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Post#21 » by Danny1616 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:48 pm

Excellent.
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Post#22 » by AkelaLoneWolf » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:52 pm

I hope there plans to end the play in tournament and reduction in games played to 72
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Post#23 » by 2019nbachamps » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:11 am

Another benefit of our tank is more rest going into the new season. We’ll be back in Toronto by the fall. The feds are already starting to loosen travel restrictions. Worst case scenario they’ll tell the Raptors and visiting teams to isolate themselves from the public.
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Post#24 » by OAKLEY_2 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:54 am

2019nbachamps wrote:Another benefit of our tank is more rest going into the new season. Wece’ll be back in Toronto by the fall. The feds are already starting to loosen travel restrictions. Worst case scenario they’ll tell the Raptors and visiting teams to isolate themselves from the public.


Or maybe they will reinvent the disaster that is Home for Mom. The scamming of people's savings and feeding them vacuum pack freezer burn. It and fixing Air Canada our national transportation scam. All could easily replace people whining about their minor lifestyle inconveniences of the inconsistent kneejerk podium protocols brought to us by the Knights of Provincial.
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Post#25 » by KL78192020 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:26 am

AkelaLoneWolf wrote:I hope there plans to end the play in tournament and reduction in games played to 72


With rest these days, guys will end up playing 70 games or so. 82 games is a good amount because the actual games played is lower for star players. Even in a 72 game season they would end up playing 60. Plus more money so never gona happen.
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Post#26 » by Dennis 37 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:35 am

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MadDogSHWA wrote:Hope we're not going back to lockdown in Oct.

I'm optimistic, Canada is now neck-and-neck with Israel as the global leader in 1st doses administered and we have an insane amount of supply rolling in over June and July for 2nd doses now that Moderna shipments have joined Pfizer in full swing. All of my kids' teachers that I've spoken to fully expect to be in class in September being fully vaccinated, and I know my kids will have plenty of time to get their 2nds by that time too.

There should be zero excuses.


Looks like Canada has far fewer nutbag conspiracy theorists who believe that vaccines contain metal and cause one to be magnetic.

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Post#27 » by WaltFrazier » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:02 am

Yeah may be a blessing being out of the playoffs, as far as rest during another short off season. And hopefully the Jays already pave the way for the Raps. Also there will be pressure to get the NHL back to normal too.

But even if the Raps get back into Scotiabank, what about crowds? I bet we have limited attendance at first. Meanwhile the Bucks have a Jurassic park thing happening outside their arena tonight. It's like living in a parallel reality, living here and watching the US back to practically normal.
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Post#28 » by C_Money » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:11 am

AkelaLoneWolf wrote:I hope there plans to end the play in tournament and reduction in games played to 72


I don’t understand this line of thinking. As a fan why do you want less games in a season?
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Post#29 » by And1Skip » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:44 am

WaltFrazier wrote:Yeah may be a blessing being out of the playoffs, as far as rest during another short off season. And hopefully the Jays already pave the way for the Raps. Also there will be pressure to get the NHL back to normal too.

But even if the Raps get back into Scotiabank, what about crowds? I bet we have limited attendance at first. Meanwhile the Bucks have a Jurassic park thing happening outside their arena tonight. It's like living in a parallel reality, living here and watching the US back to practically normal.


Wisconsin is only 52% at least first dose vaccinated (46% fully) and only about 130 cases per day (for 5.8m ppl, so to compre to Ontario is equivalent to 300 cases). Canada is like 62% first dose vaccinated now and by October will probably be over 70% fully vaccinated...if they have limited seating then, I don't know what to say.
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My wish list:
  • Shorten season to 80.
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The NBA season ending bonanza week is something I think about a lot. You could package a lot of current ingredients.

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Post#31 » by AkelaLoneWolf » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:02 am

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AkelaLoneWolf wrote:I hope there plans to end the play in tournament and reduction in games played to 72


I don’t understand this line of thinking. As a fan why do you want less games in a season?

Less games mean more healthy players. Or do you enjoy Lowry missing 20 games a year
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Post#32 » by Oakville_Raptor » Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:09 am

AkelaLoneWolf wrote:
C_Money wrote:
AkelaLoneWolf wrote:I hope there plans to end the play in tournament and reduction in games played to 72


I don’t understand this line of thinking. As a fan why do you want less games in a season?

Less games mean more healthy players. Or do you enjoy Lowry missing 20 games a year


I highly doubt 10 less games will prevent players from getting injured :lol:
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Post#33 » by AkelaLoneWolf » Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:36 am

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I don’t understand this line of thinking. As a fan why do you want less games in a season?

