Shanahan Summit

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  1. RLC

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    All reports indicat that this little get together is only to talk about the game not the lock-out but, I for one don't believe that. Yes they will talk about hockey but at the same time this will be a sounding or poll of the top hockey brains as to the determination of the NHL owners to get the cap or something that would be as good as a cap. Betmen and Goodenow are not invited. So as a side benifit the Shanahan group will get a better grasp of everyones resolve, without a Goodenow and Betman spin. Thier is no way this summit was not timed talk about " the new offer" and the response by the NHL and then the offer that will close the deal.
    This is turning out like a poker game, one guy is wareing sunglasses and not moving, the other is starting to show a few " tells". The upcomming bet will show that money talks and bul**** walks.
    Any opinions out thier?
     
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    I don't believe the timing of this 'summit' is related to the timing of the new offer from the union.

    At least he recognizes there is a big problem with the quality of the game. The one thing he needs to consider is fan input. Most of the jokers he's invited are biased, short-sighted, ignorant, etc. etc.

    I think the fans have the best input into this area of any group.
     
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    Shanahan cleared his summit with the league and NHLPA before organizing it. He is paying for this out of his own pocket, BTW. Impressive that a guy belonging to the NHLPA actually wants to do something for the game of hockey? :handclap:

    He is also scheduled to meet with Bettman following the summit, and the union [separately], to share what was discussed. I personally want to believe this is what it appears to be. One guy who wants to help fix the product the league is putting on the ice.
     
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