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  1. 8 points
    Why the hell are the 1st place in the entire league preds looking to make massive overhauls of their roster exactly? What is this hockey buzz?
  2. 8 points
    Dude, I was called to the bar Tuesday night.
  3. 7 points
  4. 7 points
    Al Nadir

    Night Owls X: TCO's Up In Smoke Tour

    If you've got the cash, whoever you want me to be.
  5. 7 points
    Armster

    This makes me feel all tingly...

    I agree but still not enough credit to Babcock around here or anywhere IMO. The team is playing well and they are a very good team. However, even despite our record at the third way point of the season I could not have said that and felt fully right about it. What Babcock has done is taken a bunch of young players and turned them into professionals in a season and a half. They were a better team as the season wore on by buying in to what Babcock was selling and executing. His patience, coaching philososphy, and ability to teach and develop players and a system is why we are finally able to have a truly good team. We're simply not this good with most, maybe any other coach(es) in the league. The real measurement that secured my feelings was when they went to Boston and lost 4-1 and looked like crap doing so. Babcock's job was to dissect that loss and have an answer for when we played Boston at the ACC the following week. He did and we steamrolled them. Not to take away from the players. We're still a playoff team with this roster under anyone else but this good this fast? Not a fucking chance. It takes a lot of buying in and trust and being on the same page to get here.
  6. 6 points
    A lot of people have short memories... Ceci was considered a great up and comer like 2 seasons ago. It’s not exactly shocking he struggled with the sens team they’ve had the last couple years
  7. 6 points
    orrrrrrrr we could turn it into hangbear add a leg for every leafs win rough draft:
  8. 6 points
    Not bad for a kid who’s 11 inches shorter and 68 pounds lighter. Fuck off Chara you fucking fossil.
  9. 6 points
    §andman

    Night Owls X: TCO's Up In Smoke Tour

    Holy, okay, I don't even know where to begin. So, a few hours ago I received a message on FB from an old friend, someone who I haven't spoken to since basically elementary school. Even then, we were only somewhat close when we were maybe 7 or 8 years old. I hadn't seen them, spoke to them, nothing ever since. Even in the upper elementary grades, we never really spoke much. I can't even recall speaking to them in high school, either. He had a tough upbringing, basically became ostracized by the peer, you know how mean kids are. The message? I think I am going to kill myself today and thanking me for not being a bully. I never saw the message at first and I stumble upon it while deleting FB games messages. So, it was 2 hours past when I got the initial message. I message back and got a quick response. At this point, I'm thinking "wtf am I do?" My girlfriend who was with me convinces me to call 911. I did. I responded to him in the mean time, trying to bring up some good memories. Anyways, he had moved, I was able to find out to which city (he told me) which meant another police department became involved. They went over to his house and took him to the hospital. The cop called me and said he was drunk and messaging other people as well and they're going to the hospital. It was a quick response, maybe 30-40 minutes from my initial call to when the cop had called me. In the meantime, I, never being in a situation like this was googling how to respond properly, what to do. We tried even calling the suicide hotline to get advice. We were ON HOLD. I can't imagine if someone, who was actually suicidal, had called them, what that would do to them. Its crazy to me, how, someone I haven't spoken to in almost 15 years, and was only sorta-close when I was 7, had messaged me and remembered a few things we had done as friends. I don't even think I was a good person, I was one of the assholes too in elementary, yet, I guess I wasn't anywhere near what others had done to him. That those memories from that long ago were the positive ones he had remembered and brought up. That no matter how small an impact you have on someone, it hopefully is always a positive one. I guess the whole situation just puts things into perspective. I know many of you struggle with your own battles and have found solitude through here. I can't begin to understand the level of pain and difficulty one goes through and I almost felt... useless in the moment, particularly in how to respond. End of the day, I guess you just have to be the best you and continue to hopefully treat others well in order to be that 1 bright light in their lives.
  10. 6 points
    Humper

    Night Owls X: TCO's Up In Smoke Tour

    Just to let you know my Dad died peacefully on Monday evening in Bracebridge. Gord lived a long (95 years) and worthwhile life, and was well liked and respected by those who had contact with him. He was a great father, an upstanding guy, and the life of the party with a wacky sense of humor. I am so very sad that he is gone, but happy for all the great experiences we shared over so many years. How this relates to Leafs Connected is that Gord – perhaps like some of your Dads – was the catalyst for my love of hockey and specifically the Maple Leafs. He himself was a natural athlete (something my genes missed by a mile) who excelled at many different sports. But for him, hockey was the one that really counted. By the late 1930s he was playing defense for the Toronto Native Sons in the OHA Junior A league. Following his first season he enlisted in the Canadian Navy and served through WWII, effectively eliminating any possible chance for a hockey career. Fast forward to the 1959 playoffs. The Leafs - unbeknownst to me while I had been clipping pictures of my favorite players from the newspaper – had been cellar lurkers for a few years. But in late March they squeezed past the Blackhawks for the final playoff spot. In the first (semi-final) series they came back to Toronto down the first two games to the Bruins. Gord scored two tickets and we went to MLG for the third game. The noise of the crowd, the speed of the play, the ferocity of the hits, the way the nets bulged when scored on was like a hockey kaleidoscope gone crazy. Not to mention big Frank Mahovlich scoring the winner in OT. This eleven year old kid was instantly hooked forever. Gord and I watched many more games, both live and on TV. We built rinks in the backyard and played marathon games with what seemed like half the neighborhood. So that is the genesis of why I am here today with you odd but wonderful bunch of beauties. I wouldn’t have it any other way. My little brother, Dad and me. The black female is not my Mom. Apparently check patterns were all the rage in 1957. BTW, Leafs won that Boston series in 7 games, then lost the final to the Habs in 5.
  11. 6 points
    TuckerIntensity

