01-01-2013, 12:56 PM #21
01-01-2013, 06:47 PM #22
NHL/Players are making the biggest mistake they can by not playing....I am seeing MANY fans who starting to go away from the game...Here in LA and in many NHL Cities...Most of them said they would not go to ANY game if there was a season this year....people are losing interest....And its all about money and NOTHING about the future of the sport.....
Some are on the owners side, some on the players side....Frankly, I am on neither side....I think both sides are not doing enough to save the season...
The owners are looking for the best interest of owners but saying its for the future of the sport...and the players just want $$$$....and some arent even losing a penny while signing ANOTHER contract to play somewhere else...If they werent allowed to play anywhere else...this would have been resolved months ago....
I think BOTH sides are in the wrong by not sitting down EVERYDAY until something is worked out and they start playing....
As for not going to the season opener...I doubt anyone could coordinate that....some need that fix..lol...and Kings will sell out game 1 when they raise the banner....
Now, if someone tries to organize something where fans didnt BUY anything for the first week of the season...THAT would send a message....
01-02-2013, 12:42 AM #23
Man, I want a deal done badly. Hoping there's good news tomorrow.
01-02-2013, 01:28 AM #24
Apparently NHLPA have agreed to make cba, 10 years with certain conditions..great news:)Hidden Content
I collect: Adam Larsson, Mason Raymond and Matt Duchene
01-02-2013, 01:51 AM #25
The broadcasting contract with NBC is the ultimate reason why we see the deal being done now. Games will start on the 19th or 20th (first day of NBC contract). Both sides know the importance of the broadcasting contract.
All along both sides knew where middle ground was, neither side wanted to go to it until the end. Expect a deal around the 7th as they grind put minor details
01-02-2013, 04:32 AM #26
01-02-2013, 08:49 AM #27
The few guys I know playing overseas aren't there for the paychecks, they are there to stay in game shape or as close to it as they can. It's like everyone thinks the players get $4M per season and by September they are broke from spending millions over the summer. The players have money in the bank and don't need to panic about having money issues (even one I know making the league minimum); they are more worried about losing a season on thier already short careers. Let's face it, an owners career can be as long as they want it to be and the players average is very short.Hidden Content
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01-02-2013, 12:06 PM #28
By the sounds of things, talks went well last night and are scheduled again for today. It seems that for the first time in a month, the two sides appear to be serious about actually negotiating a deal. It should never have been allowed to get this far, and the theatrics leading up to this point make both parties look petulant and petty, but now that the heat is on, perhaps we will see them salvage some remnants of a campaign.
01-02-2013, 10:21 PM #29
01-02-2013, 10:46 PM #30
I am sleep deprived this week keeping up on the Junior action. The World Juniors is live on the NHL Network, and I am on the West Coast. Game tonight begins at 1:00am and ends at 3:30 am.
Switzerland almost pulled off the impossible today.
GO CANADA GO !!!