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Old 09-18-2019, 10:51 AM   #81
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This whole discussion is so premature and pointless. Even if Gaudreau has plans beyond this season, which he might not even have, there's plenty of time for him to change his mind about them. Many times over.
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Old 09-18-2019, 04:23 PM   #82
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These articles mean very little in the grand scheme of things. What is he supposed to say? Of course he will tow the line and say this. No different than when a woman asks if she looks fat in her bikini. You say what you want the people to hear. There is nothing to be gained for Johnny by stating anything about wanting to play elsewhere.

If he plays out his contract and wants to go out back out east, good for him. Do whatever you want, its a business.
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Old 09-18-2019, 05:09 PM   #83
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Wasn't the purple stuff only reserved for after the line scored a goal?
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These articles mean very little in the grand scheme of things. What is he supposed to say? Of course he will tow the line and say this. No different than when a woman asks if she looks fat in her bikini. You say what you want the people to hear. There is nothing to be gained for Johnny by stating anything about wanting to play elsewhere.

If he plays out his contract and wants to go out back out east, good for him. Do whatever you want, its a business.
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Old 09-18-2019, 07:25 PM   #85
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Nice catch! I didn’t even see that.
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Old 09-18-2019, 07:50 PM   #86
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Nice catch! I didn’t even see that.
No big deal, just a little linguistic peeve of mine.
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Old 09-19-2019, 01:43 AM   #87
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Pretty much.
I was told "pretty much" that Gaudreau plans on retiring in Calgary.

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Old 09-19-2019, 10:26 AM   #88
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I always thought it was tow the line as in everyone pull in the same direction.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:34 AM   #89
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I always thought it was tow the line as in everyone pull in the same direction.
It's more about following the rules/standard than working together.
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It's more about following the rules/standard than working together.
Right, it may be from standing at attention in a row, or from old timey boxing (where there was a line between the fighters to begin from).
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:36 AM   #91
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I always thought it was tow the line as in everyone pull in the same direction.
It's toe the line as in:



Being very careful in your balancing act between expectations and other ambitions.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:54 AM   #93
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It's toe the line as in:



Being very careful in your balancing act between expectations and other ambitions.
Yeah, well, you know that’s just, like, uh... your opinion man.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:55 AM   #94
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I thought that was walking the straightened arrow?
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toe the line
Accept the authority, policies, or principles of a particular group, especially unwillingly.

‘he knew that he had to toe the official line because he couldn't afford to be put on the dole’

Source: Oxford dictionary

toe the line

to do what you are expected to do without causing trouble for anyone:
If you want to get ahead, you’d better learn to toe the line.

Source: cambridge dictionary

toe the line or toe the mark
: to conform rigorously to a rule or standard

Source: Merriam-Webster dictionary
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Old 09-19-2019, 12:31 PM   #96
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I thought that was walking the straightened arrow?
I believe you mean straight and narrow.
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Old 09-19-2019, 12:33 PM   #97
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Woosh?
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Woosh?
At first yes. I get it now. D'oh
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I believe you mean straight and narrow.
For all intensive purposes, that's right. But I could care less. It's a mute point anyway.
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For all intensive purposes, that's right. But I could care less. It's a mute point anyway.

Hey you leave me out of this
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