just a question for you to consider

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  1. deathbear

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    does it seem to any of you here that the owners appear VERY confident that there'll be hockey next winter?

    if so, what do you think that signifies?
     
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    easy answer, replacement players or if they lose......
     
  3. Old Hickory

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    I've noticed it. I think it's PR.
     
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    I think they absolutely have to appear confident there will be hockey. I think they're scared to death of losing marketing and TV money, and if they show any doubt that the season will start on time, a lot of that money is going to go elsewhere. I also think the players should be scared to death of the league losing marketing and TV money... everyone needs a deal to keep the gravy train running.
     
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    yeah, but they were at risk of this during the 2004-05 "season" too...and they never appeared this optimistic at any point.
     
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    They will get hockey next year.

    Either through a deal

    or an impass..

    If they lose( which I have a hard time seeing with their case added to the fact Bush is president)... Well.. then they will have to go from there..
     
  7. SENSible1*

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    What do the NHL lawyers have up their sleeve?

    That is the question that should have the PA puzzled. They certainly don't seem to think that impasse/implementation is impossible as it has been presented on this board by the PA apologists.

    Should be interesting if it ends up going that route.
     
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    Keep the confidence for marketing, and get the players thinking. Nothing more.

    Everything is calculated, Clarkes comments, everything.
     
  9. I don't think the owners really want to go the Replacement player route. If they did and no one showed up, the PA would have the upper hand and the Torontos and Detroits of the NHL world would turn this ugly mess into an NHLPA win.
     
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