Canadian Division (Canada Cup) Part V

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  1. 5 14 6 1 We are the 11.5%

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    Im saying the fact that Draisaitl wasn't mentioned. Just shows ignorance toward the team. How can you trust/publish someone's opinion that doesn't even know who won the major awards last year lol.
     
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    I never saw it, and considering half our fanbase thinks Andersen is garbage I wouldn’t be surprised if not many did.

    Um... It’s the Toronto Star, lol.

    You are overthinking it’s impact.
     
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    If that's the case then you get two very interesting matchups.
    Habs vs Leafs speaks for itself.

    Many would want a Battle of Alberta but when you look at Jets 1.0 history it is littered with heartbreak from those all time great Oiler teams.
    Edmonton currently has some super star players but no Grant Fuhr in net.
    And Winnipeg doesn't have the swiss cheese goaltending (in comparison) that those 80's teams had to go to war with.

    The Oilers would represent a HUGE risk reward.
    Conquer the demons of the past or fail and add to the legacy of horror between the two franchises.

    I think with teams playing this many games against each other that the records are more likely to be close to splits then the sweeps you might see in seasons if you only play 2 or 3 times.
     
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    They aren't really a major sports news source. If you're looking for hockey news in the daily paper you read the Sun.

    I can totally understand how that would bother you. An embarrassing error on their part.

    Oddly I can't seem to find that article. Any idea what date it was written?
     
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    It's since been updated, but it's here:
    Auston Matthews or Connor McDavid for Hart? Leafs, Oilers dominate the Power Rankings | The Star

    It is kind of hilarious that the preceding paragraph is: "Still, Oilers fans fear their players are overlooked."
     
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    Yeah... if the Flames keep playing the way they have they are unlikely to make the playoffs.

    1. Toronto
    2. Montreal
    3. Winnipeg
    4. Edmonton
    5. Vancouver
    6. Calgary
    7. Ottawa
     
  7. snipes How cold? I’m ice cold.

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    The ignorance that comes out Eastern Canada shouldn't shock me, yet here we are.

    Draisaitl literally swept the 3 major awards last year. Like how does the editorial board even allow that to pass through before making it publicly available? Talk about an embarrassment.
     
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    I think most Leaf fans know when the regular season ends it's a new season. Anything can happen. If we are healthy we are a slight favorites in Canada but we have too many question marks to get cocky.

    If we get to play the Habs in the first round and two western teams fight it out it will make for some great stories, though no offense the Battle of Alberta and the Leafs-Habs is probably what the networks want.

    Frankly I could live with beating the Habs and losing to Winnipeg. Oiler fans would just torture us if we lost to them so please be my guest and take them out for us. :)
     
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    :laugh: "Classic"
     
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    lmao a simple puck flip catalyzed this, Muzzin is amazing :laugh:
     
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    Most of us are intelligent enough to not blame the fan base for media issues. I would love to paint all Flames fans as idiots because of Eric Francis but I know that's not the case, they hate the guy as much as we do.
     
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    There is a lot of hockey to play yet and many people had statements about how "impossible" it is for XXXX to catch YYYY in the standings. Nuh, uh. Take Toronto and Winnipeg. Toronto has 30 points in 19 games (1st at .789), Winnipeg has 23 in 18 (2nd at .639). Toronto has 37 games remaining, Winnipeg has 38. Using baseball's "GBL" metric, Toronto leads by 3 games (3 in the win column, and 3 in the loss column).

    Here's where the maths comes in:

    If Winnipeg continues at .639, they get 72 points.

    If Toronto plays at a .567 clip (21-16), they too would finish with 72 points. That is not "falling off a cliff". In fact their current percentage would lead to 126 points in 80 games. I don't think they ever came close to that.

    In baseball terms, if one team led another by 3 games with 37 or 38 games remaining, and 8 games head-to-head, it would be considered a good pennant race.

    My advice is enjoy the games. Nobody has anything "clinched". Ottawa won't make the playoffs but everybody else is a streak away from glory, or disaster, depending on the type of streak.
     
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    Haha the Leafs and Habs could have prime Orr, Gretzky and Mario and the Sens would still play them tough, just the way it goes
     
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    Sorry but unless injuries force the issue I don't expect Samberg and Heinola to play with the Jets full time this season. They will play big time minutes with the Moose and get another offseason of training to get bigger and stronger. I do expect both to make the Jets full time next season. The Jets have been very good to not rush prospects into the NHL until they are ready for the show.
     
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    Ive read a lot of dumb things on this website but this takes the cake. The inability to understand results from a self-contained division is amazing
     
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    This thread is really quiet tonight
     
  18. DecadeofDarkness one of the 99.95%

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    where's all the Flames fans? gave up already?
     
  19. voxel Go Condors!

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    Toronto Star is the "legit" paper compared to the Toronto Sun (which still has bikini clad women). It's par for the course for Toronto media though... hockey doesn't exist outside of the Leafs :)
     
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    given up?

    We’ve played absolutely horrendously this season. We have terrible teams like Montreal and Edmonton ahead of us. We are in no way that far behind despite our disastrous start.

    we also have 9/36 games against Ottawa. We’re coming for you. Keep playing your best players 30 minutes a game and see how that turns out by the end of the season
     
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    After that tantrum by Matthew, there should have been meetings. If I'm a Flames player I watched that in embarrassment. What a laughable overreaction. Kid looks unstable.
     
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    if the "terrible" Oilers slapped around the Flames over the weekend, what does that make the Flames?
    you have the worst coach in the NHL lol....please never fire him Treliving
     
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    actually... the 7-1 loss the Flames heavily outchanced the Oilers. That was a game where clearly the flames were coming back to life. Just no bounces. A few bad decisions. Every shot you had went in the back of the net. You have a 2-1 series lead but as we’ve seen before you are already planning a parade through jasper ave (ewwww what a disgusting downtown)

    much like the game Vancouver lost 4-1 to Calgary. You could see the Nucks were coming out of a slump but sometimes things don’t go your way.
     
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    Samberg probably not, Heinola will be in the lineup come April, 100%.
     
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    Heinola got the winner for the Moose last night.
     
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