Sportsnet: Players ready to talk

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  1. ColoradoHockeyFan

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    A few new lines/quotes in today's story.

    http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/article.jsp?content=20050405_153006_5812

     
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    I'm a bit yes/no on this. Ofcourse having these sources say progress was made is great, but according to said unnamed sources, we would be starting the playoffs here in a few weeks.
     
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    If there's one thing this lockout hell has taught me, it's that Sportsnet has a passion for getting 'the big story' out first...accuracy is looked upon as a secondary concern that can be fixed up after the fact.

    Bet they'd be awesome PC game developers. "Release now, patch later!"
     
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    both sides need each other, maybe, finally one of these rocket scientists figured it out...if the PA is ready to talk, then hopefullly the owners will listen...and then maybe we will get some negotiating...
     
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    I like to believe this to be true but something tells me this is just PA posturing for future legal challenges.
     
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    they wont come to a deal. there will be replacement players next season. All of this new stuff is just BS, if the NHLPA wouldnt agree to a $42million cap, they sure as hell wont agree to a $38million.
     
  8. I heard if they get a deal done this week they have a 3 game schedule all worked out!!
     
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    I think the people are bashing the players a bit too much. For a union, they have conceded a lot and now according to this, theyre even ready to negotiate in good faith. I think we'll see good progress from now on.
     
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    Did anyone else look at the thread title and instantly think of Prince Farquad dunking the Gingerbread Man's head into the glass of milk until that damn piece of pastry's will broke?

    Anybody?

    No?

    Ugh...and it's only tuesday.
     
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    Perhaps they should team up with EA?
     
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    haha, no, i didn't. But I will from now on. Thanks.
     
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    I agree. I did have a sense of that before the lockout with Sportsnet : "Speak first, and we'll check the facts later if we've misled." I think Bob McKenzie was gracious saying they were all "good". Some are better than others.
     
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    sounds like the microsoft windows programmers ;)
     
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    What are you talking about? Microsoft operating system code is rock solid... :propeller ;)
     
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