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@CanuckUKinToronto My sleep is all fucked up so I may very well be staying up late to listen to the game.
20 hours, 9 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #66, Leafs 3 at Ducks 1
@wiski Meh! Only works if you're a Bell or Rogers TV subscriber. I gave that shit up last year. The only service I have left with either of the two is Bell Mobility due to a sweet deal. May jump to Wind Mobile for the complete FU to both of them.
20 hours, 11 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #66, Leafs 3 at Ducks 1
@mcloki I've not a fan of the show but Obama did get a few good quips off.
20 hours, 26 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #66, Leafs 3 at Ducks 1
@mcloki @lister Man if the Greek Boy gets that spot then the Danforth is going to shut down for five minutes every Saturday night...
1 day, 20 hours ago on Circumventing Circumvention Penalties: Brian Burke Warned Us, But They Let ‘Em Off the Hook
@mcloki @lister@DJBrianBurke I don't want to watch the Leafs play at 2pm. These Sunday games are bullshit too.
1 day, 21 hours ago on Circumventing Circumvention Penalties: Brian Burke Warned Us, But They Let ‘Em Off the Hook
@mcloki Weeks and Hrudy are fine. I like Friedge. The chick formerly of Leafs TV is fine too. PJ Stock and Healey need to go. Plus Bowen and Ralphie in for PxP.
If they want to keep Healey for an eventual Coach's Corner replacement then keep him in that little box and don't let him out, that way I can easily ignore him.
@DJBrianBurke Some semblance of it was moved to the pre-game show.
@DJBrianBurke @MaxwellHowe@Loric76 I'm not a fan of the segment (nor Cherry) myself so I don't really care what happens to it. Previously with a PVR I'd fast forward through it. Now on antenna I just go do something else for a bit. However, unless the ratings suck or there are outrageous $$$ demands, why bother doing anything it it at all? Leave Ron and Don doing it until either Cherry can't do the segment anymore or Cherry contract ends and if it's decided not to be picked up.
@Loric76 @rustynail He helped bring the team's one and only Stanley Cup. There shouldn't be any booing. I'd understand if the coach was instrumental in getting rid of a franchise player and the team sank into the crapper.
@DJBrianBurke @lister And one thing that I like about Bowen is that he's not an over-the-top homer like some team play-by-play guys. He'll call a spade a spade frequently. Like if the Leafs deserved a penalty he'll say that or if a Leafs goal shouldn't have counted he'll say that too.
@CanuckUKinToronto @lister I suppose that's neutral. My personal preference is not to hear any of that from the host.
@DJBrianBurke @lister I'd prefer one Leafs voice for play-by-play. Bowen of course. Jim Ralph doing colour would be fine, they seem to have a good chemistry together.
Have Hughson and Simpson and whomever else do the rest of the HNIC games.I likely won't be watching them. :-p
@DJBrianBurke @lister Is Strombo an indepth hockey puck? All indications say he's not. Which is fine and good. There's other people on the show for that. Is George better than the average fan? I suspect he is.
@DJBrianBurke @lister I like Duthie and his role on TSN broadcasts other than when his anti-Leafs/Toronto Ottawaness rears it's ugly head. Legit criticism is one thing, spiteful nonsense is another.
@CanuckUKinToronto @lister I'd prefer the host and the legit reporters (like Friedge) on the show to remain neutral while the commentators can cheer for whatever team(s) they like. I understand with CBC and HNIC that there will be some positive slant towards Canadian teams, that's fine.
I have no issues with Strombo taking over hosting duties on HNIC or whatever other Rogers hockey productions there are. As someone who has seen and heard George through his numerous jobs I think he's well suited for the position. He's no sports dummy either. Though I hope his love of the Smurfs doesn't come through very often. It doesn't look very professional on a national broadcast.
The most major issue I think is with how much kid gloves will Rogers instruct their hosts, commentators and whomever else to have with the NHL. CBC, particularly Maclean, have called the NHL to task on some issues.
@CanuckUKinToronto @rustynail Or it could be he just prefers scouting.
4 days, 22 hours ago on A Good Night of Results & A Brutal Stretch Ahead
@Burtonboy 20 was easy. 25 was tough. 40 was even tougher. Spent most of that weekend drunk.
@Bruffins Probably no team. I've reduced my hockey watching due to no cable and limited antenna. At this point it's not too much of a stretch to eliminate that altogether.
I find it hard to cheer for a team from afar.
5 days, 21 hours ago on Game Review: Game #64, Maple Leafs 3 vs. Rangers 2 (OT)
@twitting_sg @LeafFan15 With the lowering of the free agency age I think it would have been different than what the Leafs did pre-cap when the signed old free agents. Can you imagine a Leafs team taking on a Yankees spending capability but with smart management?
5 days, 23 hours ago on Game Review: Game #64, Maple Leafs 3 vs. Rangers 2 (OT)