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2012-09-16 02:34:40 AM
Canada weeps.
 
2012-09-16 02:49:11 AM

wambu: Canada weeps.


So does most of Los Angeles ( or insert your towns name here ) .
Thanks for nothing, Gary and Don Fehr ( and the nhlpa for picking that ass to lead them ) .
 
2012-09-16 02:50:39 AM
I ated my post, kinda. oops
gary bettman as i hate to even type his name, much less say it. I did not mean to imply that gary and don were brothers
 
2012-09-16 03:49:47 AM
/me taps foot... Come on Admins- nascar and even frelling wrassling get green more than hockey does and this is the best headline ...
Im not biatching about my failed afl links subs, but a lot of us like and love and live and breathe ice hockey.
/me exhales
 
2012-09-16 03:54:10 AM
oh, and those of us that do that, in a non major market without a team to go see, even peewee or high school ? we are the hosed people in this
( i would note that i live in the la burbs and I am a huge Kings fan and have been since the Bernie days. )
I however had always watched the Sabres ( adoptive mom was from the GBA ( greater Buffalo Area )
and have been a Maple Leafs fans since I drew breath.
 
2012-09-16 03:55:27 AM
/not the submitter
 
2012-09-16 03:56:28 AM
i171.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-16 04:09:55 AM
I owe you ( you know who you are ) a bottle. Makers or Bakers. email that you have works
 
2012-09-16 04:13:31 AM
cfl.uploads.mrx.ca

For the fans, no work stoppages, exciting game action (just ignore Winnipeg).
 
2012-09-16 04:18:17 AM
Mommy, is hockey going to die?
 
2012-09-16 04:22:46 AM
I break with thee... I break with thee.... and I throw Dog Poop on your shoes.
 
2012-09-16 04:23:44 AM
fark you Jeremy Jacobs. fark you MLSE. fark you Ed Snyder. fark you George Gillette. fark you Craig Leopold. fark you each and every one of you owners who killed a season eight years ago to get what you wanted, made things much better, and turn around and say it isn't good enough.

I hope when Gary gets sick of his bosses' shiat, he goes on TV and just rips them a new asshole.

/it's the owners that are the real problem
 
2012-09-16 04:34:04 AM
Meh. I have the 2011 junior hockey champs right here in town. No lockout to worry about.
 
2012-09-16 04:35:42 AM
theahl.com
 
2012-09-16 04:38:58 AM
this is a non-story until regular season games are wiped out
 
2012-09-16 04:43:47 AM
I don't have a team to watch here in Seattle. Some Canucks games here and there, but I don't like the Canucks. I like the Blackhawks but only see the nationally televised rarities. If we had a team to watch on a regular basis I'd be following for sure.

We've got pro soccer finally on the national scale, and although highly successful it bores the ever loving shiat outta me. I've tried and tried, even with EPL and the other big leagues. That sport will never do anything for me. But, good for the scarf wearing weenies who finally get a sport of their own to get drunk for.

Football is king for me, but I really like NHL. I think we'll get a team as the new stadium deal is progressing again. The whole thing, though, is about getting NBA back to Seattle first and foremost. I don't give a shiat about NBA. I'd rather watch a rugby match where I don't fully understand the rules than a basketball game.
 
2012-09-16 05:05:50 AM
On the bright side, it looks like I won't have to be disappointed by yet another Sharks playoff collapse.
 
2012-09-16 05:17:52 AM
Well, I guess this gives me an excuse to catch up on the Lake Erie Monsters, Timrå Red Eagles and Colorado College Tigers.
 
2012-09-16 05:32:33 AM

swahnhennessy: Well, I guess this gives me an excuse to catch up on the Lake Erie Monsters, Timrå Red Eagles and Colorado College Tigers.


helenabighorns.pointstreaksites.com


2011 National Junior A Champions baby! Who needs the NHL?!?!?!?
 
2012-09-16 07:04:41 AM
This sucks. Two years ago I moved from a hockey desert (Topeka Roadrunners and that's it, no NHL team on local TV), to a place where I can see 4 NHL teams regularly (Sabres/Rangers/Islanders/Devils), and I've been loving it. I truly hope they can get this worked out quickly.

