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#1 HenrikRules40

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 11:14 AM

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 11:32 AM

So what? The BoG would just bring in another figure head in a leash. I'm NO fan of GB, but he's just the fang of the hog.
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Posted 08 February 2007 - 11:49 AM

Gary Bettman makes me angry beyond belief. hockey on cable tv is dying right now. If bettman was smart, he'd realize that being on ESPN is a must (As much as I hate ESPN, it's true) and negociating a contract with them based on a ratings/air time ratio could be to the NHL's advantage. heck, do a Versus & ESPN contract for all I care, the NBA/NFL/MLB are broadcast nationally on more than one station. This game too good to fly under the radar.

As for the schedule, it needs to go back to the old format. Does anyone want to see us play Columbus & St. Louis 16 times a year (I know, a little extreme) >? no.

Much like the Lions with Ford, the NHL won't be better til Bettman is gone.


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Posted 08 February 2007 - 12:05 PM

That's a damn shame.
I was at the Yzerman retirement ceremony at the RenCen. Bettman was there. mad.gif
I said to a couple next to me, Bettman's here I wish I had a gun. lol They looked at me kinda funny. I was like I'm just joking.
Deep down, though, not so much.
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Posted 08 February 2007 - 12:23 PM

QUOTE(GuloGulo @ February 8, 2007 - 11:32AM) View Post

So what? The BoG would just bring in another figure head in a leash. I'm NO fan of GB, but he's just the fang of the hog.


FINALLY someone with some brains!
GB is no more than a hired gun for the BOG. The NHL could have had a deal with ESPN but the BOG shot it down, deciding instead to take the much more lucrative (see $$$) deal VS offered them.

So many people like to blame expansion on GB too but it's been well documented that the BOG from the early 80's wanted to expand into Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and more into California.

Please get your facts straight before you start pointing fingers. All the things the NHL has decided to do go through the owners first.


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Posted 08 February 2007 - 12:48 PM

Nobody seriously expects Bettman to give up the cushy-ass job he's got, do they? Anybody who thinks it might happen is wishing on gumdrop rainbows. Bettman won't leave til he's told to.
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Posted 08 February 2007 - 01:06 PM

QUOTE(betterREDthandead @ February 8, 2007 - 12:48PM) View Post

Nobody seriously expects Bettman to give up the cushy-ass job he's got, do they? Anybody who thinks it might happen is wishing on gumdrop rainbows. Bettman won't leave til he's told to.

Agreed. He won't leave because he'll never get another job. Furthermore, I think he's going to try to stay until he recommends changing the name of the league to National Bettman League.
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#8 HenrikRules40

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 01:10 PM

QUOTE(betterREDthandead @ February 8, 2007 - 01:48PM) View Post

Nobody seriously expects Bettman to give up the cushy-ass job he's got, do they? Anybody who thinks it might happen is wishing on gumdrop rainbows. Bettman won't leave til he's told to.



Oooo I love gumdrop rainbows.

What if someone kidnapped him and erased his memory? Would that work?


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Posted 08 February 2007 - 01:36 PM

QUOTE(HenrikRules40 @ February 8, 2007 - 10:10AM) View Post

Oooo I love gumdrop rainbows.

What if someone kidnapped him and erased his memory? Would that work?

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#10 HenrikRules40

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 01:49 PM

QUOTE(wingslogo19 @ February 8, 2007 - 02:36PM) View Post

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 01:50 PM

QUOTE(HenrikRules40 @ February 8, 2007 - 10:49AM) View Post

Hey...whatever works. I'm into solutions...not problems cool.gif

Hmm how much are you willing to pay for him to be kidnapped tongue.gif
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#12 HenrikRules40

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 02:00 PM

QUOTE(wingslogo19 @ February 8, 2007 - 02:50PM) View Post

Hmm how much are you willing to pay for him to be kidnapped tongue.gif


Pay? Shoot...I'll do it myself. Will you help me? *Rummages through closet...finds tranquilizer darts* Ok I'm ready let's go!


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Posted 08 February 2007 - 02:03 PM

QUOTE(auxlepli @ February 8, 2007 - 12:05PM) View Post

That's a damn shame.
I was at the Yzerman retirement ceremony at the RenCen. Bettman was there. mad.gif
I said to a couple next to me, Bettman's here I wish I had a gun. lol They looked at me kinda funny. I was like I'm just joking.
Deep down, though, not so much.
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Perhaps we can all pitch in and arrange for you to be at particularly opportune playoff games this spring! :-)

Better idea! We could use mind control techniques on Lilja focusing on key words such as "And the Lady Bing Trophy goes to..." These key words would trigger in Lilja an automatic response where he begins beating Bettman to a pulp. However, the REAL hard part in making this work is how would how to ever get Lilja near enough to anything like a Conference Final, Stanley Cup Final or award ceremony!


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Posted 08 February 2007 - 02:18 PM

QUOTE(HenrikRules40 @ February 8, 2007 - 11:00AM) View Post

Pay? Shoot...I'll do it myself. Will you help me? *Rummages through closet...finds tranquilizer darts* Ok I'm ready let's go!

Wow. really?

I thought you were saving those darts for Hank?

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#15 HenrikRules40

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 02:33 PM

QUOTE(haroldsnepsts @ February 8, 2007 - 03:18PM) View Post

Wow. really?

I thought you were saving those darts for Hank?

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Ack! Harrrrr-oldddd! Shhhhhhhhh! I was trying to create a diversion! Now I have to spike his 100 cupcakes (for 100 goals) with love potion. Now where can I find some love potion...

*Knocks on Babs door* Hi it's me...HR40!

Babs: *Glances up* Hank's not here.

Me: blush.gif Yeah I know...I was just wondering...what's that "juice" that Lils brings you every morning?



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Posted 08 February 2007 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE(HenrikRules40 @ February 8, 2007 - 11:33AM) View Post

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Ack! Harrrrr-oldddd! Shhhhhhhhh! I was trying to create a diversion! Now I have to spike his 100 cupcakes (for 100 goals) with love potion. Now where can I find some love potion...

*Knocks on Babs door* Hi it's me...HR40!

Babs: *Glances up* You again? You know you're required by law to stay more than 100 feet away from any member of the Red Wings organization, and at least 500 feet away from Hank.

Me: blush.gif Yeah I know...umm... wait... do I hear sirens?


Fixed it. biggrin.gif

#17 HenrikRules40

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 02:54 PM

QUOTE(haroldsnepsts @ February 8, 2007 - 03:45PM) View Post

Fixed it. biggrin.gif


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Posted 08 February 2007 - 03:03 PM

QUOTE(HenrikRules40 @ February 8, 2007 - 11:00AM) View Post

Pay? Shoot...I'll do it myself. Will you help me? *Rummages through closet...finds tranquilizer darts* Ok I'm ready let's go!

Of course i would help you out laugh.gif
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Posted 08 February 2007 - 05:35 PM

That guy (bettman) is a complete f**king inept clown. He should have been ousted when he let ESPN go. Just for the fact of the free promotion they were getting from sportscenter, it would have made better business sense to stay. Note to Gary: you still have to promote to your prospective audience, and where would you do that? HMMMM......

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 06:29 PM

Why would he step down? Unless the owners have had enough of him, he's here to stay.
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