Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 888 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.
S12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 879 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.
Blackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1893 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days ago) and read 857 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.
MrChips From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 932 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 852 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
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.
Basas From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 843 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.
Boeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 825 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.
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.
Boeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 816 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.
STLUAL747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 167 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 739 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. lol
PeterPuck From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 323 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 721 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.