This isn't over

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  1. DownFromNJ

    DownFromNJ Registered User

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    From pieces together what I've gathered from all the various media outlets, we're talking about a 2.5 million dollar difference here.

    Here are the facts:

    1) NHL wants 42.5 million. A good sized group of owners are willing to go higher.
    2) NHLPA wants 45 million. A good sized group of players are willing to go lower.


    I think the NHLPA is waiting for the NHL to cave in to their 45 million dollar offer. The NHL broke off from the meeting and said those harsh comments today to force the NHLPA to cave.

    It's all posturing. I don't think they will walk away this weekend without "uncanceling" the season.
     
  2. deathbear

    deathbear Registered User

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    i think you're right.

    it's just too close to throw it all away.

    and please, feel free to make fun of me. seriously, i deserve it. but it'll be september, and i'll still think they can do the 2004/2005 season, lol.
     
  3. Crows*

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    But there are NHL members now being quotes as saying "its over now.. definatly over no chance"

    as linden said.
     
  4. Juni

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    just give it up
     
  5. Hire Sather

    Hire Sather Don't punt seasons

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    yes it is
     
  6. deathbear

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    yeah.

    that's a pretty good point.

    they're all IDIOTS.
     
  7. Doc Hollywood

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    It's over. I have absolutely no doubt this is it. The Hell with the NHL and NHLPA.
     
  8. Ocelot

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    From watching TSN they are not giving me any hope. But they did not give me any hope on Wednesday either.
     
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    just stop it man. it s over.
     
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    what does that tell you? could it possibly mean that there is no hope?
     
  11. AlexGodynyuk

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    It's more then a cap number.
    The PA wants a way for the cap to go up with revenues (ie upwards linkage), setting a base year to be judged against.
    The NHL wants either full linkage or a static hard cap, huge difference in philosophies.
     
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    It's over. I hope the player's thoroughly enjoy their linkage and hard cap whenever the league resumes.
     
  13. Lanny'sDaMan

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    I honestly believe that we are witnessing the very final gasp of breath in the soon to be lifeless corpse of the NHL.
     
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    Don't be so negative. The owners will use the "impasse" card next year early on and the majority of players will cross, the union will break and hockey will be on again.
     
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    Well, I will admit to being incredibly disappointed and pessimistic right now, but I have maintained from the very start of this entire fiasco that if the season was actually cancelled and no games were played that the NHL could NOT survive the massive financial hit it will have to take.
     
  16. deathbear

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    but why don't the players take whatever the owners give them now? they KNOW it will only get worse next year.
     
  17. Crows*

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    Time for a player vote.

    Or put 300 percent luxery tax from 42-26.
     
  18. Hedberg

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    I am almost willing to guarante that their will be hockey this season.
    It is NOT OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The deal will get done tomorrow.
     
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    This isn't over until I hear Gary Bettman give a press conference where he cance... oh wait...
     
  20. McDonald19

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    Based on what?
     
  21. WickedBruinsGirl

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    Encouraging, but... I am never getting my hopes up again. Well at least for the next 48 hours.
     
  22. bladoww

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    Also, its been like 2 hours since the meeting. and the NHL site still says "meeting concludes" and thats it. Pretty vague.
     
  23. JohnnyRyall

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    Exactly.
     
  24. ParisSaintGermain

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    Alongside the cap, there are so many other issues that need to be agreed before any game can be played that I am seriously pessimistic now.
     
  25. Hedberg

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    I feel that this is just posturing and the players and the owners are taking a vote right now.
     
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