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Lockout 2012-2013 (Hockey's back!)

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  1. 1. When will we see hockey?

    • Oct 12
      10
    • Nov 12
      19
    • Dec 12
      26
    • Jan 13
      33
    • Feb 13
      1
    • Mar 13
      0
    • Apr 13
      0
    • Oct 13
      14
    • Never
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Clarkson is such a mensch!

@TGfireandice: Talked a short time ago to David Clarkson, he was excited deal is done. Made point of mentioning workers in and around arena impacted.

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Wow more great news - according to Larry Brooks, Mark (N)Єverson retired!
That's fantastic!

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I think TG deserves a freakin award for his work over the past few days.

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I think TG deserves a freakin award for his work over the past few days.

All the reporters really, they were stuck in the cold most of the time for about a week. But first and foremost, thanks to the mediator who made this a reality, with 'twelve' hours of back-and-forth Friday followed by sticking with the sides when they actually were convening yesterday/this morning.

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I am happy the lockout is over, absolutely, but what the hell are we left with? Do we even have a competitive team to field this year?

Ah, great to have you back.

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I go back to school the 12th, what are the chances I get a pre-season game while I'm home?

Slim and none, I'm guessing?

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There's no chance you get 'any' game by the 12th.

It is too bad they couldn't get this settled in time to have kids from college going to games over winter break, such is the process of stonewalling negotiating an eight-ten year CBA.

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There's no chance you get 'any' game by the 12th.

It is too bad they couldn't get this settled in time to have kids from college going to games over winter break, such is the process of stonewalling negotiating an eight-ten year CBA.

Balls. So when will the pre-season start? They'll have two or three games, right?

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There's no chance you get 'any' game by the 12th.

It is too bad they couldn't get this settled in time to have kids from college going to games over winter break, such is the process of stonewalling negotiating an eight-ten year CBA.

I know. The Devils sold out like 7 of 8 games during the college break last year. Further proof that we have a younger fan base just starting to buy tickets on their own

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I know. The Devils sold out like 7 of 8 games during the college break last year. Further proof that we have a younger fan base just starting to buy tickets on their own

Well, with any luck we'll play in Florida once or twice. I'd rather it be 45 minutes away in Sunrise, but if they don't play there I'll make the 4 hour drive to Tampa.

And if they don't play in either, I'll cry and kick things.

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They have to play 'at least' one game in Florida and Tampa. Odds are the schedule's either going to be 7/2 (seven division games, two games against other conference teams) if its' a 48-game season or maybe 5/3 in a 50-game season (five division games, three conference games).

Probably no preseason games although the players wanted it at one point I don't think either side wants it badly enough to have them.

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Wow more great news - according to Larry Brooks, Mark (N)Єverson retired!

This>>>end of the lockout lol.

Now the question is, will the non-die hards show up at the games? They(NHL) need to do something.

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I knew this would happen. She left, and now she's back. And I'm so happy to see her back that all is completely forgiven and forgotten. I'm a total sucker, but I don't care. I've got my hockey back.

LET'S GO DEVILS!!!!!

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Well, with any luck we'll play in Florida once or twice. I'd rather it be 45 minutes away in Sunrise, but if they don't play there I'll make the 4 hour drive to Tampa.

And if they don't play in either, I'll cry and kick things.

That last sentence made me legit lol.. I'm sure they'll play in Sunrise this year and I bet it'll be a big game to their fans so it should be fun to go to

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That last sentence made me legit lol.. I'm sure they'll play in Sunrise this year and I bet it'll be a big game to their fans so it should be fun to go to

I just can't wait to see what inconvenient day they schedule the Devils game(s) in Raleigh so I will be unable to see the Devils in Carolina for the third year in a row.

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I am happy the lockout is over, absolutely, but what the hell are we left with? Do we even have a competitive team to field this year?

We were just two wins away from being Stanley Cup champions and you are asking if we have a competitive team this year?

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We were just two wins away from being Stanley Cup champions and you are asking if we have a competitive team this year?

It's not an unfair question, considering we were the #6 seed last year, lost Parise/Poni to FA and Henrique to injury for at least 10-15% of the season. Not to mention two goalies that haven't played in several months. Having eight healthy D means we 'can' make a move to upgrade our forward core but we'll see what, if any gets done there.

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It's not an unfair question, considering we were the #6 seed last year, lost Parise/Poni to FA and Henrique to injury for at least 10-15% of the season. Not to mention two goalies that haven't played in several months. Having eight healthy D means we 'can' make a move to upgrade our forward core but we'll see what, if any gets done there.

You don't have to finish at the top of your conference to be a competitive team, every year there is at least one team that pulls off upsets and goes deep into the playoffs, what place you finish in doesn't really mean much at all. Also every team is going to have injuries, and every team is dealing with guys coming back from not having played in a while. I'm not saying we will definitely have another deep playoff run, but I have no concerns about the team failing to be competitive, I think that's a little over the top.

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Wow more great news - according to Larry Brooks, Mark (N)Єverson retired!

Well I guess now that the Devils are apparently financially stable he has nothing to write about. Either that or he used up all his 1994 references during the Conference Finals last season.

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My real concern is a good Rangers team that hasn't had the **** beat out of them for a few months.. I truly think that Torts style impedes their ability to be fresh for a Finals but who knows now that they've had a good amount of time off.. Hopefully he has them eating pucks again soon

Well I guess now that the Devils are apparently financially stable he has nothing to write about. Either that or he used up all his 1994 references during the Conference Finals last season.

Win

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I could be wrong but I think USA winning that gold is going to help the NHL bring back fans. I know a lot of people I know we're getting very into the run both die hards and casual fans. It definitely got people back into hockey.

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I could be wrong but I think USA winning that gold is going to help the NHL bring back fans. I know a lot of people I know we're getting very into the run both die hards and casual fans. It definitely got people back into hockey.

And I think it's great for USA Hockey player development as well.. Screw the Canadian elitists, I hope we take gold at the Olympics

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It's not an unfair question, considering we were the #6 seed last year, lost Parise/Poni to FA and Henrique to injury for at least 10-15% of the season. Not to mention two goalies that haven't played in several months. Having eight healthy D means we 'can' make a move to upgrade our forward core but we'll see what, if any gets done there.

This is a skewed version of how NJ's season went - they get back Zajac, Josefson, Zidlicky, and Tallinder - all players who played half or less of last season. It's up to Brodeur and Hedberg to be .910 goalies for the Devils to have a shot at the playoffs.

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This is a skewed version of how NJ's season went - they get back Zajac, Josefson, Zidlicky, and Tallinder - all players who played half or less of last season. It's up to Brodeur and Hedberg to be .910 goalies for the Devils to have a shot at the playoffs.

I guess I'm just being influenced by all the experts talking about us being doomed without Parise.

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