    John Tavares Is A Leaf

    I've changed my underwear six times today.
  12. 6 points
    Does this mean we can finally go back to talking about me? It’s been like 3 whole days. This is number one bullshit.
  13. 6 points
    Raiden

    Night Owls X: TCO's Up In Smoke Tour

    Yeah man. I'm going to be honest, I thought it was the worst indigestion of my life. I can't describe the fear I had when my chest kept tightening and I was gasping for air. First responders did not fuck around though. They walked in, took my initial heart rate which was 140, my blood pressure, which was nuts, and immediately put oxygen on me. Paramedics arrived, I got nitro, a nitro patch, and was immediately put in the back. I was then taken to Saint B which is the hospital almost made to handle heart attacks. It's on the other side of the city from me. About 20 or 30 minutes away. Got there in 10. Was immediately put in a room, was given a bunch of drugs that I forget because I'm busy thinking I'm fucking dying. By Friday morning, they get through the worst of it but my chest is still in crazy pain and it hurts to breathe. I get my stent scheduled, that afternoon, I get my morphine, I feel amazing. They do the swab for influenza. Let me tell you about the swab. They jab a footlong swab up your fucking nose. It hurt. Even with the morphine. I don't remember much after that. When I woke up they were taking me to get my stent, the dye they inject into you to map your heart, that burns like a mother fucker. Almost literally burns. It hurts. They sedated me and I fell asleep again. When I woke up my family was with me in quarantine (Influenza scare meant my family was in hazmat gear). A couple hours later, they get the negative tests back for it and everyone can dress normal. That was Thursday and Friday. I'm told I need to talk about it and you fuckers drew the short stick.
  14. 6 points
    Too bad it wasn't Marchand. And no you bleeding hearts, I don't feel bad for saying that. At all.
  15. 6 points
    I don't think I've told you guys but in 30 days I'll be in Japan and I'm getting pretty excited for it.
  16. 5 points
    Todd must be dead inside.
  17. 5 points
    I have buddies who are still thinking about getting back with their old Girlfriends too.
  18. 5 points
    loxcane

    Simmons on TO...Sounds About Right

    Hot take: leafs fans are idiots
  19. 5 points
    My Grandfather's not in good condition, so I won't be able to do a full GDT today. Toronto Maple Leafs Patrick Marleau -- Auston Matthews -- Kasperi Kapanen Zach Hyman -- John Tavares -- Mitchell Marne Par Lindholm -- Nazem Kadri -- Connor Brown Josh Leivo -- Frederik Gauthier -- Tyler Ennis Morgan Rielly -- Ron Hainsey Jake Gardiner -- Nikita Zaitsev Travis Dermott -- Martin Marincin Frederik Andersen Garrett Sparks Detroit Red Wings Justin Abdelkader -- Dylan Larkin -- Anthony Mantha Michael Rasmussen -- Frans Nielsen -- Tyler Bertuzzi Thomas Vanek -- Andreas Athanasiou -- Gustav Nyquist Darren Helm -- Luke Glendening -- Christoffer Ehn Danny DeKeyser -- Filip Hronek Libor Sulak -- Joe Hicketts Nick Jensen -- Niklas Kronwall Jimmy Howard Jonathan Bernier
  20. 5 points
    Why do you type like a psychopath?
  21. 5 points
    pfft… You were gonna do that anyway...
  22. 5 points
    Sypher_04

    2018 Offseason

    Excited for the future, and obviously John Tavares represents a huge upgrade, but I will miss Bozak. Good player, and great person who so obviously loved this team: https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/tyler-bozak-toronto-maple-leafs-nhl/
  23. 5 points
    doctorkong

