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12-06-2012, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post
If I recall..... one lockout season resulted in a 40 or so game season.... few respect that season as being anything other than exhibition...... There is no trophy for winning a shortened season…. No intellectual trophy that is.
48 game season:

50 game season:

80 game season:

82 game season:

You're right, nobody remembers who won the cup unless a full 82 games are played.

The cup is awarded to those who win the playoffs. The regular season determines who is in the playoffs, and their seeding. A championship is a championship no matter how much of a season is played, because you still have to go through every other team to get there. No matter how much my fellow Clevelanders who are NBA fans don't want to admit it.

Personally I'm getting excited to take my son to an NHL game again. But I still worry at the way it is playing out. I think the owners plan all along was to give the players a couple months, try to squeeze as much as possible out of them, then get back to the game and recoup their losses for the rest of the season.

What is to stop them from using the same tactic next time?

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