Less games mean more healthy players. Or do you enjoy Lowry missing 20 games a year


I highly doubt 10 less games will prevent players from getting injured :lol:

Disagree. Less games means more rest. Less injuries. Rested players for playoffs. Does it eliminate them completely? Of course not. But in the long term it makes games more competitive
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Post#34 » by ruckus » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:46 pm

Quality over quantity for me. We saw this season how the compressed schedule impacted teams through rest and injury.

72 games over 7 months would be ideal. 3 games each between intra-conference teams (42) and 2 games against inter-conference (30).

I'd also have limits on # of games a team could play in a week. No more than 3 games per week and no more than 5 games per 2 weeks. That gives players plenty of time to rest between games and hopefully reduces lost time due to injury.
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Post#35 » by Brinbe » Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:57 pm

I will be there, first preseason game
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Post#36 » by MadDogSHWA » Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:59 pm

bape_lovers wrote:we should be all be vaccinated by Sept? if not earlier

MadDogSHWA wrote:Hope we're not going back to lockdown in Oct.


Everyone who wants to be vaccinated should be by Sept and that's my concern.
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Post#37 » by ItsDanger » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:02 pm

Dennis 37 wrote:
Badonkadonk wrote:
MadDogSHWA wrote:Hope we're not going back to lockdown in Oct.

I'm optimistic, Canada is now neck-and-neck with Israel as the global leader in 1st doses administered and we have an insane amount of supply rolling in over June and July for 2nd doses now that Moderna shipments have joined Pfizer in full swing. All of my kids' teachers that I've spoken to fully expect to be in class in September being fully vaccinated, and I know my kids will have plenty of time to get their 2nds by that time too.

There should be zero excuses.


Looks like Canada has far fewer nutbag conspiracy theorists who believe that vaccines contain metal and cause one to be magnetic.


Don't what know these people are talking about BUT gene magnetofection using magnetic nanoparticles is a real thing. Does this mean a magnet will stick to your arm? LOL, never tried that.
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Post#38 » by raptorforlife88 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:03 pm

MadDogSHWA wrote:
bape_lovers wrote:we should be all be vaccinated by Sept? if not earlier

MadDogSHWA wrote:Hope we're not going back to lockdown in Oct.


Everyone who wants to be vaccinated should be by Sept and that's my concern.



Canada is showing larger uptake than almost any other country on the planet. We're enthusiastically pro vaccine. Surveys show at least 80% of Canadians are willing to take the vaccine. A small portion of the holdouts are also willing to consider it. We get to that number and we will be fine.

And it's super encouraging that first dose uptake has stayed pretty high. Nothing like the ridiculous dropoff in the US. Makes it more likely people will get that second dose as well.

Honestly we all deserve a pat on the back for being proactive on this, and having done so for the most part without being offered incentives like in the US. Just a willingness and consideration to protect yourself and others.
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Post#39 » by Dennis 37 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:19 pm

ItsDanger wrote:
Dennis 37 wrote:
Badonkadonk wrote:I'm optimistic, Canada is now neck-and-neck with Israel as the global leader in 1st doses administered and we have an insane amount of supply rolling in over June and July for 2nd doses now that Moderna shipments have joined Pfizer in full swing. All of my kids' teachers that I've spoken to fully expect to be in class in September being fully vaccinated, and I know my kids will have plenty of time to get their 2nds by that time too.

There should be zero excuses.


Looks like Canada has far fewer nutbag conspiracy theorists who believe that vaccines contain metal and cause one to be magnetic.


Don't what know these people are talking about BUT gene magnetofection using magnetic nanoparticles is a real thing. Does this mean a magnet will stick to your arm? LOL, never tried that.


This woman claimed a brass key stuck to her chest because she has been turned into a magnet. Never once considering she might have had a bit if sweat that held it there.
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Post#40 » by alienchild » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:34 pm

Dennis 37 wrote:
ItsDanger wrote:
Dennis 37 wrote:
Looks like Canada has far fewer nutbag conspiracy theorists who believe that vaccines contain metal and cause one to be magnetic.


Don't what know these people are talking about BUT gene magnetofection using magnetic nanoparticles is a real thing. Does this mean a magnet will stick to your arm? LOL, never tried that.


This woman claimed a brass key stuck to her chest because she has been turned into a magnet. Never once considering she might have had a bit if sweat that held it there.


She also never considered that brass is not magnetic :crazy:

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