Arena Gary Bettman Sucks! The NHL Discussion Thread.

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

  1. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    Doc sux. Pierre and Mike are worse. I feel spoiled growing up listening to Pat Foley. And Eddie O is the best color man in hockey I know of.
  2. Guinastasia Force Ghost

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    Blasphemy! The only sports commentator to ever top Mike Lange is the late great Myron Cope. (He did football, though)

    It used to be Lange and Steiggy, if I'm not mistaken?

    I like Dan Potash, too. I wish they'd bring back "Inside Penguins Hockey", where he'd interview the players, and then take questions from the audience. That's how we found out that Mike Rupp had a crush on Billy Guerin.
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  3. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    This
  4. Guinastasia Force Ghost

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    I didn't say I don't miss Mike Lange -- but that I don't care if Steiggy and Bob are annoying. They're still OUR guys. Mike Lange's the best, but I'll still take Paul and Bob over Versus anyday.

    And let's give some love to the Ol' 29-ner! (Phil Bourque is one of my all time favorite ex-Penguins)

    If you live in the Pittsburgh area, they're replaying old games right now on Root.
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  5. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    All right, my World Series high from last night has worn off. I'm ready for hockey now plz!
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  6. Guinastasia Force Ghost

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    Could they have the Winter Classic WHILE there's a lockout, even with the rest of the season gone? Cuz I'm gonna have to choke an Imperial Officer if they cancel it.
  7. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    It would be a mess if they still ran the WC. Not because it isn't the best game of the season or great for the sport itself... but, during lock outs, teams are not allowed to contact their players regarding their contracts, salaries, etc. and, unfortunately, unless each team had entire rosters of benevolent, charitable players willing to come back to the US to play that one game for free, even discussing it with their owners would be a violation of their own NHLPA code. Sucks, but true.
  8. Guinastasia Force Ghost

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    Good point. :( This whole thing sucks donkey.
  9. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    It might be possible for them to get the Winter Classic in, even in a truncated season, I mean, The NBA got in the All - Star game this past Winter with their own truncated season.
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  10. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    And if they can't get the Winter Classic in, there's not a whole lot of motivation to get a deal done. It's their biggest money maker until the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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  11. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    They're totally doing this lockout so that the Leafs won't be in the Winter Classic. Bastards.
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  12. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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  13. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    There are other outdoor games.
  14. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    still no hockey yet huh?
  15. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Nada. But, in the interim, Philly news today has an article on how Wayne Simmonds even gets racial slurs hurled at him when playing on the other side of the ocean. The banana throw during last pre-season was mindless, but in... Europe? Come on...
  16. Guinastasia Force Ghost

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    Could they at least schedule the same teams for the WC next year? Cuz the alumni game was gonna kick so much ass. (And let's not forget 24/7! I have the DVD from the Pens vs. Caps. Boudreau's pottymouth and all.)

    Puck you, Bettman. I hope you get hit in the face by a stray slapshot.
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  17. Bender666 Jedi Master

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    Should be a good World Junior Championship this year.
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  18. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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  19. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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  20. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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  21. Guinastasia Force Ghost

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    FTFY :mad:
  22. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Kudos to the NHL for cancelling one of the two things in hockey I still pay close attention to.
  23. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    30 Thoughts: Lockouts chock full of familiar refrains
    This is a great read that compares the lockout to the recent NBA lockout. Plus, it gives a few hints on who the real villains are here. Hint: Not just Bettman.

  24. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I'm not surprised, but still sad that they cancelled the Winter Classic.
  25. Guinastasia Force Ghost

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    Thank god for ROOT and vintage Penguins. (I WANT TO SEE MY PENS!!!) :_|
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