Arena Gary Bettman Sucks! The NHL Discussion Thread.

Discussion in 'Community' started by Yodave27, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Sloppy game on D, but more than enough offense to make up for it.
  2. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    The Rangers victory over the Devils Monday clinched the playoffs for them :D.
  3. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    San Jose hasn't been able to play a full 60 minutes in weeks. They aren't mathematically eliminated yet, but I'm not holding my breath for them to even make the playoffs this year, let alone have any success in them. Is this how Toronto fans feel all the time?
  4. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Toronto fans only feel like that this year because up until February they were actually a playoff team.
  5. Guinastasia Force Ghost

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    Anyone have the start of the season (and pre-season) marked on their calenders? If there IS one, that is.

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  6. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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  7. Anakin Solo Revanchist Force Ghost

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    Who the heck is this Bettman character, and why is he destroying my game???
  8. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    Unless I miss my guess I believe he is an Underpants Gnome.
  9. Juliet316 Chosen One

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  10. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Exactly 82 games. When I saw that headline I thought they meant the entire season. =((
  11. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    It's probably going to come down to that.
  12. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    I really hope he gets fired when this is all said and done.
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  13. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    You mean like he did after the last lockout that wiped out a season and nearly obliterated the NHL?
  14. solojones Chosen One

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    Why the hell does this have to happen the year after I start watching the NHL regularly? I've had enough of a headache braving out the NFL and Ref lockouts there. Ugh.
  15. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    I am not too fond of Fehr, either. The NHLPA is going to simply be PA by the time they are finished. Ovechkin told reporters that he may not return from the KHL if the 'back & forth' is always going to be this dramatic.
  16. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Well Fehr was the man at the head of the MLBPA when they had their infamous 1993 strike that wiped out the World Series, so he does have a record here.
  17. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    There will be NHL games this season. There are not nearly as many issues as the last lockout. And despite what you see or don't see on ESPN, hockey is growing in popularity worldwide. The NHL is bigger and stronger than ever before.
  18. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I really hope it doesn't come to that.
  19. solojones Chosen One

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    Yeah, the NHL is growing in popularity. I'm evidence of that myself. Which is exactly why this is the worst time to have a lockout [face_plain]
  20. Guinastasia Force Ghost

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    I say we lock all of them IN a room together and don't let anyone out until there's an agreement.

    Seriously, there was a big article in today's paper about how this is affecting the local economy. (It's not like Bettman cares.)

    Despite the fact that he's an owner, I WILL wish a happy birthday to my all time favorite hockey player, Mario Lemieux. If only because he's my idol. (NOW GET TO WORK, MARIO! YOUR FANS ARE DEPENDING ON YOU!)
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  21. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    When would it be more convenient for you?
  22. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    1994 and 2004.
  23. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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  24. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, and you can bite me, Gary Bettman."


    Courtesy of Michael Rosenberg of SI.com.
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  25. solojones Chosen One

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    I'm not talking about for me. I'm saying the last time the NHL was starting to gain popularity, there was a lockout and it set back all their progress. So it's clearly a good idea to do that again.