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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby rats19 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:13 pm

It's only natural, if all the media was out of van....adnauseum
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby herb » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:24 pm

It's not so much that TSN is pro Leaves, it's that everytime you turn on that channel is "Leafs, Leafs, Leafs!". How does this or that impact the Leafs? What is Dave Nonis doing today? Which Leaf is injured and which players are healthy scratches today?

When they show NHL highlights, for most games they just show the highlights and move on, but every day, even when they are not playing, there are numerous clips with interviews of Leafs' players, management and analysis of how the team is doing on this particular day. You don't see the same coverage for any other sports team on TSN.

They're the most popular team in Canada, and I'm sure TSN is just catering to their audience so...whatever. You'd have to be deaf and blind to not see that the Leafs get far more coverage than every other team.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby BigTuna » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:38 pm

herb wrote:It's not so much that TSN is pro Leaves, it's that everytime you turn on that channel is "Leafs, Leafs, Leafs!". How does this or that impact the Leafs? What is Dave Nonis doing today? Which Leaf is injured and which players are healthy scratches today?

When they show NHL highlights, for most games they just show the highlights and move on, but every day, even when they are not playing, there are numerous clips with interviews of Leafs' players, management and analysis of how the team is doing on this particular day. You don't see the same coverage for any other sports team on TSN.

They're the most popular team in Canada, and I'm sure TSN is just catering to their audience so...whatever. You'd have to be deaf and blind to not see that the Leafs get far more coverage than every other team.


But more coverage doesn't equal bias. That's what people don't get. The Leafs are the biggest ratings draw fore the networks.

The Leafs get mocked and laughed at by TSN a lot. Vancouver making the playoffs is a yawner to talk about. TSN called them major cup contenders before the season started. The Leafs are a big surprise, so it's a big story to say they're headed for the playoffs.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby BigTuna » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:44 pm

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BigTuna wrote:LOL@ you guys thinking TSn is so pro Leafs. They rip on the Leafs more than any Canadian team. And the Leafs are a lock now BTW.

you're funny


they rip on the leaves more than any other team because they focus on the leaves more than any other team. Even when they do pay attention to another canadian team its only in relation to how it affects the leaves and there puke fans....




Well they sure don't praise them more than any team.

Before the season started, the topic on TSn was which Canadian teams will make the playoffs. Everyone said no chance for the Leafs, except Darren Pang, who was then mocked by the rest of the panel.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby ukcanuck » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:46 pm

rats19 wrote:It's only natural, if all the media was out of van....adnauseum

Yeah they are naturally biased...
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby BigTuna » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:48 pm

I travel a lot, and I think the Toronto media is the least biased of the 7 teams in Canada. Even Montreal's media has softened a lot. Ottawa's media is just a joke the rim jobs they give to the Sens over everything.

The truth is, most people outside of Toronto know little about our media.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby ukcanuck » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:32 pm

BigTuna wrote:I travel a lot, and I think the Toronto media is the least biased of the 7 teams in Canada. Even Montreal's media has softened a lot. Ottawa's media is just a joke the rim jobs they give to the Sens over everything.

The truth is, most people outside of Toronto know little about our media.

Moron, the TSN, CBC are supposed to be the "national" media.
Of course the local media are going to be homers.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Diehard1 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:01 pm

BigTuna wrote:I travel a lot, and I think the Toronto media is the least biased of the 7 teams in Canada. Even Montreal's media has softened a lot. Ottawa's media is just a joke the rim jobs they give to the Sens over everything.

The truth is, most people outside of Toronto know little about our media.


I've lived in Toronto for 12 years now, and if you can't see the rimjobs the media here give the Leafs you are blind and deaf. TSN and CBC absolutely cater to the Leafs - Cherry refers to 'us' when he's talking about the Leafs for instance, and Ron Maclean is as big a Leaf fan as there is (I know this well because he plays on my hockey team).

That said - the only team to consistently beat the Leafs in ratings at any time in Canadian TV history have been the Canucks for the past 5 years or so. Te Lafs are a huge draw and yes, it's true that most of their fans are complete morons but you could say the same for many if not most Nuck fans.

To say there isn't a bias though - that's just asinine.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Arachnid » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:40 pm

BigTuna wrote:I travel a lot, and I think the Toronto media is the least biased of the 7 teams in Canada. Even Montreal's media has softened a lot. Ottawa's media is just a joke the rim jobs they give to the Sens over everything.

The truth is, most people outside of Toronto know little about our media.


