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ZZZZZZZ
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PARADISE
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Angry NHL Fans



Anav
Sarcastic Llama? Naw, Just Acerbic
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Dartmouth, NS
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Nothing beats an NHLess fall. My favourite time of the year. Nothing to distract the nostalgic look back at the good ole days when teams were teams and hockey players drank like fish and smoked like chimney stacks.


HiVolt
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Toronto, ON
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reply to ZZZZZZZ
Honestly I don't care... My team is in such a disarray that I couldn't be bothered to give a damn...

Sure I'll watch when they eventually start playing, but I don't really care how long it drags out.


ekster
Hi there
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Lachine, QC
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I wouldn't mind if it gets dragged out a bit longer. No riots to worry about!


milnoc

join:2001-03-05
H3B
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We'll probably see an increased birthrate amongst hockey couples.

bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
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reply to HiVolt
said by HiVolt:

Honestly I don't care... My team is in such a disarray that I couldn't be bothered to give a damn...

But this is the best time of year for Leafs fans. When hope runs high before the inevitable mid-season crushing of playoff dreams.

You're missing out on your season high point, man!


pnjunction
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Toronto, ON
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said by bt:

said by HiVolt:

Honestly I don't care... My team is in such a disarray that I couldn't be bothered to give a damn...

But this is the best time of year for Leafs fans. When hope runs high before the inevitable mid-season crushing of playoff dreams.

You're missing out on your season high point, man!

Well the other side of it is that if there is only half a season the Leafs might still be in a playoff spot when it ends.


Wolfie00
My dog is an elitist
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reply to ZZZZZZZ
NHL and the PA are meeting even as we speak, and word is they may be talking through the weekend, so who knows......


miakica

join:2009-11-10
reply to ZZZZZZZ
I hope there is no season, and a lot more people stop watching all together.
Don't watch games, don't buy any NHL stuff, don't go to games.
Maybe then, they will start paying attention...

Last NHL game I watched was Tampa - Calgary in 2004, watched some Olympic games and I don't miss it one bit


elwoodblues
Elwood Blues
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Somewhere in
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For reason, unlike baseball, when these fools go on strike or are locked out,,the fans come flocking back, Baseball took a big hit after the last strike and really hasn't recovered completely.


Wolfie00
My dog is an elitist
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That's because we fools love our national game so much!

The irony here is that if they lose all or part of the season, it's a total three-way loss -- the NHL loses, the players lose, and the fans lose. How stupid does one have to be to allow that to happen? No wonder the fans are infuriated.


Thane_Bitter
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reply to Anav
said by Anav:

... the nostalgic look back at the good ole days when teams were teams and hockey players drank like fish and smoked like chimney stacks.

...and the ice was white, the boards free of ads, and tickets didn't cost an arm and a leg.

For HiVolt's sake, roll back the clock far enough and you would be right when the Leafs last one the cup.

This lockout is good for business, the NHL saw a 30% increase in revenue after the last one, undoubtedly this new lockout-profit pump strategy will be employed so that games are played once every four years, to allow for ample time of new team relocation, arena construction, new jersey design and trolling for public funding.


elwoodblues
Elwood Blues
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reply to Wolfie00
said by Wolfie00:

That's because we fools love our national game so much!

The irony here is that if they lose all or part of the season, it's a total three-way loss -- the NHL loses, the players lose, and the fans lose. How stupid does one have to be to allow that to happen? No wonder the fans are infuriated.

But baseball in America is right up there the NFL, Nascar and Mom's Apple Pie
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No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake.......


elwoodblues
Elwood Blues
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said by Thane_Bitter:

said by Anav:

... the nostalgic look back at the good ole days when teams were teams and hockey players drank like fish and smoked like chimney stacks.

...and the ice was white, the boards free of ads, and tickets didn't cost an arm and a leg.

But at the same time the players weren't making a shiny nickel in comparison to what they make today. Most of them had real jobs in the off season (which wasn't just July and August).

It's greed, bottom line, on both parts, it used to be best of 3, then 5 and now they've extended to 7 for the each play off round. Nor did half the league qualify for the playoffs.

I really like how the NFL works, 16 games, 2 divisional rounds,the conference and the Superbowl 20 games tops for a team going to the Superbowl a season that lasts from September to February (and only because the networks want it for sweeps).Unlike Hockey where the potential is to play 112 games (assuming each round goes to 7 games0 to win the Stanley cup.
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No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake.......


Anav
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What I think is best for the kids, in this country anyway - (what they do in the meat factory of US sports $$$$$ is not healthy) is that no hockey player should be permitted in the NHL until the age of 22. That way more kids would go to colleges and University.


elwoodblues
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said by Anav:

What I think is best for the kids, in this country anyway - (what they do in the meat factory of US sports $$$$$ is not healthy) is that no hockey player should be permitted in the NHL until the age of 22. That way more kids would go to colleges and University.

Two side of that, just because a kid is gifted athletically, doesn't mean he(or she0 is the brightest pea in the pod. If it wasn't for sports that kid might be working some minimum wage job in a "Right to work state" where they'll never get ahead.
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No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake.......


Wolfie00
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reply to elwoodblues
I agree -- the playoffs are a ridiculously stretched cash grab. You know there's a problem when more than half the league qualifies, and you know there's a problem when the playoffs are still going on as you pack up your swim gear and drive to the beach!


vue666
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Halifax, NS
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said by Wolfie00:

I agree -- the playoffs are a ridiculously stretched cash grab. You know there's a problem when more than half the league qualifies, and you know there's a problem when the playoffs are still going on as you pack up your swim gear and drive to the beach!

This has been the norm for the NHL for a long time. In the original 6 days only 2 teams were eliminated after a 50-74 game schedule... The NHL has always considered it more of a tournament then a playoff...