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Old 12-05-2012, 09:22 AM   #7126
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There are way too many positive vibes this morning.

I'll stay pessimistic. It's just easier that way when it comes to lockout talk.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:54 AM   #7127
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Re: Bettman Lockout III Thread (aka NHL Offseason: Now & Forever)

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Seems more like Burkle, who actually has experience with this stuff, is the driving force. My opinion is that on this issue, it really doesnt matter what individual players do or say, because they're hockey players not labor negotiators, or owners, or whatever. So acting like a player's going to this meeting and "saving hockey" by saying "we shouldnt cancel the season because it will hurt the NHL longterm" is rampant fanboyism. Crosby doesnt really matter in this process any more than Toews, Adams, or Kevin Westgarth. Of course all that gets thrown out of the window if a deal gets struck, and the story becomes "The Kid Saves Hockey!" from ball washers like Rossi and Burnside. At least until the next lockout in 5 years. But here's to hoping something happens soon.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:40 AM   #7128
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If they settle this now than Bettman and Fehr should be fired at least one of em.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:48 AM   #7129
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that's ridiculous. fehr and bettman each have an impossible task, they're charged with not only reaching an agreement but 'winning' the negotiation. and now that the NHL has lost two negotiations that they thought they won (because the league has moronic GMs and a handful of bottomless-pocketed owners), they have to be even more on guard for the possibility of losing when they think they are winning.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:46 PM   #7130
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Re: Bettman Lockout III Thread (aka NHL Offseason: Now & Forever)

Triumph - do you think we are on the verge of a settlement?
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:17 PM   #7131
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nope.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:32 PM   #7132
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Triumph - do you think we are on the verge of a settlement?
yes, i do. this is around the time when the NHL risks serious damage to its brand if it continues any longer. the NHLPA is no doubt getting antsy as well.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:37 PM   #7133
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yes, i do. this is around the time when the NHL risks serious damage to its brand if it continues any longer. the NHLPA is no doubt getting antsy as well.
time for MLH~
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:00 PM   #7134
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yes, i do. this is around the time when the NHL risks serious damage to its brand if it continues any longer. the NHLPA is no doubt getting antsy as well.
Cool, I hope you're right.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:12 PM   #7135
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Cool, I hope you're right.
Same here though the Junior CDN team hopes it lasts about 4 more weeks
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:34 PM   #7136
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Henrik Sedin had this to say:

"I don't know if they think they're dealing with kids or that we're stupid or think the fans are stupid," Sedin told the Province. "It's a little mind-boggling when you see what's coming out of their side. I want to hear a change, that they're actually going to give us something in return for the things we've given them."

This IMO is the biggest danger. The owners figure they are holding the big stick, and the players just have to bend over and take what they are being offered. However, in the end, the players just might have too much pride to bend over, and this just might result in the entire season being lost.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:36 PM   #7137
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Same here though the Junior CDN team hopes it lasts about 4 more weeks
thankfully if this goes through i won't have to hear about that drivel anymore unless i choose to expose myself to it. the hockey's good but the hype is enormous.

ketter: when did sedin say that? i doubt it was yesterday or today.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:44 PM   #7138
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looks like he said it...Monday?

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=410919

so yeah, not today or yesterday.

and you get too much WJHC hype down there?

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:51 PM   #7139
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Alright, time to take roll call for the Seers who called the 2-month Operation Grind 'Em down by the Owners. We'll let 72o handle prize redemption.

1. Triumph
2. ?
... ?

Btw, I'm really gonna miss the intellectually honest, venomous satirical tweets of the DP account. I hope that guy knows what a rose smells like, if only because he probably won't be flipping it into a talking TV head role one day.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:52 PM   #7140
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thankfully if this goes through i won't have to hear about that drivel anymore unless i choose to expose myself to it. the hockey's good but the hype is enormous.

ketter: when did sedin say that? i doubt it was yesterday or today.
Today's Toronto Sun quoted the "Vancouver Province Report" (whatever that is) but didn't give a date for the quote.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:02 PM   #7141
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"Vancouver Province report"

the Vancouver Province is one of the two big newspapers in town

this is something they reported
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:29 PM   #7142
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I miss us.
Me too. One of my buddies somehow heard some 3rd hand info from notorious diver pacioretty that a deal is close. Or something I dunno.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:31 PM   #7143
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Me too.
Brings a tear to my eye
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:39 PM   #7144
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Re: Bettman Lockout III Thread (aka NHL Offseason: Now & Forever)

Pizdas ITT
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:39 PM   #7145
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Brings a tear to my eye
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:41 PM   #7146
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The rumor mill is saying coaches have contacted players to be "optimistic" for a Dec 14th return.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:43 PM   #7147
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Seeing caps and pens fans share a moment is like watching one of those youtube videos where a deer and a cat cuddle. So unnatural....
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:43 PM   #7148
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just great!

WJ Bronze or bust...
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:53 PM   #7149
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:56 PM   #7150
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WhiteGoose would go without hockey forever if it meant Cece Frey would kiss him on the cheek
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