Today was quite a day. On top of the progress made to finally, or should I say most probably end this thing, it was definitely the best day to follow this thread, with these few gems that made my day. I needed a good laugh.
Originally Posted by BBKers
Heard that Bill Daly & Steve Fehr are avid hockey card collectors.
Daly: Give me Gump Worsley, Doug Harvey, Johnny Bucyk and Ted Lindsay for my Gordie Howe
S Fehr: No way. Switch Harvey for Pat Quinn and I will do it.
Bettman whispers to Daly: Quinn is one of our guys, you can´t do that.
Daly: No deal
D Fehr whispers to S Fehr: Ok ask them to add Keith Magnusson and that Tommie Bergman guy. Union fellas
S Fehr: Then we want Magnusson and Bergman. In MINT condition
Mediator speaks after 5 minutes
"Think we will have a break here. What do you guys want on the pizza?"
D Fehr - Pepperoni, onions and mushrooms
Steve Fehr - add pineapple on half
Bettman - I hate mushrooms
Daly - I could go for spicy pork (gets a nasty glance from the others)
Batterman - It´s your turn to pay
D Fehr - No way we paid last
Bettman - Lets split and make whole.
Originally Posted by BBKers
That would be something really nice.
Until Sather signs both Koivu and Streit this offseason as UFAs to multi-year deals chomping and saying "I believe they still got some gas left in them". And dismantles team...
Originally Posted by turcotte8
If only there was some number between those two (63 n 65) that they could reach an agreement on. Too bad Einstein is dead because only someone as smart as him could figure it out.
Went to sleep late last night, slept like crap, woke up at 645 and couldn't get back to sleep before the puck dropped this morning.
All I want to do is go to bed, but I keep following what's going on with Twitter. Even though deep down I know the lockout won't end today, I continue to keep checking. And as much as I want them to end the meetings for today right now, I love the fact that they're still going.
Honestly not even excited anymore for when they eventually get a deal done by the 11th.
Just lost all my interest for this year at the disgust of both sides. 48 games, meh, better than nothing, but they lost my interest. A 66 game start on X-Mas or w/e, would have really gotten me pumped like NBA did last year. Of course i'll be back if there is no season, but this whole dog and pony show just put a bad taste in my mouth.
Sure, a 66 or 82 game schedule is preferable...but let's be honest here, it's all about the playoffs. That's what we watch the regular season for. As long as we have post-season hockey (and the Rangers are in it) I'm pumped for the season...any season.
Lets not forget the infamous EJ Hradek phrase from the last lockout that was splayed all over the ESPN tickers in late December of that year "NHL Deal Imminent". A few sources were convinced it was over and we all know how that ended up. There's no surprise that EJ isn't covering this years labor dispute.
I'm not going to get excited until its official this time, as far as I'm concernd there won't be hockey this year.