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11-02-2012, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by MVP of West Hollywd View Post
I'm still taking the optimistic view here. That the owners and players somehow know if the deal got done in a week or so the WC could be revived and therefore they're trying to meet that crunch. Losing the WC is very bad for both sides. One important part about the WC is that it's the ideal kick-off point for the NHL season. It's a "Hey, the NHL's back! Look, Winter Classic! Isn't it fun this is the first game?" to get the buzz going. I think they're going to get very serious in the next half week to make an attempt to save it
Not happening. Only because it will take more than a week to iron this out. it's gonna take at least a few weeks if this gains traction, enough for a late november/December 1st start. Which IMO is not worth saving the WC for, I want 24/7 and that's not enough time for it.

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