    EVERYBODY GETS AN ELCCCCCCCCC

    Dubas out here like Oprah
  24. 5 points
    I mean yeah you gotta be responsible for your actions and all, but the horrendous officiating has caused this game to get out of hand. First goal was offside, second goal was on a phantom call PP. Leafs missed like 6 chances that could have easily been goals. This game could have been 5-0 Toronto easily. Doesn't matter what we lose by tonight, it'll still only be 1-0 in the series. Come back Saturday and fuck em up
  25. 5 points
    also, where the fuck is @Rockweiler did he die or something?
  26. 5 points
    How many picks and signings do you make hoping that a guy develops the way dermott has? He's gotta be right behind liljegren in terms of untradable prospects
  27. 5 points
    Yeah, I arrived at 6PM local time. Got to Akihabara district at about 8PM. Dropped my luggage off and then ate some noodles, explored the surrounding area and went to the apartment for the night at around 10. Slept until 6AM. Explored more of the area this morning while slowly making my way to Disneyland. Been here since about 9AM. Next up is Disney Sea tomorrow, Studio Ghibli the next and then head off to view the life sized Gundam. Then it's all free roam for me after that.
  28. 5 points
    If Chuck Norris was a goalie, he'd be McBackups backup and I bet that would get his back up
  29. 5 points
  30. 4 points
    Johnny's Home

    Fire Mike Babcock

    I'm honestly baffled. Loses to Boston, AGAIN, and keeps making excuses. Had multiple chances to bury these guys, screwed it up every time. Still makes excuses. Gives his best player and one of the top young guns in the game the 35th most ice time in the playoffs, makes more excuses.
  31. 4 points
    He's been our best player this series. But right now, I'm giving Gardiner some serious props. Zaitsev too. They are stepping up huge.
  32. 4 points
    Why are we bringing cock size into this?
  33. 4 points
    uteck

    Muzzin to Leafs

    Since you are all waiting uteck gives this trade his red seal of approval. Gave up what will likely amount to nothing for a really solid DMan in Muzzin.
  34. 4 points
    TuckerIntensity

    2018-19 Trade Thread

    All our players can't be as tough as Kessel...
  35. 4 points
    It would be nice to see a little bit of intensity and a spark or two of motivation from the Leafs tonight, over and above their natural talent. And when I say "a little bit" and a "spark or two", I mean a FUCKING SHITLOAD FOR SIXTY FUCKIN MINUTES. Thank you in advance.
  36. 4 points
    I'm glad for all you guys that are good at math and can break it down for us dumb people. All I know is he's back on the team and this team is really fucking good.
  37. 4 points
  38. 4 points
    I'm not convinced this hurts Winy's value. Gm's still recognize his talent and his value to their team, and know the Leafs won't give him away just because they cant agree on a salary. If the reports are true that the Leafs are fielding a high volume of calls about him from other teams, then it presents KD with options. I'm fine either way. If they sign him to a deal that works for our cap, great, we have another offensive threat to throw at our opponents. If they trade him, and get impactful help on the back end, great, we are able to limit and/or decrease the goals against. The bright spot in all of this has been the emergence of Kappy as a legit top line option, so it's really a win-win for the Leafs either way it goes.
  39. 4 points
    TieClark

    Night Owls X: TCO's Up In Smoke Tour

    I lifted my ass out of bed this morning
  40. 4 points
    TuckerIntensity

    Kypreos Bullshit

    I can't believe this is even a topic of conversation.
  41. 4 points
  42. 4 points
    Holy fuck rolling on the floor True story (just happened) So there is this local site to sell and buy things here. Scrolling down I see this home organ that looks immaculate and see the price is 125, so I lay out a pm and inquire to see first if everything works and what brand it is. They reply, we are just selling it for George wood and give me his phone number. So I call, but just before I hit the last number my mind races to ,lol george wood and what not to say...like, Hi is this Mr. Wood? I am interested in your organ. Fuck, I never talked so proper while in convo. My wife after I talked said,..wow that sounded proper...I laughed and told her the dudes name. She knew then why I spoke like that. haha So anyways it is a Farfisa, gonna check it out tomorrow morn.
  43. 4 points
    Mccavoy looks like he fits right in with this bunch of idiots. Maybe if he slew footed you it would have been okay. You piece of dick
  44. 4 points
    is it the roundabouts?
  45. 4 points
    TuckerIntensity

    2018 Trade Deadline

    Don't worry, he'll end up in Pittsburgh and two teams will retain the max for a first that might as well be a second and some prospects that won't work out.
  46. 4 points
    Armster

    2018 Trade Deadline

    Wow. this is a fun time of year. Chia made himself available for the media and one of the main things he says is they need more speed in the lineup. I hear that Hall, Barzal, and Eberle are pretty speedy players......
  47. 4 points
    Love that Babcock continually throws the Matthews line against the best players on the opposition.
  48. 4 points
    This is the top floor, filled to the brim arcade machines. Street Fighter and Street Fighter Alpha. I had never played them so I spent almost an hour playing through them today. This is how I found out Time Crisis 5 was a thing. It's pretty amazing, this was in an arcade store just across Super Potato. Next to the arcade store was the VR store. Predominately HTC Vive, but MS was in there too, along with other Japan only VR tech.
  49. 4 points
    You know they say dogs resemble their owners. The one on the left is how I imagine you look.
  50. 4 points
    I think it's half a case of encouraging some other guys to step up and not wait for Matthews to magic up another goal out of nothing. Get to the basics and just make decent plays too. No need to get too fancy.
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