TSN: NHLpa Rock Solid

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  1. trahans99

    trahans99 Registered User

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    bladoww Team of the Future

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    Yeah, there's no way they are "rock solid." Besides, I didn't for a second think that they would come out and publicly say the opposite. No surprise to me unfortunately.
     
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    of course they are rock solid.

    They are no longer due any money. The season is almost "Scheduled" to be up. Meaning they are no longer out any paychecks.

    Rock solid will turn to "Tumbling down the mountian" when their next check is due next season.
     
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    If Bob Goodenow jumped off a bridge, would you?


    Ummm . . . . :blush:
     
  5. X8oD

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    "Bob, Did you really expect your players to follow you off the bridge?"

    "You just dont understand, You werent at the Jumping Meeting. Talk to Gary, its Gary's doing, he has all the answers"
     
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    I think TSN is misquoted I'm sure they meant to say that the PA is dense as rock.
     
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    What a load of mularky...if that is the honest to god truth...then you would have went into the meeting with Mario and Wayne and actually talked about what you told them you wanted to talk about. This whole group is a joke
     
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    CantHaveTkachev Still a joke of a team

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    way to go Bob, letting your employers go without pay for a year and somehow, you are still in power. these players really are sheep!!!!
     
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    :lol Sure does piss you Gary followers off that the PA is still held together with strong ties, doesn't it?
    :lol
     
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    Not at all, because the only people that are saying that they're together is Bob and his lackeys Linden, and Pronger.......he doesn't speak for the rest of them, if Commodore, Ray, all those guys come out and say, WE LOVE THE PA, then I'll believe it.
     
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    Strong ties....oh you mean stupidity...just hold on guys and Bob will get you the right deal...keep on dreaming and drinking what ya been drinking boys...
     
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    No, it just pisses me off that the players have been standing in the rain for 2 years and continue to claim there has not been a cloudy day as the water approaches eye level.
     
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    Denial is not just a river in Egypt.
     
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    It does because as long as the PA doesn't face reality we won't see any hockey. That is what we all would like to see!!
     
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    They could buy a lot of ties with 1.5 billion dollars..oh thats right they gave that up :lol :lol
     
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    me2 Calling out the crap

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    speaking of denial... :shakehead
     
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    Ownership brought the league to its knees..



    Players are about to slice its head off..

    :shakehead
     
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    Not really.

    What is he telling the players? What's the next step?
     
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    Read his past posts... he's most likely a player, a relative of a player, or a PA staffer...

    That, or a ditch digger. Similar educations; but far different salaries.
     
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    Maybe if you DID read ALL my past posts you'd find out the I have a long standing background in upper management in business. So with that said, I know what Bettman is up to. But you figure it out, it will better YOUR education.
     
  22. Smart Alek

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    So a fellow with a "long standing background in upper management in business" spends a considerable amount of his time on an internet message board arguing with teenagers over a dispute he has nothing to do with.

    Likely story.

    (Tell Bob I say 'Hi')
     
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    Glad the players have a spine unlike the posters in here who lick the boots of the owners and would sell their own mother.
     
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    What was Detroit's payroll in the 2003-4 season? I forgot.
     
  25. Flukeshot

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    I try to stay as neutral as possible when reading and discussing these kind of issues but the players' comments in the article are ridiculous. It seems the PA's official defense is, "They are all business guys not hockey guys, they don't understand the situation, we need hockey guys to be apart of this."

    All of these comments smack of programmed responses. The league, via Bettman and Daly have the some kind of comments to be fair too.

    However the NHLPA needs to remember this is a business first. These ARE business guys yes and they understand that their business is in financial trouble and they are looking to solidify their investments. The owners have every right to demand changes that prevent loses. Businesses are run to make profits and if one doesn't the owner has the right to pull the plug or do whatever it takes to get as close as possible to a guaranteed profit. The players being the supplier and the product most lower their cost to be buyable to the owners.
     
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