Tuesday Mashup: September!

Tuesday Mashup: September!

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Your important dates to remember for the month ahead:

Date
Event
September 5-7Leafs Nation Fan Fest
September 13Rookie Tourney Game #1 - Toronto vs. Chicago - 7 p.m. EST
September 14Rookie Tourney Game #2 - Toronto vs. Ottawa - 7 p.m. EST
September 16Rookie Tourney Game #2 - Toronto vs. Ottawa - 2 p.m. EST
September 22 Preseason Game #1 vs. Philadelphia - 7 p.m.
September 23Preseason Game #2 vs. Philadelphia - 7:30 p.m.
September 24Preseason Game #3/4 (Split Squad) vs. Ottawa - 7:30 p.m.
September 26Preseason Game #5 vs. Buffalo - 7 p.m.
September 28Preseason Game #6 vs. Buffalo - 7 p.m.
September 29Preseason Game #7 vs. Detroit - 7:30 p.m.
October 3Preseason Game #8 vs. Detroit - 7:30 p.m.
October 8REGULAR SEASON OPENER VS. MONTREAL

 

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mcloki
mcloki

This double thread thing is too much. I'll be back game night. Over and out.


If you change it Alec, Dec. Send out an e-mail 

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

Morning my fellow delusioned.  Seems like the chatter here (and the animosity) is picking up.  I like it.

Optimustic
Optimustic

I kept getting an ERROR 502 message when I tried to open MLHS.   I was wondering why 502?   What's wrong with ERROR 404?  Oh well so long as it's working again, the holes in the wall can be fixed tomorrow.  lol

mcloki
mcloki

Dec and Alex are going to need to start the day off with a daily mash up. I wonder if their experiment to restrict posting has worked. 

mike_84
mike_84

Seems my pup has Kennel cough again. Seems like every 3rd time she goes to petsmart she comes back with kennel cough. So off to the vet we go tomorrow. 

mike_84
mike_84

Just pre-ordered Destiny for xbox one.Anyone else gonna play this game when it comes out next week?

loomx
loomx

- JVR-Bozak-Kessel: No reason to split that up. At least not right now. Give Kadri significant on the top unit there though.

- Lupul-Kadri-Clarkson: Have to give Clarkson a defined role on that line. This gives him the best shot at living up to his contract, at least part of it. He'd be able to rack up goals if he fits. 20 goals, 15 assists, and protection of the other two(allowing Kadri to play more on the edge) would be decent value.

- Komarov-Holland-Booth: Probably the best two wingers for Holland. Komarov can step in and take the more important draws. Booth works the boards and can score goals. Gives Komarov the best chance in the bottom 6 at maximizing his offense.

- Winnik-Kontiola-Santorelli: Out of all the additions, Kontiola is probably the least likely to be successful. Euro experiments like this usually don't work out. Nonetheless, he'll probably start with a spot regardless of how he plays at the beginning. This probably ends up being Carlyle's favourite line that he throws out whenever. Frattin and Ashton as the extras.

Jmessih
Jmessih

JVR - Bozak - Kessel

Lupul -  Kadri - Clarkson/Santorelli

Booth - Holland - Clarkson/Santorelli

Komarov - Kontiola - Winnik

(Frattin, Bodie, Ashton) - Am I missing someone? This is arguably how I see the lines breaking down, with Frattin getting the edge when injuries or a shake up is needed. 

Jmessih
Jmessih

Also regarding a few comments from bellow, looks like Frattin could be an extra (along with Ashton), but management has high hopes for Frattin and I see him having a break out year (score 15 goals) so gut feeling says he replaces someone in the line up and is a consistent player. 

wiski
wiski

@Burtonboy Lead by example is something this team really missed the last few years.

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

Might have been nice to include this comment right after the "not cleared for contact' comment

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Xxxxxnew Yes, I think previously teams were able to keep most or all of their playoff revenue for their owners, which I thought was kind of crooked.

BoneChompski
BoneChompski

@Optimustic http://www.checkupdown.com/status/E502.html

Error 502 is a problem either with your home network or your ISP, not the website.  If your ISP was doing maintenance you might get this problem for a while.  Alternately, if your router/modem at home were malfunctioning you could also get it.  Waiting and rebooting are your go to solutions.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@mcloki I know it was having the desired effect when there was the normal amount of traffic and articles. Once summer set in though, the articles stopped coming regularly and there was nothing to mash-up. 

