E.J Hradek on 4 Quarters

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  1. John Flyers Fan

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    Reported the same N.Y meeting as everyone else. Also spoke about the possibility that deal would get done, but they still wouldn't play this year, and just get everything ready for next year (doubtful).

    Came out and said that that he's hear from a few sources in the Blackhawks organization that they absolutely do not want to play hockey this year.
     
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    That the Hawks themselves don't want to play hockey? Why??
     
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    Why doesn't that suprise me?

    Wirtz, give it up already! :banghead: :madfire:
     
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    I'd say at least 90% of the fans aren't going to like that.
     
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    Not the Blackhawks players ... but Wirtz and company.
     
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    There would be none of the urgency that we see now if not for a season.
     
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    This might explain why the AHL Chicago team outdraws the NHL team...Wirtz has gotta be told...
     
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    i would be happy with this
     
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    Cause our owner is 75.

    He wants it to be like the 60's when the owners had 100% control.
     
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    It is truly pathetic that an excellent hockey market like Chicago has to put up with an owner and management like this. :shakehead
     
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    If that's true about Chicago I firmly beleive they just want to do whats best for them and not whats best for the game.

    They'll survive, after all there is a 300 million dollar league lockout pool to draft from and given their depths of prospects they are on solid footing for the future.

    If they can be kept them from folding then I don't see why they would object to hockey being played this season.
     
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    Agreed.

    Since wirtz is 75 hopefully his son (peter) will take over soon.
     
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    Chicago won't go anywhere. No matter the economic system.
     
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    It's so true.
     
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    In my opinion, it is vital for there to be hockey this year. I think the NHL can get on the right track with a shortened season and playoffs, but no season is devastating. And about the Blackhawk organization not wanting to play, :p:
     
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    Isn't the reason you own a hockey team is to have that team play hockey. I hate that man and I don't even like the Hawks or anything.
     
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    Im wondering if it has anything to do with their record last year and their perceived shot at Crosby because of it.

    Wirtz is probably having flashbacks to Denis Savard revitalizing a dormant franchise (which made him a TON of cash) and hoping that Crosby would do the same.

    Of course Wirtz is so senile he probably thinkss its Bing Crosby.
     
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    Excellent point.
     
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    I don't see the Hawks finishin bottom 5 if there is a season.

    Brown, Barnaby and Cullimore would not have been signed if that was the plan.
     
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    In a 28 game season, any team could finish in the bottom 5. Just need one big slump.
     
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    :lol: BBBB Bing Crosby....too funny...
     
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    That's true. Or a few key injuries.
     
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    F Chicago

    Lemieux is helping these talks and Pittsburgh is behind Bettman, I am guessing most NHL teams will take this deal when it comes down

    if you can't compete with a 45 million dollar cap in the NHL then you should fold

    I'm a Pens fan and I think if you get CP within 15 million of every other team, we will be fine

    esp when Pittsburgh gets its new arena....

    with revenue sharing, if every team can get up to 32-34 million....with a 45 million cap and dollar for dollar luxury tax at 40 or 42...that should be fine

    if owners want to pay that dollar for dollar cap....that could be 20 million for small market teams to split + revenue sharing...hopefully the NHL does not back of of the .5 cent drag on salaries at 34 million but change it to 36 or 37 million

    that would create even more money
     
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    Don't want too create too much money, but I do agree that around $30 million to around $45 million is fine for top to bottom as far as salaries go. Every team should be competative if they make good decisions.
     
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