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James Tanner
Arizona Coyotes
Joined: 12.21.2013

Aug 25 @ 12:47 PM ET
James Tanner: PLUS/MINUS: Hey It's Late August and We're Doing Our Best!!
shack67
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: NS
Joined: 07.05.2015

Aug 25 @ 1:08 PM ET
Leo Dicaprio was great in that movie.
Big plus to your Pierre McGuire bit.
James Tanner
Arizona Coyotes
Joined: 12.21.2013

Aug 25 @ 1:33 PM ET
Leo Dicaprio was great in that movie.
Big plus to your Pierre McGuire bit.

- shack67


Agree and Thankyou!
Dr Blob
Pittsburgh Penguins
Joined: 09.30.2018

Aug 25 @ 2:08 PM ET
Does everyone rag on Regis?? Does he have anyone besides NBCSN in his corner? Will he ever get a GMs job or has that boat sailed?
James Tanner
Arizona Coyotes
Joined: 12.21.2013

Aug 25 @ 2:13 PM ET
Does everyone rag on Regis?? Does he have anyone besides NBCSN in his corner? Will he ever get a GMs job or has that boat sailed?
- Dr Blob


I've don't get the reference or nickname, but assuming you're talking about Pierre McGuire, the reason everyone rips on him is because he's awful. You can't rule an NHL owner out of doing anything, but I would be extremely surprised if someone thought that McGuire was worth a shot as a GM - if he was given the job, he'd be one of the worst of all time.
Garnie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 11.30.2009

Aug 25 @ 3:01 PM ET
I think The Police would still be together if the drummer wasn’t such a weirdo.


Oh well, they put out a couple good tunes and made a bazillion.
Njuice
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 06.21.2013

Aug 25 @ 3:06 PM ET
Shapiro's decision to acquire Vladdy should win him the Baseball Nerd trophy for sure.
Njuice
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 06.21.2013

Aug 25 @ 3:13 PM ET
It is funny how you state that you no longer know anything about sports other than hockey and a few bullet points later you are talking poop as if you are the authority on all that is baseball.
James Tanner
Arizona Coyotes
Joined: 12.21.2013

Aug 25 @ 3:47 PM ET
It is funny how you state that you no longer know anything about sports other than hockey and a few bullet points later you are talking poop as if you are the authority on all that is baseball.
- Njuice


It is an amusing contradiction,and I don't know anything about the NBA or the NFL, but I still follow the Jays, and my point doesn't take a ton of knowledge to make anyways - the Jays have an awesome team, Marcus Stroman isn't an ace, and people are over-the-top in their hatred for a GM who seems to be doing exactly what a rebuilding team should do.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 25 @ 4:00 PM ET
It is an amusing contradiction,and I don't know anything about the NBA or the NFL, but I still follow the Jays, and my point doesn't take a ton of knowledge to make anyways - the Jays have an awesome team, Marcus Stroman isn't an ace, and people are over-the-top in their hatred for a GM who seems to be doing exactly what a rebuilding team should do.
- James_Tanner

It's amusing how you think 53 wins and 79 losses and 31.5 games out of first place is an awesome team.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 25 @ 4:04 PM ET
It is funny how you state that you no longer know anything about sports other than hockey and a few bullet points later you are talking poop as if you are the authority on all that is baseball.
- Njuice

Jays have an awesome team. It's 1993 again. World Series baby! #Repeat
dozerD10
Anaheim Ducks
Location: long beach, CA
Joined: 01.29.2014

Aug 25 @ 4:05 PM ET
For the 1st time ever you and I are in total agreement... Jackie Brown by far best QT movie.
farooge
Nashville Predators
Location: Nashville, TN
Joined: 08.25.2006

Aug 25 @ 4:33 PM ET
so is the title of your post (which I always enjoy reading, btw) intended for us or Ek?
Hunkulese
Calgary Flames
Location: QC
Joined: 09.30.2006

Aug 25 @ 6:16 PM ET
It's amusing how you think 53 wins and 79 losses and 31.5 games out of first place is an awesome team.
- gergeswillems


Shapiro and Atkins have done a great job putting together a solid core that should be a competitive team for a long time. The Jays have been awful for the last few years because of Anthopoulos. He decimated their minor league system trying to win and handed out a bunch of awful contracts. There's a reason he bolted when he had the chance. He knew the process to get back to any form of competitiveness was going to be long and painful.

Toronto fans for whatever reason can't seem to process that Toronto is not a destination city for MLB and NBA players. Toronto teams can't stay competitive like the New Yorks, Bostons, and LAs by just signing all the best free-agent talent. They have to build their teams, and Shapiro and Atkins have been doing a great job.
duxcup07
Joined: 07.10.2007

Aug 25 @ 6:21 PM ET
Dude, Sting was f'ing good, period. The Dream of the Blue Turtles is excellent and his vocal work on Gabriel's Message is incredible.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 25 @ 6:59 PM ET
Shapiro and Atkins have done a great job putting together a solid core that should be a competitive team for a long time. The Jays have been awful for the last few years because of Anthopoulos. He decimated their minor league system trying to win and handed out a bunch of awful contracts. There's a reason he bolted when he had the chance. He knew the process to get back to any form of competitiveness was going to be long and painful.

