Discussion in 'The Business of Hockey' started by I Hate You All*, Feb 3, 2005.
What do you think?
For the sake of the game of hockey, I can only hope it will be cancelled.
Interesting... more no's than yes.
Fan 590 is annoying me so much. "NHL season is over tomorrow"
So everyone is on the "season's back on " bandwagon it seems...
Heh. I've been optimistic throughout the entire year. I've been tired of the gloom and doom attitudes that EVERYONE seemed to have.
Good, cause despite what the poll suggest (although it's tightened up a bit) there's only a few posters here who thought the season would be saved
Pull the plug...
huh??? How would cancelling the season be good for the game???
I was probably one of the biggest optimists out there... Everyone I knew wanted to smack some sense into me. I now join the ranks of the fleeting pessimists... These guys don't care about the game that they built their lives around to play, or to coach, or to whatever. They are blinded by multi-million dollar contracts and royalties.
This reminds me of the Lord of the Rings. The greed is just too much to bear.
The annonomys owner thing is such BS.
There will be a board of govenors meeting before it's canceled.
It's not like we didn't know it would be canceled soon anyway.
It is not looking good, save for a PA cave in.
I've said alll along that there will be a deal, but only at the last possible moment. We're getting mighty close now...
Not today, but within the next week it will be.
i just gotta say no - they just can't -
The anonymous owner thing is a ploy. It's just to put pressure on the NHLPA, why would an owner break the gag order like that for such a meaningless statement? We all know the season would be cancelled soon if there was no deal.
Yeah. I've assumed all along that since the lockout started, it would last until the LAST POSSIBLE SECOND.
I forgot who posted it, but these aren't my words. The owners will only cancel till the very last physical moment so they'll get to keep the season tickets money (ie not refund them) the longest possible, to edge every single interest point out of them.
They'll offically cancel it in March.
otherwise, it's already cancelled.
I still have a bad feeling that one of the sides will cave at the last moment.
Interest rates are next to nothing and these guys are billionaires. Plus how many people actually renewed anyway? I doubt they really are waiting till the end to get a few days extra interest money.
according to yahoo (yeah I know they have alot of integrity :lol ) but they said if nothing comes out of this meeting they will cancel the season
It's done for this year and maybe more, the talks have gone nowhere.
Holy crap a lot of people voted. Thank you.
Yes it is over.
While I would like a little round robin confrence play, the bottom line is there are too many issues to get through.
My heart says no, but reality and the brain says yes it is done.
My belief from the beginning is that someone will cave at the last possible minute, and nothing has happened to change that.
There's just too much money set to be lost on both sides if the season in cancelled completely (plus no hockey till next January probably). Someone will crack. There seems to be a ton of pressure on the NHLPA right now from frustrated players, and I suspect they'll be forced to eat their words and take some form of cap.
Yes, but I hope i'm wrong.