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N.Beltov
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posted 23 April 2006 04:59 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
WTF? No hockey thread? Well, that's it then.

Of course, the important thing for Canadian hockey fans (besides the upcoming World Ch.) are the results for the Canadian-based teams. And this evening, the "lowly" Edmonton Oilers silenced the mighty Red Wings. 1-1 and they head back to Edmonton. Other Canadian teams: Ottawa, Calgary and Montreal won. All is well in the kingdom. Now if we could just get rid the Conservatives. (Image of Stephen Harper being slammed into the boards. He starts to cry and snivel. etc. )


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Calgary will do alright as long as Harper doesn't watch a game. If he does, the team shall be cursed, and will not win the Cup.
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posted 23 April 2006 05:19 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Just as Stanfield dropped the ball, Harper will fan the shot.

Back to hockey. 16 teams. 8 series. 8 winners and 8 losers. It's a bit hard to follow it all. I'm trying to grasp the stronger teams, the Cinderellas, the players who have risen to the occassion. The Cup, after all, is still the cup. There is no greater trophy in sport.

Oh, sorry. Here is the NHL.

[ 23 April 2006: Message edited by: N.Beltov ]


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posted 26 April 2006 06:51 AM      Profile for Geneva     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Habs have looked good in recent years, without ever getting to the final dance; I wish 'em well

(BTW, anyone see film The Rocket? great reviews from a friend who loved Beliveau)


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posted 26 April 2006 11:29 AM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa and Montreal are doing well. Bring the Cup home, where it belongs. We're willing to trade Harper and the entire Conservative cabinet for it.
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I had to laff at the Habs' Alex Kovalev comment to reporters after game one with the Hurricanes that he was wide open all night. He said it was as if they were in a practice instead of a game and that he had all kinds of room to maneuver. I think he was taunting the Canes to put more attention on him in the next game so as to create more scoring chances for the other Habs.

Carolina's goalie, Martin Gerber, apparently is
battling a stomach flu and lost 12 pounds of body fluid in game one. I think he should have advised the team that he wasn't fit to play. He was still shaky in game two and coughed up at least one soft goal of the three scored on him in the first period before being given the hook.


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posted 27 April 2006 12:02 AM      Profile for SavageInTheCity     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Anybody else think we are getting a All Canadian final?

Sens look strong in the east, and Edmonton is gelling at the right time.

So, If anybody actually watches CBC news anymore, i think itll be "pre-empted" by great hockey games for a while....


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posted 27 April 2006 12:08 AM      Profile for BleedingHeart   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The best thing about an Edmonton-Calgary final would be watching Gary Bettman's public suicide.

quote:
Originally posted by SavageInTheCity:
Anybody else think we are getting a All Canadian final?

Sens look strong in the east, and Edmonton is gelling at the right time.

So, If anybody actually watches CBC news anymore, i think itll be "pre-empted" by great hockey games for a while....



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posted 27 April 2006 12:18 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Fidel:
Carolina's goalie, Martin Gerber, apparently is battling a stomach flu and lost 12 pounds of body fluid in game one. I think he should have advised the team that he wasn't fit to play. He was still shaky in game two and coughed up at least one soft goal of the three scored on him in the first period before being given the hook.

That's some flu. It causes you to cough up soft goals.

I recall seeing some late season game highlights featuring Gerber letting in two goals from outside the blueline. Thus, I wasn't surprised to see how bad he was in the first game-and-a-half of this series. If Ward had started Game 2, Montreal likely never would have won.


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posted 27 April 2006 12:25 AM      Profile for SavageInTheCity     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ward put on a hell of a show tonight....Ill give him that

Huet did too...what did you want him to do on the last one....


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Any word on Saku Koivu ? He took a high stick to, I think, his left I eye from Williams. No penalty on the play. And then they lose in OT while short-handed.

ETA: And going by the the penalties called in game two, Koivu and the Habs were lucky Carolina wasn't handed a five on three by the refs for Saku's "delay of game."

Habs could've easily been up three games to zip. They were all over Carolina for two periods. Ward kept them in it this time.

