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Hockey Back on Ice!

Discussion in 'Other OSU and Professional Sports' started by ScarletInMyVeins, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. ScarletInMyVeins

    ScarletInMyVeins Tanned Fat Looks Better

    From ESPN.com front page:

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    NHL agrees to deal after all-night bargaining session


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    <!-- begin text11 div --><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top><!-- begin leftcol --><!-- template inline -->NEW YORK -- The NHL and the players' association reached an agreement in principle on a new labor deal, ending a lockout that wiped out last season, the sides announced in statements Wednesday.

    The sides met for 24 hours from Tuesday into Wednesday to hammer out the collective bargaining agreement that will return the NHL to the ice.

    Both sides still need to raitfy the deal. That process is expected to be completed next week, the league and the union said in a joint news release.

    <!-- begin add from TSN, Hradek -->A prominent player agent told ESPN The Magazine's E.J. Hradek that the draft lottery will be held on July 21, with the entry draft being held in Ottawa on July 30. <!-- end add from TSN, Hradek -->

    The agreement comes after an all-night bargaining session stretched well into Wednesday morning -- the 301st day of the lockout that forced the cancellation of the 2004-05 season.

    "We met all night," NHL chief legal officer Bill Daly said in an e-mail.

    After meeting every day last week, the sides got together Sunday for a 14-hour session that lasted until early Monday morning. Just six hours later, they were back at the table.

    Those talks broke up Monday night and set the stage for the latest marathon session that got under way Tuesday -- the ninth straight days of talks.

    The sides have met for 10 consecutive weeks in an effort to get an agreement as quickly as possible so next season can begin on time.

    The new agreement is expected to contain a salary cap with a ceiling in the upper $30 millions and a minimum in the low-to-mid $20 millions.

    Player salaries will not exceed 54 percent of league-wide revenues.

    Some players in recent days have voiced their displeasure over what will be included in the new deal.

    Commissioner Gary Bettman warned in February when he canceled the season that the offers the union passed up were better than any it would see once a year of hockey was lost.

    Just days before the NHL became the first North American sports league to wipe out a full season, the players' association said for the first time it would accept a salary cap if the NHL dropped its desire to link player costs to revenues.

    Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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  2. CCI

    CCI Metal Rules

    About time Damm I was going through withdraws
     
  3. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    Good. I don't know why everybody hates on hockey. I enjoy it very much. One of my favorite freshman memories is staying up all night watching the Pittsburgh/Philly mega OT game.
     
  4. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    What's hockey?

    :p

    So that must have been what that loud cheering noise from the north was for.
     
  5. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    The lockout's effects on the game will be very interesting. Hardcore fans will be back, but most fans are just middle of the road guys - take it or leave it. Those are the fans that the NHL relies on and those are the ones who will likely stay away now. Just like baseball in 1994 or whenever they skipped the world series........
     
  6. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    It may be odd, but I have a very different reaction to this lost hockey season as compared to the baseball fiasco in 1994. In 1994, I was pissed at the baseball players, and lost the chance for the White Sox to make a run in the playoffs. I've been a much more lukewarm baseball fan ever since.

    In hockey, I watched the Stanley Cup every spring (not this year :( ) and will continue to do so. I don't blame the players, and somehow missing the whole season was less upsetting, since I didn't know who was having a great year before the playoffs got wiped out. I was a casual fan, and will still be a casual hockey fan.
     
  7. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    Same here. My brother is big hockey fan so I always followed so we could talk about the game. It's too bad they had to lose a whole season.... you think they would have learned from the baseball strike.
     
  8. scarletandgrey

    scarletandgrey Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult!

    I'm not a diehard hockey fan but I'm very glad that they finally worked things out. I love watching the Blue Jackets. I love going to their games and the whole atmosphere that they create. It's always an event especially when big teams roll into town. I didn't miss it to much but I'm definitely glad that their back.
     
  9. gost8

    gost8 Living and loving life

    I love hockey, but it is getting to the point where it is joining the other sports as a "you can save up and go once a year because it is so fucking expensive sport." I remember when I was 7 - 8 years old (1977ish) going to Tiger, Lion, Piston and Redwing games all the time. $9 infield box seats ruled at Tiger Stadium. We'd catch 20 - 25 games a season and at least 2 or 3 Lions games. A lot of bball and hockey too. Now if you want decent seats to most events you have to donate an arm and a leg. I understand that this is a free market country but damn.... Hey athletes, when is enough... enough? Shaq made fucking 30 million last year alone.
     
  10. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

    Hockey bores the crap out of me for the most part. It's my wife's favorite sport though. ha.

    I've gone to a ton of games through her business contacts .. probably around 40 or so in my life. The only game I can even remember that was good was the game I was at in Washington when we saw Mario drop the gloves. Now, I will admit that was sweet.

    The game itself bores me to tears. I always said..from about 10 years ago..that the only way I would watch it was if they went 4 on 4. Get rid of the 5th guy on the ice and that gets rid of all the problems in hockey. No more cluthing. No more grabbing. No slow ass boring play. No goons.

    I'd watch hockey if they changed the rules to 4 on 4 but I don't think hockey "purists" (puke), would like it.

    Oh yeah, and 56 bucks for a ticket?!? UH... HELL NO!
     
  11. BuckeyeFromHecK

    BuckeyeFromHecK The Little Engine That Could

    It wastes SportsCenter time, enough said.
     
  12. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    I'm not angry about the NHL strike like I was about the MLB strikes because I cared about MLB. I love hockey - in fact am looking at buying season tickets to OSU this year. I just don't have a $50 per seat appreciation for a particular player or team.

    As for baseball, if I hadn't set up a vBet I still couldn't tell you who won the All Star game. And when the playoffs role around I will probably watch my first game. The Reds and Indians can't compete fairly so what's the point? All those work stopages and they still didn't fix what was wrong.
     
  13. Folanator

    Folanator Brawndo's got electrolytes...

    I am very glad that this is over and for the fact that the players accepted the salery cap. It was needed. The NHL cannot pay their players like the NBA.

    I missed Hockey this spring very badly. Trying to watch highlights of Baseball and Pro Basketball is impossible for me. I like to play them, but what a snooze.

    Edit:

    Man, I just got a glance at this deal. Big changes.

    No red line
    Goalie pads to 10", gloves smaller
    No line changes on icings
    Tighter jersey to prevent holding
    More obstruction calls (no more hooking from behind)

    This is big and really good. I played with no red line and with, none is great becasue it opens the game up woth long passing. Good stuff.
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2005
  14. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    It's about time the players gave in... they're already overpaid, and I don't want to see the sport fall to crap the way baseball has with no salary cap's... no redline will help open things up... I don't agree with the larger goals or smaller glove... I like the increase of obstruction calls... anything to open and speed the game is good imo... the cap is huge, and needed. Columbus didn't have a chance at the cup without it!!!

    We would have had a good pick in the draft, my guess is we get screwed there... however it is worth it so long as we get the cap!!
     
  15. Brutus1

    Brutus1 Don't be penurious, donate to the BP Spring Dr.

    I'm glad it's back. Baseball is just too boring to me. I like the playoffs and World Series, but I have a hard time watching a whole game on the tube.

    The Penguins have a great deal in the Mario Lemieuux family section where the adults pay 25 bucks and the kids are only 10 bucks each. They're great seats and it's a cheap way to take the kids.

    Now, lets hope either the Penguins or the Blue Jackets win the Sidney Crosby lottery next week and all will be well.

    :oh: :io:
     

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