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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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#361 DaneykoIsGod

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:08 PM

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:08 PM

And I rest my case. Don Fehr will fvck this process into outer space.


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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:11 PM

In a matter of 2 days, NHL just won the PR battle, wow.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:12 PM

And I rest my case. Don Fehr will fvck this process into outer space.


Of course he will.

Plus when I saw which players were attending and were speaking on behalf of the players, I knew this was fvcked from the beginning. They represent the players who are not exactly the "rank and file" of the PA.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:14 PM

Well that figures, last time the owners wanted to destroy the game to win, now the players do. They can all **** themselves.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:14 PM

The players just can't win this. They need to realize this- and fast
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:15 PM

The players just can't win this. They need to realize this- and fast


Fehr didn't make billions of dollars for baseball players by caring about the sport or conceding on anything. And obviously hockey players want to extract vengeance for the last CBA.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:15 PM

Of course he will.

Plus when I saw which players were attending and were speaking on behalf of the players, I knew this was fvcked from the beginning. They represent the players who are not exactly the "rank and file" of the PA.

. Well, they made their bed. They may be arrogant to think there won't be serious long-term damage, but there will be this time around. It should be interesting to watch both sides beg for our forgiveness (again) after they eventually reach a deal, because I really think there are serious hockey fans that may not come back. Some people will have just had enough, and I really can't blame them.


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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:21 PM

I was angry at the owners before. Now, I'm furious at the players. It was pretty much acknowledged by everyone that the owners' 50/50 offer was close to their end-game, and that offering it so early in the process was meant to be a launching point that both sides could use towards ending the lockout without too much damage being done. In my opinion, the players committed a major faux pas today by essentially biting off the hand which was holding a nice juicy steak for them. It's ridiculous and it shows blatant disregard by the PA towards the fans of the sport, and of the sport itself. If the players care so much about their money that they are unwilling to see sense and try to work with the owners after they made a goodwill gesture, then I'm not too sure I want to keep supporting them.

Edited by Amberite, 18 October 2012 - 03:24 PM.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:21 PM

In a matter of 2 days, NHL just won the PR battle, wow.


They did, but any reasonable observer should conclude that they were trying to do that, which makes a person think about their motives all along. The players didn't win a PR battle in baseball, did they? Absolutely not - but they avoided a salary cap and made a lot more $.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:22 PM

I'd find it amusing (if it weren't so frustrating) that the players are so stuck up about losing 7 percent of money this year, they're going to lose 100 percent of it and have a smaller pie to fight about in 2013 when and if they come back. Bisonette and the other players better shut off their twitter for the next twelve months or so.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:22 PM

Fehr didn't make billions of dollars for baseball players by caring about the sport or conceding on anything. And obviously hockey players want to extract vengeance for the last CBA.

That's all fine and dandy, but the fact remains that the most recent NHL offer will probably be the best they put forth. If the PA doesn't accept it or at least negotiate with it as a guideline, they will ultimately get less

Edit- unless sponsors pressure the league to get a deal done, which may be what the players are holding out hope for

Edited by SMantzas, 18 October 2012 - 03:27 PM.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:23 PM

I was angry at the owners before. Now, I'm furious at the players. It was pretty much acknowledged by everyone that the owners' 50/50 offer was close to their end-game, and that offering it so early in the process was a means to end the lockout without too much damage being done. In my opinion, the players committed a major faux pas today by essentially biting off the hand which was holding a nice juicy steak for them. It's ridiculous and it shows blatant disregard by the PA towards the fans of the sport, and of the sport itself. If the players care so much about their money that they are unwilling to see sense and try to work with the owners after they made a goodwill gesture, then I'm not too sure I want to keep supporting them.


So early in the process? It's mid-October. Early in the process would've been September.

You're asking people who rarely hear the word no off the rink take paycuts when the NHL is at record revenues. Neither side was ever truly serious about an 82 game season, but the owners certainly weren't. Saying this latest offer is close to end-game assumes the owners think they have nothing to lose by canceling a season, and I'm not sure I buy that.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:27 PM

. Well, they made their bed. They may be arrogant to think there won't be serious long-term damage, but there will be this time around. It should be interesting to watch both sides beg for our forgiveness (again) after they eventually reach a deal, because I really think there are serious hockey fans that may not come back. Some people will have just had enough, and I really can't blame them.


I might be one of them that cancels season tickets if we miss an entire season. I'm tired of this bullsh!t.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:28 PM

the nhl has the PR upper hand right now - the NHLPA has to release their offers to show their side and then it'll go right back to them.

that anyone thinks the owners' proposal was "fair" means that you're just not paying attention and are taking the "you're playing a game for a living for more money that most people make in their careers. you players work for me, the fan" standpoint.

players know they're taking a haircut and their's nothing they can do about it. they're trying to limit how much of their existing contracts get cut and giving them an opportunity to make more when their contracts are done. the previous analogy i gave with kovalchuk and larsson still holds, so the larsson's of the league have a voice. but the merril's have none and the players will sell those guys up the river to help themselves.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:30 PM

So early in the process? It's mid-October. Early in the process would've been September.

You're asking people who rarely hear the word no off the rink take paycuts when the NHL is at record revenues. Neither side was ever truly serious about an 82 game season, but the owners certainly weren't. Saying this latest offer is close to end-game assumes the owners think they have nothing to lose by canceling a season, and I'm not sure I buy that.


I don't think anyone expected there to be absolutely no days lost, so saying September would have been early is a little unrealistic. When we can still salvage an 82 game season, I call that early. In the last lockout, these sorts of offers weren't made for another 6 months.

And your second statement about asking players who rarely hear no to take paycuts when the NHL is at record revenues just shows how out of touch the players are with reality. The owners aren't lying when they say that most teams can't make money and that the current system is unsustainable. By offering the 50/50 deal, the owners put a lot of their cards out on the table, and I think they expected the same from the players. The 50/50 offer was in no way great for the players, but it was a legitimate starting point for serious negotiations. For the players to essentially spit on that shows a lack of willingness from the players to settle on a reasonable deal that can work for both sides. That's not how you do negotiations when something really matters to you (ie, your fans and the sport you play).

Edited by Amberite, 18 October 2012 - 03:32 PM.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:31 PM

I was on the PA's side but they clearly don't care to really get a deal done.. Screw the players


You're entitled to your opinion. I would just advise against filming yourself urinating on your jersey like some other gentleman who likes to post here did with his Parise jersey.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:31 PM

NHLPA seems to be acting petulantly in this process. The NHLPA refused to give an offer, forcing the NHL to counter their own offer, then the NHLPA has apparently presented 3 offers that don't have anything do with what the NHL has been offering. It doesn't seem to me that the NHLPA is seriously negotiating towards a solution if my outside impression matches what's happening.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:34 PM

NHLPA seems to be acting petulantly in this process. The NHLPA refused to give an offer, forcing the NHL to counter their own offer, then the NHLPA has apparently presented 3 offers that don't have anything do with what the NHL has been offering. It doesn't seem to me that the NHLPA is seriously negotiating towards a solution if my outside impression matches what's happening.


But just remember, the PA backers will just use their usual battle cry of "its just a PR war by the NHL!!"

Calculated or not, the NHL did indeed make the last offer and stepped to the plate with something that could at least be a starting point for further negotiations. The NHLPA however could care less.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:37 PM


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Hopefully that's the case.
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