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Canadian teams aren't meant to be weak, they just end up that way, usually because of Canadian players who refuse to work in their home country.

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Just now, the admiral said:

Canadian teams aren't meant to be weak, they just end up that way, usually because of Canadian players who refuse to work in their home country.

I remember we went through this ad naseum at the very end of March(when that same guy was whining about it).

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Yeah, I remember, that's why I didn't put a great deal of effort into my post. I said it all before. There are clear structural inequalities that will forever affect Canadian teams, but I don't get all this crap about rigging Oilers games or a failure to murder Dave Andreychuk.


EDIT: actually went and read the rant this dude bothered Nick Kypreos with, and given the Canadianness of it all, was reminded of nothing so much as

 

The NHL boss, Gary Bettman, treats the league like it's a diner. To him, the 7 Canadian home clubs are forced to work the kitchen for the 23 U.S. clubs, who are the only customers the diner attracts.


 
The ones who work the kitchen are also forced to starve themselves in it, and aren't allowed to take anything out of there


 

 

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In retrospect, guy should have just framed his whole argument as the sketch.

 

"Bruce McCullough is the Maple Leafs. Mark McKinney is Gary Bettman. The Stanley Cup is the sausages. WHERE'S OUR SAUSAGES? I NEED MORE SAUSAGES. SAUSAGES ARE GOOD."

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Hey Admiral, I'd prefer that Andreychuk stayed alive to watch his team lose, to make him look like a schmuck. > = P

 

And Niners, you're back around, huh? Like scabies to someone who doesn't wear protection? > = P

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I'm glad I grew up watching Kids in the Hall. What sort of basic-cable time filler does America's youth get warped by today?

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You should've watched 'Rocko's Modern Life' and 'Animaniacs' instead, Admiral. You'dve learned more than by watching KITH, so you'd be not so dumb today. > = P

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5 hours ago, RaginRonic said:

RedRenesis, the rosters for Canada's NHL teams are meant to be purposefully weak compared to the ones for the U.S. teams. Using the NHL's current business model, it's going to take Canada's franchises 50-75 years to make up all that lost ground that the changes made to the league during Gary's reign has done to the teams here. I want that problem solved in no more than 7, the Canadian dollar be damned.

 

McCarthy, Gary did not want the 1st 8-seeded team to win the Cup to come out of Canada. In fact, it's likely that in 2004, the Lightning lost the games they lost on purpose to set the Flames, and the City of Calgary, up for humiliation in Game 7. Calgary's players should have injured Andreychuk out of that series in Game 1, and beat the s**t out of the Lightning that whole night, spilling Tampa Bay's blood everywhere, and ended their best players' seasons. That's what Canada's teams should do in the playoffs...play psychotically violent and bloody hockey, that mounts up the body count of the U.S. teams.

 

It's the only way I see a Canadian franchise winning the Cup again, because, to me, Gary, the 23 U.S. NHL clubs, and NBC only want to do one thing...:censored: Canada, and Rogers/CBC, for endless amounts of money that they should have no access to, and shouldn't be allowed to take action to go after. Leave our money alone.

 

> = (

 

 

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Here are the top Canadian unrestricted free agents of 2016, courtesy general-fanager:

 

Eric Staal

Steven Stamkos

Brian Campbell

Cam Ward

Shane Doan

Sam Gagner

Teddy Purcell

Dan Boyle

Dan Hamhuis

Andrew Ladd

Kris Versteeg

Willie Mitchell (this guy may retire)

Kyle Quincey

David Jones

David Perron

Troy Brouwer

Luke Schenn

Brad Richards

 

How many of those players will elect to sign with a team in Canada? I'll say Hamhuis and Brouwer may sign with Vancouver, and a lot of people seem to think Stamkos will be a Maple Leaf, but if you hopped in a time machine, came back, and told me a big fat zero of the aforementioned players went to one of the made-it-seven, I wouldn't bat an eye.

 

Also, how in tarnation was Teddy Purcell making as much as or more than like two-thirds of that list?

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On 6/14/2016 at 3:49 AM, RaginRonic said:

This is what I had to say to Nick Kypreos on FB(don't know if it made it onto his page or not, nor really care)...

 

'Hi Nick...1st time poster here.

 

Anyway, I've come up with a theory about the NHL, and it goes like this.

 

The NHL boss, Gary Bettman, treats the league like it's a diner. To him, the 7 Canadian home clubs are forced to work the kitchen for the 23 U.S. clubs, who are the only customers the diner attracts.

 

The ones who work the kitchen are also forced to starve themselves in it, and aren't allowed to take anything out of there.

 

They're also given no pay, and are forced to give up all of their trade secrets, and cannot use what they know for themselves at any time.

 

They're also not permitted to join the 'customers' out front for a bite of food.

 

What is the 'food', you ask? The Stanley Cup.

 

And that sucks a big fat one. That's called mistreatment and abuse...like the Canadian teams are forced to be treated like dogs...beaten and whipped into silence like the dogs at a greyhound track.

 

Why there's been no action tolerated to stop that crap, I'll never know.

 

It's a big reason why the NHL's pro-U.S. stance needs to die, and why those who are in the league who quietly defend it need to resign/retire.

 

The NHL is a one-man government, and that makes me think that Gary is the U.S. equivalent of Stephen Harper, who was also a one-man government.

