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That's an interesting idea, I wonder if they could get a little more out of the Hawks than a 3rd rounder.

The Cowan credit plus the Bickell savings gives them 3.705 million in cap savings next year, that seems fairly significant for a team as close to the cap as they are.

Perhaps a 3rd rounder and an underrated prospect that perhaps Hunter likes.

The Leafs could save them 14.205 million in cap if they threw in Toews.
 

Not by any stretch of the imagination would that happen.  What would be a replacement for Toews?

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TMLfans.ca Events / Re: 2015-2016 Pick'em Standings Thread
« on: Yesterday at 06:02:20 PM »
Leaerboard including Round 17:


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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Jian Ghomeshi
« on: February 09, 2016, 04:39:16 PM »
Trial of Gomeshi resumed a while ago. It will end soon. Updates so far:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/the-ghomeshi-trial-turns-into-a-fiasco/article28659769/

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Phaneuf To Sens
« on: February 09, 2016, 04:32:49 PM »
Glad the Leafs rid themselves of some sort of salary albatross.  What is surprising is that they actually traded with their division rvals, the Sens.  Normally, one doesn't bolster a division rival, but it seems the the lesser of the two evils and the best Lamoriello could obviously do.  Ottawa being able to absorb Phaneuf's contract and the Leafs acquiring Lindberg (the 'prize' of the trade) works out favourably for both clubs.

Wishing Dion all the best in Ottawa.  Too bad he never ingratiated himself to the fans, no matter how hard he worked on that ice (particularly this year under Babcock).

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Phaneuf To Sens
« on: February 09, 2016, 04:17:46 PM »
Next captain? I was say no one right now but if I had to pick someone I would pick... Riley?


For now, how about Kadri?   Of course, we all know the boy from Markham is awaiting... :)

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With a fantastic halftime show featuring the likes of Chris Martin (Coldplay), Bruno Mars, & Beyonce, to thumping & pumping music, complete with a  splendid display on a stage floor colour-changing laser-light show, and an ode to the past,  -- and Lady Gaga having sung the U.S. national anthem during pregame ceremonies More:
http://espn.go.com/blog/denver-broncos/post/_/id/18766/defense-powers-broncos-peyton-manning-to-super-bowl-50-win

Lady Gaga (I am not a fan at all)..was amazing she did a great job...The "amazing" halftime show was shite. Coldplay and there 1 hit were okay at very best; Beyonce is MASSIVELY overrated and boring as heel. Last thing I want to she is her in yet another halftime show. Bruno was very good but he was only there a couple years ago and is WAY overplayed. Next year has nothing to worry about as far as besting this show.


Quite a few people enjoyed the special effects better than the performers.  But you are right, Beyonce, as someone mentioned to me, she's been seen before, now again?

Oh well, leave it to the organizers to better themselves.

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When a linebacker wins the Championship MVP as Denver's Von Miller did in Super Bowl 50 this past weekend, one knows just how tough a time the opposition had getting away from it.

As such was the case, as the Denver Broncos crushed the Carolina Panthers,bravado and all, enroute to a convincing 24 -10 victory in Sunday's 2016 edition of the Super Bowl, the NFL's premier championship showcase.

With a fantastic halftime show featuring the likes of Chris Martin (Coldplay), Bruno Mars, & Beyonce, to thumping & pumping music, complete with a  splendid display on a stage floor colour-changing laser-light show, and an ode to the past,  -- and Lady Gaga having sung the U.S. national anthem during pregame ceremonies -- the game itself became pretty predictable past the halfway mark.

Panthers QB Cam Newton, who had been exuding bravado & cockiness and a destiny-filled assurance that Carolina had to win, and blah, blah,blah, well, all of that didn't help his cause as the Broncos' experience (think Peyton Manning) plus their stalwart defensive plan, proved too much to handle for the Panthers.

On the side of the equation was Denver's QB Peyton Manning, having played in his fourth Super Bowl of his career and now with two Super Bowl victories on his belt, wasn't particularly flashy nor shall one say outstanding, as the aging but still very agile vet did just enough to do what he had to do offensively, while his team's defence took care of the rest.

This, by the why, was the first Super Bowl that did not have anyone passing for a touchdown.  Strange game, indeed, but watchable.  To Manning & co., but not for Newton's boys in blue.


More:
http://espn.go.com/blog/denver-broncos/post/_/id/18766/defense-powers-broncos-peyton-manning-to-super-bowl-50-win



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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Taxi Drivers vs. Uber
« on: February 08, 2016, 03:35:05 PM »
The consumer is always right..the real issues:  Űber vs Taxis:

Taxi drivers...go through a more complicated and costly process to acquire and maintain their job.

They are required to complete an intensive training course in order to get their taxi license. Their cars must also be inspected, and they canít be more than eight years old.

A taxi driver is also required to have a taxi plate, expensive insurance, and must comply with city bylaws.

That last part is a major sticking point for Uber critics, who argue that the ride-sharing service is not subjected to these same rules.

ďAll these regulations, itís all from the city, from the council. Itís not from us,Ē said Roukoz. ďThey put all these rules on us, for cameras, for metres, for the age of the car, for insurance, and now with Uber taxi and the illegal taxis we donít see any (bylaws) over there.Ē

Needless to say, the two services operate under noticeably different business models.

Taxis are under the thumb of larger transportation companies, and the also must comply with  city bylaws, and arenít equipped with modern technological features. Uber, on the other hand, has simple-to-use technological features that make it more accessible.

While Uber seems to have won the publicís support right now, itís hard to ignore the giant Sword of Damocles that threatens to stop its drivers cold: the law.



http://thefulcrum.ca/uncategorized/taxi-vs-uber/

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Taxi Drivers vs. Uber
« on: February 08, 2016, 03:08:02 PM »
If they plan on clogging/blocking up traffic again as they did last time, I doubt it will elicit anymore empathy from Torontonians.  In fact, it may very well do the opposite (as it did before), as more people this time will be angrier at such tactics than before.

With traffic already as bad as it can get, sending commuters into chaos (again) won't solve anything, yes, even during NBA All-Star weekend.  If Toronto Council & the mayor take this impending fiasco seriously, they'd take steps to avoid the city receiving a 'black eyed' reputation.

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MotM:   Parenteau
Hm:       Winnik

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Congrats to Coach Babcock on the victory in his 1000th NHL coaching milestone.

It was also Lupul's 700th game played, Kadri's 300th, and Captain Phaneuf's 800th.


Source:   NHL.com

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