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12-28-2012, 10:17 PM
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Does anyone really want a season that starts January 19?
Yes. Why not?

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12-28-2012, 10:22 PM
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I don't know how I feel about a shortened season. I have this feeling the minute the lockout is over Toronto makes a trade for Lou and suddenly we are going to go from a team looking to rebuild to a team trying to make the playoffs (again.) I kind of rather just lose the season and take my chances at ping pong lottery.
Having the 1st overall pick is better than having a real shot at the Stanley Cup, of course.

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12-28-2012, 10:33 PM
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You're in the minority on that one my friend.
No doubt I am. A 60 game season I could deal with. Anything less is just real hard to take seriously for me.

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12-28-2012, 10:35 PM
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No doubt I am. A 60 game season I could deal with. Anything less is just real hard to take seriously for me.
I'm in the opposite boat here. A 48 game season would include (I believe?) all conference games so you HAVE to perform every game and it'll be a sprint to make the playoffs. Energy will be high every game.

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12-28-2012, 10:36 PM
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Me, me, me generation.

Without the US, hockey would be a very minor sport.
I'm perfectly fine with that. It's no skin off my posterior if it is a small, regional sport.

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12-28-2012, 10:47 PM
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In the end think it's better to have a season than not. Won't remember a shortened season, but will remember none at all.

Either way I'm taking at least the first month that we get hockey back (be it January or next October), as a personal silent protest to this nonsense. Means nothing since I'd probably not have money to go to a Leaf game anyways, but best I can do.

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12-28-2012, 11:04 PM
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No doubt I am. A 60 game season I could deal with. Anything less is just real hard to take seriously for me.
What about a 59 game season?

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12-28-2012, 11:16 PM
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and if the leafs are lousy then the agony wont last as long
as long as there's still a trade deadline its worthwhile

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12-28-2012, 11:40 PM
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and if the leafs are lousy then the agony wont last as long
as long as there's still a trade deadline its worthwhile
Yeah, let's focus on the positive. Would only have to suffer through half as many games as last year .

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Said from the beginning and still saying it, when the season starts, I'll be watching and will even try to catch some games.

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Said from the beginning and still saying it, when the season starts, I'll be watching and will even try to catch some games.
Yeah I don't really understand the people saying they won't watch. That's just me personally, certainly not a slight on those who are choosing to do so.

Have the fans been mistreated? Yes.

Have the fans been taken advantage of? Absolutely.

But at the end of the day, a large majority of us loving watching NHL hockey, and there is nothing wrong with getting right back into and being entertained the way we love.

I don't consider it "coming crawling back" as some might. Again, just my take.

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12-29-2012, 01:11 AM
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Yes. Why not?
cause it would be one gimped season



hey sure hockey is back
but everything is a mess

everyone is in europe... this and that
you MIGHT as WELL just wait for 13-14

so it's a yes and no in a way

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12-29-2012, 06:32 AM
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I'm a Leafs fan so what does it matter if they play 40 or 90 games I don't have to worry about hockey extending to May anyway.

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In a negotiation that has left us sour at both sides, the NHL has surely been the most stubborn. The league opened with a ridiculous offer back in August — remember 43%? — and has simply worked slowly off of that insulting position, labelling each jump as movement towards a

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HIGHLIGHTS OF LATEST PROPOSAL FROM NHL TO NHLPA

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I wonder if the fans will get the same privileges
Yea but at $150 bucks a pop.

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I actually agree with you. I think they should play a 60-65 game season, in the same time frame. Due to injuries. Spreads out recovery time a little more, it would also likely save on insurance, not that I give a rats arse about that.

Anyway, I'll be happy to have the NHL back for a 20 game season, then full playoffs. I just won't spend a dime.
So,....17 to 22 games less a year? And the players get the same money? No thanks. I'd have a baseball schedule if I could.

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I want nhl hockey back. I dont care how long or short the season is.

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12-29-2012, 09:12 AM
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What about a 59 game season?
The smaller the sample size, the less cream.

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Yeah I don't really understand the people saying they won't watch. That's just me personally, certainly not a slight on those who are choosing to do so.

Have the fans been mistreated? Yes.

Have the fans been taken advantage of? Absolutely.

But at the end of the day, a large majority of us loving watching NHL hockey, and there is nothing wrong with getting right back into and being entertained the way we love.

I don't consider it "coming crawling back" as some might. Again, just my take.
I'll still watch, I just won't be able to get in to it.

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12-29-2012, 09:19 AM
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If Season Starts

They keep Mentioning that 40 percent of the league has to sign contracts( brad may from Sportsnet). Can some one explain the procedure and what this means for the leafs getting new players in that period.

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They keep Mentioning that 40 percent of the league has to sign contracts( brad may from Sportsnet). Can some one explain the procedure and what this means for the leafs getting new players in that period.

It would be just like free agency. If a player is restricted he would negotiate with his current team and if a player is unrestricted they can sign anywhere.

They keep giving dates for when a deal would need to be made so that camps can take place and games can start by a certain date but I think they need to get it signed as quickly as possible not only so that they can maybe squeeze in an extra week of games, but so that free agents can be signed.

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They keep Mentioning that 40 percent of the league has to sign contracts( brad may from Sportsnet). Can some one explain the procedure and what this means for the leafs getting new players in that period.
Leafs currently have 22 players under contract of a max roster size of 23 players with a Cap hit of ~$63.5 mil allocated of max $70 mil allowable.

Cody Franson is the only current RFA player without a contract not included in those totals.

It leaves the Leafs with approx $6.5 mil in available cap space for this season in progress.

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I'm in the opposite boat here. A 48 game season would include (I believe?) all conference games so you HAVE to perform every game and it'll be a sprint to make the playoffs. Energy will be high every game.
Lots of injuries too.

I know I'm in the minority but I don't plan to watch any games. I'll just follow the box scores and stats from my tablet.

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Players getting paid for lost half season???

Question: Are these players planning on getting their FULL salary for this half season lost??? One in which they have done nothing.

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Question: Are these players planning on getting their FULL salary for this half season lost??? One in which they have done nothing.

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Nope, they will only get paid for the games they play. The money lost is exactly that....lost.

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Lots of injuries too.

I know I'm in the minority but I don't plan to watch any games. I'll just follow the box scores and stats from my tablet.
True but that's just the risk associated with their job just like any other job has risks associated with it.

I'll be watching hockey games. I enjoy watching NHL hockey. I don't plan on denying myself the pleasure of viewing games if they're on.

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