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#2333672 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by Ally on 07 November 2012 - 01:22 PM

This lockout makes me long for the days of complaining about Ericsson's refusal to use his size and Franzen's refusal to be awake during regular season games. Ahh, good times.

#2330457 Datsyuk Article

Posted by Ally on 02 October 2012 - 12:05 AM

Nice article about how well-liked Pav (and a few other star Red Wings) are. The video isn't great quality but I'll never get sick of Datsyuk highlights.

#2330011 Jimmy D Speaks out on Lockout, fined $250k

Posted by Ally on 25 September 2012 - 12:46 PM

Some people have suggested that the owners could just replace their cattle with different guys who are willing to play for less. I think perhaps these people should watch the NFL and reexamine the idea of replacing skilled people with less skilled people.

#2328842 Any NHL'ers from your home town?

Posted by Ally on 15 September 2012 - 03:30 AM

My hometown is small but we've had quite a few NHL players from here.
Jon Klemm, Brad Lukowich, and Rob Niedermayer and Scott Niedermayer are some I can think of off the top of my head but I know there's more. There's a few like Stoll that lived here when they played on our WHL team too but that doesn't count. I do feel like I'm missing a big name guy here.....
Oh yeah, and Steve Yzerman

#2328428 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by Ally on 12 September 2012 - 01:26 PM

I'll still support the NHL after this. Still gonna buy merchandise, try to see games, pay for center ice. Being mad at the league as a whole hasn't clouded my memory enough to forget that I love hockey a lot.
Hockey fans spend a lot of time saying "i'll stop watching if _______ occurs" but I won't ever actually stop until the game stops being exciting for me (so I'll be around at least as long as Datsyuk plays)
When hockey is back, I'll be waiting...if not impatiently

#2328279 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by Ally on 11 September 2012 - 02:34 PM

That's not true. In spite of having to put up with yet another lockout, Bettman said we'd come crawling back again because we're the worlds greatest fans, remember?

Whoops, forgot about that.
Here's another idea guys...we kidnap Sid and hold him hostage until Bettman agrees to stop the lockout nonsense/retire. Who's in?

#2328263 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by Ally on 11 September 2012 - 01:15 PM

Where are the fans being mentioned in these negotiations? Nowhere? Oh, ok.
At least the last lockout we could entertain the idea that with the new agreement would come lower ticket prices. At least throwing out empty promises showed that the fans were on their minds for half a second.

#2327944 Patrick Eaves Skating again

Posted by Ally on 07 September 2012 - 02:49 AM

Update on Patty :(


My heart dropped when that puck hit him but I didn't expect it to be this long of a recovery.
I also really annoys me that when Crosby was out I had to hear/read about it every few days. It seemed like every time he saw a doctor we got a full report (no matter how minor the progress was) but there has been hardly any major articles about Eaves since the day the puck hit. Just kind of bums me out.

#2327759 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by Ally on 05 September 2012 - 01:29 AM

the atmosphere in my house is going to get reaaally unpleasant if/when the lockout is announced.

#2327513 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by Ally on 01 September 2012 - 09:25 PM

Cried and then tweeted that video. I know that even if it goes viral it probably won't change anything but it was really well made.

#2327379 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by Ally on 30 August 2012 - 07:35 PM

I agree that it's hard to sympathize with either side of a millionaires vs billionaires discussion, especially one that's threatening this hundredaires ability to watch the only sport I actually care about this season BUT 1. The billionaires don't entertain me all season so I like them less and 2. Didn't the players try to push back the expiration of this CBA in order to avoid another lockout?
ideas: 1.lock them all in a room until they agree, jury-style.
2.take all the money that goes towards redesigning/ruining jerseys and use that to settle everything?

#2327029 New Commissioner?

Posted by Ally on 27 August 2012 - 08:14 PM

What's sad is that your predisposition against Bettman makes you believe a fabricated story and then you use that as evidence that he should be fired.

Can anyone name one thing they know for certain about this guy that is a justification for their animosity?

One thing I know for certain is that he's the only thing besides a flu epidemic that's ever caused the Stanley Cup not to be awarded...
The fact that this many people HAVE a "predisposition against Bettman" is enough for me to say he shouldn't be commissioner. If the league is really as concerned about the fans as they like to claim then the head of the NHL should be a guy that the fans don't hate imo.

#2326920 Most overrated player.

Posted by Ally on 26 August 2012 - 10:10 PM

Who do you think is the most overrated player in the league?
I think Dustin Brown is overrated, still very talented obviously but the constant praise this summer might be a bit much.

#2326913 New Commissioner?

Posted by Ally on 26 August 2012 - 07:31 PM

I would love to see Stevie Y as commissioner just because he's a classy guy but I agree with everyone who's saying it should be a businessman because really that is the main part of the job.
I don't think it needs to be an ex player or coach but I'm gonna go ahead and say the next commissioner should be a guy who actually LIKES hockey at least because from what I can tell, Gary doesn't really give a...he doesn't care.

#2325917 Should Kronwall have to answer the bell for his hits?

Posted by Ally on 18 August 2012 - 10:57 PM

I played Juniors, I played semi-pro, I saw first hand the dread that enforcers had of their next fight, and knowing damn well the only way they can get that next paycheck is to go out and fight.

When my family had WHL players billet with us we had two guys that were considered "enforcer" type players and neither of them ever dreaded their fights with the exception of one time maybe. Most of the fights were either planned ahead of time, started by two guys to get their teams going when neither team was doing much, or a fight for retribution from a dirty hit and when it came to those they said they didn't mind fighting someone to show their team that they had their back.
I know fighting is a touchy subject with some people but I really do think it has a place in hockey and a lot of people would stop watching if it was taken out. It has less to to with our barbaric love of violence and a lot more to do with preserving tradition in a sport that seems hellbent on becoming soccer.