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  1. On 6/4/2021 at 11:59 PM, RWG said:


    Imo it is a wreckless hit and in an ideal world, four games would feel like a healthy punishment. But it is harsh in that decades prior, those hits were allowed on the basis that it would have been on Evans to keep his head up in that situation (he was trying to score), and a lot of players instinctively still think like that.


    I don't buy Scheifele's explanation and think he was just reacting emotionally to Evans scoring to put the game away, but Scheifele doesn't have a record and had never taken a charging penalty, so I thought he might get two. It's impossible for me to imagine the Department of Player Safety doing four games in the playoffs if it's Tom Wilson.


    Part of me wonders if DOPS wanted a lighter suspension, or even none, and Bettman stepped in to prevent bad optics on a head injury. We know that's happened in the past.


    Can't argue with any of this...particularly Scheifele's explanation being bs.  Anyone who watches that play can see the intent and the frustration boiling over in Scheifele.

    I also agree the Bettman may have had something to do with the punishment.  In that respect, I'm almost surprised that it wasn't 6 games just to ensure that Scheifele doesn't get back in the series risking a slugfest.

  2. 17 hours ago, RWG said:


    There's something that's never been right with the Leafs. They have all the pressure on the world on them yet are never ready to go in these big games. Marner and Matthews have vanished as usual. This is why people are hesitant to put them in the top tier contender group despite the level of skill. Credit to the Habs, who are emptying the tank, but they probably wouldn't have been a playoff team in a normal year. If the Leafs blow this one tomorrow it will take the take for their worst playoff disaster yet.


    It's a great to watch a game 7 between 2 of hockey's original 6...but you're so right about Toronto.  The on-ice product, particularly in big games over the last several seasons, just is not indicative of the talent level of this team.  They simply must find a way to win this one.  Who is going to step up?

  3. 51 minutes ago, RWG said:


    I don't in general care for that 90s/early 200s era of NHL hockey, the scoring was so low, but you are right about the Detroit/Colorado rivalry. That was big boy hockey. Those Red Wings teams had a ton of skill but they also had those dirty guys like Holmstrom. The powerhouse team from that era I don't like is New Jersey. They just trapped the life out of the game.


    I most liked the NHL from after the lockout in 2004 until around the 2013 lockout. The playoffs kind of got taken over by bigger slower teams for a few years after that but I'd say the last 4-5 years the league has generally become faster and more exciting, even though there are still problems with the game.



    Tanev is such a warrior. I don't like that he plays for Calgary now.


    After everything, the Oilers' season ends up lasting five days longer than the Canucks' and Flames'. McDavid is 24 now, we haven't gotten to see him in the playoffs too much yet.


    lol @ Ron Maclean. Tbh the reason I'd probably cut him some slack on this one is that he is often says does weird comparisons that make no sense to anyone but hm, and has a way of rambling off at the end of his sentences, so he's capable of accidentally making a bad joke on air.


    I am slowly starting to begin watching hockey more now after ignoring it a lot of the year. Vegas-Colorado will be fun I think. So will Carolina-Tampa.


    Thats what made that rivalry so great...the teams not only hated each other with a passion but they were also the two most skilled teams in the league at the time imo.  Both teams loaded with guys who could score or drop the gloves at any moment.  I couldn't get enough of it.


    On an unrelated note...has there ever been a team who has more problems closing out a series than Toronto?  I want them to be good so bad bc it's good for hockey...but damn this is getting old.

  4. 4 hours ago, Mysteriosa said:



    Beating the Red Wings in 2004 was the most amazing thing the Flames did, because the Red Wings had ridiculous amounts of talent.  


    I remember that series and you're right...the Wings were stacked but Calgary outplayed them and deserved the win. I look forward to the Flames being back in the Playoffs...the League is better when they are good. 

  5. 12 hours ago, ShortstopVM said:


    And in spite of all that, we're still in First Place. :stud:


    This is what we're supposed to be doing all along - not the "getting injured" part, but finding ways to win even when you don't have your regulars available. :stud: Next man up, no :censored: excuses.


    It doesn't :censored: matter who's on the DL, I'm not lowering the bar. You're still expected to win. :yes:


    The Mets staff has to be one of the stories of the year so far.  Even without the best pitcher on the planet, that staff has kept them not just afloat, but in first place in the division.  I guess they kinda have to tho when the bats only put up 3 runs a game.

    If the offense comes around, and they get De Grom back better than ever...look out.

  6. Yeah...after watching the Avs/Blues game last night, i think it's going to be very hard to stop Colorado.  MacKinnon, Rantinin, Mekar...really everybody on that team is just so ridiculously fast and skilled.