Toronto fans for whatever reason can't seem to process that Toronto is not a destination city for MLB and NBA players. Toronto teams can't stay competitive like the New Yorks, Bostons, and LAs by just signing all the best free-agent talent. They have to build their teams, and Shapiro and Atkins have been doing a great job.

- Hunkulese

The future looks good. Jays have some good young players to build around. However they are not an awesome team right now (as Yimmy said). Far from it. 53 wins and 80 losses. Nuff said.
WSCTeton17
Joined: 07.29.2013

Aug 25 @ 7:17 PM ET
Yeah idk about the Oilers. I don’t think it’s fair to rag on a coach who Seattle had pegged to get things in order; coaches deserve second chances too. This is assuming that they vet him properly through the interview process

Holland definitely had some bad moves in DET but they don’t appear done. Looks like they’re still in the market for a defender and once camp is over they’ll probably pick one up off waivers. He inherited some really bad contracts. I don’t think Sekera should’ve been bought out but he still have cap space to utilize because of it and he clearly won the Neal trade along and some of the signings like Jurco, Chiasson, Granlund and to a lesser extent Archibals are like lottery tickets which are fine
21peter
New York Rangers
Location: Overlooking the fjord
Joined: 11.18.2014

Aug 25 @ 7:21 PM ET
I think The Police would still be together if the drummer wasn’t such a weirdo.


Oh well, they put out a couple good tunes and made a bazillion.

- Garnie

Hopefully you said this 'Tanner style'.

Zezel
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Cap Valley Of Jehoshaphat, ON
Joined: 02.28.2011

Aug 25 @ 8:35 PM ET
Jackie Brown is amazing and underrated, but it's still hard to argue with Pulp Fiction. I'm a fan of all his movies though.
RafiDRW
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Bill Cosby’s Magic Wiener, TN
Joined: 04.16.2016

Aug 25 @ 8:58 PM ET
Jackie Brown is amazing and underrated, but it's still hard to argue with Pulp Fiction. I'm a fan of all his movies though.
- Zezel

Tarantino movies are great in that you can pick almost anyone as your favorite and people be like, “yeah, that was a good one!”
scottak
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: The flowing robes, the grace, bald ... striking!
Joined: 08.06.2010

Aug 25 @ 9:03 PM ET
PLUS: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Just for being a movie that wasn't sequel or a superhero movie, this gets points. I would have liked to know more about the era of the movie going in, and at three hours I was a little bored during some of the ten+ scenes, but I have also kept thinking about it since I saw it.



There has been more written about 1969 than any year since the end of WW2.

Vietnam, Apollo 11, Woodstock, the summer of love, the Manson family, hippies, etc.? Really, you didn’t know much about 1969? One of the most transformative years in history.

Try reading a book.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 25 @ 9:28 PM ET
PLUS: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Just for being a movie that wasn't sequel or a superhero movie, this gets points. I would have liked to know more about the era of the movie going in, and at three hours I was a little bored during some of the ten+ scenes, but I have also kept thinking about it since I saw it.



There has been more written about 1969 than any year since the end of WW2.

Vietnam, Apollo 11, Woodstock, the summer of love, the Manson family, hippies, etc.? Really, you didn’t know much about 1969? One of the most transformative years in history.

Try reading a book.

- scottak

Yimmy prefers eating pizza while watching Demolition Man.
Zezel
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Cap Valley Of Jehoshaphat, ON
Joined: 02.28.2011

Aug 25 @ 9:56 PM ET
Tarantino movies are great in that you can pick almost anyone as your favorite and people be like, “yeah, that was a good one!”
- RafiDRW


Yeah you can't really go wrong.
[email protected]
Edmonton Oilers
Joined: 08.25.2019

Aug 25 @ 9:59 PM ET
If your going to write about how great a current gm is and shiv the smart one who bolted for greener pastures you gotta get your facts straight. It was A.A who signed vladdy Jr....Now name 2 prospect that AA traded that are still in the major leagues without looking it up...stick to writing about hockey....next plus/minus you will be writing about Kessel and a hot dog problem
James Tanner
Arizona Coyotes
Joined: 12.21.2013

Aug 25 @ 10:19 PM ET
PLUS: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Just for being a movie that wasn't sequel or a superhero movie, this gets points. I would have liked to know more about the era of the movie going in, and at three hours I was a little bored during some of the ten+ scenes, but I have also kept thinking about it since I saw it.



There has been more written about 1969 than any year since the end of WW2.

Vietnam, Apollo 11, Woodstock, the summer of love, the Manson family, hippies, etc.? Really, you didn’t know much about 1969? One of the most transformative years in history.

Try reading a book.

- scottak


Specifically it would have helped to know about cowboy movies and shows, and TV for the time period as well as a little bit more about the cult stuff.
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