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Old 02-16-2005, 10:42 AM   #1
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Finally... hockey is done!

http://www.cbc.ca/story/sports/natio...st050216b.html
Maybe now we can reign in what was once the great Canadian past-time!
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Old 02-16-2005, 11:25 AM   #2
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Old 02-16-2005, 11:45 AM   #3
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Hockey sucks.
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Old 02-16-2005, 11:45 AM   #4
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Players don't realize that hockey doesn't have lucrative TV deals that would help pay the million dollar salaries they think they're worth.
Owners don't realize there's no money to be made (no game) without players. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot! Fookin eejets, all of them.
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Old 02-16-2005, 11:56 AM   #5
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I know many guys that would jump at the chance to play hockey for a job and wouldn't require millions of dollars salary either.
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Old 02-16-2005, 11:58 AM   #6
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a cryin goddamn shame is what it is- why couldn't it have happend to basketball instead?


at least in pro hockey the players still give a shit- that is, they play like a team and actually hustle....




or at least they did last year

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Old 02-16-2005, 01:04 PM   #7
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Old 02-16-2005, 01:23 PM   #8
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Now we can get back to some GOOD winter sports:
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Old 02-16-2005, 01:26 PM   #9
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Old 02-16-2005, 01:30 PM   #10
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You talking about the AHL? I'd agree. NHL hockey has sucked for a good long while. After most NHL games I come away with a feeling that the players just don't care about the game and are mailing-in their performances.

I'd rather watch major junior hockey or the University of Alberta team. Watching my cousin's junior B team is about as fun as watching an NHL game.

I dunno Config...

I've seen alot of hockey... from Pee Wees and Bantams to HS, College, Jr. A's, Semi-Pro, ECHL, AHL, WHLII, to the NHL. With the possible exception of some AHL and some European league games... there is a distinct difference between pro and the minors. The performance level is incomparable.
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Old 02-16-2005, 02:06 PM   #11
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I dunno Config...

I've seen alot of hockey... from Pee Wees and Bantams to HS, College, Jr. A's, Semi-Pro, ECHL, AHL, WHLII, to the NHL. With the possible exception of some AHL and some European league games... there is a distinct difference between pro and the minors. The performance level is incomparable.
The difference to a Canadian is desire. We all grew up wanting to be those players, and would fight (at least I did) to be the best we could be so that we could move up to better leagues/teams.

The younger guys fight harder for what they are given. The pros are to busy counting their $$ to give a shit about the game.

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Old 02-16-2005, 02:16 PM   #12
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I'm sad and pissed off at the same time about the lockout and the loss of the entire NHL season.
Columbus has only one major league team and it happens to be the Blue Jackets, our NHL franchise. If you've never been to an NHL game, you owe it to yourself. It's a game that translates much better in person than on TV ...
So the owners once again want limits on themselves: "Stop me before I spend again!"
But the Players Union has to rate as one of the dumber groups in sports history. They've just shut themselves out of a year's wages. Sure, some of the superstars have a couple mil stuck away for a rainy day. But your fourth line center doesn't pull in quite that kind of money and is now playing in one of the minor leagues for $500 a week. Not only is he being paid a fraction of what he'd normally be making, he's taking the job of a minor league player. So everybody's fucked.
I side with the owners more than the players on this one. The union swore they would never accept a salary cap despite the fact most other major league sports have one. And after all their braying and kicking, they agreed to a cap yesterday ... just too little, too late.
I hope they reach an agreement soon so the 2006 season can be counted on as a sure thing, but knowing these bozos they'll put it off until the 11th hour again and piss everybody off all over again.
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Old 02-16-2005, 02:32 PM   #13
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Currently NHL-style hockey is a timid, boring, defensive game. The heart has been taken out of it. A good hockey game has FLOW. 3 on 2's, long offensive rushes, multiple completed passes between traffic. There are no more players like Orr, Coffey, Messier, Gretzky and Lemieux.
I pretty much agree with you on that, spacey. I'd like to see all the clutching and grabbing and hooking taken out of the game and the offense opened up again. But I don't think you can say there's a lack of talent in the NHL. Players flow in from all over the world now: Russia, eastern Europe, Scandanavia, the U.S. Of all the sports which have expanded so quickly, I think hockey might be the only one that can support that expansion with its ever-increasing talent base.
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Old 02-16-2005, 02:34 PM   #14
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Hockey sucks.
fuck you. hockey rules. Minor league does, at any rate.
we got 2 good ones within 20 minutes of eachother:

http://www.seattle-thunderbirds.com/
http://www.everettsilvertips.com/
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Old 02-16-2005, 02:48 PM   #15
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Hockey sucks.
Sorry Linz, gotta disagree with you here. All professional sports suck. Everyone from the greedy, sleazeball owners to the juiced, overpaid, prima donna players that charge kids for signatures, to the fucking rip-off city contracts (overpriced parking, expensive and shitty food) to the tv networks... all of em can suck a fucking cock.

Bastards. All of 'em. Hope they all go out of business.


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