December 13th, 2012, 12:27 PM #411
Nicholas Cotsonika has written some very good, level-headed commentaries about the lockout. On the whole this one isn't as strong as some have been, but it's still quite good.
NHL lockout: The delicate danger of a drop-dead date to cancel the 2012-13 season - Yahoo! Sports
December 13th, 2012, 11:13 PM #412
I've seen games involving teams from EVERY one of those leagues, have you? I've even been to three Valencia Flyers games this year. They are a very well-coached team, BTW, I recommend checking them out.
Originally Posted by Kubrick
December 13th, 2012, 11:15 PM #413
So it's settled - a March Madness style tournament from the beginning it is. Unbelievable.
December 14th, 2012, 09:19 AM #414
WTF is wrong with some of you? I love hockey. I would love 500 games per year. I will love 50 games if it comes down to it after these ****ers get their heads out of their asses. I love minor league hockey. I love international hockey. I don't care if they start televising hockey from Outer Mongolia on NHLN...I will watch. I love my Reign season tix. I love driving 40 miles each way to go to those games on the nights when I am not going directly from work. I always assumed that most people on a hockey board...especially THIS hockey board...would feel just about how I do.
I like my hockey how I like my sex: Too much is never enough.
December 14th, 2012, 11:13 AM #415
Now the union is going to vote on disclaimer. Armageddon or resolution? ****in A.
NHLPA allows vote on authorization of Disclaimer of Interest
December 14th, 2012, 11:53 AM #416
regardless of how and when this ends, how many careers are over? selanne? OD? very sad. especially when a lot of ppl out there are struggling to survive and the NHL/NHLPA are arguing how to divide 3 billion. i know its simplistic but without all the details and facts except for what they WANT to tell us, that is my perspective. there are no epiphanies but as a fan, you cannot help but feel in someway being seen as an afterthought.
December 14th, 2012, 12:07 PM #417
Just kind of a thought here, but instead of that, why not just let them vote on the owners' offer instead?
Originally Posted by CUP4LA
December 14th, 2012, 12:35 PM #418
Well actually they are only authorized to take a vote. it doesn't necessarily mean they will.
December 14th, 2012, 12:36 PM #419
Because this is really just another step in the stare-down with the other side.
Originally Posted by pepperdine
December 14th, 2012, 12:56 PM #420
The best part of it all is that fehr claims it'll open the door for players to sue the NHL as a Monopoly / Trust.
Memo to players: It might be hard to prove that the NHL is an illegal trust / monopoly, considering that almost half of you are presently getting paid to play somewhere else