• Jeremy Ian

    I think the leafs are doing steve a favour atm. If they keep losing for now – steve will not have to buy tickets. If they start winning and make it deep into the playoffs – steve will sell his house and adam’s to go to a series in the finals with the leafs.

    I look at it that way, but then again, I am a hopeless leaf fan 🙁

  • Meathead25

    France alone at 640,679 km can fit quite snugly into Northern Ontario. Manitoba’s bigger than France too.

    Area of Texas vs Ontario
    Texas = 696,241 km
    Ontario = 1,076,395 km

    And Manitoba is almost as big as Texas at 647,797 km. Plus Manitoba’s got polar bears.

  • Jeremy Ian

    Canucks are middle of the pack in G/GP

    3rd lowest in the league?

    Even if you’re saying goals scored, they are on average 3 games less played than most of the league.

  • Meathead25

    Please don’t quit the LFR vids, Steve. I know it’s hard right now, and it’s been hard for the past 7 season as well, but they are a bright spot after Leafs games, and you really know your stuff.

    I’ve introduced many friends to you through your “Fish” video…

  • MacTwoTimes

    Don’t quit doing the LFRs Steve. I’ve been a Leaf fan since infancy and believe me when I say that we’re all going through the same struggle here. Your videos truly are an escape for the die-hard Leaf fan and to stop making them would crush the hearts of so many in this city.

    We will rise again when we draft Conny McDaveman!

  • MacTwoTimes

    The term “scorched earth,” is a translation of Chinese phrase jiāotŭ (zhèngcè), with the earliest use in English traced to 1937:

    1937 C. McDonald in Times 6 Dec. 12/2 The populace..are still disturbed, in spite of official denials, by wild rumours of a ‘scorched earth policy’ of burning the city before the Japanese enter….

    The phrase “scorched earth” was common in newspapers going back at least to the mid 1800s. It was usually associated with drought, such as “sun-scorched earth,” a phrase that appears several times.

    The first use in military reporting may be in 1917, which described a WW I battlefield as “scorched earth.” Eau Claire [WI] Leader, September 23, 1917.

    The tactic itself is very old and probably precedes written records. In about 512 BC, the Scythians used scorched earth methods against King Darius the Great of Persia, destroying food supplies and poisoning wells. As a result, Darius the Great was forced to concede defeat. A large number of his troops died from starvation and dehydration.

    It was most famously used by Joseph Stalin against the German Army in the Second World War.