Rumor: (Toronto folks please confirm) FAN 590 Reports...

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  1. spartyinmd

    spartyinmd Registered User

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    angry players formulating proposal to deliver to NHL. Supposedly McCowen is talking about it right now. Some of us on another board are trying to confirm this.
     
  2. Reilly311

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    Bob McCown isn't on this late.
     
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    We are trying to confirm...people are saying they are hearing it on the FAN...it is coming from more people than just Ek.
     
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    I more than anyone would love for this to happen, but this is deader than a dead horse. It sucks, I know.
     
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    I was afraid of this. We finally get closure and people are still claiming "it's going to happen! it's going to happen!"

    It's DONE.


    Move on with your lives, and let's all re-convene on the business board in August(hopefully).
     
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    That would be funny as hell... :lol
     
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    The hockey season is canceled. It is too late for this crap, I'm tired, upset, and pissed off and I don't need any more optimisim for a while.
     
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    Fwiw Kevin Paul Dupont started a thread on the Bruins board and he thought there would be another push tonight to get something done.

    It was more in regards to the comment that Bettman made during the press conference that he would come back "in four hours" if they came back and accepted the last offer.

    I still dont believe it.
     
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    I can confirm that McCown said that the station was considering whether or not to report the rumour. He said this during his conversation with Bettman.

    I tuned out after that and I'm not sure if he actually mentioned the rumour again or not.

    Keep in mind that this is only a rumour, and at this point, any optimism has to be extremely bounded. Even *if* some players were doing that, and then *if* the League decided to accept it, there would be the issue of how many players actually support it aside from the group proposing it.
     
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    Don't shoot the messenger...tehre are four/five people saying they are hearing this on FAN 590. I am trying to get it confirmed by people other than them since I don't believe them.
     
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    Putting in a serious counter offer Tuesday night = was the smart thing to do
    Caving in Wednesday night = is the stupid thing to do, but workable
     
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    This is the third low post count, just registered in Feb. 05 poster that has posted "breaking news" that directs you to that station. Me thinks I smell a rat.
     
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    wrong, I listened to the whole interview and nothing of that sort was said. Hell, you can go to the fan590.com and listen to the interview yourself. Now please, close this thread and ban everyone.
     
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    Hey Glen, I miss your weekly breakdown's of Garrioch! Classic stuff!
     
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    no...more....no...more...
     
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    "Some group of players" is what they're saying. Also "some owners" supposedly liked the PA's last offer.
     
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    Well to be fair McCown did mention it. However the FAN has retracted things before and I wouldn't be surprised if they did it again.
     
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    I do believe McCown is on Team 1040 in Vancouver from 7-8pm which is about the right time...however I don't know if this show is a repeat of an earlier show so this may be an old rumor...
     
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    Yeah...I heard that Elvis was going to deliver it first thing in the morning to Bettman on behalf of the PA. :eek:

    Who knew he was even a hockey fan?!!
     
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    Why the heck are you harping on me when all I am doing is looking for confirmation....for cripe sake I even put RUMOR on the heading. I know this isn't gospel...otherwise I would have left it off
     
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    Thanks, I wish I was writing it instead of dissecting failed negotiations. It will be back if we have real hockey at some point - if replacement hockey I'll have to see what that looks like first.
     
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    I did listen (and watch). It was on Sportsnet. He said something about how there was a rumour but that they weren't sure about the validity of that rumour. This was in regards to asking Bettman what he would do if the PA would phone him right after McCown hung up and told him they were accepting his offer. Bettman laughed and said something to the effect of "Well, I'm not saying we would accept it but that would be an interesting problem to have."
     
  23. Reilly311

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    When? Listen to the interview yourself and tell me what time he said that. This is a false rumor.
     
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    Come on guys it's over done finished. I'm going to bed and getting a good nights sleep cause i know this thread is nothing more than false hope.
     
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    Don't take it personally, but everybody here has had a bad day after getting their chains yanked around for two months now with nothing but rumors that have led to nothing, were tired of rumors, screw them.
     
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