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  2. Pai Mei

    Democratic Primaries

    This is going to be a fantastic shit show of epic comedic levels not seen in some time. I'm looking forward to following the nonsense already. With Bernie declaring his candidacy and a bunch of others already, we're starting to see people begin media tours & speaking engagements with people (as opposed to their usual speaking engagements, in front of rich people) My personal fave so far Amy Klobuchar. She is gonna be a gem lol. This video is semi-comedic, so be aware Let the trainwreck begin!! Trump has basically already won a second term at this rate.
  3. Anger Management

    Sorry All

    Glad i got my Facebook page for Leafs Connected so we can at least air our grievances, and you Admins can use it for updating us on what is up PLEASEEEEEEE!
  4. Jhator

    Jussie Smollett (From the Empire) Hate Crime

    Wanting to cum and wanting to have control are not the same
  5. Kulemin

    Jussie Smollett (From the Empire) Hate Crime

    That's a weird line to draw and you don't know if that motive is really for pleasure or for other reasons. Subconscious reasons could be at play. The good ol "we don't know the motive". As mysterious as the Orlando night club shooter.
  6. Danny

    2018-19 Trade Thread

    lol hate to say it, and even though this article is a month old it pretty much described what I think Kassian could do for our team but he seems controllable and that is what most thought he could not be. He admits himself that the game is going for speed. We know that, why, because it is there. But to keep it short, read this long article. lol If the Edmonton Oilers would be selling low on Jesse Puljujarvi, should they want to trade him because he is showing some signs of Nail Yakupov, they would be selling considerably higher on Zack Kassian because he’s putting up points on the top line. He can skate, he’s tough and Eastern Stanley Cup contenders especially need somebody as a deterrent for Tom Wilson in Washington. Kassian has been a fourth-line right-winger for much of his Edmonton Oilers days, and, if he’s there at $1.95 million for another year, that’s probably too much if interim general manager Keith Gretzky is still looking at fixing a salary cap that is far too high for where the Oilers are in the standings. Maybe too rich for other teams, too. But Kassian isn’t a bottom-six player right now. He is playing well with 11 points in his last 15 games, including six goals. Now, Kassian has vacillated between being able to play with big guns and just being a banger and willing pugilist, as before. So we’re not too sure who the real Kassian is. But his marketability will never be higher if Gretzky is looking for a different kind of forward in that $2 million range, or at least a third-round draft pick to make up for the one that went to Florida for Alex Petrovic. It’s a conundrum for Gretzky. He is getting the very best out of Kassian right now, on a team that couldn’t find the ocean from the end of the pier most nights. But if teams are calling, he has to listen. And, he has a good asset. The Maple Leafs have scary skill but are they tough enough? Probably not. Tampa may hit 100 points by this weekend and while it appears they have better team toughness this season than last, they couldn’t handle Wilson and the Capitals in the playoffs last spring. What if they meet again,which is why they are in the Wayne Simmonds trade mix, too? Do the Penguins have enough grit? Boston probably does: They’ve got Zdeno Chara and Kevin Miller. Opinions are reserved on Kassian. “Not sure about Kassian to the Leafs. Not sure a team should be interested in Kassian. I think he’s marginal,” said one long-time NHL scout, who later said the banging, big body Devante Smith-Pelly might, however, be a good comparison for what Kassian could bring to the table. And Smith-Pelly was a major factor for the Caps last spring. Kassian is certainly part of TSN’s trade list. Nice to be in the company of Artemi Panarin, Matt Duchene, Mark Stone, Mats Zuccarello and Kevin Hayes, but a little unsettling. “I have been traded once before at the deadline, from Buffalo to Vancouver,” said Kassian, who was moved to the Canucks for Cody Hodgson in February 2012. He doesn’t care if his name’s out there, or not. “It’s different for every player, everybody has a different personality. There’s always rumours, every year there’s big articles, you’ve got the TSN trade bait. It’s entertaining but as a player, you just want to play. It is what it is,” said Kassian. “When I got traded, I was on my way to the airport for a trip to the West Coast and (then general manager) Darcy Regier called me. I survived,” he said, with a laugh. Oilers coach Ken Hitchcock has said he likes a bigger body with McDavid, if they can keep up. “Zack’s role’s changed and it’s given him a different focus,” said Hitchcock. “People weren’t sure if he could keep up to this pace but it looks like he can. He’s a trusted player killing penalties and he’s having a heck of a time right now. We saw things in practice that never materialized in the games and now they’re starting to do so. He’s a legitimate top-nine forward the way he’s playing,” said Hitchcock, adding Kassian’s making better decisions with the puck. “He’s showing more patience, which comes with playing with better (offensive) players.” Kassian had tastes with the Sedins in Vancouver and small looks with McDavid or Draisaitl over the past two years, but it hasn’t stuck. He looks better now than he has all season long. “Since Hitch took over, I’ve been given a little more opportunity and I’ve run with it and with the points, my 200-foot game has sharpened,” said Kassian, who got chunks of ice-time with Kyle Brodziak and Milan Lucic on a heavy, fore-checking, cycling line after Hitchcock initially took over last November, and has bounced around, finally settling with McDavid or Draisaitl the last while. He played a career high 20:10 in Pittsburgh last week. “The league’s trending faster and if you’re a bigger guy who can skate, it’s definitely a positive,” said Kassian. “And I have to maintain that.” Added Hitchcock: “I think he’s comfortable being the worker bee on the top line.” Nobody’s quite like Wilson, as long as he can stay away from hitting unsuspecting players and winding up in the Player Safety court. He can shoot, he can skate, and he leans on people. “I think this is where the game’s going. This is what that (Josh) Anderson does in Columbus and Wilson, of course. You need big bodies who can skate. Zack can skate, he’s got good puck skills but he’s always been a very conservative player,” said Hitchcock. “He’s been a dump-it-in player and now we’re asking him to hang onto the puck and make plays.” https://torontosun.com/sports/hockey/nhl/edmonton-oilers/physicality-of-oilers-zack-kassian-could-be-attractive-trade-pick-up/wcm/dbaf77ca-57a1-4b9e-beba-ea41a8ff0a78
  7. Danny

