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#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.


#2271562 Helm has MCL sprain, out 4-6 weeks

Posted by ami on 19 March 2012 - 01:46 PM

the next couple games will show how deep we are (meaning depth or s***)


#2270229 Realignment dropped for now

Posted by ami on 14 March 2012 - 04:33 PM

I'm guessing they don't.

But they should (and probably do) care about getting their fare share of the millions of dollars people pay to see them play. No one walks around with Holland, Burke, or Bettman on the back of their jersey.

- league is getting money from tv, ads, teams, etc,
- teams are getting there fair share of paid money through contracts with league, selling merchandise, etc.
- players are getting their fair share of paid money through contract they signed with team;

where on this picture is a void that PA should fill in? there isn't one.

are these multimillionaire professional player need a protection? from whom? from gms?! that's funny, as i said. do anybody think that datsyuk/lidstrom/etc/etc need PA 'protection' to get his fair share? I don't think so.

I'd blame PA solely if there is another lockout. not battman, not gms, but PA.


#2270217 Realignment dropped for now

Posted by ami on 14 March 2012 - 03:54 PM

The owners love it because they can raise ticket prices. Any game outside our Division, or League, whatever they want to call the 4 Divisions/Leagues, can be considered an elite game, and up go the prices.

I thought PA stands for PLAYER Association.
Why on earth PLAYER Association would care about ticket prices?!


#2270214 Realignment dropped for now

Posted by ami on 14 March 2012 - 03:49 PM

To protect the players so they aren't individuals but instead a group. Otherwise the general managers could just do what they want without the players and their families and lives in mind.


funny...


#2270211 Realignment dropped for now

Posted by ami on 14 March 2012 - 03:42 PM

please, somebody explain what purpose this fuching (trade/labour/labor) union (PA) serves?


#2259855 Datsyuk out at least 2 weeks

Posted by ami on 21 February 2012 - 04:43 PM

losing arguably the best forward in the game isn't going to affect them at all?

sure. but you said quite differently:

any hope of finishing first in the western conference is now gone.


see the difference?

Wings have a history of losing their best players to injuries, they have a history of other players stepping up.