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NHL lockout depression

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Anybody else here having some serious hockey withdrawl?

It's really a shame that this had to happen, because it seemed like over the past two seasons that there were more and more new fans jumping on the wagon. They were back on a major network (NBC sports) and while I hate the idea of LA being the Stanley Cup champions..at least it wasn't the Devils, and maybe it restored some interest in the pop culture capital of the world.

I mean, they JUST MISSED a season back in 04-05..which begs the question..what did they actually accomplish??

Honestly, I think it's time for some new blood in the NHL driver's seat. Gary Buttman obviously has no clue what he's doing if he can't take what is such an exciting sport, with extremely marketable players and teams to the top. They will never be as big as football, but they can at least compete.

Unlike the NFL, people in cities who's interest in the sport is lukewarm will forget about it. Sure there are other cities like Boston, Philly, Pittsburgh, the Canadhian teams, who will sell out whenever it returns..but the southern and west coast teams will have to struggle mightily to renew interest when they players can finally return.

I've given up hope that they can salvage a season of some sort. This sucks.

But for what it's worth..LET'S GO FLYERS!
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[quote name='JEEPercreepermd' timestamp='1354904955' post='1249006']
Anybody else here having some serious hockey withdrawl?

It's really a shame that this had to happen, because it seemed like over the past two seasons that there were more and more new fans jumping on the wagon. They were back on a major network (NBC sports) and while I hate the idea of LA being the Stanley Cup champions..at least it wasn't the Devils, and maybe it restored some interest in the pop culture capital of the world.

I mean, they JUST MISSED a season back in 04-05..which begs the question..what did they actually accomplish??

Honestly, I think it's time for some new blood in the NHL driver's seat. Gary Buttman obviously has no clue what he's doing if he can't take what is such an exciting sport, with extremely marketable players and teams to the top. They will never be as big as football, but they can at least compete.

Unlike the NFL, people in cities who's interest in the sport is lukewarm will forget about it. Sure there are other cities like Boston, Philly, Pittsburgh, the Canadhian teams, who will sell out whenever it returns..but the southern and west coast teams will have to struggle mightily to renew interest when they players can finally return.

I've given up hope that they can salvage a season of some sort. This sucks.

But for what it's worth..LET'S GO [b]FLYERS[/b]!
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I normally don't go full hockey mode until after the Ravens are done. But I've been missing hockey. I think about it at least once a day.
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At first i did but as the weeks go on i have put Hockey out of my head for the season. One thing is certain...even if the season would start in January it would still be a six month season including the playoffs.
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I'm getting more and more worried theres not going to be a season, of course right as the Blues are on the cusp of being a great team, the NHL gets a lockout. I miss my Blues...
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Iggy and Kipper getting up in age, this lost year really hurts my Flames.

I'm enjoying watching the AHL affiliates play, though. Seeing the young prospects play is great. A glimpse into the future.

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I really just enjoy the playoffs so im not too upset. It would suck if the season is cancelled though...no chance for my Kings to repeat.
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I'm so freaking annoyed that there has even been a lockout because I like having another sports distraction on the days we don't have football games. On the other hand, all of the bandwagoner Caps fans who bought season tickets so they could attend a few games and then sell the rest will be dropping those seats like a bad habit when they finally do start playing.

I'm wishing for the season to come back soon.
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I think about hockey every day, and wish the Caps would come back. It's hard to concentrate at times though with football and college basketball going on. But this lock out going on, is going on too long. I expected a bit of one, but never this long.
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[quote name='gabefergy' timestamp='1354912259' post='1249105']
I really just enjoy the playoffs so im not too upset. It would suck if the season is cancelled though...no chance for my Kings to repeat.
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They would still be defending their title, come next season.
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[quote name='flaccopoe' timestamp='1354945338' post='1249440']
I get to watch a lot more basketball, which is great!
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Is it? Is it, really?
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[quote name='PuRock' timestamp='1354947409' post='1249451']
Is it? Is it, really?
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Yeah! I can devote more attention to football and basketball and eventually, baseball.
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Never liked hockey. But I think its crazy how ESPN rather talk about the Jets more then they do about a major lockout in a major sport.

If I did care about hockey that would drive me mad.
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I am just so pissed off at both sides that I don't care about what happens to the season. Yes, I miss my Flyers but... *shrug*

This is going to kill whatever momentum hockey built since the last lockout. And with the US economy as a whole, I get really angry over stuff like this.
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[quote name='JEEPercreepermd' timestamp='1354904955' post='1249006']
Anybody else here having some serious hockey withdrawl?

It's really a shame that this had to happen, because it seemed like over the past two seasons that there were more and more new fans jumping on the wagon. They were back on a major network (NBC sports) and while I hate the idea of LA being the Stanley Cup champions..at least it wasn't the Devils, and maybe it restored some interest in the pop culture capital of the world.

