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2012 NHL off-season (a.k.a. Another freaking lockout) Thread

Discussion in 'Ice Hockey' started by sens, Jun 14, 2012.

Put it out there
  1. mike_

    mike_ Team Captain

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    Don't get too excited. If the league had a shred of competence they would have been able to avoid entirely /handle this situation much better. It is Bettman after all.

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  2. Marns

    Marns I am the one who knocks

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    Not according to the journalists covering the talks that say the two sides are still a fair way apart. It's good that they're talking, but don't get your hopes up.
  3. PalaceGun

    PalaceGun All Australian

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    Hockey fans are desperate, look at what this poor sap did...

    [​IMG]
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  4. Marns

    Marns I am the one who knocks

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    Bring on footy season
  5. PalaceGun

    PalaceGun All Australian

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    18,500 at the Bell Centre last night to watch the Hamilton Bulldogs, including this fan:

    [​IMG]

    Blake Geoffrion seriously injured in that game. Hopefully everything turns out ok there.
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  6. Marns

    Marns I am the one who knocks

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  7. Bacon Warrior

    Bacon Warrior All Australian

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    This lockout better end soon, although I think either way, the 'Yotes are either folding or moving. :(
  8. scottyjc

    scottyjc BFSC Gold

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    I am leaning more and more towards the losing the whole season. (not what I want, more what I feel will happen)

    From what I read, no one wants to give an inch
  9. RuFiO

    RuFiO Club Legend

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    You greedy fukers!!
    Get the season going already!
    We need to unleash Rick Nash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. Sosa

    Sosa das it mane

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  11. HawkintheTuarts

    HawkintheTuarts Senior List

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    I'm really not a long-time hockey fan and being a couch-supporter from the other side of the world, I'm never going to have the same affinity with the game as others, so watching the AHL or OHL just for the sake of watching hockey is never really going to appeal to me. It's only recently thanks some special wonders of the internet that I've been able to realise that I enjoy ice hockey and part of that is having a team and supporting them through their highs and lows, even if you don't get worked up in all the polemica and rivalries.

    Anyway as a sports fans, there is plenty of others that interest me that are on at the moment so I'm more than happy to keep my attention on them, just disappointing I'm unable to follow a full season of hockey for once.
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  12. FedEXFalls

    FedEXFalls Losing makes you grow

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  13. PalaceGun

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    3 cheers for Pavel Bure, Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin & Adam Oates for their induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

    3.3 billion jeers for Gary Bettman for having the gall to be present at the ceremony....
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  14. Bacon Warrior

    Bacon Warrior All Australian

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  15. scottyjc

    scottyjc BFSC Gold

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    Games cancelled to Dec 14 - and the ASG gets the chop(who cares)
  16. Bacon Warrior

    Bacon Warrior All Australian

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    I assume the deadline to save the season would be December 31 then.
  17. scottyjc

    scottyjc BFSC Gold

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  18. Bradesmaen

    Bradesmaen Club Legend

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    Terrible news for Josh Harding
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/wild-goalie-harding-diagnosed-ms-155404335--nhl.html
  19. Marns

    Marns I am the one who knocks

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    Probably the last NHLer who needs more health issues.
  20. swiftdog

    swiftdog Team Captain

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  21. catters078

    catters078 Team Captain

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    Signs of life? Was there substantial progress yesterday?

    Or am i being stupidly optimistic again?
  22. Sosa

    Sosa das it mane

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    no, I think everyone's actually optimistic this time.
  23. Scully2Folau

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  25. Scully2Folau

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    And then this...