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12-30-2012, 04:45 PM
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Dear god no more playoff teams please.

Imagine a team like the Kings losing their playoff games Atlanta Braves style. Do.Not.WAnt
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12-30-2012, 04:55 PM
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They want to give more teams a shot at the Cup? Are you kidding?

They have AN ENTIRE SEASON to earn a shot at the Cup. Why not just let all 30 teams get in? It's in the interest of fairnes

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12-30-2012, 04:59 PM
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Having nine or ten 'playoff' teams out of fifteen is a little much. The NBA has 8/15, the NFL has 6/15 and MLB has 5/15. Stop trying to reinvent the wheel just because you feel you need to give the fans something else new coming out of another lockout. The game is fine, it's the people running the game that need to go.

At this point I'm just hoping tomorrow's offer from Fehr is SOMEWHAT in the realm of reality or we'll have 0/15 playoff teams this year.

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12-30-2012, 06:49 PM
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More playoff teams? That's a joke. More teams make it than don't make it. C'mon

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12-30-2012, 07:22 PM
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The extra playoff teams thing I saw floated was going to be a 1 year only thing, just in case anyone thought it was going to be a permanent feature.

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12-30-2012, 07:25 PM
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If anyone was wondering Bryzgalov tweeted that he didn't say he left because the lockout was ending

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12-30-2012, 07:28 PM
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Dont get your hopes up

Fehr will torpedo this thing when he presents an absurd counter offer

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12-30-2012, 08:55 PM
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Ya Beetlejuice and his ridiculous antics have given me little hope and a new perspective on this league.

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12-30-2012, 09:35 PM
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Funny how the players don't seem to realize their constant bloodletting for every last dollar is the reason we're constantly having lockouts. While the other sports which have HRR splits more favorable to the owners don't lock out, or at least not for long.

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12-30-2012, 09:56 PM
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The extra playoff teams thing I saw floated was going to be a 1 year only thing, just in case anyone thought it was going to be a permanent feature.
That makes it even worse

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12-30-2012, 10:06 PM
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"We're going to find out how bad the NHL wants a season," said a union source.

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That makes it even worse
Why? This season would already be 'different' with the shortened length although I'd prefer not tinkering with the playoffs since then people really will be able to discredit a Cup run based on a different playoff format (at least in '95 it was the same format). At least it wouldn't be a permanent switch.

Plus I don't get the logic of needing to keep more teams in it. It's a 48-game season, more teams ARE going to be in it anyway

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12-30-2012, 10:26 PM
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Olympic style season for seeding and league wide playoffs after! Where do i submit my proposal?

I'm prepared for a negotiating meltdown tom.

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12-30-2012, 10:27 PM
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Oy vey.
That just sounds like the Players will try and get every last bit out of the Owners

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12-30-2012, 10:31 PM
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That just sounds like the Players will try and get every last bit out of the Owners
If they push too hard though the owners'll dare them to go to court.

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12-30-2012, 10:38 PM
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If they push too hard though the owners'll dare them to go to court.
If the owners really told Gary that missing a season is not a option then I think the PA can get another handful given to them.

Face it no matter the outcome this new CBA is 10x better for the owners than the last one

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12-31-2012, 12:18 AM
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That just sounds like the Players will try and get every last bit out of the Owners
Why wouldn't they? Every offer the league has given them has been better than the last one.

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12-31-2012, 12:23 AM
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The Devils need to seriously consider sitting Brodeur. In the last 2.5 seasons he is 2007th out of 2000 goaltenders!

Wait there's no season yet!

What's this thing about the union source saying they wanna see if the owners really wanna play a season or not? What don't they like this team? Is it the salary cap being too low?

Or are they just busting balls?

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12-31-2012, 12:32 AM
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That makes it even worse
Ya pretty much. It's pathetic no matter what way to spin it. A gimmic at its finest.

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The Devils need to seriously consider sitting Brodeur. In the last 2.5 seasons he is 2007th out of 2000 goaltenders!

Wait there's no season yet!

What's this thing about the union source saying they wanna see if the owners really wanna play a season or not? What don't they like this team? Is it the salary cap being too low?

Or are they just busting balls?
Just want to squeeze every last ounce out of the teet of the NHL. Pretty sad. I don't care though. Just give me a season and I'll be happy.

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12-31-2012, 12:36 AM
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The Devils need to seriously consider sitting Brodeur. In the last 2.5 seasons he is 2007th out of 2000 goaltenders!

Wait there's no season yet!

What's this thing about the union source saying they wanna see if the owners really wanna play a season or not? What don't they like this team? Is it the salary cap being too low?

Or are they just busting balls?
I think the league's latest offer is probably pretty palatable for the NHLPA. But if you look at it from their side, the longer they've waited the better the deal has gotten. So do you start working off the latest deal, or do you wait just a little bit longer to see if you can get more? It's a really high stakes game of chicken they're playing. I just hope one side or the other flinches, or it's going to be one hell of an ugly wreck.

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12-31-2012, 01:47 AM
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What is the point of these one year gimmicks? Are they trying to make this year MORE of a clown show?

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12-31-2012, 01:54 AM
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What is the point of these one year gimmicks? Are they trying to make this year MORE of a clown show?
I know just leave it as is. **** all these changes seriously. Now I'm hearing a 2 team expansion in the next couple years. I don't wanna see any fans lose their team even though I don't like all the expansion. As far as new teams go enough is enough already. And this playoff format just leave it alone seriously.

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12-31-2012, 04:34 AM
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Oy vey.
I don't like this quote. Sure, it can mean "we'll submit an offer the NHL can't refuse", but with Beetlejuice on the driver's seat it more than likely means "we're gonna go for the jugular and you're gonna like it". Oh well. We'll see today.

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12-31-2012, 07:51 AM
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Andy Greene definitely proved he wanted to stay, and said he took a discount to stay with the Devils. That was awesome of him, and he was an undrafted player. Aside from the fact he's awesome I would never wanna trade him just because of that. That was a nice gesture him staying. Especially after the teams worst season in 20 years, and all the uncertainty with not knowing who would be coach or what direction the team would move in at the time he re signed.
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Oy vey.
This made me laugh:

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The players were happy to get an offer Thursday, but they weren't completely pleased it was almost 300 pages, accompanied by a drop-dead date of Jan. 11 to get a deal in place and the season starting on Jan. 19.
Look, I'm a slow reader, but I can read 300 pages in a single day if I had to. Yes it would be boring, but with the proposal potentially being your last before they cancel the season, I think I can find time to actually read and analyze it. Hell they can do it over 2 or 3 days. That still gives them a week to discuss terms you're unsure of and even make minor compromises/negotiations.

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