Murph2417
Murph2417

@mike_84 IMO go to an independent kennel service, any big pet chains suck.

Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

@mike_84

Was checking out the Santa Fe as I was driving down Hurontario after work today.  Nice looking vehicle (similar lines to the Mazda, I thought).

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

I'd love to see Frattin put it all together. His career has been very strange to watch for me.

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

Some good back and forths yesterday.  Could get a little snippy, but we're all big boys and girls here.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

They've changed the basic formula for calculating the sharing as well so that it's more generous. And also rejigged of the some restrictions, like the one which decreased a poor team's share if they they had massive potential viewers in their areas.

Optimustic
Optimustic

@BoneChompski @Optimustic I was able to get on all the other sites that I tried though, the Error message said to wait a while and try again, so that's what I did.  It was only about 5 minutes but it seems like an hour when it's a computer problem.

loomx
loomx

@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @loomx He can win a spot. At this point, I think an injury to a roster player is the likeliest chance Frattin has of grabbing a spot out of camp.

Jmessih
Jmessih

@MaxwellHowe @Jmessih Very interesting in my opinion. 

Edit: And we have NO IDEA what is happening on defence either. 

Jmessih
Jmessih

@Cameron19 @Jmessih Just don't know who he takes out? Bodie might be a Marlies by the looks of it (or claimed by someone), Kontiola ?

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

I wasn't sure what would happen to him after last year's disaster.

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

some are less grandiose than others.  By the way, on the other thread Robidas is quoted as saying he is not yet cleared for contact.  is that a surprise or do you think maybe he just hasn't sought to be cleared since he doesn't have to worry about it for a few more weeks.  He broke the leg in April (I think) so I would imagine he's good to go.  Be more concerned if he had gotten a concussion

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Loric76 @Xxxxxnew The Islanders were under the floor a couple times, so there was speculation that they didn't care about revenue sharing. 

Jmessih
Jmessih

@Xxxxxnew I feel like reality has hit him and he takes hockey seriously (similar to what happened when North Dakota sent him home).

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

I read a lot in the LA papers about what happened to him last year. He was just a terrible fit with the Kings. He had lot trouble meshing with his line mates when he started the season on the top line and later the second line. He couldn't score at all and started piling up turnovers. He couldn't replace anybody in the bottom six in Sutter's system so he was out of the lineup for half the season. Not sure why he was scratched in Columbus.

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

Your latter comment is my sober line of thought as well.  I think Robidas may turn out to be the most significant player the Leafs acquired.  But his age may convince them to hang onto Franson longer than they otherwise would

loomx
loomx

@mike_84 @loomx @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan There's no way he doesn't bounce back. Everything from his injury to his shooting percentage to his advanced stats says that he will. It's just a matter of how much he can score in the role he eventually fits in(2RW or 3RW)

Jmessih
Jmessih

@Xxxxxnew In CBJ is where I thought it was confusing, makes no sense 

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Especially the was they just let him go in the summer. My curiosity is getting to me again. I'll scrape through some Columbus stuff in the next couple of days because there's not much else going on. One thing I have to say is in all the stuff I read about him last year, there was no hint of him partying or anything like that.

Jmessih
Jmessih

@Xxxxxnew You'd figure it would be partying related but damn how do you not figure it out? 

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Everything I read seemed to point elsewhere. The impression I got was he might have a low confidence threshold. Almost as if when he couldn't figure out how to succeed in the LA system, especially going so long without a goal, he never got his mojo back. Hopefully he has good people around him as training camp begins.

Jmessih
Jmessih

@Xxxxxnew Seems as though Jake, Nazem and a few others (Leo) are close with him. I expect him to be in a good spot when camp roles around. 

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

It would be a bonus for the Leafs, especially getting him back after including him in the Bernier trade.

Jmessih
Jmessih

@Xxxxxnew Exactly, D'Amigo was going to be nothing more than a 4th liner, Frattin can be more and we all know what Bernier might turn out to be.