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09-04-2012, 05:52 PM
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A Short Lockout Might Be Good For Us

The season starting in late October/early November might be pretty good for us I'm thinking.

Obviously I hate that the season probably won't be starting on time, but I guess I'm looking at any silver lining here.

It would give Taylor Hall a good 3-4 extra weeks to heal up, because it sounds like every time we've had a player go through that labrum shoulder surgery (Horcoff, Hemsky, Souray), they're never really 100% at the start of the season and really should rest an extra month or so.

A shorter season might favor our younger legs too (more games in a compacted time frame ala the NBA season last year) and hurt older teams.

Oh well. Still hoping for the season to start with only a minor delay, I really don't want to wait until US Thanksgiving or December for NHL hockey

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09-04-2012, 05:53 PM
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Maybe Horcoff and Smyth would burn out in January instead of November.

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Maybe Horcoff and Smyth would burn out in January instead of November.
Maybe that too, lol, though to be fair to Smyth, he was going good until about the mid way point of the season.

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09-04-2012, 06:04 PM
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I like the idea of giving Hall a bit longer to recover and even Hemsky to make sure that he comes into the season healthy. What is the deal with Horc did he have a bad shoulder is that why he was so bad in the dot in the last half of the season.

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I like the idea of giving Hall a bit longer to recover and even Hemsky to make sure that he comes into the season healthy. What is the deal with Horc did he have a bad shoulder is that why he was so bad in the dot in the last half of the season.
That's correct. I think he injured it in the Buffalo or Chicago game in early January.

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The standard response is "Horc sucks & blows"... no further explanation is required or warranted.

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I like your optimism about a late october/november start, but I'm far less optimistic than that. We'll be lucky if we see hockey before December, I would imagine. I get the impression that the PA and the NHL are on different sides of the spectrum on a lot of issues.

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50 game season starting after Christmas would be optimal for the Oilers. Everyone would be 100% and hungry.

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The season starting in late October/early November might be pretty good for us I'm thinking.

Obviously I hate that the season probably won't be starting on time, but I guess I'm looking at any silver lining here.

It would give Taylor Hall a good 3-4 extra weeks to heal up, because it sounds like every time we've had a player go through that labrum shoulder surgery (Horcoff, Hemsky, Souray), they're never really 100% at the start of the season and really should rest an extra month or so.

A shorter season might favor our younger legs too (more games in a compacted time frame ala the NBA season last year) and hurt older teams.

Oh well. Still hoping for the season to start with only a minor delay, I really don't want to wait until US Thanksgiving or December for NHL hockey


I agree with all except paragraph 3 Celtics, and Spurs thrived in a condensed season.

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Meh. A lockout isn't good for anybody. If they dare to lockout for any length of time I'm ignoring the entire NHL season and focusing on the Oil Kings.

I'm tired of hockey players carrying around a reputation as "good guys" in the realm of professional sports because they're not. They're assclowns. The NHL is generally considered a joke down south and hopefully a second lockout in less than seven years opens everybody's eyes. It's beyond pathetic.

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a short lockout isn't good for anybody, it's ********.

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I was convinced for a while there would be a short lockout, but not much more, and it wouldn't be so bad... now I am genuinely concerned that we'll lose a full season. I'm 50/50 whether there will be hockey this year, honestly.

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Meh. A lockout isn't good for anybody. If they dare to lockout for any length of time I'm ignoring the entire NHL season and focusing on the Oil Kings.

I'm tired of hockey players carrying around a reputation as "good guys" in the realm of professional sports because they're not. They're assclowns. The NHL is generally considered a joke down south and hopefully a second lockout in less than seven years opens everybody's eyes. It's beyond pathetic.
They're assclowns because they don't want to take a huge pay cut when the league is making record profits? Or just because you feel entitled to watch them and you can't?

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They're assclowns because they don't want to take a huge pay cut when the league is making record profits? Or just because you feel entitled to watch them and you can't?

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They're assclowns because they don't want to take a huge pay cut when the league is making record profits? Or just because you feel entitled to watch them and you can't?
At the end of the day, the average NHL players salary is over two million a year.
The players feel like they need to make the lions of share of league revenue because ... why exactly?
Without the investors (read: owners) putting forth THEIR hundreds of millions of dollars, nobody is making ****. These players (and I puke in my mouth when I see ****ing mathieu darche as the player rep at some of these meetings...) need to get a grip and realize they are being paid, well, to play a game they love - and the only reason they are able to do this for a living is on the backs of the owners investments.

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it will definitely benefit young guns like Paajarvi, J.Schultz, Yakupov and Hartikainen as they will be NHL regulars, plus other young guns providing them with more stiff competition in the AHL on an already great young team in OKC.

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a short lockout isn't good for anybody, it's ********.
yep this is my reaction. A lockout that costs from one game to 32 games hurts the league

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At the end of the day, the average NHL players salary is over two million a year.
The players feel like they need to make the lions of share of league revenue because ... why exactly?
Without the investors (read: owners) putting forth THEIR hundreds of millions of dollars, nobody is making ****. These players (and I puke in my mouth when I see ****ing mathieu darche as the player rep at some of these meetings...) need to get a grip and realize they are being paid, well, to play a game they love - and the only reason they are able to do this for a living is on the backs of the owners investments.
At the end of the day, there's no NHL without the best players in the world and they deserve to make a pile of money because of this. They're not just the employees-- they're the product. And anyway, it's not even like they're asking for a raise, just less of a reduction in pay. What about that tells you they need to 'get a grip'?

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That's exactly what I think when I hear the New York lawyer representing the interests of a consortium of billionaire owners talk.

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The season starting in late October/early November might be pretty good for us I'm thinking.

Obviously I hate that the season probably won't be starting on time, but I guess I'm looking at any silver lining here.

It would give Taylor Hall a good 3-4 extra weeks to heal up, because it sounds like every time we've had a player go through that labrum shoulder surgery (Horcoff, Hemsky, Souray), they're never really 100% at the start of the season and really should rest an extra month or so.
Yup, those are my thoughts as well. Hall has a "put me in coach" attitude. No matter what, he would say he's 100% at the start of the season. If a lockout forces him to heal a while longer, that wouldnt be so bad. Thats about the only silver lining there is though.

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At the end of the day, there's no NHL without the best players in the world and they deserve to make a pile of money because of this. They're not just the employees-- they're the product. And anyway, it's not even like they're asking for a raise, just less of a reduction in pay. What about that tells you they need to 'get a grip'?
Last I checked, theyre not even asking for anything right now. Theyre just sitting and waiting.

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But with Hall, given his age, I'd hope he'd be 100% by now.

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