Old time hockey

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  1. dunwoody_joe

    dunwoody_joe Registered User

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    So here it is, guys like Chelios, Hatcher, Draper and Maltbie considering joining the Detroit franchise in the UHL (United Hockey League). http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=1980733

    Slapshot??

    OK, so none of those guys really need the money, and probably won't be paid much either. But what a way to end a career shlepping around the UHL, on a bus, playing with shmoes that are trying to make a name for themselves by "headhunting the NHL stars".

    What's next, the Toronto beer league?

    Come on fellows, let's get this thing over with before somebody gets hurt (including your pride and reputation)!!
     
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    do you guys really think they those guys are going to be riding the bus?? when you have millions in the bank, those guys can go in together on a private jet and probably will. i bet you also think they are going to stay at the motel 6 too?
     
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    Perhaps, but if they're going to pay their own jet and their own 5 star Hotels without having any NHL income and quite possibly having their NHL careers ended, they'll realize money doesn't grow on trees. It can be good for some of these milionaires to realize how good they can still have it in a new NHL.
     
  4. Motown Beatdown

    Motown Beatdown Need a slump buster

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    Maybe they'll do what Jordan did when he was playing baseball in the minors and bought one of those luxury buses.
     
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    Maybe they just enjoy playing hockey and its something to do.
     
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    They will buy one of those million dollar buses and go from town to town with those.
    Is there alot of travel between the cities in this league??
     
  7. Double-Shift Lasse

    Double-Shift Lasse Just post better

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    Nah, these guys hate hockey and are willing to destroy the NHL to prove it. Right? ;)

    Probably their wives want 'em out of the house.
     
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    Motown Beatdown Need a slump buster

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    Who could blame their wives. I mean it's not like they married them for their looks.
     
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