If not, go Syracuse Crunch!
 
2012-09-16 07:10:45 AM
Damn It! Hockey was just starting to recover from the damage done during the last strike and gain popularity again. It seems like Bettman is on a mission to kill the sport, not help it. Pay the players and try to get some better TV contracts.
 
2012-09-16 07:34:24 AM
Enough already. As a fan, I am sick of this. You guys do remember us fans, right? We are the ones paying for $20 parking and $12 beers?

Just wanted to remind the owners that without fans, all they own is the rights to some nice logos and a lease to an arena somewhere. I guess you guys could have bead shows-or maybe RV/Camper Expos.

And players- without fans you are just a bunch of overpriced figure skaters wearing the same color shirts.
 
2012-09-16 07:43:13 AM

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: fark you Jeremy Jacobs. fark you MLSE. fark you Ed Snyder. fark you George Gillette. fark you Craig Leopold. fark you each and every one of you owners who killed a season eight years ago to get what you wanted, made things much better, and turn around and say it isn't good enough.

I hope when Gary gets sick of his bosses' shiat, he goes on TV and just rips them a new asshole.

/it's the owners that are the real problem


Just a minor point, George Gilliette sold the Habs a few years ago. But other than that I agree with you.

Fark Bell and Rogers for buying MSLE, you farkers deserve what you got yourself into, a failed MLS team, a dismal basketball team and no leafs on tv for a long time. May your revenues drop like the Leafs playoff chances in March.
 
2012-09-16 07:45:29 AM
So angry right now...

mr_a: Enough already. As a fan, I am sick of this. You guys do remember us fans, right? We are the ones paying for $20 parking and $12 beers?


And $60+ monthly cable/satellite bills to watch our local team on whatever network they have and national games on NHL & NBCS, which are only available on the higher tier services.


Just wanted to remind the owners that without fans, all they own is the rights to some nice logos and a lease to an arena somewhere. I guess you guys could have bead shows-or maybe RV/Camper Expos.

And players- without fans you are just a bunch of overpriced figure skaters wearing the same color shirts.


This!

McBotulism: [theahl.com image 850x850]


Also THIS!!!
1st game is a month away.
 
2012-09-16 08:11:27 AM
This better not go on too long this time.

In the meantime, may try to get to Bridgeport (nearest AHL team) for my hockey fix.
 
2012-09-16 08:12:10 AM
Don't know much about hockey, but believe they can do an NBA style,short regular season

Still feels good after the shenanigans from hockey lovers after last season when the NFL looked to enter a lockout. Each of them was all, Imokwiththis.gif Well, who's laughing now?
 
2012-09-16 08:23:41 AM
oi46.tinypic.com

Of course the only problem is the Wolves are Vancouver's affiliate, so I can't root for them when they play the IceHogs

/Because the Canucks are all a bunch of whiny biatches and they suck, that's why
 
2012-09-16 08:42:30 AM

greentea1985: Damn It! Hockey was just starting to recover from the damage done during the last strike and gain popularity again. It seems like Bettman is on a mission to kill the sport, not help it. Pay the players and try to get some better TV contracts.


In what parallel universe??
 
2012-09-16 09:02:01 AM
"And now for last night's hockey scores: ZERO! HA HA!" - Greg Thoomey, This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
 
2012-09-16 09:02:47 AM

MooseUpNorth: "And now for last night's hockey scores: ZERO! HA HA!" - Greg Thoomey, This Hour Has 22 Minutes.


FTFM.
 
2012-09-16 09:05:29 AM
I'm exactly the kind of guy who should be a huge NHL fan: I play recreational ice hockey, live in Detroit, used to watch every game each season. The last lockout turned me from an obsessive fan into a casual one. This lockout might make me completely stop caring.
 
2012-09-16 09:08:53 AM
Well... crap.

Go Hershey Bears!
 
2012-09-16 09:09:04 AM
Here's to the NHL owners and players.

/sucking my dick

theseconddisc.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-16 09:22:45 AM
 
2012-09-16 09:26:16 AM
Please don't make me have to watch the Knicks and Nets all winter.
 