    Last TV Show

    Watching,.. Everybody hates Chris Past the halfway mark on the first season and peeked to see how may seasons there is. Glad to see more than one.
  8. Jhator

    Jussie Smollett (From the Empire) Hate Crime

    No, because one is for pleasure, we don’t yet know the motive for the other.
  9. Kulemin

    Doug Ford wins Ontario PC leadership

    Don't forget AM should seize the means of production!
  10. Kulemin

    Jussie Smollett (From the Empire) Hate Crime

    Once again, it's only okay when it's sexual. Smollett also consented to this. If you can be in sound mental state and consent to a string bean beating you for sexual reasons up you can be mentally sound and consent to being beat up for personal gain too.
  11. Danny

    2018-19 Trade Thread

    Do you really think I would debate any of this if our team was throwing hits? The whole point is that it is a contact sport only we avoid hits along our boards in our end. Nobody said that they have to be dirty hits. Also you mention fighting, and pretty sure when a team stands down from one when they know maybe someone should of answered the call in order to stand up for your team, your, teammate, your goalie, the whole team rallies behind you, at least they should. We have heard Babcock mention, play heavy and also complimenting other teams who they face that they play heavy or they play a long heavy game. I do not feel he is wasting his breath, matter of fact, he is telling his team to step up in that department while also killing two birds with one stone so it sends the message to Dubas. I still trust Dubas even though he is statistician, he must have an eye too. Dude has watched tons of hockey and most likely knows that in some areas we are soft. He knows it is a contact sport, and even though we have a cap and he also has to look towards a further future of a window, he must realize this window right here is one that should not be taken lightly. If we go out in the first round, our development almost seems like it takes a sidestep and it is important to taste and take the next step by trying to go deep, even deeper some will be satisfied with. We have tons of skill, that has been addressed. We need to surround some of that skill with those hard helmet wearing types of players. As #Morrison mentioned Pittsburgh just relying on skill but he forgets that those back to back cup winning champs also had veteran like experiences. meaning, they were older and had more experience than this young fresh team we have. This team needs some grinders asserted into this window to enhance our chances of going deeper. And that for me is the safer bet. addition by subtraction.
  12. bandit

