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01-30-2004, 10:57 PM
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THN - Player Poll

I don't know how many of you read the latest THN .
But some of the stuff in the player poll is interesting.

90 players , 3 per team, polled.
Only 6 think the game is fine the way it is.
Some wouldn't even bring their own families to watch.

4 things , qoutes that I really liked.

Todd Simpson on the Instigator Rule - " Right now everyone just hacks and whacks and goes after the Stars. They wouldn't do that if they knew they were going to get the crap beat out of them. Everyone is a tough guy these days."

Bobby Holik on Contraction - " This is not going to be popular with the League or Union but there should be fewer teams. It would be a much better product if there were 24..."

Joe Juneau on outlawing the Trap - "I'd disallow players from skating backwards to the Red Line. Then there would be no way you could Trap. Prevent all 3 Forwards from skating backwards to the Red Line or even the defensive blueline. "

Bill Guerin on Obstruction - " Call it all regular season. Call it in the playoffs.Call it in overtime. Call it until people stop obstructing and it's no longer a regular part of the game . "

Me ?..I'm just happy the overwhelming majority polled feel that the game is in trouble as it's being played.

Now it's up to Bettman and the powers that be I guess.

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Wow. What an indictment!

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When the players start saying what a lot of the fans have been saying you know something's very wrong. Very strong words indeed. Here's hoping someone somewhere is listening.

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First thing...CONTRACT TEAMS....to 24....and whomever is the weakest of the twenty four must relocate to Qeubec.........

EASTERN CONFERENCE
New York Rangers
New Jersey Devils
Philly Flyers
New York Islanders
Washinton Capitals
Buffalo Sabres

NORTHERN CONFERENCE
Boston Bruins
Montreal Canadians
Ottawa Senators
Hartford Whalers (changed back fro Carolina)
Columbus Bluejackets
Quebec Nordiques (changed for the Pennguins)

CENTRAL
Chicago
Detroit
Minnesota
St, Louis
nashville/SJ merge their franchises
Toronto

WEST
Colorado
Edmonton
Calgary
Vancouver
LA/Anaheim merge their franchise "Anaheim Mighty Kings"
Dallas

Gonzo are ATL, TB. FL, PHE

BOOM 24 teams, two confernces of 12.

Schedule: 8 games vs. your own division. eq-40g
1 game vs. each campbell conference team eq12
3 games vs, each division in your conference eg18

BOOOOOOOM 70 game season. perfect.

Rules. No red line, no third official and no intstigator rule, move nets out to boards..

Teams must "dress" 20 players per game and have a manditory five player practice squad that players get full NHL contract benefits......

25 nhl paid players per team......that's 700 paid NHL;ers in year one!!!!!

I've done it! I've fixed hockey!

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01-31-2004, 03:48 AM
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Originally Posted by WhamBamCam8
First thing...CONTRACT TEAMS....to 24....and whomever is the weakest of the twenty four must relocate to Qeubec.........

EASTERN CONFERENCE
New York Rangers
New Jersey Devils
Philly Flyers
New York Islanders
Washinton Capitals
Buffalo Sabres

NORTHERN CONFERENCE
Boston Bruins
Montreal Canadians
Ottawa Senators
Hartford Whalers (changed back fro Carolina)
Columbus Bluejackets
Quebec Nordiques (changed for the Pennguins)

CENTRAL
Chicago
Detroit
Minnesota
St, Louis
nashville/SJ merge their franchises
Toronto

WEST
Colorado
Edmonton
Calgary
Vancouver
LA/Anaheim merge their franchise "Anaheim Mighty Kings"
Dallas

Gonzo are ATL, TB. FL, PHE

BOOM 24 teams, two confernces of 12.

Schedule: 8 games vs. your own division. eq-40g
1 game vs. each campbell conference team eq12
3 games vs, each division in your conference eg18

BOOOOOOOM 70 game season. perfect.

Rules. No red line, no third official and no intstigator rule, move nets out to boards..

Teams must "dress" 20 players per game and have a manditory five player practice squad that players get full NHL contract benefits......

25 nhl paid players per team......that's 700 paid NHL;ers in year one!!!!!

I've done it! I've fixed hockey!
I agree with most of what you proposed, it's amazing how simple things are when we are a relatively unbiased third party.

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Juneau's sounds great, now I'm trying to picture how it would work.

Holik's idea is exactly what I'd love to see. Then sprinkle the talent all around the league and go from there.

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I agree with most of what you proposed, it's amazing how simple things are when we are a relatively unbiased third party.
Except youd have 2 super teams, that have 2 teams worth of talent in one, and 25x24 = 600 not 700.

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Except youd have 2 super teams, that have 2 teams worth of talent in one, and 25x24 = 600 not 700.
Oooopssss...Sheez, and I work with numbers all day...

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Anahiem Mighty Kings....very nice WBC. I would be great to have "The Whale" back too.

When fans, players and owners know that there is a problem with the game, I hope it makes for a major overhaul. When the next CBA is signed please let it expire at the end of the stanley cup players that year. The Sept. deadline doens't make sense to me....

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