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#1 WorkingOvertime

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:53 PM

http://www.nhl.com/i...s.htm?id=610343

The NHLPA has refused to approve the proposed realignment.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:53 PM

http://www.nhl.com/i...s.htm?id=610343


The NHLPA has just rejected the new realignment set for next season. I cannot understand why the NHLPA has gone down this road, but it sounds as if the NHLPA is ok with having yet another work stoppage!

Personally I do not think this league can survive another strike, and I must say I am disappointed that the PA has gone this route.

What do all of you think?? Is there a strike on the horizon?? Winnipeg simply cannot stay in the East, the current system sucks and needs change.

Discuss.......

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:54 PM

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=610343

The NHLPA has refused to approve the proposed realignment.



Ooops ya beat me to it! This is not a very good sign for hockey next year!

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:57 PM

I would like to hear the NHLPA's reasons for refusing the proposition. It's kind of disappointing as well, I was pretty excited about the realignment.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:02 PM

After this, if we don't one for one with Winnipeg I'm gonna be pisssssed.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:05 PM

Both surprised, and yet not surprised at the same time.

Ilitch and the front office brass must be LIVID about this.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:08 PM

Pierre LeBrun tweeted
"NHLPA says extra travel was major concern as well as playoff structure.... Union says it consulted with players on conf calls ..."

eastern conf teams dont care or give a s*** about what western conf teams have to deal with

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:15 PM

Ooops ya beat me to it! This is not a very good sign for hockey next year!

I wasn't a fan of the playoffs structure and unbalanced conferences. IMO the extreme realignment wasn't necessary, but it is a blow that the board passed the plan and the NHLPA.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:20 PM

Not surprised at all. It was a half-#ssed attempt by the League, appearing to be doing something for both the fans and the players when, in the end, it was just another attempt for a new paragraph in the "Bettman Legacy" section in Wikipedia. i've got this mental image of Bill Daly, jumping up and down, as he spews out all of his best lawyer-speak in that statement. I laugh. Good for the NHLPA!

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:23 PM

This is absolutely ridiculous. I can't believe Winnipeg is going to be in the Southeast for another year.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:26 PM

I can't believe Atlanta got a second franchise.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:33 PM

Well, what now then? Does Winnipeg just stay in the Eastern Conference? Ya, that makes sense. If it aint the NHL screwing around, it's the NHLPA! I am a Union supporter and member, but I really would love to hear the explanation behind their rejection...not unless there was some small print that we as fans didn't get to see. I don't get it. It was a good realignment and everyone plays everyone twice outside of your conference. Really less travel for the most part. You would think that the players wouldn't care, you would think it would have been the owners in the East that wold oppose this yet they approved it. I guess they are gonna have to go to plan B and screw the fans of seeing all the NHL teams at least once in their home arenas. Thanks NHLPA.

...yep and after reading the article, Winnipeg stays in the East. WTF NHLPA, what do you suggest for a re-alignment then? Let's hear it, because I for one was pretty excited to see a Detroit/San Jose SCF next year...

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:37 PM

Pissed.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:39 PM

Pierre LeBrun tweeted
"NHLPA says extra travel was major concern as well as playoff structure.... Union says it consulted with players on conf calls ..."

eastern conf teams dont care or give a s*** about what western conf teams have to deal with

Extra travel? Playoff structure? What do they want, all the teams to make the playoffs? I don't get what their concerns are?!?!?

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:42 PM

All I know is, if they lock out and there is no season, I am moving to Europe. I can't deal with losing my hockey.

Extra travel for who? Wings have had to deal with that issue for decades. <_<

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:47 PM

Extra travel? Playoff structure? What do they want, all the teams to make the playoffs? I don't get what their concerns are?!?!?

Playoffs are a concern for two reasons. In the 'western' conferences, the teams have a lower chance of making the playoffs by having eight teams compared to seven team 'eastern' conferences. Also, the divisional playoffs may be a concern to some. If two teams from the same division are elite, you may see the better teams eliminated earlier.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:51 PM

There goes the home and home against every team and the easier travel schedule.

The NHL finds another way to embarrass itself.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:00 PM

My first thought when reading this was the Eastern Conference teams bitched about the travel.

I didn't like everything about the realignment, but it was better than the current system. I can't believe those clowns are upset they actually had to go out of their own time zones to play some games for once.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:06 PM

this is nothing but a negotiation ploy for the NHLPA. Get ready everyone because another lockout is coming

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:18 PM

this is nothing but a negotiation ploy for the NHLPA. Get ready everyone because another lockout is coming

This I believe. The NHLPA is going to try to get rid of the Cap and lower the UFA age. I think they should push to get rid of the waiver rule, if a player is willing to come to an organization and play in their minor's for a chance to play for their favorite team, then why punish them to the Island when they get sent back down? The NHL will also try to get rid of the "life-time" contracts that circumvent the Cap.

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