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Old 11-21-2012, 03:39 PM   #6551
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A politician told me the NHL lockout will go well into next season. This was a well respected politician who told me so I'm sure it's a reliable source.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:44 PM   #6552
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obv lie is obv bc no such thing ldo
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:33 PM   #6553
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If Gary Bettman is keeping Stephen Harper in the loop, I think that would be hilarious.

"Mr. Prime Minister, you've got Netanyahu on line one asking for your support. Bettman is on line two with a lockout update!"

"Tell Israel to call back!!"
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:37 PM   #6554
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confirmed no hockey until January
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:38 PM   #6555
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hmm yeah, cause i'm real sure that Harper is integral to the Mideast peace process...

whatever, let's just drop it then bc obv the NHL is of no importance to Canadian government, or a PM who makes a point of showing up to like a hockey game per week as a photo op
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:41 PM   #6556
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Just my weekly I'M SO SICK OF HEARING ABOUT THE ****ING CBA NEGOTIATIONS IN THE MEDIA post. No one gives a **** if you're giving $100M or $150M or 1% or 2%. Just tell me when hockey is back and until then **** off.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:48 PM   #6557
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:11 PM   #6558
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WOW. Coming from a man whose p has been inside Kate Upton's v this is pretty significant.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:23 PM   #6559
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Just...weird. The stage set-up was paying homage to the Rust Never Sleeps era tours, so they had the ginormous novelty Fender amps behind them and the giant microphone centre stage. Dudes in lab coats and rain jackets running around stage everywhere all night. The show started with O Canada, lol.

As far as the actual setlist was concerned, imo there's a fine line between a tight jam that hits the pocket, and going on forever without any real purpose. Lots of the extended jams last night were, quite frankly, sloppy and pointless. ****in' Up turned into a 20 minute disaster. Before they stared a brief acoustic interlude, the band just played an open E in unison about 50 times before walking off stage. I dunno, strange stuff.

But the show certainly had its moments. After said segue into the acoustic interlude, Neil played The Needle and the Damage Done all by his lonesome and that was incredible, gave me goosebumps. Powderfinger was the 2nd song of the night and they killed it (it's my favourite NY song too). Old standards like Cinnamon Girl and Mr. Soul were pretty fresh. And they closed with Hey Hey, My My and an upbeat version of Helpless as the encore. Can't complain about that...although Down By The River would've been my choice.

I dunno...maybe I'm kinda bummed they weren't all that great, tbh. I was really nervous before I saw The Who in '08 because I didn't want them spoiled for me with a bad performance, but they were incredible. Same thing here; just didn't want Neil ruined for me. My buddy saw Neil on this tour out west and he said it was amazing, but he's more of a Crazy Horse guy and personally I lean towards his Harvest-era stuff, so maybe that was the problem - this was 100% a Crazy Horse show. Meh. Decent show, could've been much better imo, but then again, I should've known what I was signing up for. This wasn't Neil by himself at Massey Hall, this was Neil & Crazy Horse playing for 18,000 people at the ACC.
Kinda naive of you

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Old 11-21-2012, 05:28 PM   #6560
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Just my weekly I'M SO SICK OF HEARING ABOUT THE ****ING CBA NEGOTIATIONS IN THE MEDIA post. No one gives a **** if you're giving $100M or $150M or 1% or 2%. Just tell me when hockey is back and until then **** off.
Im glad i dont live in Canada for that reason. This thread is my only source to hockey at the moment.

So what does everyone think the chance is for the rest of the season getting cancelled? (apart from 50/50 obviously)
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:35 PM   #6561
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I'm in Canada and don't hear that much about the lock out except in this thread and when I go play my own hockey. With no hockey, I have no reason to watch TSN.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:37 PM   #6562
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Good news everyone!!

It's officially curling season!
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:38 PM   #6563
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Scotties women's championship is here in Kingston this year. thinking about getting some tickets.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:39 PM   #6564
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Plz to be posting pics of cute curling women like that Jennifer somethingorother
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:42 PM   #6565
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So what does everyone think the chance is for the rest of the season getting cancelled? (apart from 50/50 obviously)
still think it's pretty likely they play some kind of shortened season this year, given that it seems like the owners can get a pretty sweet deal whenever they want it. i don't think we're quite in the danger period yet, i guess they're still trying to squeeze every last dollar out of the players here.

i mean if they reach an agreement in the next week or two they're playing by xmas

what's the cutoff point to getting at least 40-50 games in, T, et al? playing by January?

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Old 11-21-2012, 05:48 PM   #6566
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So what does everyone think the chance is for the rest of the season getting cancelled? (apart from 50/50 obviously)
WTF? Prob like 1-2%. If they blow a whole season over $182m, lol @ them. Seriously, how is that even possible? Isn't that how much revenue they would generate in like a month?

I tend to agree with Pierre Lebrun's tweets, ignore the media BS, they are getting closer for a fact, hockey by mid-late December imo if they don't act like children.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:54 PM   #6567
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Pierre LeBrun is part of the media, so am I to ignore his BS, and as such ignore his comment telling me to ignore his comment?
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:57 PM   #6568
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Awwwww isn't that cute. Geddy thinks politicians are actually in the business of politics, and not the business of getting re-elected. Oh to be young again.
I demand an apology. You have two weeks.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:15 PM   #6569
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Pierre LeBrun is part of the media, so am I to ignore his BS, and as such ignore his comment telling me to ignore his comment?
Poor choice of words on my part. Largely ignore (or take with a grain of salt) what the PA and NHL is telling the media. What I'm referencing are his original thoughts and also just the facts of the proposal. $182m apart. They generated 3.3b in revenue last season.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:16 PM   #6570
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In other words, ignore the PR stuff.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:50 PM   #6571
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hmm yeah, cause i'm real sure that Harper is integral to the Mideast peace process...

whatever, let's just drop it then bc obv the NHL is of no importance to Canadian government, or a PM who makes a point of showing up to like a hockey game per week as a photo op
So much anger for so little reason.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:59 PM   #6572
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I legit can't stand the thought of curling anymore. Gone from one of my favorite sports to unwatchable. Ugh.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:26 PM   #6573
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So much anger for so little reason.
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i just responded to your troll about my curiosity of how briefed the PMO is on this
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:34 PM   #6574
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:36 PM   #6575
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League had 48 game season in 1995 with an agreement signed around mid-January - can't imagine that it goes that long with how close they are getting. I think there's a 60 game or so season starting in mid to late December.
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