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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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#1521 mrthemike

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

FYI DirecTV has had this up since the lockout began...




NHL® CENTER ICE® is currently unavailable due to the NHL lockout.


Customers will not be charged for games that are not played. Please check back for further updates.

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#1522 devlman

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

I'm happy the lockout is over, especially for the growth of the game and the local businesses depending on games. However, I won't get real emotionally vested into the NHL again until next season (2013-2014) because I'm just turned off too much after the whole lockout to get into a fake 48 game season. Will still keep up on the devs this shortened season to see how our team develops though.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

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?
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

Wow more great news - according to Larry Brooks, Mark (N)Єverson retired!
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

This day just keeps getting better! hahaha
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

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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#1527 MadDog2020

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:54 AM

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

That's fantastic!


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

I think TG deserves a freakin award for his work over the past few days.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

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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#1530 Martyisth3b3st

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:22 AM

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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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

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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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:28 AM

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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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

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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#1534 Colin226

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

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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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

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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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

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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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:45 AM

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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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:13 PM

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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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:34 PM

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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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:53 PM

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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