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NHL: Where Do We Stand?  
User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1892 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 852 times:

Will we have a season? Tomorrow. the days start getting shorter in the Northern hemisphere. We need hockey. We really need hockey.


Cameras shoot pictures. Guns shoot people. They have the guns.
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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 16927 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 848 times:

I think we've gotten along fine without 'em.


E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineTPASXM787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 840 times:

Totally with you Blackbird. I've watched my Lightning Championship DVD 4 times this month.

Itching for the NHL to return!



This is the Last Stop.
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 839 times:

I think this has really backfired for the NHL, since now people have seen that everyone functions just fine without them, and hardly anyone even thinks about it, except for the diehard fans. It will even harder for the NHL to come back than it was for baseball after the '94 strike.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 830 times:

Who needs the NHL? Obviously no one cares, as Sports Center hardly devotes any attention to the lockout. The world continues to spin, and life continues to go on without incident while the NHL continues it's lockout. I for one do not miss hockey.

User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 826 times:

Expect an announcement early July saying that there is a CBA in place.

From what i hear they are working out the "smaller items".

Salary cap is for sure. Arbitration is being worked on.

As i noted in another thread, listen to www.mojoradio.com at 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm EST. You'll get the latest info there.

Unless Goodenow and Bettman have another tissy fit, we will see hockey this October.

Andreas  spin 

Oh and btw, kudos to the owners and the NBA players association for getting a CBA in place and avoiding a lockout.



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 16927 posts, RR: 48
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 826 times:

Who knows, maybe some of the NHL players have learned to read in their spare time...


E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 822 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 6):
Who knows, maybe some of the NHL players have learned to read in their spare time...

LOL...

i hate to generalize, but i am going to .....

I would wager that the average hockey player can read at a higher level than any NBA, MLB or NFL player.  fight   flamed   hyper 

...oh boy, am i gonna get "rocked" for this one.

Andreas



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineLnglive1011yyz From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1606 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 813 times:

I'm a big hockey fan -- always have been, since I played as a kid.

However, I think they have some MAJOR problems. People made by without any problems, no one was DYING needing it.

Toronto is ONE of the biggest hockey towns in the world, if not the biggest hockey town, and there was barely a mention about it during the playoffs.

I just hope they don't have the same problem as baseball.. i hope the fans come back..

1011yyz



Pack your bags, we're going on a sympathy trip!
User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1892 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 808 times:

My beef with baseball was the timing of the strike and my dislike of George Steinbrener.

The hockey owners do not want that type of relationship. I agree with them. But, as with all sports, stop using the fans love of the game as leverage. Somewhere, there hangs a sign, "I don't swim in your toilet, so please don't piss in my pool." Grow the- fuck- up and put an end this horseshit. You guys are affecting the lives of people who's livelihood depend on the game of hockey. Maybe some fans do not miss it, but, I am sure, the families who depended on the income generated by the game do.



Cameras shoot pictures. Guns shoot people. They have the guns.
User currently offlineMrChips From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 925 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 803 times:

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 7):
I would wager that the average hockey player can read at a higher level than any NBA, MLB or NFL player

Doubtful.

Almost every hockey player I've ever met is as dumb as a sack of s***. And these are guys who have played, would be playing, or may play in the NHL.

Unlike hockey, basketball and football players pretty much need to go to college to be noticed by pro scouts. Yes, some of them will get a Bachelor of Basket Weaving, but many of them also try hard at school and take meaningful degrees.

And as far as my stance on the NHL, I really don't care about it. Not that I ever did.

[Edited 2005-06-22 04:40:30]


Time...to un-pimp...ze auto!
User currently offlineBasas From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 794 times:

You mean people are still worried about the NHL? Frankly, i think most here have given up. They don't care anymore. They've switched over to watching other leagues like the AHL, college, high school, or even their own kids. I don't hear anyone complaining for more NHL.

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 785 times:

Quoting MrChips (Reply 10):

Unlike hockey, basketball players pretty much need to go to college to be noticed by pro scouts.

