Turn out the lights

Posted: 10/18/2012 by bc in Uncategorized

To recap events of the day, the NHL rejected 3 counter proposals tabled by the PA. League Commissioner Gary Bettman said, “We’re not speaking the same language.”
NHLPA Director Donald Fehr said, “If you had been in the room, the vibe you would have gotten is: if you aren’t prepared to sign with minor variations, don’t bother us.”
Both are telling it exactly as they see it. Sadly, the result is that we’re in for a long lockout.

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  1. bilverado says:

    Guess we now know what the L in NHL stands for — Lockout. Guess that will be the title of Bettman’s bio — Legacy of Lockouts. Three times. Ridiculous.

  2. yougetoutwhatyouputin says:

    Hey NHL/NHLPA just in case you forgot and need to poke your head out of the bubble you live in, here is a little food for thought:

    The entire process is depressing and is entirely out of touch with what the objective should be. Satisfying the client should be the sole objective. Apparently, you both have forgotten that the fans are the clients and we are not happy…the fans are tired of millionaires bickering while we work 40+ hours week and are lucky to make what you pay in taxes in a quarter.

    In an attempt to refocus, NHL/NHLPA ask yourself the following:

    What do you provide?
    What is the value of the product?
    Can it be replaced?

    Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched!

  3. tearingitup says:

    It is good to get the blood boiling again.. the NHL/NHLPA reminds me pf medicare. I paid for my season tickets, but there is no product when I want to use them….HA!

  4. tearingitup says:

    Seems like a little thing like GREED will take down the NHL. The newest of fans will leave this sport behind and the rock hard die hards will hold onto that faint pulse till the end

  5. bc says:

    Hey Guys,

    Have to admit that I’m losing my passion for NHL product. The ’04 lockout seemed to make some sense. The NHL came out of it with new rules and what the owners claimed was “economic certainty” going forward.
    This time, as each of us has personalized, consensus as to some overriding issue is lacking. The good of the game isn’t at stake. The game will survive.
    Last time around this block it took a couple-3 years to grow the NHL economy back. The stakeholders may not be so fortunate this time. As tearingitup posts, the only issue is greed.

  6. czhokej says:

    Hi, my friends. It is quite hopeless, and I do not come to visit too often, because of my frustration. I have started following KHL, but without passion.

    • yougetoutwhatyouputin says:

      Hello CZ…depending on where you live, AHL and ECHL hockey is alive and well…many NHL caliber players are currently playing…the passion is alive at this level! Not to mention the lower price on everything.

  7. tearingitup says:

    Good to read that you are still around with us CZ….I understand the passion behind sports, however, these people need to get this done

  8. bc says:

    Best2ya CZ. Read yesterday that Ilya Kovalchuk has joined Alex Ovechkin and Sergei Gonchar as among the guys considering staying in the KHL. If so, CZ has picked the next best league to follow. Can’t blame the players really. The KHL pays more to top players, Russia has lower tax rates and they get to play at home. Add those benefits to the rapidly deteriorating credibility of the NHL and the top Russians are now asking themselves,”Who needs that bull?” Jeez, and I thought only management lamented the sanctity of contracts.

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