Another NHL lockout on the horizon!! !!

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18 Aug 2012, 5:06 pm

I just had to say this. NOOOOOOOOO!! !! !!
More cap cuts. More taking money from players via decreased revenue sharing. IMPEACH THE COMMISSIONER!! !!


Courier-Post: NHL negotiations

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18 Aug 2012, 8:20 pm

Impeach the commissioner? Why? Gary Bettman's the best thing to ever happen to the sport!

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19 Aug 2012, 9:27 am

Well... We're Boned! :x :oops: * head slams into desk * I was hoping against hope we would get past the CBA, but now it looks like we're going into a strike... again.


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19 Aug 2012, 1:13 pm

Brainfre3ze_93 wrote:
Well... We're Boned! :x :oops: * head slams into desk * I was hoping against hope we would get past the CBA, but now it looks like we're going into a strike... again.

Technically it's a lockout, not a strike.



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19 Aug 2012, 1:31 pm

Canaspie wrote:
Brainfre3ze_93 wrote:
Well... We're Boned! :x :oops: * head slams into desk * I was hoping against hope we would get past the CBA, but now it looks like we're going into a strike... again.

Technically it's a lockout, not a strike.


True, but you know what I mean.


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19 Aug 2012, 1:42 pm

Brainfre3ze_93 wrote:
Canaspie wrote:
Brainfre3ze_93 wrote:
Well... We're Boned! :x :oops: * head slams into desk * I was hoping against hope we would get past the CBA, but now it looks like we're going into a strike... again.

Technically it's a lockout, not a strike.


True, but you know what I mean.


Yeah I know. It's the same difference really - if one side wasn't doing it, the other would



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19 Aug 2012, 2:18 pm

*In Distress* I don't care what they call it. They're messing with my hockey!
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19 Aug 2012, 9:30 pm

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*In Distress* I don't care what they call it. They're messing with my hockey!
:ncool: :cry:


I CONCUR! We must riot! :x :evil: :twisted: * politely * Let's not be like those hoodlums in Vancouver a few years back. :wink:


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20 Aug 2012, 1:18 am

I just want to watch hockey. This off season has been filled with politics about whether the Coyotes will even stay in Phoenix. Now there may be a lockout and there is still no resolution on ownership issues.

I need hockey and am in full support of a polite riot.



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20 Aug 2012, 2:17 am

Sorry for you but hope the coyotes come to Seattle.



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20 Aug 2012, 7:35 am

f*****g Bettman, thank God he's not David Stern but they'd make great butt buddies :evil:.



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20 Aug 2012, 8:30 am

thewrll wrote:
Sorry for you but hope the coyotes come to Seattle.


I think eventually the Coyotes will move. I hope not as I go to a lot of games but the support for them in Phoenix is horrible. As a huge hockey fan I want them to stay and I think they will be here for a couple of years as it is looking like Jamison might have the funds to buy them. I just dont know how Jamison will turn the team around into that is not losing ridiculous amounts of money. The lockout may kill the sale though.

I do hope Seattle eventually gets a team. I just hope it's not Phoenix.



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20 Aug 2012, 6:53 pm

Sorry for both of you, but I hope they move into the new rink in Markham. It'd be nice to have a team nearby that 1. I can afford to go watch and 2. is actually a decent team



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03 Sep 2012, 12:07 pm

This is a bit of 'outside of the box' thinking, perhaps, but with the ongoing problems that hockey - and basketball, for that matter - are facing in North America, would it be a good idea to completely reorganize both into a 'promotion-relegation' system, like is 'SOP' in 'fútbol' federations Worldwide?

Basketball and hockey are in a constant state of chaos with teams that are weak not knowing what they'll be able to do from year to year (move, fold, etc?), cities that have second-tier teams but want to 'move up', labor issues, etc, and promotion-relegation is the only solution that I can logically come up with to eliminate those problems - and get on with the games!

Mike



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03 Sep 2012, 10:04 pm

Wisguy wrote:
This is a bit of 'outside of the box' thinking, perhaps, but with the ongoing problems that hockey - and basketball, for that matter - are facing in North America, would it be a good idea to completely reorganize both into a 'promotion-relegation' system, like is 'SOP' in 'fútbol' federations Worldwide?

Basketball and hockey are in a constant state of chaos with teams that are weak not knowing what they'll be able to do from year to year (move, fold, etc?), cities that have second-tier teams but want to 'move up', labor issues, etc, and promotion-relegation is the only solution that I can logically come up with to eliminate those problems - and get on with the games!

Mike


Not bad in theory, but the biggest problem is that the weaker markets tend to rely, to some extent, on the stronger markets coming to town in order to bring people out to the games. If you look at this you can see that big market teams like the Wings, Penguins, Bruins, and Rangers get a lot more people coming to their road games than teams like the Blue Jackets, Thrashers (those states are a year old), Blues, and Predators.

Nashville sells more tickets to Wings games because of the long, successful, rich history of that team. The same goes for the other examples. Also, in a case like the Penguins, having a superstar like Crosby brings people out to watch. If the weaker markets were only playing each other, interest in their league would be almost non-existant, and they'd be in even more trouble.