Petshark: Talking Stick
Entries with the tag: captain's practice
Disgust. I was mulling that word over yesterday. I guess it breaks down to something like "distaste." It sounds like other things too. "To diss," as in "to disrespect." "Gust" is almost "gusto." So disrespect for gusto? That could apply to an NHL lockout. So could distaste, a response to a vomitous bad taste.
Friday the 14th isn't a significant date in itself, it was just the day of the last Captain's Practice at Sharks Ice before the old CBA expires, the last practice before the lockout begins. I don't know if anyone doubts it will come now. I feel like someone should throw a party, the way some people throw divorce parties. I'm not going to throw that party.
Finally some waiver news from the Sharks: Jon Matsumoto, Bracken Kearns and Danny Groulx were put on waivers, presumably so they can join the Worcester Sharks. Seems like they were slated to play there all along but at least it's a sign of life from the Sharks.
Yesterday the NHL and the NHLPA met again to talk about meeting again:
@DarrenDreger: "Good, candid discussion in negotiations today. NHL and NHLPA will determine when the next meeting will be tomorrow."
That "tomorrow" means today... a Saturday? It may not seem like much but talking is progress, progress that could yet prevent a lockout. Wait, what? But... but... but... we're all ready for a lockout. We've been TOLD there will be one, that there was never a chance the season would start on time. We're all cranky and bitter and people have not purchased tickets or made reservations they would have made if they thought the season would start any time before December! Sharks fans have season tickets to SF Bulls games! They can't just go talking like this... they can't not not play now. And yet they are hard at work to do just that:
@Russostrib: "Konopka says #NHLPA staff is still hard at work at #NHLPA office. He's sticking around til the morning to see if they'll meet again #MNWild"
Well, that's what you get, ye of little faith and anyone else trying to make sense of the signs. Just when the KHL and even the Swedes were getting ready for open season on NHL players, we get this talking stuff.