    Every time I watch a hockey game nowadays it always takes me back to my early 20's when I was a huge fan of the sport.  This was in the late '90s and and I was a big Red Wings fan.  Needless to say, that RW/Avs rivalry was just as good as it gets for me.  The level of hockey being played today is no doubt good...but nothing will ever compete with that era and that rivalry imo.  The best rivalry in sports history I'd say, at least during my lifetime.

  7. 8 hours ago, Spurrious said:

    Had a drink with Craig Wayne Boyd before a show at a local bar.  Got Danielle Bradbery to sign my hat when she opened for Brad Paisley.  Saw Brynn open for Kelly Clarkson. 


    OT:  I've been to a lot of concerts...well over 100....the most personal interaction to date was a pre-show meet and greet hug from Kacey Musgraves. 


    If I was ever able to hug Kasey I'm not sure I would be able to let go.  


    I've seen Dave Fenley a couple times and Reid Umstadd was a bartender at a place I frequented.

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  8. 24 minutes ago, QueenKalie said:

    ehh baseball is a weird sport I don't think you can judge anyone from just a month lots of good players had a bad month of april while some players aren't that great had a good month so it's too small of a sample size. 


    I agree it's a small sample size...but its not just the numbers that I'm talking about.  If you watch Lindor play...he just looks lifeless.  Maybe it's human nature that after he gets the huge contract his intensity goes down...but you'd never see that from Mike Trout or Bryce Harper.  And Lindor is just as talented as those guys.

  9. Watching the Mets/Phils game...man what the hell is up with Lindor??  That dude is far too talented to be in this kinda funk for this long.  Is he a head case?

  10. On 4/29/2021 at 9:51 PM, ShortstopVM said:

    Kadarius Toney at #20?!?!? This ain't it, chief... :blargwave:


    Not a great pick but as a Raider fan I should prolly keep quiet.

  11. 4 hours ago, istersay said:


    not sure if this was already posted


    ‘The Voice’s best singers ever: 5 top contestants from 20 seasons
    By Chuck ArnoldApril 1, 2021 | 3:49pm | Updated


    Javier Colon, Season 1
    The West Hartford, Conn.-based crooner won the very first season of “The Voice” for Team Adam Levine in 2011. Later that year, Colon jammed with his coach on the funk-pop ditty “Stand Up” and even opened for Maroon 5 on tour. But his smooth, soulful vocals really shine on his 2016 ballad “It Don’t Matter to the Sun.”


    Cassadee Pope, Season 3
    Pope was a member of the rock band Hey Monday before she became the first woman to win “The Voice” in 2012 by going country under the guidance of Blake Shelton. She hit the top of the country charts with her debut solo album, 2013’s “Frame by Frame,” and is arguably the most successful of all 19 “Voice” champions.


    Sawyer Fredericks, Season 8
    Only 15 when he began his “Voice” journey in 2015, Fredericks was just 16 when he became the youngest champ of the show (until Brynn Cartelli won at 15 in 2018). And the Troy, NY-based singer-songwriter even got his coach Pharrell Williams to remix his 2016 track “4 Pockets.” You can hear more of his bluesy folk — with a voice far beyond his 22 years — on his 2020 album “Flowers for You.”


    Jordan Smith, Season 9
    The Season 9 winner of “The Voice” — who snatched the third trophy for Team Adam Levine — hit No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with his 2016 debut, “Something Beautiful,” which includes gorgeous covers of Billy Preston’s “You Are So Beautiful” and Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful.” With his pure, rangy instrument, he’s also soared on the Hot Christian Songs chart with tunes such as “Stand in the Light,” and he co-wrote 2018’s “Ashes” for Celine Dion.


    Jake Hoot, Season 17
    After Kelly Clarkson was the only one to turn her chair around for this country singer in the blind auditions for Season 17 in 2019, Hoot went on to win the whole thing. In January, he released his debut EP, “Love out of Time,” which includes a heart-wrenching duet with Coach Clarkson, “I Would’ve Loved You,” that the pair performed on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” just this week.


    No Maelyn...list is trash.  

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  12. 10.  Mary Sarah - "Where The Boy Are"

    11.  Sundance Head - "I've Been Lovin You"

    12.  Lauren Duski - "Deja Vu"

    13.  Addison Agen - "Tennessee Rain"

    14.  Brynn Carteli - "What Hurts The Most"

    15.  Chevel Shepherd - " Travelin Soldier"

    16.  Queen - "The Scientist"

    17.  Rose Short - "God's Country"

    18.  Tstorm - "Blackbird"

    19.  Cami Clune - "Never Tear Us Apart"

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