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#2257 - afriendlyanon (08/16/2012) [-]
OK guys, what do you think will happen to the NHL? Will there be a lockout, and if so, for how long? Personally I think there will be a lockout until about mid-December so that the Winter Classic happens, which is a huge piece of revenue for the league.

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User avatar #2361 to #2257 - NexusSeven (08/20/2012) [-]
I thought their CBA was good for another few years. I don't think the sport can take the hit of another lockout.
User avatar #2364 to #2361 - afriendlyanon (08/20/2012) [-]
Nope, the CBA is done on Sept 15th. They can probably "survive" a lock out, but they will certainly worse off because of it.
User avatar #2366 to #2364 - NexusSeven (08/20/2012) [-]
Damn. Hope they work something out.
User avatar #2371 to #2366 - afriendlyanon (08/20/2012) [-]
I am convinced that there will not be a year long lockout. The Winter Classic between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Laughs will make to much revenue going to both sides for either of them to ignore.
User avatar #2380 to #2371 - NexusSeven (08/21/2012) [-]
Really? Wings/Leafs...Sounds like a good game. I don't think they'll lockout again. The NHL is starting to grab some big popularity and a lockout would send them back a while.
User avatar #2381 to #2380 - afriendlyanon (08/21/2012) [-]
It is being played in Michigan Stadium. And of course a year lockout of any amount of time will set them back a bit in terms of getting away from being a "niche sport".
User avatar #2382 to #2381 - NexusSeven (08/21/2012) [-]
For sure. I think they are in position for a big year as far as growth and fandom is concerned.
User avatar #2384 to #2382 - afriendlyanon (08/21/2012) [-]
They should have done a better job of taking advantage of the short lockout of the NBA. But alas...
#2259 to #2257 - hockeykicksass (08/16/2012) [-]
even though its against all common sense at this point i do thing both sides will get their shit together cause another lockout will be suicide they still have a month to work it out so  im still hoping for the best
even though its against all common sense at this point i do thing both sides will get their shit together cause another lockout will be suicide they still have a month to work it out so im still hoping for the best
User avatar #2261 to #2259 - afriendlyanon (08/16/2012) [-]
So...you think the season will start on time?
User avatar #2262 to #2261 - hockeykicksass (08/16/2012) [-]
yes i do im mostly likely saying that with my heart and not my brain but i think they can hammer something out in time
User avatar #2263 to #2262 - afriendlyanon (08/16/2012) [-]
Unfortunately, history shows that nothing groundbreaking happens until it is do or die.
#2383 to #2263 - afriendlyanon (08/21/2012) [-]
But of course. League's face when.
#2258 to #2257 - iwanttousenumbers (08/16/2012) [-]
If there is a lockout, I predict that Brysgalov starts studying astronomy. Also, it doesn't seem to look good. Cuntface Bettman is going for the lockout hat-trick apparently
User avatar #2260 to #2258 - afriendlyanon (08/16/2012) [-]
The original proposal from the owners was a textbook negotiating tactic/opening move, but it was still a slap in the face to the NHLPA. I actually like the PA's proposal, it is quite shrewd. And yes, Bryzgalov will go back to University (if he even went there in the first place) and study phylosiphy and politics with Tim Thomas.
User avatar #2264 to #2260 - iwanttousenumbers (08/16/2012) [-]
I haven't been following the negotiations that closely, just from what I hear on TSN. But I guess they still have a month to work something out. I kinda forgot what day it was.
User avatar #2265 to #2264 - afriendlyanon (08/16/2012) [-]
September 15th, is when the Current CBA ends. Although that is not considered a do or die date, it is date of signifigance
User avatar #2266 to #2265 - iwanttousenumbers (08/16/2012) [-]
Yeah, but history doesn't look good. As far as I know there's only been 2 lockouts in NHL history, both since Bettman has been in charge. But here's hoping it starts on time
User avatar #2267 to #2266 - afriendlyanon (08/16/2012) [-]
I don't enjoy the concept of Bettman as "commissioner". What he really is is the president of the NHL. He represents the interests of the owners, not the owners AND the players. It is no wonder there is a lockout every 10 years since Bettman has been "in charge" of the league.
User avatar #2268 to #2267 - iwanttousenumbers (08/16/2012) [-]
I agree. It seems that he is trying to act like he has more power than he does
User avatar #2269 to #2268 - afriendlyanon (08/16/2012) [-]
Well, you have to keep in mind that he has to represent the owner's many of whom (like Ed Snider) are greedy and cannot really care who they piss off.
User avatar #2270 to #2269 - iwanttousenumbers (08/16/2012) [-]
Yeah I guess that's true too.

User avatar #2271 to #2270 - afriendlyanon (08/16/2012) [-]
Because money makes the world go 'round. However I think the majority of the profits should go to the players, after all, each and every one of them is the entertainment.
User avatar #2272 to #2271 - iwanttousenumbers (08/16/2012) [-]
I agree with the profits mostly going to the players. I've always thought that it should, since they're the ones doing most of the work and risking injury
User avatar #2273 to #2272 - afriendlyanon (08/16/2012) [-]
Yep, can't agree more
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