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    The entire NHL owns the Leafs this year. Sad waste of a season.

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    Helms breakaway hat trick goal last night was beautiful.

    So was Riley's fall down and swipe pass to Lupul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aristotle View Post
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    But not for 4 more years................again
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    let your anger out, Riggs, it's therapeutic.
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    let your anger out, Riggs, it's therapeutic.
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    I win!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aristotle View Post
    I win!!

    Knock Knock.

    Who's there?

    Gold Medals in Sochi!

    In Your Face Birdman. IN YOUR FACE!

    (Nope still not getting Old)
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    WE OWN YOU



    Hockey Season just ended Go whoever is Playing Detroit!
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    Why is anyone discussing the Leafs in the sport section? This ought to be moved to jokes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Voice View Post
    Hockey Season just ended Go whoever is Playing Detroit!
    the anger of Leafs fans is amazing!!!!!!!
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    And I heard their games had very poor attendance.
    My apologies if defending seems defensive!!

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    And I heard their games had very poor attendance.
    I doubt it.

    Leafs fans are like walking ATM machines for the owners of the team.

    And they wonder why the team is forever stuck in neutral, a moribund joke of a franchise that has no incentive whatsoever to improve.

    Let's see...pour more millions into the team to get the Cup, and guarantee each seat will be sold at ACC...or, do nothing, and guarantee each seat will be sold at ACC.

    Leafs fans have no one but themselves to blame.

    Oh well. The next best thing to a Red Wings win is a Maple Leafs loss...and those have been coming hot and heavy lately!!


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    "..or, do nothing, and guarantee each seat will be sold at ACC."

    Precisely. It remains a business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Morris View Post
    "..or, do nothing, and guarantee each seat will be sold at ACC."

    Precisely. It remains a business.
    Harold Ballard school of finance minus his ability to inspire. Also the pool from which to fish players was ever so much deeper then with only six teams to man you took the best of the best and let them have at it. Now, there are so many teams the field is watered down to such an extent that anyone who played in the 50's or 60's would gain immediate super star status when gaged beside a lot of todays talent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Morris View Post
    "..or, do nothing, and guarantee each seat will be sold at ACC."

    Precisely. It remains a business.
    And they have a working model that makes them one of the wealthiest franchises (if not the wealthiest) in the NHL
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    And they have a working model that makes them one of the wealthiest franchises (if not the wealthiest) in the NHL
    A working model?? If other franchises tried that "model" they'd be out of business in two years.

    Again, it all goes back to the gullibility of the Toronto fan. Believe me, that is a very unique situation. Other cities cannot rely on people shelling out big bucks for a failing product year after year after year.

    If you feel that shines a positive light on Toronto fans, well, I'm not so sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anapeg View Post
    Harold Ballard school of finance minus his ability to inspire. Also the pool from which to fish players was ever so much deeper then with only six teams to man you took the best of the best and let them have at it. Now, there are so many teams the field is watered down to such an extent that anyone who played in the 50's or 60's would gain immediate super star status when gaged beside a lot of todays talent.
    I don't think so. The talent level has never been higher in the NHL. The players have never been more skilled or more physically sound than they are today. In fact, I'd say the NHL of the 50s and 60s would have a hard time dealing with many AHL teams today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aristotle View Post
    I don't think so. The talent level has never been higher in the NHL. The players have never been more skilled or more physically sound than they are today. In fact, I'd say the NHL of the 50s and 60s would have a hard time dealing with many AHL teams today.
    Now this, a few cold beers could go a long way to wasting away a warm afternoon at camp. Guys today couldn't stay the pace with the likes of the Mahovlich brothers or Johnny Bower, even up to the likes of Bobby Orr. Come on even you have to admit that there was talent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anapeg View Post
    Now this, a few cold beers could go a long way to wasting away a warm afternoon at camp. Guys today couldn't stay the pace with the likes of the Mahovlich brothers or Johnny Bower, even up to the likes of Bobby Orr. Come on even you have to admit that there was talent.
    They were talented, but it was a different world.

    The reason training camp was needed at one time is because the guys would come into the season usually out of shape. The reason training camp is not needed today, but is kept around to make a few extra bucks off the ridiculous number of pre-season games the NHL has, is because the players train and workout 11-12 months out of the year.

    The development of skill is much better, today, too.

    Bobby Orr is my favorite player (next to Yzerman), he is why I wore number 4 when playing youth hockey. But with his skillset he would never be the rushing defenseman today he was back then. First, he would always be out of position because he could never get back in time, as players today are so good at a quick transition game. Second, coaches would key in early on his penchant for rushing the puck, and would soon develop a counter-attack based on today's plethora of plays specific to each little momentum swing, etc, of a game.

    Players play the game much different today, and it's a more intelligent and cerebral game.
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