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#3770615 Random Hockey Observations

Posted digitalmonkey on 19 June 2018 - 09:24 AM

Dorion apparently has a policy of not wanting to trade within his division. It's a stupid policy.

#3770396 Vegas Golden Knights

Posted MapleLeafpoker on 12 June 2018 - 08:28 AM

Still thinking and smiling about being at game 5. I was really conflicted if it was worth all that money, but some good friends convinced me to do it, and frankly I had won the money in a hockey pool, so it was easier to justify.

Hours after this game, we all heard the news about Bourdain, and his books in many ways changed my life+my desires to reach for experiences in life.
As a good friend said to me last night, life is pretty much fcked 8 ways until Sunday. Find any happiness you can.

Life is way too short guys, the next time you have a decision like I had, just go for it. Enjoy it while you can!

#3770336 Vegas Golden Knights

Posted MapleLeafpoker on 08 June 2018 - 06:01 PM

View Postdigitalmonkey, on 07 June 2018 - 07:44 PM, said:

Arp, where were you when Alexander Ovechkin won his Stanley Cup?
Section 216, row E, seat 9
Then when Ovie and his father held the Cup together, I was 3/4 rows away from penalty box. Got a couple of shots. I had gone down with some Caps fans who had been sitting with me, so I joined the sea of red.

My friend was gambling at MGM when Ovie and his crew walked in with The Cup. He has a great video, unbelievable.

My other friends had a table at Hakkasan. They suddenly got lowered to a smaller table because the Caps and their friends and families took the best 8 tables in the club, and pretty much took it over with the Cup in tow. Lol.

Also, I cried at the end of that game. I was sitting with some serious diehard Vegas fans and suddenly some of them started to cry and you couldn't help but be sad for them. Two of them were survivors of the shooting in October, and you could just tell, this team was a big part of the healing process for these people. Also, the fans by and large were sooo classy. Lots of congrats and handshakes and hugs by fans.

So much more. I can't even imagine how this would feel if it was my team.

#3770288 Vegas Golden Knights

Posted MapleLeafpoker on 07 June 2018 - 06:40 PM

Well, this is the greatest hockey experience of my life...

#3770133 Vegas Golden Knights

Posted MapleLeafpoker on 01 June 2018 - 11:26 AM

Holy crap, I'm going to game 5. Of the Stanley Cup Finals. In Vegas.

What world am I living in?!?!?!?

#3770116 Game Of Thrones

Posted Theraflu on 31 May 2018 - 01:28 PM

You try reading Feast for Crows a third time. It's not fun.

#3770089 Game Of Thrones

Posted Theraflu on 30 May 2018 - 03:16 PM

Once the show passed the books, they really took ignoring pace to some special levels.

And somehow, George managed to go the other direction in pace, post-Red Wedding.

#3770016 Game Of Thrones

Posted BigDMcGee on 27 May 2018 - 01:19 PM

View PostFCP Bob, on 27 May 2018 - 11:03 AM, said:

I just watched the entire series again, I do it at least once a year.

I think the biggest problem as the series progresses is that the storytelling and pace of things get compacted unlike the first season.

Without spoiling anything for you though on the other hand from a technical standpoint it's keeps getting better and better. Some of the battle scenes that you haven't seen yet are truly great.

I agree with all of that. I think the Red Wedding is the peak of the show, from a story telling standpoint. I think it's a slow down hill turn in the quality of story telling after that. Not that it ever gets bad, and there are many great characters, iconic scenes, and as Bob said some truly incredibly, cinematic battle scenes. But I do think the story telling suffers from the pace, and the amount of balls they are trying to keep in the air at the same time.

#3769984 Vegas Golden Knights

Posted serge on 26 May 2018 - 09:21 AM

View PostFCP Bob, on 26 May 2018 - 05:37 AM, said:

long weekend in the US

I donít think Memorial Day weekend is that big of a reason. There is a huge game tonight in Oakland that will draw a lot of viewers.

Btw I will be at the game tonight. Iím a bit excited.

#3769946 The Trump Presidency Thread

Posted loogie on 25 May 2018 - 04:40 AM

View PostSuitedAces21, on 24 May 2018 - 06:10 PM, said:

i'm just so proud of you.

you're a proud boy

#3769377 My Card Collection

Posted Babying on 04 May 2018 - 10:03 AM

Expo weekend I said I will not buy anything

Well 1 hour into the show I buy a few cards and spent $1,500

#3769222 *****official Carolina Hurricanes Thread*****

Posted MapleLeafpoker on 01 May 2018 - 08:17 AM

Rick Dudley? He's still doing that hockey???

So Rick Dudley and Don Waddell.
Is this some kind of April Fool's on May 1?

#3768956 Off Off Topic: Cool Toronto People's Thread

Posted MapleLeafpoker on 25 April 2018 - 01:33 PM

View PostFCP Bob, on 25 April 2018 - 01:28 PM, said:

This isn't that far from me and I'll be working in this area Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday

Should I have a veal sandwich all 4 days or only 3 ?


Get Lasagna the other 2 days.
And def get the cannoli's.

My grandmother lives right there, and a couple of other family members. Been there a few times.
My wife was working in that area for a week, she started with lunches, and by Wed, she was bringing home dinner for all of us.

#3768595 Official Toronto Maple Leafs Thread

Posted Dubey on 16 April 2018 - 06:36 PM

Undefeated in Leafs playoff games baby! (0.3333W-0L)

#3768591 Official Toronto Maple Leafs Thread

Posted Dubey on 16 April 2018 - 04:05 PM

Well.. landed in TO, gonna try to make it to ACC for the third period