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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Reimer avoids arbitration
« on: July 29, 2014, 06:14:40 AM »
Reimer vows to challenge for the starter's job...

"I was told there's a definite opportunity," Reimer said. "That's the mindset I'm coming in with, to really take advantage of the opportunity that's been given and earn the No. 1 spot."

I'm really excited about coming back. It's not a case where I wanted to leave. I just
thought, like I said, that things were kind of done there. I'm really excited to have another
opportunity and kind of a new start there."

On the supposed "rift" with coach Carlyle:
"I think it was blown a little out of proportion," Reimer said. "Lots of people have asked me about Randy and what I think of him, and in all honesty I've always defended him.

"I think maybe we didn't see eye-to-eye last year, but that has no bearing on his ability to coach or what he can do with the team. Sometimes you just don't see eye-to-eye and that's the way things go, but I have a lot of respect for him and I think he's a greatcoach.[/

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs sign Daniel Winnik
« on: July 29, 2014, 05:57:48 AM »
jonasTSN1050: Leafs bottom-6 in opener last year was Raymond-Bolland-Bodie, Ashton-McClement-Orr. Stand to claim improved depth from that group this fall.

Only 3 of 6 under contract with the Leafs, and, possibly none will make the opening night roster.

Training camp this year should be very interesting.  Lots of competition for the roster  spots, plus Reimer'to challenge for the starter's role, etc.  This year's team so far is looking quite good, at least on paper. 

Congratulations to the newlyweds and best wishes!  :)

All Sports But Hockey / Re: One Great Ryder
« on: July 27, 2014, 02:23:22 PM »
On the subject of the 2014 Tour de France won by an Italian Nibali, there was the  inaugural Women's portion called " La Course de le Tour de France", which consisted of 20 laps around Paris' Champs Elysees.

Canadian Leah Kirchmann finishes third.  Marianne Vos of the Netherlands was first and her compatriot Kirsten Wild was third.

Great day for Women's racing!

Source: Sportsnet

All Sports But Hockey / Re: Penn State Scandal
« on: July 27, 2014, 04:01:39 AM »
Allegations he previously made about his father, Jerry Sandusky, adopted son Matthew describes in detail his father's questionable conduct towards him as a boy:

All Sports But Hockey / Re: Penn State Scandal
« on: July 27, 2014, 03:40:36 AM »
HARRISBURG, Pa. ó Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadnít informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno writes in a new book.

In "Paterno Legacy: Enduring Lessons from the Life and Death of My Father," which hit the shelves at some central Pennsylvania bookstores this week, Jay Paterno writes that his father said he didnít want to accuse somebody of something he didnít witness or know to be true.

"I didnít know that heíd done all that stuff," Joe Paterno told his son, according to the book. "I had no idea. I just didnít know."

"I am not writing to exonerate my father because he did not commit a crime that needs a pardon," he wrote. "If anything, he is guilty of failing to possess the God-like qualities ascribed to him by others, qualities that Joe was the first to insist he never had.

 "When you know somebody for so long, itís awfully hard to believe bad things about someone, when every sign in his life points the other way," he said.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Reimer avoids arbitration
« on: July 27, 2014, 03:17:16 AM »
Reimer's play will dictate his playing time. The Leafs obviously favour Bernier, but the way I see it is, if Reimer plays better than Bernier, he will start here. If they play the same, Reimer will be traded for sure, to the benefit of the team. If he's worse, then he's not a #1 goalie. The Leafs really can't lose here (unless they both suck). To me, the ball is in Reimer's court.

Which is why the pressure will be more on Bernier than Reimer.  It's,  as you mentioned, up to Reimer to prove himself as a worthy 'keeper.  Reimer has really nothing to lose and everything to gain.  The rest is up to him.

All Sports But Hockey / Re: The 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Thread
« on: July 27, 2014, 03:07:05 AM »
Nice win as Hutchison, Johnson power the Jays over the Yankees Saturday in a 6-4 victory:

All Sports But Hockey / Re: The 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Thread
« on: July 27, 2014, 02:57:10 AM »
Barry Davis @SNBarryDavis
Gibbons says Encarnacion had a bit of a setback. Felt a little something in quad  while swinging. More details to come. #bluejays

All Sports But Hockey / Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« on: July 25, 2014, 03:30:11 PM »

All Sports But Hockey / Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« on: July 24, 2014, 03:59:36 AM »
Soccer friendly last night at BMO field between Tottenham Hotspurs & Toronto FC: (Tottenham won 3-2)

Leafs Media Rumours / Re: Stamkos in Two Years?
« on: July 24, 2014, 03:47:08 AM »
Hey, wasn't Clarkson the second-coming of a Stamkos-esque star coming home?!  8)

All Sports But Hockey / Re: The 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Thread
« on: July 24, 2014, 03:36:01 AM »
Very nice debut by Sanchez in tonight's game.  Now, let's take the series tomorrow.   :)

I have faith in this team that they'll bounce back and challenge for first In the A.L.East again.  Or perhaps a wildcard spot.  The Jays have got to get back to
 their upswing, and so far, so fair.

Couple of road games against the Yankees & Bosox coming up starting Thursday in New York.  C'mon, let's go Blue Jays!!

Out with the 'old' in with the new.  Hopefully, Dubas and his analytics will show the Leafs the way to puck possession and an adherence to some semblance of a system.

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