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#2329334 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by ami on 18 September 2012 - 05:31 PM

Thats funny, considering you emphatically state over and over that, and I quote, "owners need more money to cover increased expenses".

So even though you admittedly have absolutely no clue what the expenses are, your argument is that you just somehow know that the increased expenses are so severe that they require a nearly 50% rollback of player salaries over the last 2 CBAs while revenues simultaneously have risen by over 50%.

You took my arguments out of context.

You keep saying what union's reps were says, and I keep saying what league's were saying. However, my talks are funny and have no ground while yours are universaly known truth.

I said I haven't seen teams financial statement, but PA saw them for sure. However, they don't argue expense increase, they argue how much...


I am still trying to figure out where he demonstrated a hate for unions. It certainly wasn't said in this thread. At least I don't see it.

I once said: 'yes, I dislike unions in general'
English is obviously not my native language, but I'd never thought dislike is a synonym for hate. Well, I also dislike milk. Or should I now hate it? :)


#2328475 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by ami on 12 September 2012 - 05:05 PM

In reality, both sides are at fault, with the NHL being more at fault for being pricks than the NHLPA. In the end, neither are willing to budge from their positions. ...


Although, prick is not a term used in negotiation, I'd disagree NHL is more pricks.
I don't see any reasonable function of PA in todays world. Who is Don Fehr? Does he play professional hockey? Or does he run a bussness, or manage proffesional hockey organization?

Oh, yes he protects players rights as a group. Not to mentioned an army of agents and lawyers who are also protecting rights, our poor players are left unprotected. I'm crying...

Lets tell Parise hisf****** rights were brutally violated by Minissota Wild... And that poor guy Weber, he's left rotten under the sun by Nashvill Predators... I'm still crying...


#2328472 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by ami on 12 September 2012 - 04:55 PM

What does it matter when they were "Ready for negotiation?" There's been plenty of time to negotiate this past week and they haven't been doing it.

We're three days from the lockout and they're still not even talking about the same core issue. It's not about the timeline.

Of course it is about timeline.
I can reasonably assume, NHL offer would be the same in January, can't I?
Then, instead of having 4-5 weeks to ping-pong offers, they would have 30+ weeks.
However, PA decided to play blitz.


#2324191 Mike Modano & Willa Ford divorcing

Posted by ami on 07 August 2012 - 03:45 PM

Can she play defense? ...

No. She looks like she surrenders rather often.


#2317424 PK Subban for Flippula and Tatar?

Posted by ami on 09 July 2012 - 06:09 PM

this is a cruel joke. where is 'report abuse' button?


#2312954 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by ami on 02 July 2012 - 02:53 PM

i've been trying to avoid this thread, but it keeps poping up anyway....

I'm pissed with this signing very much. Very. Much. F*ck!!


#2302039 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by ami on 18 May 2012 - 11:44 AM

Any time someone uses the term "learning curve" in describing your level of knowledge, they're not giving you a compliment...


This guy Donald Fehr knows exactly what he wants though, he's well past that learning curve:

- money: "A salary of $3 million per year to run through completion of collective bargaining after the current CBA expires following the 2011-12 season."
- money: "A salary of $1.5 million for the remainder of this year."
- money for his little brother: "Approval to hire his brother, Steve, who is currently special counsel to the MLBPA (after 23 years as outside counsel), to an executive position."
- end even more money in the future: "Permission to co-author a book about baseball with Steve.", "Permission to open a consulting firm, though with the express stipulation that his first priority at all times will be the NHLPA."

i have to admit among his demands were a few hockey/players related.

that's all so typical for union leaders.

source: http://sportsillustr...Fehr/index.html


Never underestimate the greed from some of the billionaires union leaders it is very sad. Another lockout would be a killer but I am prepared for every outcome. Will watch AHL, SEL, SWISS league and KHL if it really comes to another one.

fixed it for you.


#2300685 Bettman wants to tout the "Original 12" now, haha

Posted by ami on 11 May 2012 - 12:08 PM

some lawyers think history begun next day they begun law school.
this lawyer seems different, he is making a hell of career in marketing


#2298553 Predators bench Radulov and A. Kostitsyn for Game 3 of WCSF

Posted by ami on 01 May 2012 - 04:42 PM

technically speaking Kostitsyn is not russian.


#2298295 Informative article on Nashville's finances

Posted by ami on 30 April 2012 - 03:38 PM

why it comes as a surprise? anyone who works subsidize a few who don't.
that's what's become to what once was a capitalism.


#2297578 Johan Franzen wants to 'have more fun'

Posted by ami on 27 April 2012 - 12:40 PM

I don't like quote re-invention. He said what he said and you shown what you heard (or rather, want to hear).
Mule has right to be negative, he never excluded himself from being part of team lost in first round. This team need a shakeup, real good one. And a shake up is not always a rid of a player or two, or bunch. When a team member goes and speak it up, it might be a shake up too.

That said, Mule is a one who needs to change his game and attitude to the game to be able to have more fun. If he understands and acts accordingly, i'm all in for him to be on this team... it's been good, when Mule is good...


#2290229 #5 Philadelphia Flyers vs. #4 Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by ami on 17 April 2012 - 05:46 PM

"You shouldn`t wonder what Mario Lemieux was thinking. I saw No. 66 shaking his head outside the locker room like a disgusted parent, and he had every right. He speaks out for the NHL to clean up its act, and his team pulls this garbage?"

May he should consider to buy a pack of diapers for his team captain? And do it before philly's fans do it.
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#2288328 #5 Philadelphia Flyers vs. #4 Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by ami on 15 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

this is a joke!

see, tortorella was right! pens is the most arrogant organization!

hey bettman, give him his money back!


#2281033 WhatIfSports NHL Playoff Prediction

Posted by ami on 10 April 2012 - 06:28 PM

No kidding. Lidstrom would be old enough to collect social security by the time the playoffs finished.

Nah, by the time this finally ends, retirement age will be increased. that's for sure.


#2276402 People v. NHL:

Posted by ami on 01 April 2012 - 01:58 PM

the biggest problem with the nhl, is the league is ran by fuching lawyers, not businessmen.
laywers rather find 'legal' way to squeeze money out of customers, where real businessmen find ways to improve product.