Bull fucking shit. I been here since 1983 and this city is the shitiest biased media ever. Every year the Leafs are going to win the Cup...blah fucking blah...I don't even listen to the local media and I still hear about (because their fans repeat the same crap as the media).
You want the truth, you want the truth? You CAN handle the truth!
The media is what kept Toronto so shitty for so long. They believed their own hype. The fans believed that just making the playoffs was good engough when in reality they (the media)should have been saying suck suck suck for 5 years and draft draft draft for the future butt nooooooo they gotta be Canada's team!. :lol: Fuck them and the child molesting demon curse from Ballards MLG...

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Hockey Widow » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:05 pm

From the NHL.com:

Marchand left the game and didn't return after getting elbowed in the head by Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov with 4:49 left in the second period. He needed help off the ice from Andrew Ference and Jaromir Jagr and headed straight for the dressing room.

Now normally I don't like to see players get hurt but well, its scum bag and if you catch the replay I can't help but think he embellished, he did take a nasty elbow but I'll believe he is really hurt when he misses a few games.

Volchenkov laid a nasty and he will gets suspended a few games for that one, but, well, it was scum bag.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Tanti09 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:31 pm

Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. :twisted:
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Todd Bersnoozi » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:29 am

Beauty hit! Volchenkov for the Norris! Gillis, go out and trade for this guy and then give him a $25 million contract! :lol:


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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby BigTuna » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:30 am

Arachnid wrote:
BigTuna wrote:I travel a lot, and I think the Toronto media is the least biased of the 7 teams in Canada. Even Montreal's media has softened a lot. Ottawa's media is just a joke the rim jobs they give to the Sens over everything.

The truth is, most people outside of Toronto know little about our media.


Bull fucking shit. I been here since 1983 and this city is the shitiest biased media ever. Every year the Leafs are going to win the Cup...blah fucking blah...I don't even listen to the local media and I still hear about (because their fans repeat the same crap as the media).
You want the truth, you want the truth? You CAN handle the truth!
The media is what kept Toronto so shitty for so long. They believed their own hype. The fans believed that just making the playoffs was good engough when in reality they (the media)should have been saying suck suck suck for 5 years and draft draft draft for the future butt nooooooo they gotta be Canada's team!. :lol: Fuck them and the child molesting demon curse from Ballards MLG...

*pees on tunas head*

Ahhhhh I feel better now 8-)



You've got to be kidding me! Show me one piece of evidence anyone in the Toronto media picked the Leafs to win the cup ever. They don't even pick them to ever make the playoffs. The bullshit is coming from you my friend.

All the Toronto media does is crap on the Leafs 24/7. You don't apparently listen to the media in your own city.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby BigTuna » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:33 am

Diehard1 wrote:
BigTuna wrote:I travel a lot, and I think the Toronto media is the least biased of the 7 teams in Canada. Even Montreal's media has softened a lot. Ottawa's media is just a joke the rim jobs they give to the Sens over everything.

The truth is, most people outside of Toronto know little about our media.


I've lived in Toronto for 12 years now, and if you can't see the rimjobs the media here give the Leafs you are blind and deaf. TSN and CBC absolutely cater to the Leafs - Cherry refers to 'us' when he's talking about the Leafs for instance, and Ron Maclean is as big a Leaf fan as there is (I know this well because he plays on my hockey team).

That said - the only team to consistently beat the Leafs in ratings at any time in Canadian TV history have been the Canucks for the past 5 years or so. Te Lafs are a huge draw and yes, it's true that most of their fans are complete morons but you could say the same for many if not most Nuck fans.

To say there isn't a bias though - that's just asinine.


What about the Fan 590? TSN Radio? The Toronto Star? The Toronto Sun? And you can point out Cherry and I can give you tons of examples of guys on HNIC and TSN ripping the Leafs. Hell when the Blaclhawks won the cup, the story on TSN's webpage was "Leafs Biggest Losers!" Yeah, what homers they are. LOL.

Again, Toronto has the most negative media in the entire country.

And no, the Canucks do not consistently beat the Leafs in the ratings at all. That's horseshit.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby BigTuna » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:34 am

ukcanuck wrote:
BigTuna wrote:I travel a lot, and I think the Toronto media is the least biased of the 7 teams in Canada. Even Montreal's media has softened a lot. Ottawa's media is just a joke the rim jobs they give to the Sens over everything.

The truth is, most people outside of Toronto know little about our media.

Moron, the TSN, CBC are supposed to be the "national" media.
Of course the local media are going to be homers.


Why do you think TSn and CBC are the only examples of the Toronto media? The "Local" Toronto media certainly aren't homers.
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