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Kardinal
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Re: [Hockey] Official~ NHL thread...........scores and highlites

said by HiVolt:

said by capdjq:

Oprah had a good timing in the marathon 4 hours, 29 minutes and 20 seconds.

Im surprised she even finished... Shes got hooves for feet.

No, that's Ann Coulter. Cloven ones.

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With the rumours that the Winter Classic is going to be cancelled tomorrow, what are people's thoughts about the rest of the season?

I still think we'll have hockey in January, but it remains to be seen if the league cancels the All Star game as well as the Winter Classic, or if it is saved for Columbus (who really need the money from it). Of course, the two sides need to actually meet, talk, and negotiate, not just present proposals and have the other side reject them.

Or we need to have the other GMs in the league stand together and order Bettman/Daly/Jacobs to make a deal rather than keep the lockout going to get what they have already decided they want.
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When the Winter Classic is cancelled, I think one of the bigger incentives for the owners to wrap this up soon will be gone.


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Seriously..........I couldn't care less right now.

I miss my hockey pools more than I actually miss the games.

Going to see my Rockets play the undefeated Kamloops Blazers tomorrow night.......should be a great game.
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I honestly don't think they will keep the all star game, if the schedule needs to be condensed to play as many games as possible.

Did the NBA have an all star game last year? They had a 66 game season (down from 82).


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What do you guys pay for junior hockey tickets?

The Rockets jacked theirs up to $26 from $15,but the Vernon Vipers are still $14.
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said by HiVolt:

said by capdjq:

Oprah had a good timing in the marathon 4 hours, 29 minutes and 20 seconds.

Im surprised she even finished... Shes got hooves for feet.

and a badonkadonk.



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Ottawa 67s are $14.37 to $20.37, depending on where you are sitting. They are in their first of two years at Scotiabank Place while their home rink, the Ottawa Civic Centre, undergoes some massive renovation and update work as part of the Lansdowne Park project to build a new stadium for CFL football.

It's good hockey, and seeing it in an NHL venue (including the new HD scoreboard) is always fun but the building is so big a regular 6-7000 crowd gets a bit lost in it. The team is struggling right now after losing Shane Prince and Tyler Toffoli to the Senators / Kings (respectively), but I've no doubt they'll pull it together. During the last lockout they made a playoff run and sold out the Civic Centre (~9300) for every game. If they can get in the playoffs again this year, the revenue bonanza could be very good for the team if the NHL season is wiped out.
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said by dirtyjeffer:

and a badonkadonk.

[att=1]

Haha... how long ago did she run? this looks like it was some time ago?
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What do you guys pay for junior hockey tickets?

$20 for side, $19 for ends, $14 for standing room. The problem is that the Ice Dogs have the smallest arena in the OHL (and possibly also the entire CHL) and it can be difficult to get tickets.

New arena should be finished in 2-3 years, though. I think they've made a big mistake only going 4500 seats, but then again St. Catharines always does everything half-assed and ends up regretting it later, though to the best of my knowledge they've designed the arena to be expanded comparatively easily and will have room for an additional 700 "temporary" seats from the get-go (which I have no doubt will become permanent)


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said by ZZZZZZZ:

The Rockets jacked theirs up to $26 from $15

that's insane.

.


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quote:
that's insane.
It is and the reason the arena is half empty now for most games........stupid.

Probably the most expensive of any JR hockey team in Canada.
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Occasionally, Don Cherry says something that makes sense


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Irony, thy name is Down Goes Brown. Check out the last entry in this column from January:

Pro: If the matchup is finalized then every Maple Leaf and Red Wing fan in the world will spend the next year going crazy with unbridled excitement, which will make it so much fun for everyone else when the whole thing is cancelled due to the lockout.


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Awesome jr game last night..........Rockets beat the #1 ranked team [Kamloops Blazers] in Canada 3-0 in a fast paced,end to end game.

It took only 2 hrs as the refs were invisible........great hockey.
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said by Wolfie00:

The NHL is an amateurish backwoods league that has grown into a multi-billion dollar business but hasn't yet learned to manage itself as such. No professional league would tolerate a smarmy incompetent like Bettman.

Yeah but it's apparent the owners love him. They renewed his contract a year or so agon, did they not?


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The newly formed CHLPA is target NS Junior teams - Halifax Mooseheads and Capre Breton Screaming Eagles...

»www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scot···ion.html

»thechronicleherald.ca/sports/155···om-chlpa

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Winter Classic officially cancelled: »www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=6448···NHL|home

And for any Leafers around here who bought tickets, refund info: »www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=632586


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Interesting.....

"Primary ticket purchaser" must go to an authorized outlet.......that could really screw people who have bought tickets from somewhere like StubHub or eBay.

