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#81 MapleLeafpoker

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:18 PM

View PostFenxis, on 03 September 2013 - 01:15 PM, said:

I haven't eaten at a Taco Bell in 5-10 years...

For me its been over 10 years, so, I win.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:20 PM

View PostLadyGrey, on 03 September 2013 - 01:09 PM, said:

Hi internet hockey men from Canada. Can I ask you a question?

I'm heading to Canada in a few weeks to do a little travelling (Quebec City - Montreal - Ottawa - Toronto). I'd like to see a hockey game while I'm over there. Maple Leafs is too expensive for my taste, but I have options to see Mont. Canadiens vs. Ott. Senators (in Ottawa) or Mont. Canadiens vs NJ Devils (in Montreal). Can anyone recommend which game would be better to watch, and whether it matters where my seats are?

Thank you in advance if anyone gives me advice.

Unrelated note: I'm going to a Bluejays game when I'm in Toronto. Went for the grand slam combo, hope it's worth it.

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Better to see a game in Montreal. More history, tradition there.
Seats wont matter too much, but if at all possible go for centre ice line, and try to be closer.

I dont know what the grand slam combo is, but sounds like pancakes and I love pancakes.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:22 PM

View PostLadyGrey, on 03 September 2013 - 01:09 PM, said:

I'm heading to Canada in a few weeks to do a little travelling (Quebec City - Montreal - Ottawa - Toronto). I'd like to see a hockey game while I'm over there. Maple Leafs is too expensive for my taste, but I have options to see Mont. Canadiens vs. Ott. Senators (in Ottawa) or Mont. Canadiens vs NJ Devils (in Montreal). Can anyone recommend which game would be better to watch, and whether it matters where my seats are?

If you can swing it probably Montreal. The arena is a lot easier for a tourist to get to (downtown on the metro) and it will be more of a 'hometown' crowd. Could be a snoozer of a game versus NJ but Montrealers know how to cheer for a winner. As an added bonus the habs will have some 45 minute ceremony honouring <something> before the game so you will get two shows for the price of one.

Ottawa/Montreal should be a dynamite game if the emotion of the playoffs carries over. Avoid the coca-cola zone (kids get bored an try and get the wave going the 2nd half of the game) but seats are pretty much all good. Middle ice 200s is probably the best bang for buck.
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:36 PM

View PostFenxis, on 03 September 2013 - 01:15 PM, said:



I haven't eaten at a Taco Bell in 5-10 years...
I am not a big fan of Doritos. Actual hate the chips but the kids like it. I tried it and still not a big fan. I do however love Taco Bell.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:40 PM

View PostLadyGrey, on 03 September 2013 - 01:09 PM, said:

Hi internet hockey men from Canada. Can I ask you a question?

I'm heading to Canada in a few weeks to do a little travelling (Quebec City - Montreal - Ottawa - Toronto). I'd like to see a hockey game while I'm over there. Maple Leafs is too expensive for my taste, but I have options to see Mont. Canadiens vs. Ott. Senators (in Ottawa) or Mont. Canadiens vs NJ Devils (in Montreal). Can anyone recommend which game would be better to watch, and whether it matters where my seats are?

Thank you in advance if anyone gives me advice.

Unrelated note: I'm going to a Bluejays game when I'm in Toronto. Went for the grand slam combo, hope it's worth it.
definitely Montreal. I was at the bell centre for a leafs/Canadians game and the game was in Toronto. The bar in the bell centre was still rocking. It is also right downtown so that is good. I do think pricing might be on par with leafs games however. Nosebleeds can be had for $100 per seat depending on the game in Toronto.

Also not sure what the grand slam is. Never heard of it

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:46 PM

I found the DLT's wildly mediocre. The shells shouldn't be as chewy as they always seem to be.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:52 PM

The 'grand slam combo' means you pay extra and you get unlimited hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts, soft drink and apples. Yes, apples. I don't think they do it very often, but I read about it on a few blogs and it sounded good to me. I love ballpark food.

Thanks for the insight guys, sounds like Montreal is a winner if I can get affordable tickets. I looked on stubhub earlier and it seemed cheaper than the Leafs but now I am doubting my research...
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:56 PM

View Postajs510, on 03 September 2013 - 01:46 PM, said:

I found the DLT's wildly mediocre. The shells shouldn't be as chewy as they always seem to be.
. I was in a Taco Bell/KFC today. First thing to came to my head was the Doritos and Zach. I however just got the townie special instead

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:58 PM

What is a townie special?


