double.
Stroman's one-hitter (including a walk) was preserved by reliever Sam Dyson who got the save.

"This is Marcus Stroman at his absolute best, and not just because of his six no-hit innings. Soft-contact ground balls are bread and butter." - Jeff Pasan of Yahoo! Sports.

Joe Sheehan   @joe_sheehan
I'm enjoying the start of the Marcus Stroman Era.

Congrats to Team USA and especially to the Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman.  Way to go!

Read all about it:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2699561-usa-marcus-stroman-beat-puerto-rico-for-world-baseball-classic-2017-title 

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2017 MLB Thread News & Notes
« on: March 23, 2017, 02:24:42 AM »
So, Team USA staved off Team Japan 2-1 vaulting them to a meeting against Team Puerto Rico in the WBC Championship Final tonight.

This is the first time the U.S. has ever reached the WBC Final in spite if the fact that the United States has hosted previous editions of this annual tournament.  Speaking of Team USA, Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman will be the starter on the mound.

More:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2017/03/22/usa-beats-japan-reaches-world-baseball-classic-final-first-time/99480456/

So this annual tournament is held every 4 years? How does that work?


Typo.  Correoted.

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One of those things...

"That will never happen in my lifetime again.  I can tell you that.  I will never wait to put a guy in." --  Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on not having a player serve Roman Polak's major penalty.


Source:   NHL.com

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Video challenge to an offside is the worst rule the NHL has come up with in a while.  It takes away goals that happen well after the event and have little to do with the event.  Just live with the referee's call.

Edit: video replay to see if a goal is a goal or if a goal is kicked in or gloved in is fine -- all those things revolve around the event of scoring a goal.  The offside is too far beforehand to matter much (normally). 


Agree 100%.   

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2017 Playoff Watch
« on: March 23, 2017, 01:38:45 AM »
r.
The Bubble going into Wednesday, March 22nd. Stanley Cup Playoffs begin April 12th.

            GR    PTS             Current Matchup               
Boston    9     82        (3rd Atlantic vs Ottawa)
Toronto  11    81        (Wildcard vs Washington)
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NY Isles  11    78                  (shame)
Tampa    10    77              (more shame)

Tuesday's action: Bruins and Bolts both lose :D

I actually wouldn't mind those matchups for this year.  Boston and Ottawa can beat each other up and our young core gets trained by the NHL best to show them what it takes to win ....like NYI and Edmonton in 1983.  Gretzky didn't even score a goal after smashing scoring records that season and NYI swept them in 4 straight!

The next year though.....  :)

Good point! Imagine going into that sea of red in Washington? Another need-to-win-it-all year for the Caps... talk about a baptism of fire! Man, I can't wait for the first round. The first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is some of the best hockey on the planet.


Memories of those years.  :)  The four-time Cup winning Bossy-led Islanders were one of my favourites to cheer for.

Echoing disco, should the Leafs meet the red tide  a.k.a. the Capitals in the first round, and usurp them by some chance, that would be simply, unexpectedly fantastic.   

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2017 MLB Thread News & Notes
« on: March 22, 2017, 07:13:41 AM »
So, Team USA staved off Team Japan 2-1 vaulting them to a meeting against Team Puerto Rico in the WBC Championship Final tonight.

This is the first time the U.S. has ever reached the WBC Final in spite if the fact that the United States has hosted previous editions of this annual tournament.  Speaking of Team USA, Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman will be the starter on the mound.

More:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2017/03/22/usa-beats-japan-reaches-world-baseball-classic-final-first-time/99480456/

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / 2017 MLB Thread News & Notes
« on: March 21, 2017, 11:14:43 AM »
Well, it's almost time for "Playball!".  Whilst our Blue Jays and other Major League teams are engaging in a series of Spring trainig exhibition games, there is something else to interest baseball fans -- the World Baseball Classic.

Taking place in the U.S. this year, and with Ernie Whitt's Team Canada long eliminated, it'll be coming diwn between undefeated Puerto Rico (7-0) and the winner of the Japan/USA tilt.

Puerto Rico  beat the Netherlands 4-3 in extra innings to vault them into the championship game. 

Marcus Stroman and Team USA had previously defeated Jose Bautista and the Dominucan Republic in their Semi-Final matchup.

The U.S. vs Japan game is set for tonight.

Stories:
http://deadspin.com/the-wbc-knows-baseball-is-supposed-to-be-fun-1793474911

http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2017/3/21/14998400/world-baseball-classic-usa-japan-semifinals


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MotM:   Andersen
Hm:     Bozak

Great job by Marner, Reilly, Kadri, Nylander, Komarov, JVR, Zaltsev, and the rest of the team.

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Haha.  Take it from Uncle Leo on Marchand:

"He loves to talk and I love to talk," Komarov said afterward. "We were made for each other."

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/maple-leafs-close-gap-atlantic-division-win-bruins/

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Wow, what a game.  The Leafs clobbered Boston every chance they got.  Good to see Zaltsev and Komarov going at Marchand.  The Bruins got what they deserve.  Payback/karma is still there.

Anderson being a perfect 8-0 career-wise vs Boston helped and he was fantastic.  Overall, great job boys!

GO LEAFS GO!

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Media Thread
« on: March 21, 2017, 08:26:40 AM »


Very nice photos.  I always wondered what the view was like up there.  That picture of Bob McGill brings back some memories -- I and a family member were walking towards the then Maple Leaf Gardens and I recognized the fellow near me as Bob McGill.  Sure enough, got an autograph from him.  In so doing, this wide-eyed kid comes up to me, and asks me who it was, so I tell him and he goes "Bob McGill?! Wow!". Haha.

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TMLfans.ca Events / Re: 2016-2017 Pick'em Standings Thread
« on: March 20, 2017, 02:01:10 AM »
Leaderboard tallies including Round 21:


BarMutt                253
hockeyfan1           230
WAYNEINIONA      222

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