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« on: Today at 02:58:27 PM »
Results for Round 2:
Tigger 16 Winner
This week's Round 2 winner is...Tigger! Congrats. Over to you.
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« on: Today at 05:23:09 AM »
After 71, yes baseball fans, 71 years, the Chicago Cubs, the 'cursed' team, are finally playing in a World Series! The Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS 4 games to 2 to earn the berth.
A big party for Cubs fans...
The Cubs now meet the winner of the ALCS Cleveland Indians, who beat the Toronto Blue Jays in their series 4 games to 1.
Game 1 starts Tuesday in Cleveland..
« on: Today at 05:04:56 AM »
I'd give Reilly some time to see exactly how and where his development is going. I'm not ready to renounce him yet.
As per the detence in general, it looks more like the vets are not leading the way. Zattsev, Gardiner are steady. Looks good there. Then what?
Need to see and give a chance as to what some of our prospects can do.
If the team is in a learning process, then management needs to learn (and fine tune) too.
« on: Today at 04:53:47 AM »
Good efforts by Andersen, Gardiner, Zattsev, JVR, Holland, Bozak, Marner, Brown.
« on: Today at 04:43:41 AM »
Golden Rule #1: Never acquire a penalty in OT.
Golden Rule #2: Versatility and sharpshooting are keys in the shootout.
Thanks to Andersen's stalwart netminding, the (penalized) Leafs came out of the OT unscathed.
Marner nearly took Darling out to sea, but natoh, he didn't shoot high enough. If he had, it would have been a hi-lite reel goal no doubt.
« on: Yesterday at 02:44:53 PM »
1 Toronto - Toronto @ Chicago 7PM
2 Washington - NYRangers @ Washington 7PM
3 Montreal - Montreal @ Boston 7PM
5 San Jose - San Jose @ Detroit 7PM
6 Los Angeles - Vancouver @ Los Angeles 10PM
4 Calgary - St.Louis @ Calgary 10PM
« on: Yesterday at 02:32:48 PM »
This is good for next week but
« on: Yesterday at 02:30:32 AM »
Tank or not, I'm eager to see the youngsters and the team in general churn out some form of hope (as we've seen so far), and to translate Improvement into winning & eventually be competitive.
All of this will take time, but judging by the seeds planted, so to speak, in the vernacular, the sprouting has slowly but surely begun.
Not expecting the team to make the playoffs doesn't transcend tanking. Whether they have a lowly finish (bottom five again) or are just simply out of the playoffs, I'd have faith in our management to draft prudently.
« on: October 20, 2016, 11:00:06 PM »
Enroth's performance was okay, though that Dalpe goal was questionable on his (Enroth's) part.
Not the best game from anyone, except of course the duo of Nylander & Mathhews, Polak with his blaster and Hyman on the PK.
One of those stinker games we shoulda, coulda, woulda, but didn't win.
« on: October 20, 2016, 10:55:55 PM »
« on: October 20, 2016, 10:19:11 PM »
That was what irritated me last night watching, struck out swinging at pitches way off the plate during the 7th/8th/9th innings when getting on base and stringing together a few hits or walks could have got the runs needed
Very irritating, indeed. Feeble swinging at practically 'air', (alright, I didn't mean to describe it that harshly), but yes, one could tell the Jays bats went silent when faced with the kind of pitching the Indians were throwing at them.
No excuse, though. Smart hitting means knowing what to do and being versatile enough to figure out what needs to be done. Cue the hitting coach, the player and the team as a whole.
Cleveland's batters all pitched in in their own way, in various ways. Communal hitting and all of it. The Indians claimed no magic potion in winning other than everyone contributing. How they did probably counts just as much as the results they got.
Oh well, better luck next year, Blue Jays. Hope they get it right.
Congrats to the Indians on a job well done.
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