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09-27-2012, 03:57 PM
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I guess it doesn't matter, but whats the deal with RoR still not being signed?
I think I saw an article somewhere saying RoR was going to wait until a new cba is created before he starts talking with the Avs again.

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09-27-2012, 06:38 PM
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^ I don't believe teams can actually sign new roster players till there's a CBA.

Btw is it just me or is Brendan Shanahan starting to look like Snape?


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09-27-2012, 06:39 PM
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My interest in hockey is in hibernation, as much as I looked forward to this season I am a bit surprised by how little I am interested in any aspect of hockey other than NHL getting going again.

Weird that my interest in other leagues seems less when NHL isn't on since I should have more time to follow them, but for some reason it's like that.

Wake me up when NHL starts.
Can't you just watch SEL? Pretty good league, saw a period of Brynas vs Linkhoping. Would've watched the whole game if it was English commentary. That Gunderson kid is awesome.

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09-29-2012, 07:56 AM
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Can't you just watch SEL? Pretty good league, saw a period of Brynas vs Linkhoping. Would've watched the whole game if it was English commentary. That Gunderson kid is awesome.
I'm not all that into SEL. Too much of perimeter hockey and my favorite team is in the Tier below it. I usually catch some of the playoffs but regular season isn't all that interesting to me.

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10-04-2012, 01:53 PM
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Well...the first Regular Season games have been cancelled, through 10/24/12.

We'll see if this lights a fire under BOTH the Owners AND the Players to get a deal done.

But I did like this Tweet from Henrik Lundquvist

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Feels like I'm going to practice without a purpose, and I hate it! Don and Gary, let's figure this one out! #NHLHockey #theplayers #thefans
The NHLPA SHOULD be putting some pressure on Don Fehr to make sure HE knows that he works for them, and that a good deal when it comes down to it, is a 50/50 split

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10-04-2012, 02:06 PM
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ďItís embarrassing. Iím embarrassed to be here right now. Itís not even funny. And itís just embarrassing, the way we, you know, the energy we have in the room and the way we approach practices and the way we approach this game. Itís not how youíre going to win any games in this league." - Jean-Sebastien Giguere, April 8 2013
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10-04-2012, 02:40 PM
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It's kinda exciting for some twisted reason.

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10-04-2012, 03:14 PM
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It's kinda exciting for some twisted reason.
Won't lie, if we win the lottery for the draft after the lockout i'm MORE than ok with this.... Seth freakin JONES!!!

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10-04-2012, 03:17 PM
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Well...the first Regular Season games have been cancelled, through 10/24/12.

We'll see if this lights a fire under BOTH the Owners AND the Players to get a deal done.

But I did like this Tweet from Henrik Lundquvist



The NHLPA SHOULD be putting some pressure on Don Fehr to make sure HE knows that he works for them, and that a good deal when it comes down to it, is a 50/50 split
Get some enforces to intimidate him and all bets are off. His big union-boss ego needs to be deflated.

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10-04-2012, 04:00 PM
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You guys are talking about pressure, i think the pressure will come when the players wont be receiving their first couple of paychecks AND on the NHL side the pressure could come when ESPN will broadcast games from the KHL .

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10-04-2012, 04:31 PM
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You guys are talking about pressure, i think the pressure will come when the players wont be receiving their first couple of paychecks AND on the NHL side the pressure could come when ESPN will broadcast games from the KHL .
Thats on ESPN3, which is online only. Hardly anybody will even get on their computers to watch it. I don't see hardly any pressure there at all really

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10-04-2012, 08:49 PM
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Thats on ESPN3, which is online only. Hardly anybody will even get on their computers to watch it. I don't see hardly any pressure there at all really
That's completely different, then . The medias arround here said ESPN , that's the first time i hear ESPN3.

thanks for the correction .