 

And it all sucks, that Canada's punished by Gary like that for not being the U.S.

 

> = ('

 

And, frankly, it's all true.

 

On 6/14/2016 at 3:49 AM, RaginRonic said:

This is what I had to say to Nick Kypreos on FB(don't know if it made it onto his page or not, nor really care)...

 

'Hi Nick...1st time poster here.

 

Anyway, I've come up with a theory about the NHL, and it goes like this.

 

The NHL boss, Gary Bettman, treats the league like it's a diner. To him, the 7 Canadian home clubs are forced to work the kitchen for the 23 U.S. clubs, who are the only customers the diner attracts.

 

The ones who work the kitchen are also forced to starve themselves in it, and aren't allowed to take anything out of there.

 

They're also given no pay, and are forced to give up all of their trade secrets, and cannot use what they know for themselves at any time.

 

They're also not permitted to join the 'customers' out front for a bite of food.

 

What is the 'food', you ask? The Stanley Cup.

 

And that sucks a big fat one. That's called mistreatment and abuse...like the Canadian teams are forced to be treated like dogs...beaten and whipped into silence like the dogs at a greyhound track.

 

Why there's been no action tolerated to stop that crap, I'll never know.

 

It's a big reason why the NHL's pro-U.S. stance needs to die, and why those who are in the league who quietly defend it need to resign/retire.

 

The NHL is a one-man government, and that makes me think that Gary is the U.S. equivalent of Stephen Harper, who was also a one-man government.

 

And it all sucks, that Canada's punished by Gary like that for not being the U.S.

 

> = ('

 

And, frankly, it's all true.

 

13 hours ago, RaginRonic said:

RedRenesis, the rosters for Canada's NHL teams are meant to be purposefully weak compared to the ones for the U.S. teams. Using the NHL's current business model, it's going to take Canada's franchises 50-75 years to make up all that lost ground that the changes made to the league during Gary's reign has done to the teams here. I want that problem solved in no more than 7, the Canadian dollar be damned.

 

McCarthy, Gary did not want the 1st 8-seeded team to win the Cup to come out of Canada. In fact, it's likely that in 2004, the Lightning lost the games they lost on purpose to set the Flames, and the City of Calgary, up for humiliation in Game 7. Calgary's players should have injured Andreychuk out of that series in Game 1, and beat the s**t out of the Lightning that whole night, spilling Tampa Bay's blood everywhere, and ended their best players' seasons. That's what Canada's teams should do in the playoffs...play psychotically violent and bloody hockey, that mounts up the body count of the U.S. teams.

 

It's the only way I see a Canadian franchise winning the Cup again, because, to me, Gary, the 23 U.S. NHL clubs, and NBC only want to do one thing...:censored: Canada, and Rogers/CBC, for endless amounts of money that they should have no access to, and shouldn't be allowed to take action to go after. Leave our money alone.

 

> = (

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, the admiral said:

Here are the top Canadian unrestricted free agents of 2016, courtesy general-fanager:

 

 

I'm still not sold on Stamkos signing here.  It's not like Marner & Matthews are on the cusp of playoff greatness.  Steve would have to accept another 2-3 seasons of their development & he'd be on the other side of his prime.  
To that point, perhaps he signs a Babcock'ian contract & locks in for that long haul.

 

I'd love to see the Leafs sign Cam Ward.

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2 hours ago, RyanMcD29 said:

Did I walk into the HFBoards Bad Comment Aggregator Thread or what?

Are disorganized thoughts quietly roaring back?

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14 hours ago, RaginRonic said:

You should've watched 'Rocko's Modern Life' and 'Animaniacs' instead, Admiral. You'dve learned more than by watching KITH, so you'd be not so dumb today. > = P

 

"R-E-C-Y-C-L-E recycle

C-O-N-S-E-R-V-E conserve

don't you P-O-L-L-U-T-E pollute the river, sky, or sea

or else you're gonna get what you deserve"

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20 hours ago, RaginRonic said:

McCarthy, Gary did not want the 1st 8-seeded team to win the Cup to come out of Canada. In fact, it's likely that in 2004, the Lightning lost the games they lost on purpose to set the Flames, and the City of Calgary, up for humiliation in Game 7. Calgary's players should have injured Andreychuk out of that series in Game 1, and beat the s**t out of the Lightning that whole night, spilling Tampa Bay's blood everywhere, and ended their best players' seasons. That's what Canada's teams should do in the playoffs...play psychotically violent and bloody hockey, that mounts up the body count of the U.S. teams.

 

Haha... Hahaha... HAHA... HAHAHAHA... HAHAHAHAHA... HAAAAAAAAAAAA.... Haaaaaaaa.... haha... ha...

 

Get out.

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The believers will skate on the frozen blood of Dave Andreychuk

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9 hours ago, 2001mark said:

 

I'm still not sold on Stamkos signing here.  It's not like Marner & Matthews are on the cusp of playoff greatness.  Steve would have to accept another 2-3 seasons of their development & he'd be on the other side of his prime.  
To that point, perhaps he signs a Babcock'ian contract & locks in for that long haul.

 

I'd love to see the Leafs sign Cam Ward.

If Stamkos signs less than a 7 or 8 year deal, he's a moron. His blood clots could force him to retire prematurely, so he'll want to be paid for the longest amount of time.

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