I mean, they JUST MISSED a season back in 04-05..which begs the question..what did they actually accomplish??

Honestly, I think it's time for some new blood in the NHL driver's seat. [b]Gary Buttman obviously has no clue what he's doing[/b] if he can't take what is such an exciting sport, with extremely marketable players and teams to the top. They will never be as big as football, but they can at least compete.

Unlike the NFL, people in cities who's interest in the sport is lukewarm will forget about it. Sure there are other cities like Boston, Philly, Pittsburgh, the Canadhian teams, who will sell out whenever it returns..but the southern and west coast teams will have to struggle mightily to renew interest when they players can finally return.

I've given up hope that they can salvage a season of some sort. This sucks.

But for what it's worth..LET'S GO FLYERS!
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This says it all! How does this guy keep his job???
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I have been missing hockey, however, I still can consider getting some supplies for a hockey board game which I have, and try to replicate a season with that - such as it is.
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Just saw on FB that They've cancelled through December 30th. Oh just cancel the entire season already.....
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come on people... just confess already... you all got the [color=#0000cd][b]Blues[/b][/color]
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[quote name='George70' timestamp='1355159494' post='1255647']
I have been missing hockey, however, I still can consider getting some supplies for a hockey board game which I have, and try to replicate a season with that - such as it is.
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You're a Predators fan?
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I bet David Stern, Bud Selig and Roger Goodell are having a good laugh about this behind closed doors! Sports fans will have a lot more time to watch games in their leagues now that the NHL, the sport with the longest schedule, has been shut down!
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[quote name='flaccopoe' timestamp='1355206652' post='1257544']
You're a Predators fan?
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Well, to be honest, the Predators interest me for the "culture shock" of pro hockey in Music City, however, I grew up in the Detroit area, which means I could have access to both Red Wing and Maple Leafs (Hockey Night In Canada).
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Ted Leonsis probably won't have much to do right now when Groupon ends up folding, maybe he can orchestrate firing Bettman ASAP.
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[quote name='TreTheRaven' timestamp='1356052553' post='1272231']
More games cancelled through January 14th today. This season is not looking good at all.
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It's looking non-existent!
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It's good news if you're a Kings fan... They get to hold onto their title for an extra year with zero effort!
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Games cancelled thru Jan 14th.....As a avid fan i say call the season and hash out a deal before August and yes the Kings can hold on to the Cup a bit longer...do not think they will see it again for a LOOONG time.
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Ugh, the fact that we're going to lose a season because of this stupid squabble makes me want to boycott the league for a year. No money spent on tickets to games, merchandise, and I don't have cable so they won't get a dime from me for TV rights.
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See the news all? Still work to be done, but this news is better than what we've heard the last several months.

http://m.espn.go.com/nhl/story?storyId=8797004&top&wjb=
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Well we'll know sometime today if the players union likes the latest offer from the owners or if the lockout will continue: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/union-set-respond-wednesday-latest-094333129--nhl.html
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The lockout is over!!!!!!!

[url="http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=649086&navid=DL|NHL|home"]http://www.nhl.com/i...vid=DL|NHL|home[/url]
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[quote name='flaccopoe' timestamp='1357505487' post='1294411']
The lockout is over!!!!!!!

[url="http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=649086&navid=DL|NHL|home"]http://www.nhl.com/i...vid=DL|NHL|home[/url]
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just in time for the blues to make a run for it lol
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Well I guess it's UN OFFICIALLY over.. which is the most good news that's happened in a while. Looks like the players folded.

Looking like there will be 48 games. Each team will play divisional opponents 7 times, then one home and one away game vs the rest of their conference. With no games between Eastern and Western conference teams. Should make the Stanley Cup series really exciting as each team will have not faced each each other since last season.
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[quote name='horus13corvineus' timestamp='1357553802' post='1296372']
just in time for the blues to make a run for it lol
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You're a Blues fan?
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Psyched to host the 2nd Annual br.com Hockey Bracket in the spring! :ravensquote: Hopefully, I can win this time. :P
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[quote name='flaccopoe' timestamp='1357601435' post='1297283']
You're a Blues fan?
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of course I am... is that even a question... lol
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[quote name='horus13corvineus' timestamp='1357637886' post='1297974']
of course I am... is that even a question... lol
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You're Romanian-Welsh, so I wouldn't expect you to care about the NHL at all. Why the Blues?
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[quote name='flaccopoe' timestamp='1357667221' post='1298256']
You're Romanian-Welsh, so I wouldn't expect you to care about the NHL at all. Why the Blues?
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hockey is played almost everywhere in the world... especially in countries with loads of snow... and I'm european and nothing more lol... and got the blues... it's the musicality of it i guess, forgot why though it's been so long
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