[ 27 April 2006: Message edited by: Fidel ]


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posted 02 May 2006 12:34 AM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ottawa has eliminated the Stanley Cup champions from Tampa Bay. Edmonton has eliminated the President's Trophy champions, the Detroit Red Wings. Never mind an all-Canadian final, how about all-Canadian semi-finals? What's so very interesting about the results so far...is that, other than Calgary, the entire upper half of the teams from the Western Conference have been annihilated and sent home.

Mind you, I like this Edmonton team a lot. They've played with some real passion and their goaltending in Rolason is excellent. Peca, Pronger, Horkoff, Hemsky and of course Ryan Smyth are all playing well.


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posted 02 May 2006 12:44 AM      Profile for Jingles     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Could it be? A Battle of Alberta?!

Who can forget those epic battles of the 80's, especially The Goal.

I hated Edmonton in those days. Imagine, during the era of arguably the greatest team in hockey history, and never going to see them play despite being the hometown team. Sigh.


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posted 02 May 2006 12:53 AM      Profile for Reason   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'll talk hockey when my beloved Maple Leafs are contenders for the Cup.

Of course should they ever win the Cup, it is my understanding that this is one of the signs of the coming apocalypse, and hence would take out a very large loan to go out and live happily ever after for at least a couple of days.

Maybe the next couple of years will bring us good things. I just may start going to Leafs games again soon now that Quinn is gone.


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posted 02 May 2006 01:42 AM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Reason: I just may start going to Leafs games again soon now that Quinn is gone.

John Ferguson Jr. should have done the decent thing and fired himself. Then things might get better in T.O.


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quote:
Originally posted by N.Beltov:

John Ferguson Jr. should have done the decent thing and fired himself. Then things might get better in T.O.


Eh, the whole management/owner team needs to be shaken up/down/sideways...


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I think the Leafs basically have a good team. They just needed to tweak it here and there a little to coincide with the rule changes for the 05/06 season. And stop signing 40 year old goalies to expensive contracts with no trade clauses. So ya, trade Fergie jr too.
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quote:
Originally posted by Fidel:
I think the Leafs basically have a good team.

You're in the wrong thread. If you're going to post something like that, do it in the Jokes Thread.


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posted 02 May 2006 08:26 AM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What is the hocky uniform? Garters and stockings.

*ducks and runs*


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posted 02 May 2006 11:16 AM      Profile for Reason   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Scott Piatkowski:

You're in the wrong thread. If you're going to post something like that, do it in the Jokes Thread.




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posted 02 May 2006 12:54 PM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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If you're going to post something like that, do it in the Jokes Thread.

And where should I post these names Scott?

Marco Sturm, Brad Stuart and Wayne Primeau.

Every time I hear those names I can't help but laugh my ass off.


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quote:
Originally posted by Scott Piatkowski:

You're in the wrong thread. If you're going to post something like that, do it in the Jokes Thread.


They almost made the playoffs with that spurt near the end. They were playing really well. They pasted the Sabres 7-0 in their last meeting. They were big guys playing like a team with speed.

ETA: They need goaltending. Keep the core of the team. Ditch Quinn, Fergie and Eddie.

[ 02 May 2006: Message edited by: Fidel ]


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quote:
Originally posted by Fidel:

They almost made the playoffs with that spurt near the end. They were playing really well. They pasted the Sabres 7-0 in their last meeting. They were big guys playing like a team with speed.

ETA: They need goaltending. Keep the core of the team. Ditch Quinn, Fergie and Eddie.

[ 02 May 2006: Message edited by: Fidel ]


Me, I always said they lacked defence. The leafs have always had a good to excellent offensive... Which means exactly squat if the other guys are putting lots of shots on goal.


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The Leafs need a franchise player, which they keep pretending Mats Sundin is, and he isn't up to it. He's a terrific forward, but not someone who can make everyone around him better, the way true franchise players can.

Mats is A list, not A+. As long as the Leafs keep the silly policy of making Mats the highest paid skater on the team, they won't win anything.


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quote:
Originally posted by S1m0n:
The Leafs need a franchise player, which they keep pretending Mats Sundin is, and he isn't up to it. He's a terrific forward, but not someone who can make everyone around him better, the way true franchise players can.

Mats is A list, not A+. As long as the Leafs keep the silly policy of making Mats the highest paid skater on the team, they won't win anything.


