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Hockey?

Post by QIgirl » May 31st 2012 - 6:40 am

Is there anyone else here who is paying attention to the Stanley Cup playoffs? Anyone? Anyone? :embarrased:

(Maybe it's because I come from a part of the world that has a good 5-6 months of winter, but as I don't really understand anything else that's going on in the "Locker Room" section, I feel like some hockey needs to be forced upon you all. :whistle: )



PS Hello, I still lurk here. Hope you all are doing well. Yes, I realize I probably haven't posted in almost 6 months, but... life happens. :lipstick:
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Re: Hockey?

Post by dukster64 » May 31st 2012 - 11:32 am

Sadly, I do know follow hockey no
Probably because I find it so confusing (since 99% of the time, I can't see where the puck is :laugh: )



As for the coverage here in the Locker Room : it's probably very european sport centric, since, well.... I'm the one posting it :embarrased:
PS Hello, I still lurk here. Hope you all are doing well. Yes, I realize I probably haven't posted in almost 6 months, but... life happens. :lipstick:
Life does indeed get in the way :laugh:
But nice to see you back posting !

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Re: Hockey?

Post by carpe » May 31st 2012 - 2:36 pm

i watched half ofthe first game of the finals :-)

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Post by dukster64 » May 31st 2012 - 9:04 pm

Half a game ? is that it ?

You sure you're really canadian ? :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

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Re: Hockey?

Post by QIgirl » June 1st 2012 - 2:26 am

I was only able to watch the overtime of the first game (which was exciting, in my opinion). I'll be out of town for the second game and getting home late, so if that one goes into overtime as well, maybe I can catch another OT! :laugh:
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Post by carpe » June 1st 2012 - 3:19 am

i dunno just havent been into it this year. we finally got an NHL team back here this year but they didn't make the play offs so i kinda lost interest. :dunno:

http://jets.nhl.com/ :happy: :happy:

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Post by QIgirl » June 1st 2012 - 4:11 am

I went to the Wild vs Jets game here in St Paul... there may have been more Jets fans than Wild fans there that night. It was rather impressive, well done Winnipeg fans.
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Post by carpe » June 1st 2012 - 4:28 am

ya the spirit has been just crazy!

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Re: Hockey?

Post by Tiinuli » June 1st 2012 - 8:17 pm

I do watch some hockey, but I don't keep up with the Stanley Cup. I'm Finnish so it's mandatory for us to have some level of interest in hockey :laugh:
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Re: Hockey? Time running out to salvage full NHL season

Post by Cybernetic Organism » October 23rd 2012 - 6:53 am

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Monday, October 22, 2012 06:03 PM EDT

Canada without hockey is like
Europe without football,
pizza without cheese,
mash potatoes without gravy,
sex without a partner... :wink2:
The clock is ticking with no sign of stopping before striking midnight on the chances for an 82-game schedule.

The NHL and the NHL Players' Association stood their ground Monday and there are no formal talks planned to discuss a collective bargaining agreement. They face a Thursday deadline to get a deal in place, open camps Saturday and start the season Nov. 2.

While some media are speculating bargaining could resume Wednesday in New York, deputy commissioner Bill Daly told QMI Agency in an e-mail the NHL is willing to negotiate only on the offer it made the union last Tuesday.

"We have a proposal on the table," Daly wrote Monday. "If, and when, the (union wants) to bargain over it, we will be more than happy to do so."

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, facing heat to get the season started, tabled a proposal that would have seen the sides settle their differences with a six-year CBA that included a 50-50 split in hockey-related revenues.

League sources say Bettman won't be allowed to offer up any more concessions to try to get a deal and, in fact, he has gone further than some owners expected he would.

There is concern in league circles the NHL won't be able to do anything to satisfy union executive director Donald Fehr and if Bettman continues to negotiate he is doing so against himself despite tremendous pressure to play.

Though Daly and NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr talked by telephone Saturday and Sunday, the union didn't show any willingness to bargain based on the NHL proposal.

The union rejected it last Thursday in Toronto and instead offered up three different solutions.

Those were quickly rejected by Bettman.

Sources say if there isn't a deal in place by Thursday, it's possible as much as a month of the schedule will be chopped Friday because the NHL wants to free up arena dates.

Sources say some renegade owners would support cancelling the whole season if nothing is done soon, but Bettman isn't about to do that because he feels there is a strong chance of a labour agreement. .

The two sides do agree there has to be a 50-50 revenue split, but it's the path taken to get there that requires mutual approval. The players, who enjoyed a 57-43 split under the previous CBA, wants a gradual drop in revenues. The league want the change immediately.

"A resolution is still not out of the question," Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson said. "As long as both sides are talking and no one has written off the year there's still hope.

"As individual players, we can just stay in shape and hope for the best. We've put strong faith in our leadership group with the union and it's a battle that they are in every day

and they get to put up the fight for us."

Anderson was frustrated -- like a lot of other people -- when the NHL quickly dismissed the NHLPA's counter-proposal Thursday.

"It stinks," Anderson said. "It's one of those things where it's a business. You've got to step back and look at both sides. We've looked at one side and they've looked at another.

Hopefully, both sides can get on the same page."

At this juncture, both sides have dug in their heels and there isn't a lot of wiggle room.

Although many have tried to paint the picture that the league and union aren't that far apart, that may be nothing more than wishful thinking. The revenue split is just one of the issues that has to be agreed upon to get a deal in place.

The union also has concerns over five-year limits on contracts along with changes to free agency, two-year entry-level deals and arbitration. Even if they do sit down this week, getting this done quickly would be a huge chore.

Told time is ticking away, Daly acknowledged the reality: "Yes, unfortunately, it is."

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Re: Hockey?

Post by Cybernetic Organism » December 7th 2012 - 7:57 pm

still no hockey 2012-2013- I getting upset - Image



I seem to be alone in my misery here :lol1:

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Re: Hockey? Time running out to salvage full NHL season

Post by neelpeel » December 7th 2012 - 8:00 pm

Cybernetic Organism wrote: sex without a partner... :wink2:
Yeah dusters and tosh know all about that!!!


....hang on.... brainwave...... why dont you guys hook up?

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