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 Post subject: Any NHL fans?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:19 pm 
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I just got a notice from DirecTV that my Center Ice package might be delayed due to "labor relations possibly affecting the start of the 2012-2013 season."

Did these people not learn ANYTHING from the last work stoppage? :roll:

The sport finally got back to form and is very exciting and now it seems like they're going to screw it all up again.

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 Post subject: Re: Any NHL fans?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:52 pm 
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Yep. I love hockey, but they cannot afford to damage the ever-shrinking fanbase. Terrible situation they are creating for themselves. :?

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 Post subject: Re: Any NHL fans?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:36 pm 
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Agreed. 2004 was not all that long ago.

They better get their heads on straight and resolve it quickly.

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 Post subject: Re: Any NHL fans?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:36 pm 
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I'm a huge New York Rangers fan! Really hope that the players and owners can reach an agreement so we don't have any labor stoppage.

When, hopefully not if, they do reach a deal soon, I'll be getting tickets for the Stars/Rangers on January 4. By then we'll see if Rick Nash is the missing piece of the puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Any NHL fans?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:47 pm 
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I'm trying to avoid reading about it, as all the major sports' labor issues drive me crazy. They need to stop negotiating through the media and just get it done.

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 Post subject: Re: Any NHL fans?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:27 pm 
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IMO it's not making all that much news. I'm a fan and I wasn't aware of it.

It's been fairly lowkey. Maybe it's a good sign.

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 Post subject: Re: Any NHL fans?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:20 am 
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I used to be the concession manager for the stadium where the Florida Panthers play (way back in '99. oy.) so I do still have a soft spot for them.

Plus, I live in Rochester, which means I have to adopt all Buffalo sports teams as my own or I get eliminated from the island.

We do have a fairly good AHL team here though (Rochester Amerks) and I do follow them semi-regularly when my work schedule will allow.

I wish I could be more devoted, but I seldom have time to watch a full period, let alone a full game.

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 Post subject: Re: Any NHL fans?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:38 am 
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I follow sports all the time and haven't heard a thing about this. Has to be good for them. I do enjoy hockey but I barely have time to watch the sports I really enjoy so hockey hardly ever makes the cut. It might be the best looking sport on an HDTV though.


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 Post subject: Re: Any NHL fans?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:41 am 
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I used to be the concession manager for the stadium where the Florida Panthers play (way back in '99. oy.) so I do still have a soft spot for them.

Plus, I live in Rochester, which means I have to adopt all Buffalo sports teams as my own or I get eliminated from the island.

We do have a fairly good AHL team here though (Rochester Amerks) and I do follow them semi-regularly when my work schedule will allow.

I wish I could be more devoted, but I seldom have time to watch a full period, let alone a full game.


You better be rooting for the Bills and Sabres! :twisted:

Besides, aren't the Amerks the Sabs farm team? I know they were for a LONG time.

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 Post subject: Re: Any NHL fans?
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They were, then they weren't for a season or so, and now they are again.

Its great when I can catch an Amerks game and then the next night or two I can watch the same players called up to the Sabres and go back again fairly seamlessly.

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 Post subject: Re: Any NHL fans?
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I'm a huge Pens fan since I was young!

I haven;t heard anything about a labor relations dispute. If that is true the NHL is killing themselves with a small fan base compared to other sports. Football, Baseball, Basketball in the states can get away with this. Hockey not so much.


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 Post subject: Re: Any NHL fans?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:42 am 
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I am a huge Anaheim Ducks fan. I will be very sad if there is another lock out. I want to see Teemu Selanne play one more year and it would be sad if a CBA would get in the way of that.


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 Post subject: Re: Any NHL fans?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:21 am 
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Still no news.

The rumor from my dad in Buffalo is the first half of the season is in jeopardy. :(

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