Team Bettman Vs Team Goodnow (LONG)

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  1. x-bob

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    This is for the people that didn’t quite understand the lockout. I will explain it in a way that everyone could understand.

    Team Bettman (NHL) VS Team Goodenow (NHLPA)


    Beginning: July 25, 2004
    End: Feb. 16, 2005

    First period

    The game starts July 25th, 2004. Team Bettman comes out flying scoring a big goal in the first few minutes. (July 25, 2004 NHL’s six new proposals) Both teams play a calm game up to now. Team Bettman is waiting for Team Goodenow’s counterstrike. Half way into the fist period, a huge brawl starts. Team Bettman hits first, there is hostility in the air. (August 26, 2004 NHL lashes out at NHLPA for not wanting to negotiate) Towards the end of the period, the NHLPA scores a huge goal. A shot from the point goes through the five-hole. (Sept. 9, 2004 NHLPA’s first proposal since October 2003). In the last minutes of the 1st period, both teams shoot from every angle to get the upper hand heading into the dressing room but both goalies are stellar. (Any hope to prevent the lockout…no!) The buzzer sounds and both teams leave the ice silently. (Sept. 15, 2004 G. Bettman announces the lockout)

    Recap:
    July 25, 2004: NHL goal.
    August 26, 2004: Double majors handed out to both teams.
    Sept. 9, 2004: NHLPA goal.

    Shots:
    NHL: 8
    NHLPA: 11

    Second period

    The second period starts. Great for checking by the NHL leads to great chances but it’s no use, the NHLPA holds it’s ground. (Oct. 19, 2004 NHL advises teams that the lockout may last long and that home games are going to start being cancelled.) The NHLPA knows that they are being dominated. The coach (Bob Goodenow) tries to give hope to his players (Nov. 2, 2004 NHLPA hold meeting mainly for players with differing views and opinions) The NHL continues to put pressure but Team Goodenow plays a sound defensive game. (Nov. 3, 2004 NHL All-star game canceled, Nov. 17, 2004 NHLPA organizes more meetings) The game continues on but not much happens. Both teams play great defensively. Big hits are laid left and right and NHL all-star forward gets injured. This is a great loss for Team Bettman and a huge advantage for the NHLPA. (Nov. 29, 2004 Forbes Report) All of a sudden, Team Goodenow’s speediest player comes skating down the left side. He dekes both defensemen in front of him, takes a slap shot and scores top corner. Hoorays and Boooos are herd all over the place. (Dec. 9, 2004 NHLPA offers 24% rollback) Team Bettman wins the face off at center ice. The puck is past backwards to their all-star defensemen. He skates up front, passes the red line and dumps it in. The NHLPA goalie comes out the play the puck. The puck roles around the board, hits a misplaced board and slides into the open net. The score is tied again. (Dec. 14, 2004 NHL makes a counter-proposal offering a rollback and a salary cap) Late in the period, Team Bettman continues to put pressure but it’s no good. (Dec. 22, 2004 - Jan. 6, 2005 Board of Governors meeting scheduled and later canceled) The buzzer sounds signaling the end of the second stanza.

    Recap:
    Nov. 29, 2004: NHL forward injured
    Dec. 9, 2004: NHLPA goal
    Dec. 14, 2004: NHL goal

    Shots:
    NHL: 17/25
    NHLPA: 8/19

    Third period

    The puck is dropped at center ice signaling the beginning of the 3rd and final period. Both teams get great chances to score but nothing goes in. (More meetings scheduled) Ted Saskin from Team Goodenow takes a great shot from the side of the net but defensemen Trevor Daly slides in front and blokes the sure goal. (Jan. 27, 2005 The NHL offers a frame work for a proposal, salary cap between 32 to 42 million $) Shot after shot is taken but both goalies stand on their heads stopping everything in sight. A turnover in the middle zone leads to a break away for NHL player Bob Batterman. He skates forward, dekes to the left, comes back to the right, takes a beautiful shot….glove save by the NHLPA goalie! (Feb. 9, 2005 NHL offers another offer but it’s turned down) The buzzer sounds again….we are going to overtime! (More secret meetings)

    Recap:
    No goals

    Shots:
    NHL: 10/35
    NHLPA: 11/30

    Overtime

    Overtime starts, 4 players on each side. Both teams get their chances to score but everything is stopped. It seems as if both sides don’t want this thing to end. The NHL puts 3 forwards on the ice. He goes all out for the win or at least to put pressure on the NHLPA. (Feb. 11, 2005 NHL gives the ok for owners to talk to the media and their players)
    The 5 minutes of overtime is finished, we are heading for shootouts. (The 11th hour)

    Recap:
    No goal

    Shots:
    NHL: 6/41
    NHLPA: 4/34

    Shootouts

    Shootouts begin! Team Bettman takes the first shot. Great pad save by the NHLPA. Same happens for Team Goodnow. (Feb. 13, 2005 meetings with U.S. federal mediators) The NHL goes for their 2nd shot. Daly comes forward, puts it on his backhand and lifts it right over the goalies shoulder. (Feb. 14, 2005 The NHL take off linkage) The NHLPA take their 2nd shot, a wrist shot. The puck just misses the far corner. The crowd goes wild. Team Bettman goes for their 3rd shot but the goalie makes a great glove save. The NHLPA goes for their 3rd shot too. They are desperate. Saskin comes forward, slides the puck between his legs, kicks it to his forehand and slides it under the goalies pad. (Feb. 14, 2005 NHLPA accept a salary cap) The NHL responds on their next shot. A low shot beats the goalie to the right. (Feb. 15, 2005 The NHL offers a 42.5 million $ cap) The NHLPA try to make things equal again but the goalie stops the high shot with his blocker. Team Bettman comes forward for their last shot. The player shoots but the shot hits off the crossbar. The sound of the puck hitting metal echoes through the silent crowd. This is the last chance for the NHLPA. Trevor Linden is on the ice. He undresses the goalie with a spectacular move and buries the puck in the top shelf. (Feb. 15, 2005 NHLPA comes back with a 49 million $ salary cap) The crowd goes crazy. The fans jump on the ice and a huge riot starts. The players from both teams are escorted out of the building. The game must continue another day. (Feb. 16, 2005 The season is canceled, the lockout continues)
     
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    Not even one response :shakehead
     
  3. I was never a big fan of shootouts.
     
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    Sadly this rule change is false. This will be a continuous OT now that the rumors have started.
     
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