Larry Brooks: NHLPA plan B - Destroy the NHL

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  1. Luc Labelle

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    We all know Larry Brooks umbilical cord is attached to the NHLPA. Turns out he knows the NHLPA's plan B:
    Read the entire ridiculous column here. More brilliance from the man:
    Ummm.... fair is fair. Sure the NHL agreeing on an unacceptable NHLPA offer (in Bettman's view) only takes 8 veto votes (the small market teams) out of 30 to reject it. Well, the NHLPA agreeing on an unacceptable NHL proposal (in Goodenow's view) only needs 7 veto votes (the executive council) out of 750 to reject it.

    Here is the ultimate compromise, the NHLPA's last proposal ($49 million cap with indexing provisions that would establish a cap range of $70M max, 36M min under 2003-2004 economic conditions if there is a 30% revenue drop next year) be put to a vote by all NHL clubs. A simple majority passes the NHLPA proposal. Likewise, the most recent NHL proposal ($42.5M cap, no minimum) be put to a vote of the entire NHLPA membership. Again, a simple majority requiring acceptance.

    I would bet all of my current wealth and future earnings that the NHL proposal would be a lot closer to passing than the NHLPA. Quite likely that neither would pass, but personally I think the NHLPA proposal would be a much tougher sell because it establishes a system that is significantly worse than what has caused the current lockout. No-brainer.
     
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    Before, Larry Brooks' idea for destroying the NHL was Jarome Iginla signing a 1-year $17M offer sheet.
     
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    Brooks has no idea what's going on. Plus he's freakishly ugly. He obviously doesnt have much going for him in New York
     
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    What a loser.
     
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    *glances at Futurcorerock's avatar*

    :eek:
     
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    What a jackass. Sorry mods, this is my 5th post over the last two days where i've called him a jackass, but I truely believe this man is a jackass.
     
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    It would appear that 98% of the posters here agree with you.

    My question is, how does Brooks (and Strachan for that matter) keep his job??


    Or maybe I don't wanna know......
     
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    Cause people pick up their newspapers or go to their websites thinking "I wonder what that jackass has to say today." Brooks doesn't care whether you love him or hate him, as long as you're reading him and the NY Post feels the same.
     
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    Honestly, sometimes I think their on the PA payroll. Just sad :shakehead

    Guys like Brooks, Strachan, Kypreos, Healy :madfire:
     
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    Strachan and Brooks are columnists. Their job is to sell papers. As long as people react to their commentary, they have done their job. It does not matter if people agree or disagree with their positions, only that they buy a paper and read the column.
     
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    I swear Brian Burke might kill the bald little man, if they were ever in the same room together :handclap:
     
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    I can't say it's a surprise to me. It's been clear all along these bozos would rather kill the league, than accept a *more than reasonable* contract.

    Dog in a Manger. :shakehead
     
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    Funny how Brooks seemed to soften his Pro-PA hardline stance in the wake of the cancellation because it was popular. And now that it's vogue to blame a small faction of the small markets, he's jumping on that bandwagon.


    My question is, why does Brooks have to pedal his agenda with every column he writes. Can't he present a view that at least can be construed as being somwhat objective?

    Well... I actually answered my own question being that in no way has Brooks ever shown the ability or motivation to practice good journalism.

    We could solve this in a perfect world by exclusively leaving hockey to the Canadian writers.
     
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    What's this guys name when he is in full reptile form, rather than that 75% salamander look?? Why give this moron power by repeating what he prints. I've run over snakes that looked less like they belonged in smelly reptile nests than this pasty looking pin-head. I don't know about where he grew up, but in my little part of the world pasty reptilian looking guys like that got beat up a lot by the athletic types. Maybe he made a pact to spend his whole life acting like a public stooge for athletes in turn for not getting beaten up by them. :dunno: Could that be it, because his idiocy must come from somewhere...
     
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    Great article! Thanks, Luc!

    Thank God for Brooks' voice in the wilderness.
     
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    Being assualted by inbreed hicks.

    Great thinking, there will never be another start up without a salary cap. The players have the NHL.
     
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    That's a great point.
     
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    Like you Dave, I too look forward to the day the union decertifies and the big 6 raid Ottawa of all of its talent. :yo:
     
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    I hope the Senators are the first to collapse in the 'new NHL'. Melnyk has betrayed his fanbase with his support for this travesty of a lockout.
     
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    NHLPA Plan B - Kill the goose that laid the golden egg. Brilliant!
     
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    Senator fans with only a short-term outlook embarrass the franchise.
     
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    More like washing the bum in their own drinking water.
     
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    Senators fans who support a salary cap embarrass themselves.
     
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    Yes, how dare a Sens fan want a league that rewards good management and the ability to draft and develop talent.

    Instead I'd rather be completely unrealistic and sell the league down the tubes in the vain hope that our owner is willing to lose money in perpetuity to keep our team together forever.
     
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