2012-09-16 09:31:28 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-16 09:31:45 AM
nooooooooooooooo.com

My local AHL team is the Springfield Falcons.
 
2012-09-16 09:43:17 AM
Eh. If this leads to any loss of regular season games, there will be trouble for the NHL. If this leads to another lost season, might as well stick a fork in the league, as I'm not sure that Canadians will be coming back next winter in the kind of numbers that the league needs to survive.

Ironically, I'm betting that the second tier US franchises (Columbus, Nashville, Tampa, Florida, Phoenix, etc.) will be affected the least in terms of fan support. They've got fanbases that are fairly modest and casual, so it's possible that they might not take much notice of the lockout. "Let's go to a hockey game!" "We haven't done that in a few years, good idea! Why haven't we gone in two years?" "I don't remember seeing any family deals for seats last year, but the (insert other pro team in the area) had a bunch."

/Isn't put out by this, even though is a big Senators fan
//Owners are going to have to get their shiat together before they have any credibility. Even if the player asks for a 14yr/101 million dollar contract, front loaded, doesn't mean that the owners have to agree to it. Even worse when they're the ones making the offers...
///No sympathy for the owners at all. In any way. No sympathy whatsoever. They're bringing this upon themselves.
 
2012-09-16 09:47:58 AM
Bettman needs to get his head out of his arse. The owners were / are still signing contracts and extensions. So are these all now null & void? If the owners are so bothered about the huge contracts they are signing then don't sign them.

I have a proposal for them: 45% revenues to each side the left over 10% goes to the weaker market teams as part of the revenue sharing.

Leave the FA alone.
 
2012-09-16 09:51:54 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com
Screwed the pooch, again.

Go Ft. Worth TX Tornadoes?

*sigh*
 
2012-09-16 09:52:49 AM
God dammit you fark nuggets!
 
2012-09-16 09:54:48 AM
Wait wait wait....can the fans unionize?

First clause of the contract: "If you fark wads can't come to an agreement and open the season on time, we get free season tickets for life."

Second clause: "Oh...and tickets are capped at $15 a piece, and beer at $2.00. Figure it out."
 
2012-09-16 09:56:14 AM
Go Whalers!

content.sportslogos.net
 
2012-09-16 09:57:11 AM
As a canadian i give up. the NHL is a joke now and forever will be. im done with hockey. Back to baseball and football for me. At least in baseball they realized they farked up and probably wouldnt do the season stoppage again. Imagine that .. learning from your mistakes.

Plus bud selig IS a step up from garry assman. although small. The step up ... not bettman. i wouldnt want to make fun of small people by suggesting my dick is taller than him.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2012-09-16 10:04:33 AM
All the good the NHL has done since the last lockout will be ruined if one regular season game is cancelled.
 
2012-09-16 10:09:07 AM
Good.
 
2012-09-16 10:14:10 AM
This will more than likely retire Brodeur. Bastards.
 
2012-09-16 10:33:58 AM
Surprised how much people are putting this squarely on the owners, when the players refused to start negotiations until the end of the season and took pretty much an entire month to offer their first proposal.

Bettman has never wavered from the stance of Sept 15 is the deal deadline.

Not to mention the fact that they hired Fehr, and all he's done is stall and try to play the same "we'll play without a contract in place card" that killed a baseball season mid season.

The players are just as in the wrong in this one as the rich team owners are.
 
2012-09-16 10:34:15 AM
The players should float a proposal for a rival major hockey league. Scrap the current owners, let them cry with their burned fields they set afire themselves.

Cap it off by saying that Bettman is the major cause of it all and no further discussions will be held as long as he is a part of the NHL in any capacity.

It's time for the players to play hardball with that idiot.

writersgallery.com
 
2012-09-16 10:35:05 AM

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Wait wait wait....can the fans unionize?

First clause of the contract: "If you fark wads can't come to an agreement and open the season on time, we get free season tickets for life."

Second clause: "Oh...and tickets are capped at $15 a piece, and beer at $2.00. Figure it out."


Sure, just don't go to the games until the NHL does what you want. The trick is to get everyone to do it with you :)
 
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