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Stand firm, NHLPA he's just wants to fuck you over again.
Note to self: proofread
Re-wet yourselves 4HFers.
after four my shot is very weak
Fearless prediction: NHLPA will reject the latest offer. The NHL will then disband and start over as a new league. There will be no universal draft, every player will be an unrestricted free agent and each team will operate under a 50mil cap. Teams will be free to sign whoever they want or not....Goodbye Gomer.
MOISTNESS! A+ moemanMy optimism has dropped 90% since yesterday. Fehr's gonna fuck this up
do you think its a fair offer? Even though it was written by Lutz I would sign. The question is, is Buttman trying to be cute, and that would be impossible.
The devil is in the details.
Some Habs are putting out their resume.http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rlHMObnWTq0
I'll hire PK! He can take care of Toaster while I'm at work.
A murder of crows. A congregation of alligators. A gaggle of geese. A binder of women.
You learn something new every day.Thanks Mitt.
One of Rmoney's boys has daddy issues;http://bit.ly/Qt8iLFMaybe he can get Sopel to do the punching.Fucking wads.
What the hell kind of a name is that anyway? He must have been really confused as a child during a game of Tag.
So happy belated WW everyone - I've been doing some reading up before wading into the shitfest that is. On the surface it appears to be a good deal all round...but peel back a few layers and you realise it's about Buttman ("I don't negotiate in public"..."I've said too much already as I prefer to keep these negotiations between ourselves and the players"..."Ok - I'll give you the headline...but no more - the rest I prefer to keep private"..."Ok - here's the entire thing - word for word"...)scrambling to keep a full schedule and finding every way possible to blame the players if it doesn't happen. He's trying (Not succeeding mind you) to paint himself as the good guy - the peace maker - the guy who wants to do the deal for the fans - it's all smoke and mirrors - the offer is only marginally better in some aspects than the initial proposal, but when you dress it up as a "take this to save the season" offer, it has the opportunity to look much better than it is. Now that the Fehrs have taken some time to decipher and weed out the BS, you would hope that they have a starting point to work from and get the deal done this week or by the 25th at the latest. And another thing...if they are close and negotiations are ongoing, why not open the camps up as a sign of good faith. The players leave the negotiations to the lawyers and get back to playing hockey. But that won't happen...
Pure luntzian move.
Good Faith ... ? Buttman ..No they don't go together. The 50 50 thing is spoonfed to the fans. See I'm not a hocky hateing money grubbing little shit from Merica. But like an onion there are the layers that bring the tears. Hope the Fehrs have a pair, cause at this point all thing Hockey know The Buttman and The Buttman smell and refrain. As well as something about things not changing their stripes ... something like that. Sounds better in the original Klingon.
Buttman just showing his true colours when he made the terms public only after hours of saying he wouldn't divulge all. ie: he thinks we fans ARE stupid and wouldn't understand anyway - big mistake.I heard Gionta comment yesterday, players aren't dumb either (well, unless it's a broon or a leaf).The devil is in the details.Fuck off bettman.
As moeman said, it's all PR bullshit, Bettman doesn't give a flying fig about the players and wants to paint them as the villains.That being said, the players have to know they are going to lose something in this deal, it all depends on how much and how much of their careers the players are willing to sacrifice. My gut tells me that Fehr tells them thanks but no thanks. The league WILL break the players, of that I have no doubt. The next few days will be interesting.
Plek playing here at 12:15http://www.thefirstrow.eu/watch/147237/1/watch-hc-energie-karlovy-vary-vs-hc-geus-okna-kladno.html
or this one;http://www.tvtipsport.cz/elh/?matchId=-401724801
UGH! Embarrassed to say I took the Habs mega quiz and scored 28/50.
I got 23 in 541 sec. I guess I am going to be exiled to fuck daddy.
RIP Sylvia Kristel She was excellent in the story of O as well.
R.I.P. pretty woman. She made Bleu Nuit™ into a must channel click for men and women alike.
I've been out all day and popped in to talk hockey, but it's this news that made me want to comment. Oh man she was the best. All the Emmanuelle movies on Bleu Nuit got me through puberty. RIP.
Fuck you Bell, CRTC rules with the people, no Astral merger
Woohoo!Fuck Bell and Fuck bettman.
CRTC actually did something right!Of course Bellshit could just close the station because suddenly it's a money loser. Hopefully they just sell it. Station did fine without them.
And now Bell is crying to Ottawa to overturn the CRTC's ruling even though they have no legal means to do so. Hilarious! They're like spoiled children. "Mommy mommy mommy CRTC is mean and won't let me be a super monopoly! Waaaaaaaaaah! *kicks things* *tantrums*"
Buttface says he and NHLPA don't speak the same language - DUH!Says NHLPA proposal nowhere near 50/50.
Asked a question, he says he doesn't negotiate publicly.Then asked why he released details yesterday, he said he had to caused there was a leak and some terms of the deal where not leaked correctly.
I'm laughing at all this. Bettman reminds me of those republicans. Throw out all the key words, talk about dropping pucks and going back to playing, paint the other guys as evil, then balk when the other guys show the facts of why the owners are full of shit. All he's missing is a binder of players.Honestly I don't care anymore. I'd rather these guys don't talk to the public until they figure it out.
Yup, fewer and fewer true fans give a shit. Despite these latest attempts at sucking up (through a paid shill) fuckface bettman has no face to save. I'd just love for Geoff Molson to break away from the owners groupthink and talk as a Canadian/Canadien hockey fan. Take the fucking NHL fine. Shove it up bettman's ass, oh wait burke's head is in the way. Better yet, match the fine with a donation to Saku's, PatCHes and the Habs' Children Hospital charity/foundations. bettman and his ilk can fuck off.
Fuck that tsn dregger goof makes my ears bleed.
Eric Cole gives the players side of things over at HI/O. Very intellectual. Although I still think the owners will eventually get their way I believe the players are right in taking their stance. I don't trust fuckface Bettman as far as I could throw him. The season will start around Christmas.Dregger is full of shit and couldn't carry McKenzie's jockstrap as far as being an insider.
Haven't read the above yet, just in and watching TV and answering phone calls.Eventually, not having a paycheck will hurt. I know some say players are millionaires and just greedy, but in the end it's all relative - accountants, lawyers, teachers, are paid what they are paid and live/spend according to their incomes...once anyone starts to miss paychecks, they'll know it.That's what buttman is counting on.