    Sorry All

    I sorta' missed you's "fkn' monkeys",,, only the ones that know what their talkn' about,, the rest ? (you know who you are),, nuff said ,, "yippie ki ya"
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  14. brocto

    2018-19 Trade Thread

    I know right. If it wasnt as shallow, i’d be coaching a nhl team!!
  15. loxcane

    2018-19 Trade Thread

    I played the game 🙋‍♂️ I played it a fuck load. And never have I fought anyone or had someone try and fight me for a clean hit. Nor have any of my teammates ever been upset with me for not fighting someone after they were hurt by a clean hit.
  16. §andman

    Boston Bruins

    I'd say Boston wins that one. Atleast it's not Stone or Panarin though.
  17. Morrison7

    Boston Bruins

    I like Donato, pretty good move by Minnesota.
  18. Danny

    2018-19 Trade Thread

    And how do you see a seven game series against them (pretend they are in our conference) You should be great at pretending because you pretend that we will bounce out of it unscathed. Ever play the game Morri? Ever slap on shoulder pads or did you confuse them with knee pads? jus saying.
  19. Danny

    2018-19 Trade Thread

    That talent focused teams that win also are willing to take hits, and dole them out too. Dubas said he only has to worry about our conference. I agree. Tampa, Washington, Columbus, Boston, Montreal,...all can waer down a team in a 7 game battle, things tend to slow down a little in the playoffs and space becomes thin. We are great in spaceful areas but if you cats think we can just blow by the opposition because we have speed and skill,..I feel for all of you. Yup we need more G.R.I.T.
  20. Morrison7

    2018-19 Trade Thread

    The Leafs after Kadri was knocked out of the game due to the Dunn hit regained their composure and outscored St. Louis 2-0 for the rest of regulation and got a point out of it, one they might have not even deserved. Oh well. Should’ve punched someone in the face instead.
  21. Danny

    2018-19 Trade Thread

    If anything the flyers made me soft, so that's a nogo. It is not about punching our way through the opposition. It is about being able to play the boards with no fear. It is about standing your opponents up at our blue line (sometimes) It is about who wants the puck more, so tell me, does battling for the puck just consist of drive by's with your stick or could we be a bit more eager. Can a hit cause a momentum swing? Problem is, some of you are satisfied thinking that our powerplay will save all and obviously , that game plan is constructed for softies. Btw,...fuck your "keep up" comment We need some fixes to address some of our issues and if one cannot admit that we do play a soft game ( no matter the regular season standings)
  22. Jhator

    2018-19 Trade Thread

    The Ducks won the 07 cup while leading the league in fighting majors. The Devils won 3 cups by having Stevens and Daneyko turn the neutral zone and slot into a crime scene for 15 years, and the bruins with Lucic/chars/Marchand had some dirty tricks. Other than that, it’s mostly talent focused teams that win
  23. King of Dick Mountain

    2018-19 Trade Thread

    Plenty of teams hit and punched their way to a Cup, though. You could just watch Flyers' vids from the 70s and jack it, Danny? The NHL has moved on. Keep up.
  24. Pai Mei

    Jussie Smollett (From the Empire) Hate Crime

    soft... or less of an asshole? but I thank you for that. anyways, the left wing - right wing politicization of these kindof hate crimes is so idiotic. As if this happens and then the leftwing can point to it and say “AHA, we told you so! Hateful bigoted people are out there!”, and then if it’s disproven the right wing can say “AHA, hate is largely gone from our society!”. it’s so played out. we have stats, we don’t need a personal story to display anything.
  25. Wilma Fingerdo

    2018-19 Trade Thread

    This post clearly demonstrates how shallow your knowledge of coaching is. You would be wise to just stop. Nothing you say from this point forward will help your case.
  26. Mantis Toboggan

    Jussie Smollett (From the Empire) Hate Crime

    i've gone soft in my old age. i was gunna make a super racist joke but i felt like i couldn't do that anymore. i don't like it.
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