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Another kick in the teeth to the NHL fan. These greedy pricks could offer free tickets next season and I would still tell them to shove it. I hope the league goes under.

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As much as people are badmouthing the NHL right now, we all know the viewers will come back.

It's happened twice already. We're only pissed because we can't watch they hockey.... when it's on, its hard not to watch it.

The one thing I don't get is why they feel the need to lockout the players during negotiations. There's plenty of other union/employer's around that will keep trying to negotiate even after a contract expires. It doesn't escelate to a lockout (or a strike) unless negotiations really go south. I don't get why the owners are so eager to halt operations. (2 times in a row now).

As for people who bought scalped tickets. That's the way scalped tickets go. If the event gets cancelled your probably screwed. You're punishment for support scalpers/brokers


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Jay Rosehill, former Leaf last season, is now playing with Luca Caputti (another former Leaf) in Norfolk, who are the AHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks. He signed to a professional tryout contract, not even a full season contract.
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said by zod5000:

As much as people are badmouthing the NHL right now, we all know the viewers will come back.

It's happened twice already. We're only pissed because we can't watch they hockey.... when it's on, its hard not to watch it.

I honestly haven't missed it a bit and much to my wife's delight I have made a commitment to not watch it for the entire year whether they play or not. Fans need to grow a pair and show the league and players this b.s. doesn't need to take place every time their contract expires.


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Greedy little weasel Buttman will come up with the idea
of squeezing twice as many games into every week, to try extract
the full amount of money from fans .


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I will watch the games when it comes back but they aren't getting any more of my money (tickets, apparel, Leafs TV subscription) for a good long while.


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Why aren't they showing these games?

»www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/sto···?cmp=rss
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Another great jr game last night.

»www.castanet.net/edition/news-st···tm#82972

fuck the NHL.
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Re: [Hockey] Official~ NHL thread...........scores and highlites

said by WNGFAN 1:

said by zod5000:

As much as people are badmouthing the NHL right now, we all know the viewers will come back.

It's happened twice already. We're only pissed because we can't watch they hockey.... when it's on, its hard not to watch it.

I honestly haven't missed it a bit and much to my wife's delight I have made a commitment to not watch it for the entire year whether they play or not. Fans need to grow a pair and show the league and players this b.s. doesn't need to take place every time their contract expires.

I haven't missed it either. I actually like the longer gap. The NHL drags the playoffs out so long now, the off season only last for a few months. Which means it usually comes back before I'm ready to watch hockey again.

What I'm saying is that if it does come back on TV this year, its harder not to watch it, when its actually on. Opposed to when its not on, and you aren't missing anything.

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Re: Why aren't they showing these games?

why aren't the Canadian channels showing more hockey from other leagues? ESPN3 in the US picked up KHL games (which I'd love to watch right now). Sportsnet plays some AHL games on Sat night, but that's about it.

Surely it can't be that hard to buy the rights to some games from other leagues and put them on the air. Without hockey we have 4 sports channels (tsn,tsn2, sportsnet, sportsnet one) with nothing to air. There's football on Thurs/Sun/Mon (mostly on Sunday) and that's it. I would think the sports channels would be eager to find some content to air.


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said by zod5000:

Surely it can't be that hard to buy the rights to some games from other leagues and put them on the air. Without hockey we have 4 sports channels (tsn,tsn2, sportsnet, sportsnet one) with nothing to air. There's football on Thurs/Sun/Mon (mostly on Sunday) and that's it. I would think the sports channels would be eager to find some content to air.

I would think that the problem would be (at least) threefold:

1) finding content that people would be interested in watching,
2) getting rights to content that doesn't already have the rights signed for in some other way,
3) getting a deal that is flexible so the network can walk away at any time when the NHL comes back.

I've watched some feeds from AHL games, and the production is around the level that Rogers 22 (local cableco station) does for OHL games -- that is to say, pretty amateurish. If the big networks were to want to air AHL games, they'd have to ramp up the production quality a fair bit before it would be palatable to the average Joe SixPack hockey fan, and that costs a lot of money. The teams are also not in the big centres where the networks are located (exceptions: Toronto Marlies, Hamilton Bulldogs), and even when they are they don't always draw that well from the hometown fanbase (eg/ Marlies have only sold out one game this season) so there's a big question as to whether the content would be of interest and worth the investment.

Sportsnet used to do an "OHL game of the week" but I'm not sure if they still do.

I too am surprised that there isn't some sort of work to get live AHL/OHL/KHL hockey on Canadian sports channels, but I imagine the work to get it there is substantial and until the season is cancelled, there is little appetite to do it when the lockout could end at any time.
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