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#2337828 NHL, NHLPA reach tentative agreement on new CBA

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 06 January 2013 - 09:14 AM



I was so hoping this was the news I was going to wake up to!!!!!


Now I expect free Center Ice and Gamecenter Live packages for everyone, NHL.  You owe us, and most of us are still pissed. 



#2336725 Countdown to January 14th

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 26 December 2012 - 10:20 AM

I have no faith in the parties involved anymore. When ego trumps common sense and compromise, there's no way a deal gets done. Prove me wrong, guys.

#2336463 Prospects That Have Missed The Boat

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 20 December 2012 - 01:33 PM

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

Of course he did. Where else would he keep Smith's ID?

#2336000 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 13 December 2012 - 11:38 AM

I saw that too. Quite humorous indeed. Can't even agree that they had a meeting or not.

Whoever called negotiations a Gong Show up thread was spot on. I'm starting to hear the Benny Hill theme music anytime someone reports on progress (or lack thereof).

#2335617 New CBA

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 07 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

I voted yes, simply because since I started watching hockey that's how it's been handled. I'd love to be proven wrong.

#2335503 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 06 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

Bettman and D. Fehr's careers should be OFF the table. I will never understand the take my toys and go home mentality. So, because the progress they made didn't lead to a deal, they should scorch the earth and set negotiations and any leftover good will back to square one? There is a clear absence of common sense in that room...

#2335495 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 06 December 2012 - 07:52 PM

You spin me right round baby right round like a record baby right round round round...

#2335488 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 06 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

is there anywhere to watch all of this bulls*** go down?

My nightmares.

#2335301 Swiss League Topscorer Damien Brunner

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 05 December 2012 - 03:46 PM

Can someone explain to me why the one guy on the team with the white jersey's is wearing a flaming yellow helmet? lol

He holds the well-respected position of being the team's "Flamer," a position only recognized in Swiss hockey that is similar to that of "distracter" in beer pong. Although the Flamer is not allowed to show his breasts. True story.

#2335220 Illitch announces plan to build new arena

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 04 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

not having a stupid corporate name

I *really* hope they continue this tradition.

#2334824 Sheahan arrested for "superdrunk" driving

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 27 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

The rest isn't good, but at least he had an excuse for being a Tellytubby.

Agreed. I had totally forgotten this all happened around Halloween. I was trying REALLY hard to wrap my brain around that one lol.

#2334314 Sheahan arrested for "superdrunk" driving

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 19 November 2012 - 08:52 PM

Had a long response typed up that was probably entirely too personal. Moral of the story for me is that yes, I get being young and dumb--I once firmly fell into that category and made some monumentally bad decisions--BUT sanctimonious or not, there is a lot at stake when someone makes the decision to drink and drive. The fact that this is the kid's second go round with this situation is unfortunate. Some people don't get to screw up a second time.

#2333055 Winter Classic Ticket Holders, What are you going to do?

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 30 October 2012 - 04:57 PM

So if the Winter Classic gets cancelled what are you going to do?

Realistically? Ugly cry. Picture the raging kid from the internet video where he tries to shove the remote control up his ass, only with less penetration. That'll be me. Two middle fingers to this lockout, boys and girls.

#2332559 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 23 October 2012 - 09:36 PM

NHLPA has requested to meet this week, but refuse to meet on NHL terms.

NHL refuses to meet without precondition.

Our season is going up in smoke as the days go on.

"@DarrenDreger: NHL remains firm, willing to negotiate with the PA by only working off NHL offer tabled last Tues. NHL wants next meeting to be an end pt."

News flash: this isn't negotiating! Both sides shoot negotiation in the face before they even get in a room together. Nothing is going to get done this way. They need to stop sniping at each other through the media and put on their f$&@ing big boy pants and sit down at a table together for more than 90 minutes. Bring in a mod if you have to, but stop tattling on the other guy for being the meanie.

#2331843 Who was the better Wing/Player? Yzerman or Lidstrom

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 16 October 2012 - 09:33 PM

I think you are asking two unique question here, with different answers.

Who was the better Wing? Yzerman
Who was the better player? Lidstrom

I totally agree with this. On pure hockey ability and skill, Lidstrom comes out on top. But the best Wing? Yzerman showed up for this team in any manner that they needed him consistently and reliably for over twenty years. Lidstrom was a great leader, but Stevie was The Captain. Love them both, and am honored that I got to grow up watching them play for my team.

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