wow, 90% approve this deal

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  1. pld459666

    pld459666 Registered User

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    I knew that there would be ratification of the deal, but was looking more realistically at between 75-80%

    think they were hurting financially or wanted to get back on the ice for the love of the game?

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2113457
     
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    No suprise with me. I thought it would be around that #. Just a few sour grapes trying to stir up stuff.
     
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    Sportsnet and The Score are also saying it was 87% of players voted yes

    saskin was on tsn saying too that the number is 87%... only 550 players voted
     
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    I figured it would be high but am admittedly surprised it was %87! I take this as a sign that the players are ready to move on which is awesome!!!
     
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    This morning I was in a discussion with someone who thought there would be hundreds upon hundreds of people who said no. I said maybe a hundred or so, seems like I was a tad closer. Thats nice to know
     
  7. Wow, that was close! A real nail biter. :sarcasm:

    I hope blamebettman doesn't step in front of a bus out of desperation. No wait, maybe I do. ;)
     
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    Do Wetcoaster and that rabidly pro-PA chick from Vancouver post anymore?

    Or did they go into hiding after their boy Goodenow got totally embarrassed?
     
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    87% - Sid Crosby #87. How about that? Coincidence?
     
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    I want to know who the 13% were that voted against it.......that's around 72 players.
     
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    Coincidence?? I think not. :)
     
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    What would be interesting to see would be the distribution. Was it largely a few players scattered over each team? Were there large concentrations in a few teams? Etc.
     
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    I'm surprised it was that low, actually. I had predicted 90+ percent.

    Although, it was such a forgone conclusion the past few days, I wouldn't be surprised if a few folks threw a no vote in just to express their dissatisfaction, that would have voted yes otherwise.
     
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    Same here. I thought it would wind up closer to 97% than 87%.
     
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    I think this is a simple case of most of them just wanting to put this behind them and get playing again. Call them what you want, but in the end most of the players do care about playing hockey in the NHL again, even if it meant accepting a "worse" proposal. Those who voted "no" will forget it in time, when things are rolling again.
     
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    Oh wait..you`re serious?
     
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    colonel_korn Luuuuuuuuuu....lay?

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    Actually Wetcoaster has been posting on the Canucks board recently but he seems to be making an effort to avoid this one. :D
     
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    Not to fast my little friend. That's what we said in 1995 and look what happened. I truly think this is a great deal for the players and the owners.
     
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    I just want to know if the cap was such a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad thing. If people who wanted one were such stupid poodles. Where are all the loud mouth anti cappers yelling and screaming about how horrible this deal is for us?

    Where are you now?
     
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    I'm curious about the 13% that said no. I wonder who those people were. :huh:
     
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    FanSince2014 What'd He Say?

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    Did I read somewhere that the Atlanta and Columbus players were going to vote no en masse?
    That may account for about 40-50 players.
     
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    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/2005/07/15/1133177-sun.html

    Considering how he puts it and that it's written by Garrioch, I wouldn't put too much stock in it's accuracy.
     
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    Hunter Gathers ordinary corrupt human love Sponsor

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    More reason to hate the Islanders! This trully is a joyous occasion!

    THE FISH STICKS HATE HOCKEY.
     
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    Here are the types of guys I can see voting against it.

    McCabe - bitter guys with big mouths
    Kovalchuk - guys who can make more money in their home country now, during a lockout, and for the uncertain future
     
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    Probably not from the team Kovalchuk was on last year, a one time effort to buy the title for the team's anniversary (which of course didn't work). Kovalchuk might be able to get another $3M tax free in Russia, though I'm not sure how many other owners there are keen on throwing more money down a sink-hole; they can't make a profit on that with the revenue they pull in.

    Besides, he should get at least 2/3 of that after taxes with his new contract. And I remember reading a bunch of articles about him and the RSL, many said that he wasn't having that great of a time back home. Constantly being monitored by the team during his time away from the rink. And you gotta think that a high profile guy with gobs of money over there is at least on the radar of their mafia; even the thought of that (true or not) would have me running for the hills.

    I think he got used to being over here. He was known but not that well known, could do what he wanted in his free time, nobody keeping tabs on him. That'd be worth the pay cut. Just hire a good financial planner and it really becomes a non-issue.
     
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