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05-22-2008, 01:16 PM
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well the NFL does sorta make sense... nobody else in the world really plays it.
Doug Flutie and Canada take offense to that statement.

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Doug Flutie and Canada take offense to that statement.
Sorry Doug Flutie, and Kurt Warner. Not sorry to Canada as they play by different rules I believe only three downs they have...

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I can see it now. The NY Rangers visit The Urkraine Owls. LIVE ON MSG AT 3 AM
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I can see it now. The NY Rangers visit The Urkraine Owls. LIVE ON MSG AT 3 AM
You've got it backwards. We'd get games during the day. European fans would be the ones watching in the middle of the night.

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I feel bad this little tidbit has taken on a life of it's own, given there really isn't a New York media source reporting on it yet. It very well could be a ploy from Jagr and his agent to put this out there.

But... Georges Laraque did say on the radio recently it's making the rounds among players, something I'd heard elsewhere.

Does that mean that's the offer? Who knows.

Even I'd advise to take it with a grain of salt. But it is an indication that current NHLers are thinking about what's happening in the new league.

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05-22-2008, 01:22 PM
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Why not have about that many compete WORLD WIDE for the Stanley Cup?
That question has a boat full of answers and you really can't think of one?

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05-22-2008, 01:22 PM
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for those interested here is a map of where each team is located.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en...0rel="nofollow" target=_blank

also no way jagr could get a $12 mil contract for 1 yr if the cap is $23.5 million. That would leave $11.5 mil left for at least 19 players.

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That question has a boat full of answers and you really can't think of one?
It was a rhetorical question.

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You've got it backwards. We'd get games during the day. European fans would be the ones watching in the middle of the night.
Damn you Squishy and your brain.

This is a tad off topic but kinda has to do with the time zone topic. I was watching the Chelsea vs Man United game yesterday. The announcers kept saying that it was 12:30am local time in Russia during the game. Can anyone explain to me why they played the game so late? Is that common practice in European soccer? Were they doing it for another time zones benefit? I am a spoiled north eastern american who feels the entire world should revolve around our timezone so these issues are foreign to me.

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for those interested here is a map of where each team is located.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en...0rel="nofollow" target=_blank

also no way jagr could get a $12 mil contract for 1 yr if the cap is $23.5 million. That would leave $11.5 mil left for at least 19 players.
I believe the $12MM rumour number got started when Medvedev stated he would allow certain NHL stars to be paid beyond the limits of the salary cap or something.

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Damn you Squishy and your brain.

This is a tad off topic but kinda has to do with the time zone topic. I was watching the Chelsea vs Man United game yesterday. The announcers kept saying that it was 12:30am local time in Russia during the game. Can anyone explain to me why they played the game so late? Is that common practice in European soccer? Were they doing it for another time zones benefit? I am a spoiled north eastern american who feels the entire world should revolve around our timezone so these issues are foreign to me.
Sounds like they did that so it's be in primetime, or at least close, in the UK. I believe the UK is three hours behind Moscow.

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It was a rhetorical question.
Then your rhetoric has some holes.

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Then your rhetoric has some holes.
Don't see you offering up any answers there, smart guy.

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Boy do we North Americans have blind pride.

I hate to break this news, but there are other places in the world besides The United States and Canada.

The Euro dollar is KILLING the US dollar.

While countries in Europe are making huge strides forward, the US is taking strides backward.

And remember this, they have done it very quickly, a lot of counties there were decimated by two world wars.

Why is it so hard to believe that a league can compete with the NHL?

The simple fact that some of the more well known teams in the SEL have shown interest, teams in Australia, and more have shown interest, and the fact that they have a tournament that pits the best teams from all of Europe is another positive thing.

I love the idea, personally, and i hope it flourishes.

IMO a world-wide Elite league would be the best possible thing. That included teams from North America as well.

The only obstacle that needs to be beaten is pride. Which is the problem in all of the worlds serious issues. Too many people thinking they are better then everyone else. We are all on this planet together, we are all the same. We need to act like it and have a better brotherhood.

If the NHL REALLY wanted what is best for the SPORT, they would back the KHL.

Could you imagine a world league that competes for the Stanley Cup.

The Memorial Cup is handed to one of 60 teams in Canadian Juniors.

Why not a world league with about that many teams?
The NHL owners would never go for it unless they controlled the KHL and were able to make more money off having a European league.

I know its probably the way to go to grow Pro Hockey, but the NHL is already concerned with alienating their US viewers, and this may do it even more. Americans could care less about international leagues (see soccer).

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Then your rhetoric has some holes.
About as many holes in Crosby that Malkin likes to fill.

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About as many holes in Crosby that Malkin likes to fill.

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James Mirtle has the most popular blog on the internet and was a hockey journalist first, before a blogger. I'd say he's as credible as it gets.
And i'll say it again...who?


I've never seen one story broke or rumor posted by this guy.

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And i'll say it again...who?


I've never seen one story broke or rumor posted by this guy.
That would mean he's never wrong!

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This is a tad off topic but kinda has to do with the time zone topic. I was watching the Chelsea vs Man United game yesterday. The announcers kept saying that it was 12:30am local time in Russia during the game. Can anyone explain to me why they played the game so late? Is that common practice in European soccer? Were they doing it for another time zones benefit? I am a spoiled north eastern american who feels the entire world should revolve around our timezone so these issues are foreign to me.
The world revolves around GMT. Some races held in Asia and Australia are being held under the lights at night so that they're on live at 1PM on Sunday in the UK.

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This whole rumor started with Georges Laraque. In the middle of the Rangers series against the Pens. Which therefore begs the question: why are we talking about it?



http://www.blueshirtbulletin.com/200...-a-dynamo.html
There you have it....George Laraque started this....now does anyone really take this rumor serious?

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And i'll say it again...who?


I've never seen one story broke or rumor posted by this guy.
Branch out. James Mirtle actually isn't that bad. Hes regularly referenced on Kukla's Korner.

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The NHL owners would never go for it unless they controlled the KHL and were able to make more money off having a European league.

I know its probably the way to go to grow Pro Hockey, but the NHL is already concerned with alienating their US viewers, and this may do it even more. Americans could care less about international leagues (see soccer).
Not sure if that holds true for hockey fans.

If they made viewing international play easier, ie: not exclusively on some damn internet feed that you have to pay for. Then i think people would watch.

And, besides that, like i said the league would play within its self most of the season, only a few inter-league games, and the finals.

Like MLB's National League/American League set up.

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I believe the $12MM rumour number got started when Medvedev stated he would allow certain NHL stars to be paid beyond the limits of the salary cap or something.
it still would be outside the cap rules. Look:

• The salary cap will be roughly $23.5 million with a salary floor of $10 million (all figures are American dollars). As to the maximum cap breakdown, about $16.7 million will cover 21 players and up to $6.8 million can be allocated for four “star” players. Three of these can be chosen freely by the club, plus another one who:
— has played not less than 40 matches (20 matches for goalkeepers) in the past NHL season.
— is a junior player of Canadian or American nationality, but younger than 20 and selected in the first three rounds of the NHL draft.
— is a player coming from European leagues that has played in the most recent world championships or Olympics.
Player transfers in the KHL will be based on the NHL model, with cash payments in the style of international soccer being abolished.

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Sounds like they did that so it's be in primetime, or at least close, in the UK. I believe the UK is three hours behind Moscow.
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The world revolves around GMT. Some races held in Asia and Australia are being held under the lights at night so that they're on live at 1PM on Sunday in the UK.

Thanks for the clarification. I blame the entire thing on the Beckhams.

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