Not so fast, buddy!

Signed,
LeBron James & company



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offlineN317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 780 times:

NHL: Where Do We Stand?

On thin ice and it's melting quick.


User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 776 times:

Quoting MrChips (Reply 10):
Almost every hockey player I've ever met is as dumb as a sack of s***.

I know an engineering student at the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana who plays on the school's hockey team/club. I know a student at UND who is studying to become an Air Traffic Controller who played on my High School's hockey team. Not sure if he plays at UND. The point is, neither of them are "dumb as a sack of s***".

As for the NHL...kinda makes me feel better about the F1 debacle...F1 never really had a fan base here in the US...all they pissed away was the opportunity to build one. The NHL is actually pissing away much more.

 airplane B4e-Forever New Frontiers airplane 


User currently offlineMrChips From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 925 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 769 times:

Quoting Boeing4ever (Reply 14):
neither of them are "dumb as a sack of s***".

Are either of them playing in the NHL? I rest my case. I was referring to NHL players. I am well aware of university students in demanding programs playing on their school's teams...the point is, in the other player's minds, and in the scout's opinions, university players tend to be "soft" - ie. they can't take the physical aspect of the game. Again, there are a few exceptions to the rules, but not many.



Time...to un-pimp...ze auto!
User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 767 times:

Quoting MrChips (Reply 15):
Are either of them playing in the NHL? I rest my case. I was referring to NHL players. I am well aware of university students in demanding programs playing on their school's teams...the point is, in the other player's minds, and in the scout's opinions, university players tend to be "soft" - ie. they can't take the physical aspect of the game. Again, there are a few exceptions to the rules, but not many.

I won't debate the IQ's of NHL players, and I agree with your assertion that University Players don't have much of a chance to make it to the NHL, but you said "hockey players", not "NHL players". Just clarifying.

 airplane B4e-Forever New Frontiers airplane 


User currently offlineChugach From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1041 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 763 times:

I miss it, and I'm looking forward to it being back. Spring just wasn't the same this year. And screw all the haters.


GO ROCKETS
User currently offlineMrChips From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 925 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 763 times:

Quoting MrChips (Reply 10):
Almost every hockey player I've ever met is as dumb as a sack of s***. And these are guys who have played, would be playing, or may play in the NHL



Quoting Boeing4ever (Reply 16):
but you said "hockey players", not "NHL players". Just clarifying

But I DID say NHL players...and the "may play" refers to guys in the minors, in case you wonder.



Time...to un-pimp...ze auto!
User currently offlineBasas From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 760 times:

Besides, who likes to watch hockey in June anyways?  Wink

User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 755 times:

I didn't even know that they were gone...

mike



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 747 times:

The NHL is coming back? Great!

Signed, Low Ratings


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11121 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 724 times:

I didn't get my tattoo for nothing! The Canucks will take the Cup, damn it!! One way or another.

GO CANUCKS!!



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineSTLUAL747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 167 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 690 times:

I totally miss the NHL. I however do expect there to be announcement in the next two weeks or so that the NHL and NHLPA have reached an agreement. This comes from articles I have read on several websites.

Once the CBA is in place all I will have to worry about is that someone will buy the STL Blues that will keep them in STL. (If you did not know the STL Blues were put up for sale by the Billionaire Lorrie family, heirs of Sam Walton.) If I don't have hockey in STL I don't know what I would do. Pray for the Blues.  pray  lol

Josh



Lonely in Deserted St. Louis.
User currently offlinePeterPuck From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 318 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 672 times:

Not all of the are dumbies. Randy Gregg, a defenceman for the Oilers, is a doctor. Ken Dryden, hall of fame goalie, is a lawyer, author, and Minister of Parliament. Joe Juneau is an aeronautical engineer. I'm sure there are many more that I don't know about.

User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 25, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 668 times:

At least the NBA managed to avoid a lockout.

UTA  checkeredflag 



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