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Poll: Lockout 2012-2013 (Hockey's back!) (130 member(s) have cast votes)

When will we see hockey?

  1. Oct 12 (10 votes [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  2. Nov 12 (19 votes [14.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.62%

  3. Dec 12 (26 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  4. Jan 13 (33 votes [25.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.38%

  5. Feb 13 (1 votes [0.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.77%

  6. Mar 13 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Apr 13 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Oct 13 (14 votes [10.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.77%

  9. Never (27 votes [20.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.77%

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#641 NJDevs4978

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:34 AM

You're not paying attention if you think neither side has moved an inch. You just don't have the facts at all. Furthermore, you take offers in negotiation at face value, which is ridiculous. Both sides have moved and will continue to move.



Baseball has not had a labor issue since 1995, which is the longest streak in the 4 major sports by an incredible amount. Football, basketball, and the NHL are going to be locked into a lockout strategy to pull player salaries down every time the CBA expires. It will happen again and again. Baseball, on the other hand, is humming along smoothly.


The only reason baseball hasn't had a labor issue since '95 is because the FANS finally made their collective voice heard in terms of declining attendance and very public fan backlash. It's going to finally come to that in hockey, I'm afraid.

If you want to 'read between the lines' and say there's movement that's fine. It's impossible to take anything either side says at face value, especially when Fehr behind closed doors says they're still far apart then goes in front of the media and says they're not. Most of this public bs is like an election, everything's PR-driven. And like Congress, nothing gets done in the end.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:20 AM

The only reason baseball hasn't had a labor issue since '95 is because the FANS finally made their collective voice heard in terms of declining attendance and very public fan backlash. It's going to finally come to that in hockey, I'm afraid.


The players could use this to their advantage and threaten a strike. Salaries are not tied to revenues in baseball. The baseball owners got into big trouble when they colluded.

If you want to 'read between the lines' and say there's movement that's fine. It's impossible to take anything either side says at face value, especially when Fehr behind closed doors says they're still far apart then goes in front of the media and says they're not. Most of this public bs is like an election, everything's PR-driven. And like Congress, nothing gets done in the end.


Numbers. Not quotes. Numbers. Numbers are all that matters here, and numbers have been getting closer, even with this latest news.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:20 PM

This whole thing is a disgusting joke.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:27 PM

FWIW:

https://twitter.com/...098709597241344

Tough meeting [Friday]. Talks were good this week but some say its because Jeremy Jacobs was not there...until [Friday].


Tweet edited by me to account for tweet's timing.

Edited by halfsharkalligatorhalfman, 10 November 2012 - 12:27 PM.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

I am OK with losing this season if Fehr kills the Bettman and we have labor peace in perpetuity. Yes, seriously. But if this ends up as another cashgrab where the owners see that they have this fully armed and operational battle station called a "Lock Out" and say "hey let's use it again in the next lock out to get more Benjamins from the players"...then I will pissed off because nothing has been accomplished other than ensuring we will have labor strife again in 5-8 years.

But I will accept losing a season if it brings stability to this game, stability we have not seen for two decades.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:27 PM

We said the same types of things in '04, losing a season is not going to help bring stability to the game. The only thing that'll bring stability to the game is the fans revolting and letting both sides know 'business as usual' is no longer acceptable.

re: Jacobs, wtf is his problem anyway? It's not like the system's preventing him from having a good team, is he such a frigging miser that having a popular team that has good attendance isn't enough?

Edited by NJDevs4978, 10 November 2012 - 03:28 PM.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:47 PM

This is getting so bad that I actually have more faith in the U.S. Congress to compromise and solve our budget issues before Fehr and Bettman will compromise and solve the NHL's labor issues.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:10 PM

Talks will resume this afternoon according to @JSportsnet
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:29 PM

Talks ended within an hour with both sides calling each other smelly and making your mom jokes.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:07 PM

So after all the talks this week, no progress was made.

Typical.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:05 PM

I am OK with losing this season if Fehr kills the Bettman and we have labor peace in perpetuity.


if it's not bettman, it's someone else pushing the owners agenda. revenues have gone up, franchise values have gone up. why would the owners get rid of bettman?
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

if it's not bettman, it's someone else pushing the owners agenda. revenues have gone up, franchise values have gone up. why would the owners get rid of bettman?


revenues and franchise values go up regardless of who is the commish. They went up under Calder, Dutton, Campbell, Ziegler, and Stein
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

revenues and franchise values go up regardless of who is the commish. They went up under Calder, Dutton, Campbell, Ziegler, and Stein


not like they have with bettman.

trust me - the owners love him.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:11 PM

Its 11/11. Do you know where your hockey teams are?
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:41 PM

Today would have been the day Parise returned to the Rock. Sigh
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:15 AM

I said it a few weeks ago...Jeremy jacob is to blame way more than bettman
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:46 AM

"Contract Issues Emerge as Final Hurdle in N.H.L. Talks"

http://www.nytimes.c...e-in-talks.html

I doubt this is the only issue left but its a good read for the optimistic folks!

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:19 AM

if it's not bettman, it's someone else pushing the owners agenda. revenues have gone up, franchise values have gone up. why would the owners get rid of bettman?


Oh, they have no reason to. But he has to work with the players once all this is resolved and that will be...interesting,
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:14 AM

"Contract Issues Emerge as Final Hurdle in N.H.L. Talks"

http://www.nytimes.c...e-in-talks.html

I doubt this is the only issue left but its a good read for the optimistic folks!


That the league hasn't walked away completely after Fehr's hardball tactics and pessimistic statements to the press leads me to believe the owners are pretty desperate to get the seasons started. For all of the grief he gets, Fehr is very good at his job.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:39 AM

Fehr is good at his job. But the owners will tell you that so is Bettman. He does their bidding and does it well...that's why he won't get fired anytime soon despite the fact that everyone outside of the owners generally hate him.

Someone has to flinch first. Give Fehr credit for keeping the NHLPA so organized and galvanized through these negotiations. I still hate him though...but I hate Bettman more.
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