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#1 dirtydangles



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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:10 PM


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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:11 PM

Just saw this as well, lame...

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:24 PM

This is getting scary...

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:28 PM

i'm surprised. i still thought it would be a great learning experience etc regardless of whether or not there is a new season. guess not.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:37 PM

another brick in the wall? right?
Sweet. This dude was brought here for one reason, to punch people in the head - every other thing that he can do, other Wings can do better. I like that we have a head-puncher. The league has other, better head-punchers, but this one is ours. Better than nothing. Good work, Kenny!

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:58 PM

Just waiting now for the shoe to drop on training camp & then maybe the Winter Classic. Have to think that Mr. I is just fuming over all of this.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:03 PM

Just saw this... what a huge bummer. I follow all the coverage of the tournament religiously. Ugh.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:17 PM

Pretty much confirms the likelihood of an upcoming lockout.


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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:22 PM

Balls indeed. Certainly doesn't make the situation look any better, that's for sure.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:22 PM

I view this as very bad news, and a bad sign. :glare:


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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:25 PM

Bummer. It looks like a lockout is coming. Especially with Bettman saying that the players and GMs are so far apart. And despite the players saying they would play without a new CBA, the owners have said that they definitely will lock the players out if there is not an agreement (translation: if the players don't cave to all the owners demands) by the 15th.

Starting to look inevitable, unfortunately...

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:40 PM


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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:48 PM

Lockout? What lockout? The prospects tournament was cancelled because Holland sucks! We don't have any prospects left! He traded them all for old men! Blah blah blah! :lol:
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:28 PM

Ahh that sucks! I was really looking forward to this year's with all the young talent we have... :confused:

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:07 PM

It appears that it's trending worldwide :(

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:33 PM

so how about a 75/25 split? 75 = lockout, 25 = no lockout

Mentally I am already prepared for a lockout it has already been way too long without hockey.

Edited by frankgrimes, 16 August 2012 - 08:33 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:43 PM

I used this video once before (when Maj went completely nuts over the Tootoo signing lol) so i hate to use it again, but I feel like it perfectly describes how I feel right now.

Bettman is going to kill hockey :(((((( the only good I can take from this is maybe the league will go back to pre-lockout style hockey, but knowing uncle gary he'll only make it worse again :((((((

I seriously don't know what I'm going to do with myself this winter without hockey. I'm already losing it over here and it's only August :((((((

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:20 AM

i'm surprised. i still thought it would be a great learning experience etc regardless of whether or not there is a new season. guess not.

This is what i was thinking too...why cancel the prospect tourney? most of those guys go back to Jr after that and they know what kind of competition they're up against to make their team in the future and what kind of competition they're up against collectively on other teams. I for one think this is that show that should go on. Very surprised that Kenny threw in the towel on this one. He should have kept the tourney on and kept it "business as usual" if for no other reason than to give the players and fans hope. I feel worse than yesterday about a lockout happening. Guess i won't be getting Centre Ice this year. this sucks!

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:57 AM

I think the prospect camp was cancelled mostly because of the other teams participating this year. It was not all Holland's decision, but the collective vote of 5 or six teams. From a planning perspective, many are traveling long distance by plane and have to consider the cost of travel, hotels, etc and booking all that, whereas Detroit just has to drive up north. It's a bummer, but it is understandable.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:59 AM

this seriously makes me so frickin upset.

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