believe it when you see it

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  1. Brent Burns Beard

    Brent Burns Beard DontTouchMyDonskoi!

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    first off, i wont believe it until i see it...

    however, Bill Watters made the best point I have heard yet ...

    Bettman would not call the PA to New York unless he was absolute certain the framework had already been agreed to. Why would he invite them otherwise ? If it was to save NEXT season, there is no reason for the meetings tomorrow.

    Bettman will embaress himself to get a deal ONLY if he knows he HAS a deal.

    still, i wont believe it until the little man says it with his own words.

    dr
     
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    I would hope that everyone would agree with the last sentence of this post.
     
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    He can embaress himself all he wants. All I care about is having hockey back with a good CBA and so does he. :)
     
  4. SENSible1*

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    The big question at this time is will Bobby-boy be on stage with Gary.

    I'm not sure what scenario I'd enjoy more.

    Confirming his disgrace/dismissal for the whole world to see when he isn't around for the announcement.

    or

    Watching him squirm while shaking Gary's hand after having been completely outclassed during the negotiation.

    Either way, it looks good on the smug JACKASS.
     
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    Goodenow knows his carreer is over either way. Maybe he will become a motivational speaker because he sure got some of the players to get his message.
     
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    Smug...Arrogant...he always came off this way to make himself look tuff as a deadline negotiator...he should be gone he missed the boat on this one and has no one to blame but himself...he thought he was bigger than the game, and the owners under Bettman taught him a lesson, never underestimate your opponents resolve!
     
  7. Must resist. Must use all strength and resist. Must not get banned.
     
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    "My name is Bob Goodenow and I live in a van, down by the river!"
     
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    I'm sure he isn't and won't be hurting for cash or job prospects any time soon.

    and yes I know where the quote is from.
     
  10. Yeah. That's funny.

    He's got 5 times the money you'll ever make.
     
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    If the NHL owners don't start to be a little more flexible, Goodenow might be hired by the NFLPA as a little message.
     
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    If Bettman ****s this up. The NHL is truly doomed.
     
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    Fire away in PM's if it will help your stress level. ;)

    Here I'll help you out.

    Pot, Kettle....
     
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    We need the press conference with Bettman and Goodenow hugging each other, announcing the season is on, and then watch the dueling press conferences of the owners and the players announcing that both have been fired.
     
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    and even then, I won't believe it until my butt is sitting in a rink and I physically see NHL players come out. Until then this is all BS to me.
     
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    I have to agree with what watters said yesterday about it. I have a a hard time believing that they let it be known that they were meeting in New York if things weren't darn close. They tried to have secret meetings earlier in the process and have anounced afterwards a few times that they had teleconfrenced after publicly stateing that they had no contact. My opinions about the intelligence of members on each side isn't good. That said if with all the rumours swirling around after the league had been cancelled they decided to meet face to face to talk about where the best steak restaurant is in either Toronto or New York I give up. That would be the time to use the teleconfrence equipment.
     
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    Uh-huh and he's got 5 times the money most people will ever make.
     
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    Players in Europe are preparing to come back to States.

    Toni Lydman should have played first game tonight in Finland, but he refused and said that there is no point for playing just one game here. Sami Kapanen and Adam Hall did just the same. Ville Nieminen told that he is leaving Finland in tuesday.

    Any information about other players?
     
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    Henrik Sedin had two goals, and Naslund had the other in a 3-1 winn today for MODO over Djurgården in the SEL today. Daniel had an assist as well.

    So at the very leaast those guys are playing today. i don't think it means too much either way.
     
  20. habitue*

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    Don't bet on it. You won't see gary and Bob shaking hands on the same stage in front of the media. Goodenow is already OUT od IT and will probably quit (or be asked to quit) in a very near future. He is probably thousands of miles away from new-York today. Saskin is handling the file with the player's reps.
     
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    Please immortalize this burn!!!
     
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