Final Countdown . . . reported to be down to hours

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  1. Jaded-Fan

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    There's every expectation that the end is near in the war of 2004. It's gone from months to weeks to days and now there's the belief it's down to hours.

    This morning, probably for the last time, negotiators and lawyers will catch their final flight from here to New York before the deal is done, subject to ratification.

    Just the fact they're going back at it on the Fourth of July in the U.S. indicates they plan to get it done this week. At least one rights-holding TV network has sent e-mails to it's reporters and camera men to not take any days off this week, not make any plans, in expectation of a flurry of DD-Day (Done Deal Day) media blitzing.


    http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/Winni...116250-sun.html
     
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    *whispers* Spungo, you there brah?

    Keeping my eye to the end of the week...
     
  3. :bow::bow:

    I hope this is true.

    Thanks for posting, btw.
     
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  5. Sorry brah, no excuses. :handclap: ;)
     
  6. Cloned

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    So Independence Day could also be known as the Day the Lockout Ended?

    I'm trying to keep my optimism bounded, but it's getting harder and harder to do so with all the stories coming out. Nevertheless, I won't celebrate until both sides ratify a deal.
     
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    Or (reference to the article..)

    DD-Day (Done-Deal Day)
     
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    Please.
     
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    This is great! Please be true....If I wake up tomorrow to good news, It will make my day. I will be on cloud 9 all day.
     
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    soon we will hear "only 2 weeks" huoohh.. :shakehead


    i just can't be positive anymore...

    PLEASE GOD LET THIS BE TRUE!!! :cry:
     
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    So now we can be down to 2 hours every 2 hours for the next 2 weeks?
     
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    14 days...
     
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    I guess that works...as long as we are not optimistic. ;)
     
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    Really, who cares? it's obvious a deal is in place, whether it's anounced today, tomorrow or in 2 weeks, there's going to be a new CBA...

    The thing i'm looking most forward to isin't the announcement of a new deal, it's the signings and/or trades that will happen afterwards...I can't be excited for hockey right now because either way, it's the offseason, also, i'm looking forward to the draft in the horizon, would of been nice to have seen the draft in my hometown this year in Ottawa especially considering it's the Crosby derby, but for now, hockey isin't really on my mind, i'm pretty teed off at the players, and it'll take the whole offseason for me to care again.
     
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    http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/Winni...116250-sun.html[/QUOTE]

    But apparently this directive did not apply to copyeditors. :innocent:
     
  17. Montrealer

    Montrealer What, me worry?

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    So if a deal is announced this week, does that mean I don't have to be a man and admit I lost to a certain Spungy poster?

    :naughty:
     
  18. Correct. :teach:
     
  19. Spungo*

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    Too bad it's not getting done untill August at the very earliest. Don't worry though, I've got that humble pie cooking in the oven right now. It's a really big pie, (it needs to be for all the slices I'll have to hand out on August 1), so it takes about a month to bake up real nice. I can't wait to watch you choke down a slice. :biglaugh:
     
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    Please post when the deal is announced THIS WEEK! I wanna see your reaction! :biglaugh:
     
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    Stop standing by your prediction, and acting like you know the future. There are so many signs pointing to the end happening this week, may be even tomorrow. YOU ARE REALLY GETTING ON MY NERVES! When Tuesday comes around and a deal is done in principle, you should apologize to everyone on the board for injecting pessimism into their lives. Suck it up and actually look at the facts. Has there been any reports to support your prediction? Ya, that's what I thought.
     
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    he'll ignore it, like he ignores all the reports that say this week while posting 100 times in threads that talk about the middle of july, which of course is before his prediction
     
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    Nice to see our neighbors to the north bashing us again in there national newspapers.
     
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    are you refering to this quote?

    can you deny that there alot of markets in the US that don't miss hockey?
     
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