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12-27-2012, 02:01 PM
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Honestly I think the only thing they could do for the fans (aside from reduced prices, which ain't happening) is Bettman's head on a platter. It would be a peace offering to a PA that hates him and fans that can't stand him.
Bettman being ushered out is about the only thing that would bring me back to watching the game like I used to. I'm sure quite a few feel that way.

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12-27-2012, 02:04 PM
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Bettman being ushered out is about the only thing that would bring me back to watching the game like I used to. I'm sure quite a few feel that way.
Aren't you a law student? You should know better than to only blame Bettman.

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12-27-2012, 02:05 PM
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Make a deal where this will not happen anytime in the near future or at all. That may make a few fans feel there is a change in their thinking and that they care about the game and its fans again.

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12-27-2012, 02:07 PM
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Make a deal where this will not happen anytime in the near future or at all. That may make a few fans feel there is a change in their thinking and that they care about the game and its fans again.
I'd also like something like a 20 year CBA. At least make the ****ing thing last a decade.

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12-27-2012, 02:13 PM
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I'd also like something like a 20 year CBA. At least make the ****ing thing last a decade.
I'm thinking we'll see something in the 6 / 7 year area. The good news is that even if it is for only a term that long, 2019 will likely be **** face Bettman's last lockout!

I loathe both sides equally, but I want to see his head roll. Just because.

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12-27-2012, 03:37 PM
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Free booze.
This wouldn't affect 95 though.

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12-27-2012, 03:41 PM
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A serious idea would be giveaways and promotions galore. Maybe more meet and greets with the players.

A non serious idea would be free dates with the ice girls, or in our case the Devils Dancers.

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12-27-2012, 03:41 PM
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This wouldn't affect 95 though.

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12-27-2012, 04:13 PM
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A new format where only the original 6 teams, plus the Penguins can win the Stanley Cup. All the games between these teams will be played outdoors. The rest of the teams play for the honour of being able to play against these teams.

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12-27-2012, 04:18 PM
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Unban the gentleman who graciously thought of me. Total abuse of power and i refuse to let it stand!

Seriously though, i would like at each blue line "WE ARE SORRY, FANS." with the NHL logo by one and the PA logo by the other.

EDIT: now i know why you banned him! Im kicking your ass at words with friends.

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12-27-2012, 05:39 PM
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What they might do is increase the amount of playoff teams this year from 16 total teams to 18 or 20. I could see them doing something stupid like that. It would also make up for some lost revenue by owners of teams whose clubs would not qualify for the playoffs if they just stuck with the 16 out of 30 teams per year.

I think Bettman needs to step down though. This is a public relations nightmare and someone has to pay the price.

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12-27-2012, 05:43 PM
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What they might do is increase the amount of playoff teams this year from 16 total teams to 18 or 20. I could see them doing something stupid like that. It would also make up for some lost revenue by owners of teams whose clubs would not qualify for the playoffs if they just stuck with the 16 out of 30 teams per year.

I think Bettman needs to step down though. This is a public relations nightmare and someone has to pay the price.
NHL playoffs can't work with byes. There will not be any playoff expansion

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12-27-2012, 05:47 PM
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NHL playoffs can't work with byes. There will not be any playoff expansion
I don't think it'll happen either or want it...but I COULD see an adoption of baseball's new one-game playoff, between the #8 and #9 seeds in each conference during the Sunday-Tuesday interlude between the end of the season and the playoffs.

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NHL playoffs can't work with byes. There will not be any playoff expansion
The first round would have to be a best if 3 played in 4 nights. That would give teams with a bye 5 or 6 nights off, which you do get at some points during the season (though usually early on) so it is not out of the ordinary.

I believe the league had byes in 70's under the 12 team format.

I do think expanded playoffs will be coming (at least for this year to start). I also think expanding to 32 teams will happen after a couple of years. Then you go 8 divisions in 4 conferences top-5 in each conference make it. That would actually make seeding races more interesting as each seed has a reward of the previous seed.

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12-27-2012, 06:16 PM
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Scratch that.

An actual stabilization of ticket prices, and a normalization to compare to demand and the economy.
Not bloody likely. The owners have figured out they can jack them up indefinitely with no hit to revenue, expect them to continue to rise.

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I'd also like something like a 20 year CBA. At least make the ****ing thing last a decade.
Seconded, but I know it won't happen.

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NHL playoffs can't work with byes. There will not be any playoff expansion
I don't want it to change from the current format. It takes 16 wins.

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12-27-2012, 10:38 PM
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Seconded, but I know it won't happen.
I think that's one of the main reasons I have become quite ambivalent about the league. I know that this will just happen again in a few years. They might as well just have a scheduled "skip" season after the end of every CBA.

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12-28-2012, 05:28 AM
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That cycle needs to end. Labour stability should be the norm, not what we're all wishing for at Christmas.

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They will get rid of the trapezoid. Everyone will then celebrate and then hours later they will say, "... and goalies can't play the puck anywhere."

I'm sure that will piss off you Devils' fans.

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12-28-2012, 05:33 AM
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They will get rid of the trapezoid. Everyone will then celebrate and then hours later they will say, "... and goalies can't play the puck anywhere."

I'm sure that will piss off you Devils' fans.
They're waiting for Marty retire, we all know this.

But that's when Wedgewood shows up and proves to be almost as good at it.

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Can you imagine Gary standing on the Ice at the Rock trying to speak.

All you would be able to do is read his lips. GARY S**KS chant would be so loud.
Hmm. I might have to watch the draft with my deaf friend, then.

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They will get rid of the trapezoid. Everyone will then celebrate and then hours later they will say, "... and goalies can't play the puck anywhere."

I'm sure that will piss off you Devils' fans.
Off-topic, but I laugh every time at the quote in your signature. I can't help but feel that like half a dozen people are carrying it

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12-28-2012, 07:31 AM
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Bettman being ushered out is about the only thing that would bring me back to watching the game like I used to. I'm sure quite a few feel that way.
I love it, where you go...Cooley?

The issue is we have a guy on the other side in Fehr fanning the flames.

I thought as a law student you should know how to SPOT issues.

It isnt just Bettman, he was ready to negotiate way before the PA and settle this.

You take ADR yet

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Bettman announcing the end of the lockout and the undoing of all the stupid rule changes set after the end of the last lockout, then pulling an R. Budd Dwyer.

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Bettman announcing the end of the lockout and the undoing of all the stupid rule changes set after the end of the last lockout, then pulling an R. Budd Dwyer.
Dam I thought I was mad.

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They will get rid of the trapezoid. Everyone will then celebrate and then hours later they will say, "... and goalies can't play the puck anywhere."

I'm sure that will piss off you Devils' fans.
Haha don't give them any ideas they might read this!

No new gimmicks needed though. I may be underestimating the problem, but if there is some kind of a season I don't think as much damage gets done. If we lose a whole season it's a disaster. TWO lost seasons in less than 10 years? Where is the prestige, and integrity in this league?

I know one thing. I won't be making any special trips to Jersey for games. I'll be up in the Summer when the weather is nice, and I can go to the beaches/boardwalks. I can go to the beach from March to November and it's minutes from where I live, and I can drive 45 minutes to watch the Devils play at the St Pete Times Forums.

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They will fire Bettman so we don't have to see his ugly mug connected with the NHL ever again.

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