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#2331301 Z basically says Bettman should be fired

Posted by up2here on 11 October 2012 - 11:27 AM

Devallano was trying to portray Bettman and the owners as good and right for locking out the players (and fans) and he is wrong.
Players portray Bettman and the owners as being bad and wrong for locking out the players (and fans) and they are right

Why are the owners wrong for not wanting 18 of their franchises to lose money? We can blame the owners of those teams for handing out huge stupid contracts (And I really do) but in the end it has to be fixed or the league will lose franchises which in turn equals less revenue, less jobs for players and no big TV conract.

This is why this lock-out makes me so mad. The owners were stupid and the players are greedy and have lost touch with reality.

#2331272 Z basically says Bettman should be fired

Posted by up2here on 11 October 2012 - 07:21 AM

Ever heard of the right of free speech?

Why do so many pro owner people care about others leagues? I doubt you can receive a concussion in baseball or basketball and footballs revenue is based around a big TV contract, something the NHL doesn't have yet. Once things are getting personal for players, there is more than just money to a story.

All the owners are doing here, is removing some of the troubled franchises if this thing will go over multiple years the midget can look at some empty expansion buildings soon.

Who said I was pro owner? If you look back at previous post it clearly says I'm fed -up with both sides. Also I hate the concussion/injury argument. Barring a catestrophic event whats stopping an injured player from getting a real job like the rest of us? Sure they have a high risk but theyre all well paid to play for a living.

This has nothing to do with free speech. The players can say anything they want (And some of them have) but its always something that ends up making them look bad.

There's an old saying : "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt".

#2331213 Z basically says Bettman should be fired

Posted by up2here on 10 October 2012 - 02:51 PM

Personally, after reading the Dan Boyle article saying that all the owners aren't on the same page and that it only takes 8 owners to carry a motion, i'm waiting for the owner of a team to come out and say enough is enough and they gotta get hockey going again. How many of you guys actually think that Ilich wants a lockout?

I love how the NHL's first statement said that the owners voted unanimously 30 to 0 in favor of a lockout. Wonder now how much truth there is to that or if only 8-10 voted in favor. Seems kinda sketchy to think that the Leafs, Rangers, Wings, Bruins, Jets, Canucks, Kings, Habs, and other profitable teams and defending champs would in any way, shape or form want a work stoppage. I call bulls***.

Boyle should have kept his mouth shut. Even if he was privy to some inside information (Which he probably isnt) does he honestly beleive there arent players out there who just want to play and arent in favor of asking for the moon? I am willing to bet my life savings (Granted it isnt much) that there is a MUCH higher percentage of players who just want to play then there are owners who do. This is why the players will cave first and revenue will probably end up being split some where close to 50 -50. Like every other sports league.

The best thing the owners have done is not say anything. Every single time a player opens his mouth in the press it ends up sounding selfish, immature and just plain stupid.

#2244492 Cherry rips Holland

Posted by up2here on 12 January 2012 - 07:43 AM

I dont discredit toughness being a factor in winning Cups but to say that the reason the Red Wings havent won the Cup in the past few years because they dont have a guy in the line-up who plays less than 5 minutes per night is just simply ridiculous.

Don is a great Canadian but his time has come and gone.

#2231867 Crosby is like who?

Posted by up2here on 02 December 2011 - 01:21 PM

Sid's most obvious comparison to me is Peter Forsberg. I dont see Sid as a pure passer like Wayne was or a pure goal scorer like Mario. He just does everything well to go along with a butt-load determination.

#2210920 Illitch News and Notes

Posted by up2here on 30 September 2011 - 12:50 PM

To me Nashville shouldnt even be part of the discussion. Theyre in the central time zone and should play against as many teams as possible in their time zone. It has to be between Detroit and Columbus and I have been crying for the Wings to switch Conferences for about 20 years now.

#2082038 Brett Lebda to start as Winger Tonight for the Leafs

Posted by up2here on 20 December 2010 - 03:46 PM

Lebda played 10 games as a winger in Detroit last year?

I honestly don't remember that. Though I may be blocking out most of his play last season.

I thought the same thing and yes the brain does block out very painful memories, its for our own good. As a result none of us will remember Jiri Hudler playing a single game this year.

#2067470 All Star Ballot Results Thus Far

Posted by up2here on 23 November 2010 - 02:18 PM

Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh 118,755
Alex Ovechkin Washington 80,169
Jonathan Toews Chicago 79,953
Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay 78,833
Patrick Kane Chicago 63,969
Mike Richards Philadelphia 59,808
Pavel Datsyuk Detroit 59,372
Marian Hossa Chicago 57,324
Michael Cammalleri Montreal 56,569
Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh 56,255

Duncan Keith Chicago 82,968
Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit 80,723
Chris Pronger Philadelphia 78,003
Drew Doughty Los Angeles 63,999
Kimmo Timonen Philadelphia 61,951
Mike Green Washington 56,104
Brent Seabrook Chicago 54,419
*Kris Letang Pittsburgh 50,153
*P.K. Subban Montreal 41,268
Zdeno Chara Boston 41,081
Brian Rafalski Detroit 40,901

*Carey Price Montreal 71,199
*Sergei Bobrovsky Philadelphia 58,101
Tim Thomas Boston 47,646
Jaroslav Halak St. Louis 47,483
Marc-Andre Fleury Pittsburgh 44,111
Ryan Miller Buffalo 39,764
*Jimmy Howard Detroit 31,537

*Denotes write-in.

Unfortunately Crosby is at the top, and Toews is somehow above Stamkos.

Lidstrom is second overall for defense-man. Keith barely edging him out, but I kind of agree that Lidstrom/Keith would be interesting to see if only for one game.

Of note is that Howard has 31,000 write in votes.

It should also be noted, 118,754 of the votes for Crosby, came from a 14 year old boy in a Philadelphia basement. The other vote came from Crosby himself (I have this on good authority, don't question me!!)

Its very unlikely that anyone in Philadelphia would vote for Crosby, hes hated more than Santa Claus there.

#2067006 Clear Injury "Nothing Significant"

Posted by up2here on 22 November 2010 - 12:32 PM

Good news.

Oh, Danny Boy


Wow I had almost erased that annoying song completely from my memory..thanks :angry:

#2065190 Zetterberg Slowing Down?

Posted by up2here on 19 November 2010 - 08:16 AM

This is a really dumb poll. When I found out it was made 4 games in, that made it even dumber.

#2034679 Brad May hired by CBC

Posted by up2here on 20 September 2010 - 03:53 PM

Now if the CBC can just limit the amount of "Cherry" theyll be all set.

#2034666 Wings name Red & White Teams (also send 13 back down)

Posted by up2here on 20 September 2010 - 02:47 PM

Both teams are already better than the Islanders.

#2032046 Modano's first skate with new teammates

Posted by up2here on 09 September 2010 - 10:35 AM

Lilja is like that friend who always wanted to hang around with you but you dont really want there. Sign in the KHL already!

#2030867 Mario Lemieux- Order Of Canada

Posted by up2here on 03 September 2010 - 02:34 PM

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I think I will hang that picture up with some duct tape.

#2030842 Mario Lemieux- Order Of Canada

Posted by up2here on 03 September 2010 - 01:33 PM

Lemieux was 5x the player as Yzerman ever was.

I wouldnt argue with anyone who said Mario was a better offensive player but even that argument is close. As far as defensive play,face-offs and leadeship thats where it isnt close. Steve was 1000 times better than Mario in those areas.