I agree... His time has come and gone. Though, I can't help but to like the guy. Met him in person a couple of times. Much more friendly (at least IMO) the Dougie.

We all grow old, and Mats is getting old and slower.


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This thread needs rescuing - it's supposed to be about hockey after all.

Let's hope the Habs can pull themselves together - the last time they played Carolina it went almost the same. The Habs got demoralized early in the series and couldn't get back into it. This year their best player gets blinded without even a penalty call and they haven't been able to recover. Go Habs Go! Bring the cup north of the Mason-Dixon line!


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quote:
Originally posted by cynic:
This thread needs rescuing - it's supposed to be about hockey after all.

Let's hope the Habs can pull themselves together - the last time they played Carolina it went almost the same. The Habs got demoralized early in the series and couldn't get back into it. This year their best player gets blinded without even a penalty call and they haven't been able to recover. Go Habs Go! Bring the cup north of the Mason-Dixon line!



THERE IS NO HOCKEY BUT THE LEAFS!

/sob

If anyone needs me I will be crying in the corner.


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Another upset has been the Avalanche dumping the Stars in 5. It looks like Jose 'la passoire' Theodore found his game again.

Could there be a repeat of 1996 in the works?


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quote:
GreenNeck: Could there be a repeat of 1996 in the works?

Colorado has a few strong teams to beat, including the Sharks, strengthened with the (upcoming)Art Ross Trophy winner Joe Thornton, the Oilers, who just greased the President's Trophy winners, and the winner of the Calgary/Anaheim series. And then there's the east, with the powerhouse in Ottawa, the steamrolling Devils (Brodeur has a 1.00 GAA!!), and two other winners yet to be determined.


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quote:
Originally posted by Reason:
I'll talk hockey when my beloved Maple Leafs are contenders for the Cup.

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So we will never hear you talk hockey again? Bye-bye.

Thank god I was born a Montreal fan. Now that they have a new arena they can win the Cup again. They were holding off because they ran out of room to hang all the Stanley Cup banners.

Go flames Go, Go Flames Go...what, Calgary versus Montreal in the final...Go Habs Go...just can't help it, sorry. No matter how hard I try, when the puck is dropped my cells all rebel and I have to root for the Red, White and Blue.


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posted 02 May 2006 04:33 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Just as long as you remember that the Tricolour is not the Stars and Stripes.
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quote:
Originally posted by S1m0n:
Mats is A list, not A+. As long as the Leafs keep the silly policy of making Mats the highest paid skater on the team, they won't win anything.

Mats still scored over 30 goals on the season. He scored four against the Panthers and Leafs hammering 53 shots on McLennan in a game last month. Meanwhile, 40 something Ed Belfour posted a 3.29 GAA over 49 games on the season. Thank goodness for fiber hockey sticks snapping like twigs on point shots, or it could've been worse.

It's as plain as Belfour's multi-million dollar no-trade clause who they gotta dump.

Ditch Fergie, and put Eddie on Canada pension, he's done. Next year, he won't be able to stop a beach ball. Better get him one of those electric three-wheeler's and a seeing eye dog. And run a fluorescent Leafs flag up the back o' the thing with a built-in crash cart in case he can't catch his breath. Listen to me people, I can make the Leafs a contender, if only somebuddy'll listen to me. ha ha

[ 02 May 2006: Message edited by: Fidel ]


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I've heard all this about the Leafs since the early 70's. 'This is the year'... and HA! HA! At one time it was Sittler, Mcdonald and Salming...this is the year. They'd make the playoffs and Montreal would toy with them and blow them out in 4 games...next year, 'if only' HA! HA!

Not only haven't the Leafs won a cup in almost 40 years but they haven't even been in the finals. What did they finish 10th out 0f 16 teams in their league? A player or two away? HA! HA! Montreal has won 11 Cups since the Leafs last won AND those 11 cups were won with 4 different sets of players.

(Please ignore all the above comment. Shame on me. It's not classy to beat up on those who try hard but keep falling over their skate laces.)


