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Raymond Madore
05:33 PM on 12/30/2012
The best I can hope for is that the NHL is done for GOOD. They (all of them) have broken the cardinal rule of Consumerism. They broke the habit/pattern.
I don't need their entertainment. I think they are all bloated, inflated entertainers. And we the consumer/taxpayer go along with it. No more.
If you think I'm kidding, try to get my tax dollars to build an Arena on my dime.
fisch123
Stuck in pending.
03:51 PM on 12/30/2012
The players&owners should be at the table with the fans trying to justify why they are charging $500 for a family of 4 to see a game. All the players and owners are fighting over is who is the greediest.
12:01 AM on 12/31/2012
Capitalism and the invisible hand of the market, it's the perfect system isn't it?
georgee2
My Canada Includes Everyone
03:18 PM on 12/30/2012
I only feel for the workers at the arenas and bars/cafes that are not making money. Owners/players can stick it.
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Hal Wood
03:11 PM on 12/30/2012
THE big sticking point I see is that percentage of variation the league wants 10 % the players want 25%. If this mean each contract or yearly raises, I can see why the players would stay out. They would all need to start at a high amount for that to work for them.
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sdgreen
02:57 PM on 12/30/2012
Who cares. The NHL has shot itself in the foot.
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wellreadandresearched
Coping with losing my Mom to Cancer
11:09 AM on 12/31/2012
More like amputated the foot. The other is up their a--.
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01:35 PM on 12/30/2012
is that true?
push hard then and take cherry with you
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01:20 PM on 12/30/2012
And we all know what Don Cherry thinks about those pinko-commie trade unions.
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Harry Bradford
01:20 PM on 12/30/2012
Siding with the status quo, as usual.
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Mad Hatter 1
12:56 PM on 12/30/2012
Dear Don, the HNL is already over the cliff.
12:37 PM on 12/30/2012
"....we could go off a cliff."

Have a nice trip!
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stanschurman
12:23 PM on 12/30/2012
Glad you cleared that up Grapes, because only someone who dresses in clown suits and speaks neither official language could really have a handle on the subtle nuances of these negotiations.
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tooldude
04:00 PM on 12/30/2012
And yet you took time out of your busy schedule to read what he had to say. Cherry wins this round.
12:22 PM on 12/30/2012
I never really think about it unless I see it in the news.

Don Cherry is clearly missing his favourite aspect of hockey: the brawls. What a doorknob.
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01:39 PM on 12/30/2012
possibly the missing 700.000 commentator paycheck
might give cherry a cliff of his own
03:09 PM on 12/30/2012
He gets that much? Well, a whopping paycheque for inciting fights: what more could such a tasteless boor wish for?
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sgillhoolley
Occupy the discussion.
12:17 PM on 12/30/2012
What is a hockey franchise without hockey players? Out of business. The veteran players should pool together their resources and start a new hockey franchise. Let the owners keep the NHL and all the trademarks that go with it, and the fans will follow the great players to see great hockey. Maybe they can reduce the number of teams while they are at it.
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TonyOnly
Truth matters.
05:57 PM on 12/30/2012
Typical union talking point. But the truth is, unions know nothing about running a business. If businessmen with a record of success are having trouble with the NHL, what makes you think the players can do it? Unless of course, you're talking about reducing the status of hockey to what the CFL is to football.
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sgillhoolley
Occupy the discussion.
09:28 PM on 12/30/2012
How successful are businesspeople these days?  Not very considering the economy.  Besides, I dont watch hockey because it is a successful business.  I watch it because I enjoy the game.  The NHL of today is but a shadow of its former self.
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Dionysius101
Resistance is Futile, You will be ASSIMILATED.
09:29 PM on 12/30/2012
Fantastic point but one must remember who is controlling the stadiums and such. The work related to get this ball rolling would be tremendous but well worth it in the end. Perhaps they could even hire honest referees too? Funny, I feel the same way about Canadian politics and the world banking systems.
11:58 AM on 12/30/2012
We should just boycott the NHL when it does return....I'd rather watch less able hockey players than support this charade of a sport. I consider the owners and players equally guilty for this travesty, and Bettman is just a complete wiener. Capitalism is killing NHL almost as much as it is NFL. Who really gives a rip about overpriced merchandise and tickets? Just play already!!!
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01:41 PM on 12/30/2012
with you there
it was out of control 30 years ago
which is when i started my boycott