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The Sad Games Being Played

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

They are drilling down now, to record lows in our game.

Talk of decertification shifted to votes on disclaimers of interest. A lockout gave way to a lawsuit.

It's not about who is on the power play anymore. Just the power play. It's all about the power play.

Nor does our game does have owners and players anymore. As of Friday they officially became plaintiffs and defendants, respectively, a "Class Action Complaint For Declaration Relief," having been filed by the National Hockey League in a Manhattan District Court, by a roster of lawyers. File No. 12 CV 9133, for those of you who are scoring at home.

The boards of today's game are oak paneled, the only stick a gavel. There are no hip checks or toe drags, but instead litigation, and a new term we despise: caucusing.

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w2j2's avatar

What a “mickey mouse” bunch.

They have totally destroyed any loyalty the fans had for the NHL.

The owners were supposedly satisfied after their lockout in 2004…

But…Now they want more and more and more….

they will never be satisfied.

They take after Jack Adams…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Adams_(ice_hockey_b._1895)

Greedy Bastards.

Go ahead, destroy the game.

Here is the solution:

Make Ted Lindsay the judge, and let him decide.

Posted by w2j2 on 12/15/12 at 05:38 PM ET

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Hockey is a multi Billion Dollar business.  The players are all handsomely paid.

Ted Lindsays brethren got a free jacket when they signed a contract.

Today’s players are a select group of millionaires for the most part.  Separated light years economically from most of their fan base.

Your nostalgic take on todays players is misplaced.

Gone are the days when players worked in the off season.  Lived in modest homes among their fans.

They are highly paid entertainers now.

Like the gangster said in a Bronx Tale.  When your old man loses his job see if Mickey Mantle offers to pay your rent.

Posted by 13 user names on 12/16/12 at 12:08 AM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

Posted by w2j2 on 12/15/12 at 04:38 PM ET

Amen, brother. Amen.

 

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 12/16/12 at 12:31 AM ET

Red Winger's avatar

The owners were supposedly satisfied after their lockout in 2004…

But…Now they want more and more and more….

Two questions:

1) what are you drinking?

2) is the campfire still lit?

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 12/16/12 at 11:43 AM ET

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      on 12/15/12 at 11:08 PM ET

your post doesnt adress ANYTHING w2j2 said.  Locked out in 05 because significant changes were needed to make all teams and franchises competative and financially stable.  Since there’s been record growth, which the league will gladly pat itself on the back for, however, we’re missing games because why?  Significant changes are needed to make ALL franchises financially stable.  At least they accomplished competative parity.  It’s a coin flip year to year.  But financially, with all the accolades they give themselves and all the lip service after getting the CBA they drafted approved by the NHLPA in that coup, they still haven’t fixed anything except lining the pockets of already successful teams.  It’s like a dog chasing it’s tale, that will always be the script/backdrop and there WILL be lockouts on CBA years.  Just a fact of life with the NHL now.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 12/16/12 at 04:29 PM ET

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tale=tail

@work multi-typing

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 12/16/12 at 04:30 PM ET

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