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#4477196 - 06/08/19 04:11 AM Toronto Raptors  
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So...how bout them Raptors ? I hope they win in Toronto. Toronto hasn't had Champion in a long time. 1994 for the World Series.
I know KraziKanuk..67 67. biggrin


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#4477233 - 06/08/19 04:23 PM Re: Toronto Raptors [Re: WangoTango]  
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The last year when the Stanley Cup actually meant something. Six teams....the best of the best biggrin biggrin


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#4477235 - 06/08/19 05:41 PM Re: Toronto Raptors [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Originally Posted by No105_Archie
The last year when the Stanley Cup actually meant something. Six teams....the best of the best biggrin biggrin

I like that.


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#4477258 - 06/09/19 12:33 AM Re: Toronto Raptors [Re: WangoTango]  
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Saw the game last night in a bar in San Francisco with some Canadian mates ... people quite friendly for the first quarter, last quarter not so much :P


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#4477267 - 06/09/19 02:23 AM Re: Toronto Raptors [Re: HeinKill]  
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Originally Posted by HeinKill
Saw the game last night in a bar in San Francisco with some Canadian mates ... people quite friendly for the first quarter, last quarter not so much :P

As in a little obnoxious ?


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#4477290 - 06/09/19 12:25 PM Re: Toronto Raptors [Re: WangoTango]  
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Originally Posted by WangoTango
So...how bout them Raptors ? I hope they win in Toronto. Toronto hasn't had Champion in a long time. 1994 for the World Series.
I know KraziKanuk..67 67. biggrin


The Argos won the Grey Cup in 2017.
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Originally Posted by No105_Archie
The last year when the Stanley Cup actually meant something. Six teams....


I would say it is much tougher to win now then in 67. Many more teams, much longer season, players are tougher and rougher in the game.
Much more of a grind than in the six team era.
Even players that played then say, the players today are better, faster and shot harder and more accurate then they did.
Also there was a lot less travelling in the six team area then the current era, Perhaps 2 games a week at max.....Now 3 to 4 games a week...which takes a toll...even in jet aircraft.
In the six team area you played in one time zones with the exception of Chicago..., Now you play in three...

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#4477303 - 06/09/19 02:15 PM Re: Toronto Raptors [Re: jack72]  
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Originally Posted by jack72
Originally Posted by WangoTango
So...how bout them Raptors ? I hope they win in Toronto. Toronto hasn't had Champion in a long time. 1994 for the World Series.
I know KraziKanuk..67 67. biggrin


The Argos won the Grey Cup in 2017.
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Originally Posted by No105_Archie
The last year when the Stanley Cup actually meant something. Six teams....


I would say it is much tougher to win now then in 67. Many more teams, much longer season, players are tougher and rougher in the game.
Much more of a grind than in the six team era.
Even players that played then say, the players today are better, faster and shot harder and more accurate then they did.
Also there was a lot less travelling in the six team area then the current era, Perhaps 2 games a week at max.....Now 3 to 4 games a week...which takes a toll...even in jet aircraft.
In the six team area you played in one time zones with the exception of Chicago..., Now you play in three...


I'm pretty sure Archie was being facetious.


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#4477317 - 06/09/19 05:57 PM Re: Toronto Raptors [Re: jack72]  
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Originally Posted by jack72

In the six team area you played in one time zones with the exception of Chicago..., Now you play in three...

4 time zones
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#4477318 - 06/09/19 06:12 PM Re: Toronto Raptors [Re: WangoTango]  
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Of course it's hard to win now. There are 31 freaking teams, only 1 wins per year.
Bettman's watered down, salary capped, parity league.
Personally, I think the 20 team league was the best. Pre cap, pre pussification.

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#4477342 - 06/09/19 09:39 PM Re: Toronto Raptors [Re: WangoTango]  
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I think people tend to love the era in which they were young and everything was more fun. My Dad loved the 1950's Red Wings with Howe, Lindsay,, etc.. Even though I did enjoy the Red Wings success's of 97,98,02,and 08, I loved the late 80's and early, 90's era of Bure, Mogilny, and Selanne. I remember when people went to games to watch the games, not to be part of a social media picture day or to be seen in the expensive seats (status signaling). I remember in the eighties you didn't really bring your wife/girlfriend to the Blackhawks or Leafs games because it was just too #%&*$# rowdy in the stands. You certainly didn't take the kids. It's different now for sure, but it's somebody else's time.


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#4477629 - 06/11/19 04:29 PM Re: Toronto Raptors [Re: WangoTango]  
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Raptors lose 105-106. Ouch. 8/32 FG attempts killed them.
Some low life fans cheered when Kevin Durant went down with a torn Achilles tendon.
Way to fire up the Champion Warriors dumb asses.
Now they go back to Oakland for game 6.

So close to the Championship. I can see this going 7 games now.


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#4478117 - 06/14/19 04:45 PM Re: Toronto Raptors [Re: WangoTango]  
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Well they did it. Toronto Raptors are NBA Champs. Too bad they did not win at home though. And talk about anti climactic, they dragged out the last 0.9 seconds for about 4 minutes. Talk about a buzz kill.


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#4478159 - 06/14/19 08:50 PM Re: Toronto Raptors [Re: WangoTango]  
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Great to see Toronto win the series

Ya the end of the game dragged on a bit last night smile



#4478179 - 06/14/19 11:56 PM Re: Toronto Raptors [Re: WangoTango]  
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Unless it's the Celtics or Lakers playing in the Finals it is a snooze fest. neaner biggrin


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#4478242 - 06/15/19 03:07 PM Re: Toronto Raptors [Re: wheelsup_cavu]  
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Originally Posted by wheelsup_cavu
Unless it's the Celtics or Lakers playing in the Finals it is a snooze fest. neaner biggrin


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