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NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:34 am

Will we have a season? Tomorrow. the days start getting shorter in the Northern hemisphere. We need hockey. We really need hockey.
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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:39 am

I think we've gotten along fine without 'em.
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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:04 am

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

Itching for the NHL to return!
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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:08 am

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.

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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:45 am

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.
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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 9:11 am

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.

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Oh and btw, kudos to the owners and the NBA players association for getting a CBA in place and avoiding a lockout.
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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 9:11 am

Who knows, maybe some of the NHL players have learned to read in their spare time...
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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 9:23 am

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.

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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:04 am

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..

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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:50 am

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.
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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 11:36 am

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]
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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:16 pm

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.
 
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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:36 pm

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!

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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:51 pm

NHL: Where Do We Stand?

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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 1:04 pm

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.

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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 1:37 pm

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.
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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 1:44 pm

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.

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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:37 pm

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.
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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:39 pm

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.
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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:42 pm

Besides, who likes to watch hockey in June anyways?  Wink
 
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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:10 pm

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

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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:26 pm

The NHL is coming back? Great!

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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:13 am

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

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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Fri Jun 24, 2005 5:45 am

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

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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:40 pm

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.
 
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RE: NHL: Where Do We Stand?

Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:03 pm

At least the NBA managed to avoid a lockout.

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