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#2337713 NHL submits offer to NHLPA - **Suspension Warning Post #70 & #273*

Posted by F.Michael on 05 January 2013 - 01:54 PM

PA hotel is buzzing in anticipation. Down to minimal issues...but, still not done. And definition of "minimal" may differ.                    



Issues still include cap in 13\14, max contract and variance. So, "minimal" may not be best word unless significant movement from both.                    

Once again it's these "minimal" differences that'll steer this season right into the toilet.


I hope both sides just man the f-up, swallow their pride, get over their childish posturing, and hammer out a deal.

#2336890 NHL submits offer to NHLPA - **Suspension Warning Post #70 & #273*

Posted by F.Michael on 28 December 2012 - 10:28 AM

I'm attributing the NHL's new offer to this recent tweet by Dr. Ruth:

@AskDrRuth: Members of Congress who can't compromise probably aren't good lovers. Sex requires give and take.

Insult a man's sexual prowess and it's on. If the season is saved I think we should send Dr. Ruth a fruit basket or something...

She'd probably prefer a manwhore dressed up like the Marlboro Man...

Just sayin.

#2336817 Yakupov VS Cherry

Posted by F.Michael on 27 December 2012 - 10:28 AM

As a child during the "Cold War" 1970's - I honestly don't believe for 1 second the Soviets feared the potential for a American attack with ICBMs...Oh no...Their fears ran much - much deeper.....

I believe they instead feared an attack would include stealthy American aircraft loaded-up with Canadian hockey players - parachuting upon them while they slept...During the night like busy lil'beavers the Canadian Hockey Commandos would construct 'Tim Horton' donut shops, and North American NHL sized hockey rinks on every street corner.

Before they could acknowledge the sting from a Bobby Clarke 2-hander (and if any comrade would complain - he'd get a Dave Schultz knuckle sandwich) - they were living in an exact replica of Winnipeg with Don Cherry as their mayor.

#2336758 Yakupov VS Cherry

Posted by F.Michael on 26 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

Good on Grapes :thumbup:

#2336482 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 20 December 2012 - 06:36 PM

And here's to you Evander Kane, for dim-wittedly destroying any good will the players might still have in the minds of many fans. Nothing says "we're the good guys" like flaunting your stacks of money in a Las Vegas penthouse. Atta boy.

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I still find it rather amusing how any pro athlete can pull a ****** bag stunt such as this, and probbly not think of the consequences...Even more amusing is that he probably is carrying what's left in his bank account.

#2336454 Prospects That Have Missed The Boat

Posted by F.Michael on 20 December 2012 - 11:42 AM

Riley Sheahan. I would guess theres never been a player in the history of the game who recovered from being caught wearing a Tinky Winky costume.

I guess the real question about that whole incident is.....Did he carry a purse?

#2336452 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 20 December 2012 - 11:31 AM

Thank goodness for the Sony Playstation Network! It helped restore a bit of my sanity during this lockout.
I just downloaded and watched the December 2, 1995 Detroit-Montreal game, where we chased Roy outta the net and outta Montreal in a 12-1 blowout. :yahoo:


I remember that game...Snowy night in Montreal...I on the other hand was watching the game on the "Deuce" - aka - ESPN 2.

I disliked him as a Hab, and even more when he became a Av.

#2335841 Has your opinion of kenny changed?

Posted by F.Michael on 10 December 2012 - 09:36 PM

Exactly. Hes growing as an NHLer. People give up on him too easy.

We lost Eva, and his man love for Hudler...Now we have you :lol:

#2335640 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 07 December 2012 - 11:28 PM

If you ask me, the compromise is a Luxury Tax.

It's quite possible that Fehr is fine with losing this season - only to introduce a luxury tax for the 2013/2014 season...Maybe - just maybe some of the more profitable franchises push for this as a means to avoid losing 2 seasons in a row?

EDIT - truth be told - I'd love to see a luxury tax.

#2335461 Has your opinion of kenny changed?

Posted by F.Michael on 06 December 2012 - 06:57 PM

Tootoo got benched. Emmerton played. Nuff said.

Hmm - I wonder if the acquisition of the Kostitsyn bros, and the return of Radulov had anything to do with Tootoo sitting on the pine?

EDIT - can toss Paul Gaustad in as well...

#2335374 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 06 December 2012 - 07:52 AM

Key points from LeBrun...

Raising the total money in its Make Whole provision to $300 million from the previous offer of $211 million. This is a key move to say the least.

League backs off contracting-rights demands on unrestricted free agency age (27) and salary arbitration, offering to keep both the same;

However, the league stays firm on five-year term limits for contracts and 5 percent salary variance; the only exception is when a team re-signs its own free agent it could go to seven years in term

League wants 10-year term on CBA (union has asked for five-year term).

Seems reasonable to me...Drop the puck already!

#2335266 Illitch announces plan to build new arena

Posted by F.Michael on 05 December 2012 - 10:02 AM

ya, just like the Old School charm of Tiger Stadium he built into Comerica....It will be nothing but a cookie cutter arena based on the new Pittsburgh and Columbus arena's...and it will be named something by the highest bidder regardless of where the HQ is for that bidder...ie Comerica Park HQ'd in Texas.

I would love to see an Olympia style arena and I am sticking by my name of Cadillac Centre. (Not only for GM ties but mostly for Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac...founder of Detroit.)

One of you guys LONG ago made up a "Olympia" type rendition of a new arena, you shold repost it in this thread.

Found the new Olympia http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JrQgsvelr8Q

Website here http://newolympia.blogspot.com/

#2335190 Illitch announces plan to build new arena

Posted by F.Michael on 04 December 2012 - 02:58 PM

Haven't heard anything recent about this! Glad to see it's still in the works... I know previously they said they were looking to change the aspect of multimedia within the arena with technology. Like new technology that allowed you to view the big screen via your cell phone and save highlights directly to your phone from it. I'll probably be butthurt for awhile once it does get built... it'll be hard leaving the Joe. So many childhood memories with my dad....

I've got such mixed feelings about this. My brain knows that it will be great for downtown and the city in general, but my heart can't understand why hockey would be played anywhere other than JLA.

If Ilitch builds a new state of the art arena with the "old school" charm of what the Olympia had I bet many here won't feel so bad about leaving the Joe.

#2334975 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 29 November 2012 - 04:59 PM

Another prime example of how the BOG/NHLPA crap on their bread & butter - aka - the fans.

#2334380 Has your opinion of kenny changed?

Posted by F.Michael on 20 November 2012 - 06:24 PM

Well...Looking back to the 2001/2002 season - Kenny got us the Cup...

The cap more or less has handcuffed both Holland, and Ilitch...That said what gets me is how he continues to seek what I'd consider to be the "smaller/soft" types in the draft (mind you even in many of the later rounds)...That's really my only beef with the man...

I'm hoping that this lockout ends soon; if we're lucky (key term here is lucky) - maybe a few teams have to jettison a few decent players that Holland could pick up on the cheap...

"Cola" - "Sammy" - "Choo-Choo-Tootoo" were solid additions that can contribute; yeah we lost out on Parise/Suter, but so did many other teams not named Minnesota.