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quote:
Originally posted by Sanityatlast:
I've heard all this about the Leafs since the early 70's. 'This is the year'... and HA! HA! At one time it was Sittler, Mcdonald and Salming...this is the year. They'd make the playoffs and Montreal would toy with them and blow them out in 4 games...next year, 'if only' HA! HA!

Not only haven't the Leafs won a cup in almost 40 years but they haven't even been in the finals. What did they finish 10th out 0f 16 teams in their league? A player or two away? HA! HA! Montreal has won 11 Cups since the Leafs last won AND those 11 cups were won with 4 different sets of players.

(Please ignore all the above comment. Shame on me. It's not classy to beat up on those who try hard but keep falling over their skate laces.)


/sob


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quote:
Originally posted by Jimmy Brogan:
And where should I post these names Scott?

Marco Sturm, Brad Stuart and Wayne Primeau.

Every time I hear those names I can't help but laugh my ass off.


Fair comment.

Sturm and Stuart are solid players (Stuart is representing Canada at the World Hockey Championships), but they don't exactly add up to Joe Thornton, do they? Primeau was a fourth liner and I doubt if he'll be with the team next year.

I've posted before that being a Bruins fan is a completely different kind of pain than being a Leafs fan. The Bruins are great at drafting and developing young players. Then, just when they're in their prime, they trade them away in a salary dump. The Leafs, on the other hand, look for players who are past their prime and leave their talenting young players in the AHL (or trade them for the likes of Owen Nolan).


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Truce Scott? Let's kick the Flames fans while they're down.

Paint The Red Mile a rather ugly shade of teal!

[ 04 May 2006: Message edited by: Jimmy Brogan ]


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damn, a few days ago it looked like there could be Ottawa-Montreal and Edmonton-Calgary ...

now, what? Ottawa-Buffalo (almost Canadian ) and Edmonton- Sharks/Ducks ??

oh well ...

[ 04 May 2006: Message edited by: Geneva ]


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Interesting that the top four teams made in the east while the bottom four teams made it in the west. Just easier pickings for New Jersey when they get to the finals, I guess.
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quote:
Originally posted by Sanityatlast:
I've heard all this about the Leafs since the early 70's. 'This is the year'... and HA! HA! At one time it was Sittler, Mcdonald and Salming...this is the year. They'd make the playoffs and Montreal would toy with them and blow them out in 4 games...next year, 'if only' HA! HA!

Let me be the first to say that next year is "The Year". I'm planning the parade already. I'm also going to buy all the available tin-foil for my homemade Stanley Cup. Leafs in 2007!


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Come the fall the leaves are always blown away. It's like being surprised by winter to root for the team from Toronto.

Anyway, I didn't want to simply taunt "Leaf" fans. Their incantations have a way of hypnotizing many. As I've noted already, as have others, the top four teams in the East are in as are the bottom four teams in the West. A rather odd result, eh?

I'm glad to see that Joe Thornton will get a chance to participate further in the playoffs. Also, noteworthy is that there are still three "sun belt" teams in the playoffs: Carolina (in Raleigh, N.C., I think), San Jose and Anaheim. No doubt the NHL brass would, secretly or not, like to see further participation of those teams. I'm very much looking forward to "New Jersey - whoever" in the next round; either Buffalo, with their great speed and coaching to match Jersey, or Ottawa with their devastating scoring punch. in the west I would like to see Edmonton go all the way but the odds are slim, probably. That would make an all-Canadian final unlikely. There is still a chance that the cup might come home since Ottawa has outstanding depth; this is no small consideration in the playoffs where attrition is a big factor in determining which teams "survive" to the fourth round.


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Whoops - I guess I could have talked about the Stanley Cup in this thread. But this seems like a place to talk more about hockey in general, so I'll put Rick Salutin's latest piece here.

quote:
In honour of the looming Stanley Cup final, I'd like to rebut the common charge that hockey inspires no great art or literature, as baseball is said to do. “Can you deal with this?” my editor asked, about a New York Times Book Review essay called In Search of the Great American Hockey Novel. It claimed boxing and even football do better.

Rick Salutin


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quote:
Originally posted by josh:
Interesting that the top four teams made in the east while the bottom four teams made it in the west.

The west is full of good teams.. the east, well... not so much. If the Leafs were playing in the west, their home stretch drive would have had them on the verge of finishing 14th in the conference, not 8th.

