best players!

you: messi or ronaldo?
me, an intellectual: james david rodríguez rubio born 12 july 1991 known as james rodríguez is a colombian professional footballer for spanish club real madrid and captains the colombia national team as an attacking midfielder or winger he is commonly ranked as one of the best players of his generation he is praised for his technique vision and playmaking skills and

It’s the fact that the best player in that first-round Penguins series was in fact Evgeni Malkin. My man very quietly put together a 2-9-11 line in five goddamn games. The media will not cover this.

Even in the game the Penguins lost, he had two assists. He had 0-3-3 in the series clincher, just humiliating the opposition while Crosby ate the only tough competition the Blue Jackets could put over the boards. This freakin’ guy!

He now has 140 career playoff points in 129 games. That’s almost incomprehensible. It puts him fourth among active players, only four behind Crosby for second, and nine back of Hossa for second. Probably tough to run down Jagr’s current record of 201, but come on.

This guy has absolutely shredded defenders in the playoffs his entire career. Few talk about this.

If he were Canadian or American, he’d be one of the top 100 players of all time before you could say, “Jonathan Toews.”

2015-16 leafs vs 2016-17 leafs

in 2015-16 people were joking about getting leo komarov into the all star game by voting for him a la john scott. Leo wasn’t voted in but still went because he was legitimately the best player the leafs had. 

in 2016-17 leo komarov was far from the best player ont he leafs and still somehow managed to get better.

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Visualization of best chess players over time

  • leafs fans: it's kind of hard to say who the best player is, auston is obviously AMAZING and mitch has been racking up the points like crazy, even kadri is having a break out year. it's just. i don't know who the best player is, they're all so good.
  • Freddie: *is injured*
  • leafs fans: we will never feel happiness again
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Kaner came up to me and said, ‘you had two tonight?’ And I said yeah, and he goes, ‘all right, I’m gonna get it to you’, and he did.” - Ryan Hartman, 1st career hat trick 

More heartwarming Amazon commercials time!

It starts with another soft, acoustic song because that is a necessary element of all commercials that make you a little emotional.

It’s mid-morning and Jack is sipping coffee in his kitchen. He looks out the window to see a group of young kids playing street hockey. Then, he sees a much younger girl come out from the house and run up to the group of boys. She’s got a stick that’s too big for her, likely belonging to an older brother. However, the older boys turn her away and Jack watches her face crumple.

Jack frowns, but then pulls out his phone and taps the Amazon Prime app.

A little later, a delivery truck shows up and delivery guy brings a long package up to girl. She’s been sitting on the front porch, still watching the boys hockey with a scowl on her face. The girl opens it to find a hockey stick that’s the perfect size for her. Her face shifts from surprise to beaming happiness.

Jack heads outside with his own hockey stick and a tennis ball. He makes eye contact with the girl across the street and tips his head, silently asking if she wants to play with him. 

In the next shot, the girl and Jack are laughing as they pass the tennis ball between their sticks. They stop when the same group of boys from earlier approaches them. The boys look apologetic, and the indicate that they’d like to play too.

At first the girl crosses her arms and shakes her head, but as the boys sadly turn away, her expression softens. Changing her mind, she calls out to them and they excitedly turn back around again.

The sky fades to dusk. The street lamps lazily flicker on as, one by one, the kids each get called home for dinner. They all high five each other clap each other on the back happily before running down the street to their respective houses.

The girl completes one last slap shot into the plastic net they have set up. She cheers and high-fives one of the last boys remaining on the street. Her mother comes out of the house and calls out to her daughter. The girl waves goodbye to Jack before she runs up the driveway where her mother is waiting with a fond smile.

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