A wise move. I think these sessions they're in now where the NHL is asking the NHLPA for a full written proposal of everything they want (and NHLPA supposedly offering variations of same sometime today) is the last chance. The owners will sooner end it all this week (if things go badly) than say "we're OK having a 35 game season and playoffs, so let's keep negotiating into January" IMO. Fehr better have his **** together this time with "all the numbers run" and everything in black and white. I have a feeling if he keeps playing his games, Bettman will just pull his dewsh card and call the season.
I'm content to call everyone a greedy ******* and just hate everyone.
****ing greedy *******s killing my passion for hockey.
“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile, but that it is indifferent. If we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death, our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” - Stanley Kubrick
I've seen a few episodes of that show. They come up with some twisted **** on that network.
But I fully understand how a Swansonian American would not be willing to acknowledge comments derived from The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings. Too many wizards, not enough meat tornados. Myself, I have been charged and found guilty of being a LotR / Hobbit nerd. Probably if I'd read them as a kid I wouldn't be as big a fan (wouldn't be as new to me), but you gotta admit there's a level of story telling there and production quality that's unrivaled in most of the cinematic abortions they call "good movies" these days. I love special effects that don't look like special effects.
Meantime, Donald and his minions will allegedly submit their "full proposal" tomorrow.
I think the plan to stretch it to 3 was using extra stories / materials Tolkein added to the appendices of one of the books, so the first two movies should cover all of The Hobbit and the third will be a bridge between the two trilogies possibly.
Perhaps it's about the ancestors of the only "evil Hobbit" ever verified in the historical record.
TSN saying it's expected the first two weeks of December will be cancelled today, regardless. Not surprising, given how close we are. Would be tough to finalize an agreement, start camps, get all the arenas set up etc in 10 days.
The response at 1/1:30 will, I believe, be pivotal to whether we have an NHL season. If Bettman & co. come out and outright dismiss the NHLPA's proposal (which, I think goes further than I thought Fehr would ever go) I don't think we'll be seeing an NHL season. If they start negotiating off of this and the NHL relent's on some of their contract demands, hopefully this can get settled pretty quickly. Hope for the best, expect the worst...
Just to further add to what I said, Matthew Barnaby has been talking to a player who stated that if the NHL turns down their proposal the players will shut down talks.