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    NHL 2019-20 #1: Where Toronto Plans To Win Without Playing Defense.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Toronto's games ended up by a score of 7-5 most of the year.

    Meanwhile, in Detroit, help us Stevie Y, you're our only hope!
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    Re: NHL 2019-20 #1: Where Toronto Plans To Win Without Playing Defense.

    And I have to wonder how short Blashill's leash is.
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    Re: NHL 2019-20 #1: Where Toronto Plans To Win Without Playing Defense.

    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if Toronto's games ended up by a score of 7-5 most of the year.
    a.k.a, Isles 17-18.

    Works great until the playoffs.
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    Re: NHL 2019-20 #1: Where Toronto Plans To Win Without Playing Defense.

    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    And I have to wonder how short Blashill's leash is.
    I guarantee you the LGW.com forum is breathlessly wondering why Stevie hasn't fired him yet.
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    Re: NHL 2019-20 #1: Where Toronto Plans To Win Without Playing Defense.

    What do Sylvain Turgeon, Pat LaFontaine, Steve Yzerman, Tom Barasso, John MacLean, Russ Courtnall, Cam Neely and Dave Gagner have in common?



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    Re: NHL 2019-20 #1: Where Toronto Plans To Win Without Playing Defense.

    They're breaking ground for the Belmont Colosseum today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    They're breaking ground for the Belmont Colosseum today.
    What's your guess: forgotten nuclear dump site or Indian burial ground?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    What's your guess: forgotten nuclear dump site or Indian burial ground?
    The latter. More headlines for Cuomo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    The latter. More headlines for Cuomo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    I guarantee you the LGW.com forum is breathlessly wondering why Stevie hasn't fired him yet.
    Hence why I never go there! I'm sure it's a wretched hive of scum and villainy.
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    Re: NHL 2019-20 #1: Where Toronto Plans To Win Without Playing Defense.

    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    Hence why I never go there! I'm sure it's a wretched hive of scum and villainy.
    They're probably also wondering why Stevie hasn't traded Howard yet, as that is their usual offseason debate.
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    They're probably also wondering why Stevie hasn't traded Howard yet, as that is their usual offseason debate.
    No one visits LGW for anything useful?
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    Re: NHL 2019-20 #1: Where Toronto Plans To Win Without Playing Defense.

    Seattle hires Cammi Granato as a scout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonofSouthie View Post
    Seattle hires Cammi Granato as a scout.
    About time someone hired the best Granato to play hockey. Tired of her brothers continually getting hockey jobs just because they share her last name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    About time someone hired the best Granato to play hockey. Tired of her brothers continually getting hockey jobs just because they share her last name.
    They're both as-sholes, but they're both talented.
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    @TonyMarinaro Just been told that Guy Lafleur went to get his heart checked this morning. DR told him he needs to have Quadruple Bypass Surgery. The surgery is scheduled for tomorrow. Best of luck to my childhood idol. #TheFlower #Habs #TSN690 https://t.co/Ghqqr2MINb

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    Re: NHL 2019-20 #1: Where Toronto Plans To Win Without Playing Defense.

    I saw something I thought strange the other night. I was in Iowa with some friends and we were at one of their new sports books. I was looking at the "futures" bets for the NHL. I might not be entirely accurate on the exact odds, but the peculiarity I have right.

    Colorado was +2000 (basically, 20 to 1) to win the Cup, while St. Louis was +1800 to win the cup. But then, if you looked at the futures bets to win the Western Conference, Colorado was +550 (5.5 to 1) while St. Louis was +650.

    In other words, St. Louis was more favored than Colorado to win the Cup but Colorado was more favored than St. Louis to win the Western Conference.

    In the east there was a similar oddity, that I think involved Philadelphia.

    None of us who were there could figure it out, and the people at the sports book barely knew what the +2000 meant, so they were of no help. One of my friends speculated that maybe there was a big bet on Colorado to win the Cup, so therefore they lowered their odds on that bet to attract less money on them. Another friend guessed "typo" which given the fact that we were in Iowa seems about right, but the desk confirmed the odds. It doesn't have anything to do with the divisions they are in, since they're in the same division. It really has me puzzled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJHovey View Post
    which given the fact that we were in Iowa seems about right
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    Re: NHL 2019-20 #1: Where Toronto Plans To Win Without Playing Defense.

    You always have to remember that sports odds are designed to attract equal money on both sides. They aren't exact predictions of the likelihood of an outcome in real life.

    St Louis being the reigning champs may have a fair amount of money on them since they won the Cup. These bets are probably small money, but possibly numerous. Causal bettors are more likely to make a Cup bet over a Conference bet, so that could account for the flip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceBoarder View Post
    You always have to remember that sports odds are designed to attract equal money on both sides. They aren't exact predictions of the likelihood of an outcome in real life.
    I wonder if you could make a tidy living just betting against teams with delusional fanbases: Notre Dame, USC, Michigan; the Cowboys and Redskins; the Leafs and Rangers; the Knicks. Homer Arbitrage.
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