Re: Games canceled through Dec. 30
posted at 12/13/2012 1:59 PM EST
In response to BsLegion's comment:
In response to susan250's comment:
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
An NHL season is 80 games minimum. Anythng less is a farce. A 40 something game schedule? How serious would you take the NHL playoffs if they started at the end of January? I take more offense to them saying, "Hey, it's not a real season, but a half of a season, but they'll watch it anyway" than I do from them canceling the whole season outright.
Yeah, I'll probably still go and I'll surely watch, but I won't be as happy about it.
The NBA had a shortened season last year. It wasn't the same, but still better than no NBA season. I wouldn't be surprised if the NHL cancels the entire season. If this isn't settled soon, it will be almost impossible for them to have even an abbreviated season. It is also very difficult for the players to play many back to back games.
Let's just say the sooner the NHL imposes a drop dead date the sooner the PA will stop negociating and changing the proposed CBA . Right now Fehr is telling them , they waited this long , let's continue to wait it out and maybe the owners will gve us more.
It's like a child asking for icecream, you keep saying no but then give them 1scoop , the child will ask and ask till you give them 2 scoops. Then you do ! what do you think comes next ? ...... not till you put your foot down and say this is final they'll keep asking .
No icecream for you !
The way i see it, the only negotiating the NHLPA has done is wait to see what the NHL will offer. Its like the players say "we'll take this and that" but "we don't want that or this", and then they wait. The NHL's best offer might have come and gone, we'll soon find out.The drop dead date could be near.[/QUOTE]