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#2142517 Bettman threatens Edmonton.

Posted by HankthaTank on 06 April 2011 - 03:15 PM

It's embarrassing reading your ignorant responses.

Clearly none of you are business majors.

And look at this English major's wet dream. Posted Image Ignorance must also be bliss here.

#2329939 Datsyuk scores a goal off his head

Posted by lookalive07 on 24 September 2012 - 07:00 PM

Cheese guys, can we stop with all the cow puns?

It's dairy annoying.


#2329934 Datsyuk scores a goal off his head

Posted by Seraph on 24 September 2012 - 06:12 PM

What a nice mooove.

Veal have to see what else he can do.

#2329933 Datsyuk scores a goal off his head

Posted by Jesusberg on 24 September 2012 - 05:57 PM

Not bad, for cattle.

What a nice mooove.

#2329914 Datsyuk scores a goal off his head

Posted by 55fan on 24 September 2012 - 03:28 PM

Soccer practice has paid off.

I miss him already.

#2329897 Datsyuk scores a goal off his head

Posted by kipwinger on 24 September 2012 - 02:20 PM

God it's weird to see Radulov wearing the "C" on a team with Datsyuk on it. It's like bizarro world.

#2329962 Jimmy D Speaks out on Lockout, fined $250k

Posted by Doc Holliday on 24 September 2012 - 11:28 PM

I find either side stupid if they use the "they should be grateful" card.

The players need owners to run the league and the owners need the players to play in the league. Both sides need the fan support to make the league viable.

Both sides are stupid, and I think Jimmy was way out of line with his comments.

#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.


#2329640 Jimmy D Speaks out on Lockout, fined $250k

Posted by Pskov Wings Fan on 21 September 2012 - 05:24 PM

Flipping it, to 43% players and 57% owners still seems like a good deal to me. That's still a huge chunk to the players, but you have to remember the owners still have to pay coaches, scouts, doctors, vendors, trainers, administrators, insurance, marketing and maintenance. Imagine if doctors at a hospital demanded 50% of all revenues?

The percentages have no meaning unless we know what all the clubs expenses are. Without this information now can anybody say what is a good deal or bad deal for either side.
And maybe 50% for doctors is fair. I have no clue.

But the clubs did sign players to certain contracts and now they want to basically renegotiate them. Players agreed to this once and now owners are coming back for me. Unless players have the desire to keep giving back every few years they have to resist.

Lets take Datsyuk for example. 24% rollback would turn his $6.7M into about $5M.

There is a different between cattle and people, cattle can't leave the ranch.

#2329622 Jimmy D Speaks out on Lockout, fined $250k

Posted by 55fan on 21 September 2012 - 02:45 PM

I like it that he spoke honestly. The part about this whole thing being way too complicated for the average Joe to understand was a bit condescending, but maybe I'm over-estimating the average Joe.

I do agree that the owners run the thing, but owners have to take their employees into consideration. If this was the players just demanding more money, I'd be on the owners' side, but this is about the players getting paid what the owners have said they will pay them.

Good read, even if I didn't particularly like what was said. It's nice to hear someone just answering the questions rather than going all PC.

#2329615 Jimmy D Speaks out on Lockout, fined $250k

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 21 September 2012 - 02:04 PM

That entire article made me feel like punching someone in the crotch. I don't know who that someone is yet, but boy howdy is that someone gonna get it when I figure it out...

#2329076 Team or Players?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 16 September 2012 - 11:35 PM

I wouldn't be happy that the Red Wings were playing, because they wouldn't be.

Guys like Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg and the like are all under contract by the Red Wings. They are Detroit Red Wings hockey players.

Besides, no one can match what Dats does out there. Certainly not some replacement player that couldn't crack the NHL except as a scab.

#2329171 Who is the Best Russian the Wings Have Ever Had?

Posted by kipwinger on 17 September 2012 - 01:14 PM

Stats don't lie, goals per game was roughly the same or lower during Fedorov's prime years as they are now. Plus, Fedorov had ten 30+ goal seasons, two 100 pt. seasons, a Hart Trophy, and three Stanley Cups. He also won the Selke twice, and actually played defense for every team he was on. So it's not like the guy was Ovechkin during his career.

I know none of that is as legitimate as an EA sports poll or an urban dictionary entry, but it's pretty impressive none the less. Which reminds me, did I ever tell you guys about how my students once voted "The Fast and the Furious" as the greatest movie EVER made? Anyway, to sum all this up: something, something...appeal to probability...something something...psychologist's fallacy...something, something...you can't see the forest for the trees.

#2329307 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 18 September 2012 - 02:06 PM

apparently the iihf isnt approving nhl players transfer cards that is required to play in the iihf leagues including the khl. they bring up how the nhl has "pressured" the khl and has a strong hold on them influence wise so this may be a tatic from the league to prevent its locked out players from playing hockey in general. things turning.into a giant gongshow here boys

I was just coming here to post this. Definitely interesting...and by interesting I mean childish and ridiculous.

#2329236 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 17 September 2012 - 10:17 PM

First, no, you're wrong, revenue is up 50% not profit.
Second, it matters what they want more money for - owners need more money to cover increased expenses, where players just want guaranteed money. business doesn't work like this.

Business also doesn't typically have a lottery to pick its employees as 18 year olds and tell them which franchise they work for, own their rights to be employed, or trade their employees for compensation.

You're really oversimplifying how a professional sports league works.