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Yet another disappointing loss along with some very questionable umpire calls.

Still have faith that the Jays could win in Texas.  History, of course, is not on their side.  (*sigh*)

Top of the 7th: 4-3 Blue Jays

(*nail-biting time*)

General NHL News & Views / Re: 2015-2016 NHL Thread
« on: Today at 01:31:54 PM »
Quick. Someone tell me how many points McDavid scores in his NHL debut tonight? 8)

1) 0
2) 1-2
3) 3+

Big fat 0.  Though he had two shots on goal, got better as the game wore on -- used his speed to effect and had some chances on net-- the way he played shows that he's going to click soon enough.

On the other side of the fence, Buffalo's Jack Eichel scored a goal, had 3 shots on goal, played quite a bit and got better as the game wore on.  (Sabres lost 3-1 to the Senators in Buffalo).

Wow - what a difference a great coach can make.  A noticeable difference from the past few years of crap hockey.
Kadri, JVR, Gardiner, Matthias, Winnik all caught my eye.  Even Hunwick and Harrington surprised me.

Once "the skill" arrives over the next few years, this will be a great team...looking forward to it.

Thought so too.  In fact, that is the first noticeable difference, coupled with a difference in system play. 
Just the way Babcock immerses himself with his players is a difference in itself as compared to the past.  Positive start in this directon and category at least.

MotM:  Bernier
Hm:    Kadri

Good works by Gardiner, Reilly, Winnik, Phaneuf.

"Baby steps" for the Leafs alright, and a climb to eventual respectability:

"Classy" Blue Jays:

Scott Moore  ‏@MooreScottmoore 
Classy ad in this morning's Toronto Star by the #bluejays.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: The Maple Leafs Forever... Tribute Video
« on: October 06, 2015, 10:41:42 PM »
Beautiful video.  So many memories...the King, Pal Hal (and his perch), Bashing Bill Barilko, Mahovlich, Baun (and his broken leg goal), Bower, McDonald's OT thriller, Sitter's multipoint night, Turn the Bull, B.J., Dougie, Wendel, Mats Mats Mats...oh, so many memories... (*sniff* )...


General NHL News & Views / Re: Raffi Torres suspended 41 games
« on: October 06, 2015, 02:54:52 PM »
About time.  The idiot Torres is a multiple repeat offender.  Glad to hear it being a lengthy suspension without pay.

Wed. October 8th

1. Montreal         - Montreal @ Toronto            7PM
4  Los Angeles    - San Jose @ Los Angeles     10:30PM

Sat. October 10th

2. Ottawa           - Ottawa @ Toronto               7PM
6. Washington    - New Jersey @ Washington   7PM
3. Calgary           - Calgary @ Vancouver          10PM
5. Pittsburgh       - Pittsburgh @ Arizona           10PM

General NHL News & Views / Re: 2015-2016 NHL Thread
« on: October 05, 2015, 06:09:46 AM »
I thought initial point of contact was the shoulder, it's the momentum that takes him through and catches the head.

Still, a defenceless opponent I suppose.

You are probably right.  Still, it's Raffi Torres and the latest stat added to his list.  Knowing a guy like Torres whose been known as a 'head shot' artist, one just can't trust him to hit someone else on or near the shoulders, because inevitably it'll be the head.

General NHL News & Views / Re: 2015-2016 NHL Thread
« on: October 05, 2015, 02:15:27 AM »
Looks like the Sharks' Raffi Torres (yes, him again) is due for a hearing beforethe Player Safety committee to determine what disciplinary charges, if any, will be meted out.

Torres head shot on the Ducks Jakob Silvferberg earned him a match penatty in this pre-Season game between San Jose & Anaheim.

When will this guy ever learn??!!

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Hello everyone!  The TMLfans Pick'em Challenge is back!

Another year, another season  Who will be this season's winner?  We've got to play to find out.  So, polish those crystal balls, cue the tea leaves, and sharpen your ESP powers and start predicting! :D :)

Here we go.  Good luck all!! :)

(in honour of "opening night", Wednesday Oct.7th, I've chosen two games. The rest are for Saturday Oct. 10th -- Saturday games being the traditional choice for threafter).

All times Eastern.  Deadline is 7:00PM Wednesday.

Wed. October 7th

Montreal @ Toronto               - 7PM
San Jose @ Los Angeles         - 10:30PM

Sat. October 10th

Ottawa @ Toronto                  - 7PM
New Jersey @ Washington      - 7PM
Calgary @ Vancouver              -10:00PM
Pittsburgh @ Arizona              - 10:00PM

mod edit - For those unfamiliar with the rules of Pick'em, please click here:

All Sports But Hockey / Re: The Official TFC/Soccer thread
« on: October 04, 2015, 06:16:58 AM »
Giovinco and Altidore lead the TFC to a 3-1 victory over Philadelphia, in MLS action yesterday at BMO Field in Toronto.

The TFC with 46 pts, and fifth in the Eastern Conference, can clinch a playoff berth, with a win or tie against the New York Red Bull Oct.14th (Wednesday).

Let's go TFC!!


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