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01-06-2013, 10:02 AM
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I screamed like a little girl...I mean man...when I heard the news.
I would have died if there was no season.

And what I love is that you can use one amnesty buyout next off-season, AND the off-season after that as well.
Not gonna lie. Went for a walk at 6am, there was no one on the roads. Did an emphatic fist pump.


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01-06-2013, 10:09 AM
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Yay I can come back to Hf and actually talk hockey...

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Not gonna lie. Went for a walk at 6am, there was no one on the roads. Did an emphatic fist pump.


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01-06-2013, 10:22 AM
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There is going to be some crazy action when the deal gets put to paper. I love 2013 so far.

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01-06-2013, 10:26 AM
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I've been lurking for the past few months. I've barely posted at all.

I'm blowing the dust off this account as we speak... but the Canucks are back!!!

Me too. I dropped in once in a while but just found myself getting bitter every time I did.

Couldn't even bare turning 1040 on when I was driving. The one time I did the first thing I heard was Taylor saying "The Canucks would have been playing the Rangers tonight." I haven't turned it on since.

So what is it... 48-52 games? It would seem like typical Canuck luck for us to win the cup this year. The "most hated team in the league" would forever have an asterisk beside its first ever championship. Even TO fans who haven't won anything in their lifetime will be throwing out the "ya but it was a shortened season so it's not the same"

I don't care though; I'll take it.

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01-06-2013, 10:46 AM
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so did they say what salaries are actually going to be this year? 48/82 % of existing salaries or what? Or is it going to be done on 50% of HRR?


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01-06-2013, 10:49 AM
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Me too. I dropped in once in a while but just found myself getting bitter every time I did.

Couldn't even bare turning 1040 on when I was driving. The one time I did the first thing I heard was Taylor saying "The Canucks would have been playing the Rangers tonight." I haven't turned it on since.

So what is it... 48-52 games? It would seem like typical Canuck luck for us to win the cup this year. The "most hated team in the league" would forever have an asterisk beside its first ever championship. Even TO fans who haven't won anything in their lifetime will be throwing out the "ya but it was a shortened season so it's not the same"

I don't care though; I'll take it.
Thought of this as well...but like you, I'll take the Cup under any circumstances.

And I wonder what kind of discount Center Ice is going to offer us?

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01-06-2013, 10:55 AM
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Thought of this as well...but like you, I'll take the Cup under any circumstances.

And I wonder what kind of discount Center Ice is going to offer us?
Discount? they will charge us more to make up for missed games.

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01-06-2013, 11:03 AM
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Slept in.

Great news.

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01-06-2013, 11:04 AM
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IT'S OVER... IT'S FINALLY OVER!!!!!

Thanks for Nothing Gary and Don, 3 months too late.

That being said, the NHL is my donut and I'm a fat kid, GIMME!!!

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01-06-2013, 11:08 AM
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01-06-2013, 11:09 AM
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This is a nice birthday present.

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01-06-2013, 11:10 AM
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I wasn't impressed that I got woken up early on this Sunday morning but at least I had great news to wake up to! I'm still bitter about this lockout but my excitement is slowly rising. Bring it on

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01-06-2013, 11:13 AM
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my excitement is slowly rising.
Urge to kill fading... fading... fading.....


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01-06-2013, 11:15 AM
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Really, the only reason the lockout lasted this long was because the NHL didn't want another fall where they had to compete with the NFL.

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01-06-2013, 11:18 AM
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Thought of this as well...but like you, I'll take the Cup under any circumstances.

And I wonder what kind of discount Center Ice is going to offer us?
This asterisk idea is bull tucky.

New Jersey didn't get one.

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01-06-2013, 11:24 AM
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This asterisk idea is bull tucky.

New Jersey didn't get one.
They're also not the most hated team in the league..... I meant more of a metaphoric asterisk anyways.

IF we were to win the cup this year, fans from teams especially like Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto will be forever reminding us that it was a shortened season and therefore it just isn't the same.

We'll just have to make sure we win it next year too.

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01-06-2013, 11:30 AM
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Me too. I dropped in once in a while but just found myself getting bitter every time I did.

Couldn't even bare turning 1040 on when I was driving. The one time I did the first thing I heard was Taylor saying "The Canucks would have been playing the Rangers tonight." I haven't turned it on since.

So what is it... 48-52 games? It would seem like typical Canuck luck for us to win the cup this year. The "most hated team in the league" would forever have an asterisk beside its first ever championship. Even TO fans who haven't won anything in their lifetime will be throwing out the "ya but it was a shortened season so it's not the same"

I don't care though; I'll take it.
There is no asterix beside the NJ Devils 1995 SC championship. There won't be one here.

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01-06-2013, 11:32 AM
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Why don't they ever meet with the mediator while they are together? Would that not work much better as they could have some back and forth?
I TOLD YOU GUYS THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS EARLIER. lol

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01-06-2013, 11:33 AM
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I went to bed last night at 2AM hearing very positive news. Then I woke up this morning and turned on the TV, saw Betmann and Fehr standing together with the media and heard Betmann say the words I've waited for for months now. Felt great.

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01-06-2013, 11:41 AM
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asterisk season. I wanted the lotto ball draft instead. I wouldn't want to win a Cup this way, to be perfectly honest. It's going to take the rest of the year to wipe the bad taste out of my mouth.

But yes, I'll be watching pretty much every game still.

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There is no asterix beside the NJ Devils 1995 SC championship. There won't be one here.
*if it happens.

There's your asterisk.

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01-06-2013, 12:00 PM
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Good timing - World Jr's just whetted my appetite for more hockey. NFL just isn't doing it for me.

Rumours about sponsors complaining and pressuring Bettman half confirm what I thought would be needed to end this. However, in my case I thought it would strictly be NBC/Comcast telling them to get it done - maybe with a breach of contract threat. I am glad NBCSports moved up the dial on DirecTv to 220 in the meantime.

Two things that have been repeated probably and will be again:

Contract is way long. Eight years minimum? What happens when the teams inevitably find loopholes like they did with the last two contracts. This is why I thought the union should have just signed the first offer.

Second, Bettman has to be done now. I can't believe he didn't make any "worst CEO's" list this year but the ordeal did have to receive a comment from a sitting US President (comments from a sitting Canadian PM would just draw political hot water).

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asterisk season. I wanted the lotto ball draft instead.
this is one of the things that have been changed in the "agreement" according to TSN.

Is the fake season over?

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01-06-2013, 12:06 PM
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New SmugNation.

Missed youuuuu.

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Second, Bettman has to be done now. I can't believe he didn't make any "worst CEO's" list this year but the ordeal did have to receive a comment from a sitting US President (comments from a sitting Canadian PM would just draw political hot water).
Compare the NHL to where it was when Bettman arrived, and now. He's done a terrific job for the league.

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