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#2331620 Quincey to play for Denver Cutthroats CHL Hockey Team

Posted by rrasco on 15 October 2012 - 11:36 AM

Cheap seats are $15 so I might take the boys to some games.

Ha, we have tickets cheaper than that to AHL games. Good seats are $26 and glass runs $40. Haha, hockey in Texas.

#2331618 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by rrasco on 15 October 2012 - 11:01 AM

My stance is what it has always has been. Both sides have not been willing or able to move from what they have wanted. The owners want too much, the players won't give up very much.

I'm curious.

Without taking sides: why do you believe the players should give up anything at all? Why are the owners entitled to anymore than they already get? This was their dream CBA 7 years ago after all. From the beginning of this CBA negotiation, the owners never risked losing anything, only something to gain. There was never the risk of the owners percentage being lowered.

#2331411 Jordin Tootoo & Polar Bears

Posted by rrasco on 12 October 2012 - 12:22 PM

So...you're offended by someone else's heritage, which was publicly displayed on a feed you chose to follow, so in turn you throw every insult you can his way and then go and post the same exact picture which you were offended by on another public forum?

#2331336 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by rrasco on 11 October 2012 - 04:10 PM

I don't know if you skipped over it or what, but I did directly quote the article in my post;

Read the fourth paragragh, and you will see where daly says that quote exactly. http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=407119

You're right. I missed that part. I guess my eyes wander when I read the same quotes in every article about the lockout.

#2331198 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by rrasco on 10 October 2012 - 01:09 PM

Another thing to consider is the last lockout. Take a guess on how many things that the owners asked for in their initial proposal actually showed up in the final copy that both sides drafted after a season was lost.

Answer: 0

Salary cap?

#2331005 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by rrasco on 08 October 2012 - 10:50 PM

I have a request: can we keep news quotes from being highlighted in grey? It's killing my eyes.

#2330975 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by rrasco on 08 October 2012 - 03:51 PM

Without a union, there would be no lockout. Without a union, there wouldn't have been the need to negotiate a salary cap... and therefore there wouldn't have been a lockout last time.

Without a league, there would be no lockout. What's your point?

The salary cap was instituted to protect the owners from themselves, because they demonstrated they cannot control their spending. Do you believe the PA proposed the salary cap last time which led to a lockout? The cap is not the reason for this lockout, and the salary cap isn't even the core of the negotiations. They're negotiating the definition of HRR and how that revenue will be split between the owners and players. If in any way shape or form the salary cap relates to overspending, it's the cap floor, and some franchises trying to reach the floor will spend more than a player is worth in the process, thus inflating salaries.

I'm beginning to think you're not familiar with the core issues about the league, PA, or CBA at all. You just seem to be bashing the PA without any apparent base.

#2330699 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by rrasco on 04 October 2012 - 04:40 PM

A relationship expert would tell you that if she cheats on you and you stay with her, you lose all her respect. And this Bettman/NHL ***** has already cheated on you 3 times now. It's time to end the relationship.

BUT she's the hottest chic in school!

#2330694 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by rrasco on 04 October 2012 - 03:09 PM

MOTHERf****** f***Sf****** f***ED HOCKEY. f***!

That was absolutely necessary for those around me. They are now safe. For one more day.

#2329856 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by rrasco on 24 September 2012 - 09:28 AM

You know what was weird. I turned on the TV yesterday and there was this game on where a bunch of guys ran around in the grass playing catch and hugging up on each other. I thought they called it foosball? I don't know, it was rather weird, but without a hockey game to turn to, I just kept watching.


#2329752 Paper Wings

Posted by rrasco on 22 September 2012 - 06:54 PM

We are so bored.

I agree. I've resorted to making paper Yzermans...somebody shoot me now.

#2329324 Wings to Europe: Tracking which DRW players are playing where

Posted by rrasco on 18 September 2012 - 04:20 PM

He was assigned to GR. Pretty sure that means he is playing there.

#2329305 Captaincy

Posted by rrasco on 18 September 2012 - 01:49 PM

You've got it wrong. Zetterberg's locker was placed next to Yzerman's in 2005. As such, no indication of the type you're suggesting exists.

You quoted me before I could change that up...but I know it was some kind of locker stall thing they do to put these future leaders next to current leaders. Fil was mentioned in that regard. Not only that, but his name came out of Lidstrom's mouth when asked about a replacement captain. I think that is enough to give merit to.

#2328985 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by rrasco on 16 September 2012 - 10:28 AM

Some more meaningless words from the NHL:


Nothing much I hate more in sports than the legal drafted bulls*** PR statement by the arrogant, greed filled people who think we as fans are simpletons waiting to lap up anything and everything they say with open wallets to throw money at them afterwards.

AHL for me.

Reading that this morning REALLY pissed me off. The NHL deserves an enormous collective f*** YOU!

#2328555 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by rrasco on 13 September 2012 - 11:38 AM

The Suter and Parise UFA signing is a perfect example of why there is a threat of a lockout this season. The owners had a bidding war for them, they offered them the contracts they got. Of course they will take the most money offered, most people would. The owners give out these offers and then punish the players and fans by reneging on their offers by demanding they take a pay cut or lock them (and us) out for their stupidity.

How many times are you going to copy and paste this into a post? I'm not disagreeing with you, I'm just tired of reading the same paragraph.