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10-04-2012, 09:44 PM
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I know it's nothing more than a mere drop in the bucket to the NHL but my CI package is now cancelled and I've got season tickets to watch UAF (local college) this season instead. I also hope to catch a bunch of the local junior A team (Ice Dogs) as well. I'd love to say I'll never go back the NHL...but damn, I hate making myself a liar. At least for this season though, I've tied up my money and fandom elsewhere.

I hope to still be a regular lurker and infrequent poster but just wanted to wish y'all the best on finding local hockey to while the time away. Good luck!

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10-04-2012, 10:02 PM
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I know it's nothing more than a mere drop in the bucket to the NHL but my CI package is now cancelled and I've got season tickets to watch UAF (local college) this season instead. I also hope to catch a bunch of the local junior A team (Ice Dogs) as well. I'd love to say I'll never go back the NHL...but damn, I hate making myself a liar. At least for this season though, I've tied up my money and fandom elsewhere.

I hope to still be a regular lurker and infrequent poster but just wanted to wish y'all the best on finding local hockey to while the time away. Good luck!
I support you 100%, I'm going to do about the same. I'm going to try to catch a bunch of DU games and hopefully some Cutthroat (CHL) and Eagles (ECHL) games as well. Even if the Avs come back this year I don't plan on giving them any of my money I'd rather give it those other teams at least they deserve it.

As far as I'm concerned the only way the NHL/NHLPA can buy back my loyalty after/if they come back is to start coughing up some free tickets/merchandise to their loyal fans who have to put up this garbage every 7 years.

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I support you 100%, I'm going to do about the same. I'm going to try to catch a bunch of DU games and hopefully some Cutthroat (CHL) and Eagles (ECHL) games as well. Even if the Avs come back this year I don't plan on giving them any of my money I'd rather give it those other teams at least they deserve it.

As far as I'm concerned the only way the NHL/NHLPA can buy back my loyalty after/if they come back is to start coughing up some free tickets/merchandise to their loyal fans who have to put up this garbage every 7 years.
The best thing fans can do is just think of the NHL like the Olympics but in reverse. Instead of a month of great hockey with four years off, we get a half dozen years of hockey and then take a year off.

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10-16-2012, 02:15 PM
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Nice offer by NHL. I fear Fehr will screw it up by asking for much more.

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10-16-2012, 02:22 PM
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Nice offer by NHL. I fear Fehr will screw it up by asking for much more.
Fehr said he hopes this offer could be the basis for the deal, so, not throwing it out the window immediately. Which is a reason for optimism IMO

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10-16-2012, 02:27 PM
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As long as Fehr only tries to tweak the offer and not torque it, we should have NHL hockey soon.

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10-16-2012, 02:31 PM
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Nice offer by NHL. I fear Fehr will screw it up by asking for much more.
Agreed that this is a good offer from the NHL

Agreed that Fehr will be a complete selfish *** that will want the most out of the deal.

Good news is the deal is for six years.

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10-16-2012, 02:51 PM
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(Fingers Crossed) Come back hockey!

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10-16-2012, 03:52 PM
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Agreed that this is a good offer from the NHL

Agreed that Fehr will be a complete selfish *** that will want the most out of the deal.

Good news is the deal is for six years.
8, 10, or even 12 years would be better, IMO.

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10-16-2012, 03:57 PM
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Won't lie, if we win the lottery for the draft after the lockout i'm MORE than ok with this.... Seth freakin JONES!!!
It's just as possible that we pick like 26th or something though.
Lottery is too risky - also a very good chance of some the league's rich getting richer.

Though yes, if the stars aligned and we picked top 5 I'd be pretty ok with the year.

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8, 10, or even 12 years would be better, IMO.
The longer until these idiots get the chance to screw things up again, the better.

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10-16-2012, 05:20 PM
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Please don't screw this up. The NHL has a respectable deal on the table... let's drop the puck!!!

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If the players don't agree to a deal soon they can honestly go **** themselves.

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