I wish our local KFC wasn't gross but it is. Chicken coating is always soggy with grease, even extra crispy.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 02:04 PM

KFC is just nasty now, I had to stop eating there because it never fails to make me sick as a dog. Massive heartburn to a "scorched esophagus" degree, and the serious 11 Herbs and Spices shits. Popeye's chicken is still digestible, thankfully. I eat there maybe three times a year though.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 02:08 PM

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I haven't eaten at a Taco Bell in 5-10 years...

What does that have to do with being out of the loop on pop culture?
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 02:10 PM

View PostLadyGrey, on 03 September 2013 - 01:09 PM, said:

Hi internet hockey men from Canada. Can I ask you a question?

I'm heading to Canada in a few weeks to do a little travelling (Quebec City - Montreal - Ottawa - Toronto). I'd like to see a hockey game while I'm over there. Maple Leafs is too expensive for my taste, but I have options to see Mont. Canadiens vs. Ott. Senators (in Ottawa) or Mont. Canadiens vs NJ Devils (in Montreal). Can anyone recommend which game would be better to watch, and whether it matters where my seats are?

Thank you in advance if anyone gives me advice.

Unrelated note: I'm going to a Bluejays game when I'm in Toronto. Went for the grand slam combo, hope it's worth it.

All of those hockey games will be tough tickets to get

You can get Habs tickets if you spend a day on your computer when they go on sale. They only sell two tickets per customer (credit card) all season.

Sens are usually easy, but Habs games just end up with more Habs fans and they jack the price a little.

I guess you wouldn't have an issue with secondary market tickets in MTL.
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:18 PM

Grand Slam Combo http://toronto.bluej..._slam_combo.jsp

When are you in Canada since if you are going to a Jays game that means September which means Pre-Season hockey so the tickets will be a lot easier and cheaper to get.
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:21 PM

View Postajs510, on 03 September 2013 - 02:04 PM, said:

KFC is just nasty now, I had to stop eating there because it never fails to make me sick as a dog. Massive heartburn to a "scorched esophagus" degree, and the serious 11 Herbs and Spices shits. Popeye's chicken is still digestible, thankfully. I eat there maybe three times a year though.

you don't like the new mushroom rice or KFC Borsch ?

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:23 PM

and don't forget KFC for breakfast

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:25 PM

View PostiBeaver, on 03 September 2013 - 01:58 PM, said:

What is a townie special?


I wish our local KFC wasn't gross but it is. Chicken coating is always soggy with grease, even extra crispy.
I misspelled it. It is twonie special. On Tuesday KFC sells 2 piece dark meat plus fries for $2.49. It use to be $1.99 that is why twonie special came from

Also while I was there, a kid in front of me kept bugging his friends for money so he can eat. He kept saying he was straving and did not have breakfast. There must have been 6 kids in total. All of them said no. So he stood behind them looking dejected. All the time I kept thinking it is the first day of school and the kid did not have breakfast or lunch? So I step in and paid for lunch for the kid. All the time he kept calling me sir and saying thank you. I was like don't bug me kid and just eat.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:41 PM

Toonie.
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:54 PM

View PostZach6668, on 03 September 2013 - 03:41 PM, said:

Toonie.
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:12 PM

View PostLadyGrey, on 03 September 2013 - 01:52 PM, said:

The 'grand slam combo' means you pay extra and you get unlimited hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts, soft drink and apples. Yes, apples. I don't think they do it very often, but I read about it on a few blogs and it sounded good to me. I love ballpark food.

Thanks for the insight guys, sounds like Montreal is a winner if I can get affordable tickets. I looked on stubhub earlier and it seemed cheaper than the Leafs but now I am doubting my research...

Are you from London England?

Welcome to our country. The Jays game will be fun.

If its a preseason hockey game seats will be easier to get.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:38 PM

View Postserge, on 03 September 2013 - 04:12 PM, said:

Are you from London England?

Welcome to our country. The Jays game will be fun.

If its a preseason hockey game seats will be easier to get.
Thanks, yes I am from London, England. Once a Canadian friend of mine told me she was going to London and I got all excited that we could hang out. That's how I learned about London, Ontario.

I already got my ticket for the Jays game yesterday, I could have gotten it super cheap but I wanted all that food. I also want to buy a Bluejays shirt while I'm out there but I read that it's much cheaper to get one in Target so I guess I'll have to try to get to one on public transport. Looks like it'll be 2 buses, 1 hour to get there from my hostel, damn it.

The hockey game will be pre-season if I get a ticket, because I'm in Canada from Sep 16 - Oct 4. Bummed to have missed out on basketball season as I was going to try to catch a Raptors game and get all the sports in.
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