Will there be a deal?

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  1. go_leafs_go02

    go_leafs_go02 Registered User

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    seeing that many of us are quite optimistic, and some just keep saying "same old, same old" I'd like to know if you think the NHL will still have a season this year...tell me your thoughts and why.

    If a deal is done, Please lock this thread immediately.

    thanks
     
  2. HF2002

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    If they think they caused a lot of damage to the NHL on Wed, just imagine the crushing blow it would be if they met and still didn't make a deal.
     
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    They're not meeting not to make a deal.
     
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    McDonald19 Marcus Pettersson

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    Yes,

    ESPN's comments among other things have gotten both sides in a panic.

    A deal will get done this weekend.
     
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    yes they are. It just may not be successful, but I think it will
     
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    Why are they meeting then? Just curious because I'm assuming you voted "no".
     
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    Yes. There will be a season. But Bettman will make few concessions. He have the big part of the stick.
     
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    read what he said..he said they are not meeting not to make a deal...two negatives equal a positive..in other words, they are meeting to make a deal.. I'm pretty sure he voted "yes".
     
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    how bout we not have one of these threads everytime there close, we need all the karma we can get at this point, no need to jynx it at this point..lol
     
  10. I'm leaning 60/40 in favor of a resolution in time to play.

    I have two big fears.
    1) Players underestimate the owners' advantage at this point, and present an offer that is deemed unacceptable. Now the players realize just stringent the owners are being, and say "screw it."

    2) Kamikaze owners like Wirtz and Karmanos have no interest in anything close to a $40 Million cap, and would rather impose a cap of $30 Million next year ...
     
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    I agree with the fact that they don't get a deal done this weekend...

    There will be an even bigger backlash from the fans than we saw when Bettman canned the season..


    Unless one side comes out and is a total hard arse..

    Like the league not willing to budge just a bit..

    or the PA asking for too much..

    :amazed:
     
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    the impression i got from watching the tv reports at 6:30 on tsn and sportsnet and comments made by mckenzie and kypreos, theres an 80% chance a deal will be done
     
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    I'm thinking there's about a 75% chance of a deal this weekend
     
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    Not getting my hopes up AGAIN. :(
     
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    I don't know if i worded it wrong?

    I meant to say these guys aren't goin to the meeting for nothin. They're goin to make a deal.
     
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    OK I know the first 10 deadlines they fooled me, but not this time!! :handclap:



    (sarcasm)
     
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    They wouldn't be meeting this soon after the "cancellation" of the season unless it was to try and revive talks. If they were going to talk about other things they would have a longer cooling off period. I believe a deal will be done by Sunday at the latest, they both have too much to lose (especially the players). Personally i think all the negative press they've gotten lately can be used to generate new interest in the game. When is the last time you've heard hockey mentioned on CNN, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Regis and Kelly and virtually every other US TV show. You know how they say that even negative press is good press, just look at Paris Hilton. :joker:
     
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    I'm around 90/10 optimistic. yes it may be a bit high, but there has been nothing the last few hours saying that nothing will be done..they were quite close last time, and bettman simply shut the door on them, and cancelled the season, at this rate the only smart choice they have still is to uncancel the season, and it seems like the owners and the players are starting to believe this and are pushing for it.

    perhaps we can all post our percentages on how high we are thinking there will be a season.
     
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    I voted yes. No way they get together again and either not get a deal done or do the deal and make it for next season. Not a chance...ok, maybe a chance, but I don't think so.

    Edit for %: 90/10 it gets done.
     
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    I swore I wouldn't get my hopes up anymore after they've been dashed so many times, but dammit if I can help it. I love this sport too much. Yes, I think there will be a deal.
     
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    He means they're meeting to make a deal, double negative.
     
  22. No.

    If the players are scrambling and present anything in the next few days, it'll smell the stinky odor of desperation.

    Tell them all previous offers are off the table, we've already cancelled and the dmg has been done. 38m cap, 25% rollback, take it or leave it.

    Players are obviously going to get all huffy and puffy and walk out.
     
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    The best was Conan O'Brien talking about hockey.

    Then he showed his day with the Maple Leafs (Domi, Klee, Fitzgerald) again.

    Conan's monologue joke about the hockey season being canceled was something like "now if you want to watch two toothless men fight you have to watch Jerry Springer."
     
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    you took the words right out of my head

    perfectly said
     
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    At first I voted no, but that was before I found out they were meeting tommorrow :eek: but I feel the exact same way.

    With all this press and all these stories, is there any way they can't get it done now? :banana:
     
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