Sorry..couldn't resist.


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posted 05 August 2006 08:06 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I am, as we speak, watching game 6 of the 1967 Stanley Cup finals on APTN. It's about 11 minutes into the third period, 2 - 1 for Toronto!

I can't believe how exited I am. It's like I was back in my living room as a teenager. Sort of cool, because they're showing all the same intermission stuff and all the same commercials.

Watching a gentleman like Ward Cornell makes you realise what a knob Don Cherry is.

I have a good feeling about the leafs here. I'll keep people up to date.


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posted 05 August 2006 08:11 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ok, the Leafs just killed a 2 minute penalty to Jim Pappin. 6 minutes left. I'm getting all tingley!

Why do I feel like a Tim Horton's?


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posted 05 August 2006 08:13 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Wow, this is neat! Thanks for the heads up.
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posted 05 August 2006 08:17 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Not much time left. Gump Worsley's looking over at Toe Blake.

gonna pull him soon...


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posted 05 August 2006 08:19 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Wow, that Punch Imlach can sure get his moneys worth out of a stick of gum.
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posted 05 August 2006 08:19 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
55 seconds...

(Hey, was that recorded music I was just hearing being played there? For some reason I thought back then it was pretty much just organ music.)

[ 05 August 2006: Message edited by: Michelle ]


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posted 05 August 2006 08:24 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
WOOT! 47 seconds left and Armstrong scores on an empty net!!

I imagine Sawchuck is smiling, but ya can't really tell, can you.


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posted 05 August 2006 08:26 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No, you really can't. I thought it was my tv (because my cable doesn't always work wonderfully on all channels - landlord provides it), but no.

That was fun. Sigh. Well, maybe it'll be 40 years lucky.


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posted 05 August 2006 08:26 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
YEEEEEHAA! TORONTO WINS THE STANLEY CUP!


I think this is really the start of a great sports dynasty.


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posted 05 August 2006 08:28 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Haha!

Bettman could learn something from this nice, short and sweet presentation speech.

OMG, I love the ads!

[ 05 August 2006: Message edited by: Michelle ]


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posted 05 August 2006 08:32 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah. Clarence Campell was no blabbermouth. Congratulations, good game, here's yer cup.
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posted 05 August 2006 08:32 PM      Profile for RANGER     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ok you two! anything left in that Molson "Pleasure Pack"?
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posted 05 August 2006 08:36 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well I had all the "Big Ale for a Big Country" I think Michelle finished off the "Friendly Lager"

Was that Gordon Pinsent flogging a car?


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posted 05 August 2006 09:21 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Were there any Imperial Oil/Esso commercials with the slogan "Now, That's Performance"?
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posted 05 August 2006 09:31 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Didn't catch that, but your Imperial Esso Dealer is right..right..right..right with the times.

And dammit 'lance, that's important to know.


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posted 05 August 2006 09:35 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't guess I was watching Hockey Night in Canada in pre-expansion days -- probably started around 1969 or 1970. (At one time I actually had some California Golden Seals hockey cards -- or rather those stickers and sticker-collection books you could get at Esso stations).

But I do remember beer commercials -- for Labatt's 50, maybe? -- that went "For years now, every Saturday night, oldgoat and the boys have been getting together to babble, watch the game, and drink some 50."

OK, I'm paraphrasing a bit -- sometimes they were tinkering on some old car or some such -- but shurely you remember those, oldgoat?


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posted 05 August 2006 09:50 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I stopped watching hockey after expansion. In fact the above game is probably the last one I ever watched in entirety.

Molsons was the big sponsor in my day, along with Esso.


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posted 05 August 2006 09:56 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Maybe it was Molson Export, then. It was definitely on HNIC.

quote:
Originally posted by oldgoat:

Was that Gordon Pinsent flogging a car?


When I was living in Toronto you could see Bruno Gerussi on local TV, advertising a used-car lot. "Starting with six cars in 1950" he said (I'm paraphrasing again), the business "now stretches ten acres along the Danforth."


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posted 05 August 2006 10:47 PM      Profile for M. Spector   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Enjoooy yourself! Take five for 50 Ale."
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