It's finally over!

Discussion in 'Ice Hockey' started by DJAnimosity, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. DJAnimosity

    DJAnimosity Member

    Aug 15, 2001
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. Coach_McGuirk

    Coach_McGuirk New Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Between the Pipes
    Apparently the Players Union will allow the NHL to have a press conference (or a release) and it should be out by 12:00 noon EDT or just after.

    I also had heard that the NHL had already contacted USA Today about a full page ad for Thursday, so this thing looks about as done as it gets.

    I'll wear my Stars jersey this afternoon if this all comes to pass.
     
  3. writered21

    writered21 Member+

    Jul 14, 2001
    Middle of the Road
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Go Caps!

    Possible details on the new deal ...

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/columns/story?id=2106921

    Of note (if all details are in fact, facts):

    * Players get a year of service for 2004-05.
    * Minimum salary more than doubles, from $175K to $400K.
    * 20% single-player maximum per team is in effect ... so if Detroit's payroll is $40, they can't spend more than $8 million on any one player's salary.
    * NHL to shutdown for Olympics in 2006. All-Star Game off.
     
  4. RedandWhite

    RedandWhite Member

    Jul 5, 2005
    Canada
  5. Coach_McGuirk

    Coach_McGuirk New Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Between the Pipes
    Good God Almighty, Hockey's back!
     
  6. ibreak4coffee

    ibreak4coffee Member

    Jul 27, 2004
    New York
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Ouch... my wallet took a nice hit today... hopefully since none of the networks are willing to carry hockey they will slash prices on the NHL Center Ice package... as well as season tickets, of course :)
     
  7. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It looks like the Goon squad are all going to get pay raises. the free agent period is going to be fun
     
  8. ibreak4coffee

    ibreak4coffee Member

    Jul 27, 2004
    New York
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  9. Coach_McGuirk

    Coach_McGuirk New Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Between the Pipes
    Good to see all the hockey avs coming out today...
     
  10. ibreak4coffee

    ibreak4coffee Member

    Jul 27, 2004
    New York
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Yeah we should try and get all 30 teams by the end of the day... :)

    Of course with hockey back now I have one more topic to keep me on bigsoccer all day... boy my boss is going to love that!
     
  11. DJAnimosity

    DJAnimosity Member

    Aug 15, 2001
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This will be the most exciting offseason in history, obviously...just imagine all that needs to get done by October:

    --Draft lottery
    --Draft
    --Buyouts
    --Re-signing existing free agents
    --Signing UFAs
    --Training camps
    --Preseason games

    Wow, I simply cannot wait. Also, here's the details on the draft lottery. Awesome that my beloved CBJ have 3 balls in the hopper!

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/feature.asp?fid=7314
     
  12. ibreak4coffee

    ibreak4coffee Member

    Jul 27, 2004
    New York
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada

    Hey DJ are you from Toronto. I notice your taste in sports teams is impeccable :)
     
  13. DJAnimosity

    DJAnimosity Member

    Aug 15, 2001
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks! Actually, I just have a lot of friends in Toronto, and travel up there 2 or 3 times a year. I love the place, and I of course ended up following the sports teams too.

    I like the Leafs as well, and I hardly ever have conflicts, since CBJ rarely plays them. The Leafs have a LOT of work to do in the next couple of weeks to trim the payroll down. Obviously, Nolan is gone, and I would hope they could shed Belfour's salary too.
     
  14. Coach_McGuirk

    Coach_McGuirk New Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Between the Pipes
    The Jackets could have a million balls in that hopper, it won't matter. The Rangers are going to end up with this kid just like Patrick Ewing went to the Knicks.
     
  15. DJAnimosity

    DJAnimosity Member

    Aug 15, 2001
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree, but at least the 3 balls give me a glimmer of hope. :)

    If the NHL HAS to have him in a huge market, I would rather (by leaps and bounds) he play in Los Angeles. The Rangers have just conducted business like complete morons for the past 4 years, and to reward them with Crosby is rather nauseating.
     
  16. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    By my (and others') math, there will be 48 or 49 balls in the hopper. Think it's 48.
     
  17. DJAnimosity

    DJAnimosity Member

    Aug 15, 2001
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This should be the correct total number of balls:

    Buf 3
    CBJ 3
    NYR 3
    Pit 3
    Ana 2
    Atl 2
    Cgy 2
    Car 2
    Chi 2
    Edm 2
    LAK 2
    Min 2
    Nsh 2
    Phx 2
    Bos 1
    Col 1
    Dal 1
    Det 1
    Fla 1
    Mtl 1
    NJD 1
    NYI 1
    Ott 1
    Phi 1
    Stl 1
    SJS 1
    Tam 1
    Tor 1
    Van 1
    Wsh 1

    48 balls total
     
  18. ibreak4coffee

    ibreak4coffee Member

    Jul 27, 2004
    New York
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    If they rig the draft, he can only end up in five places: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, or Toronto. Since New York has three balls anyways, the can rig it and say statistically that it makes sense he went there... and I cant see how they wont rig it... they need to drum up so much support and renew interest in the game, and having Crosby in Atlanta or Nashville wont cut it.

    Otherwise, I'll go out on a limb and say either Edmonton or Boston gets really lucky and lands Crosby
     
  19. bigp

    bigp New Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    TDOT
    YAY!! THe deal is done.

    I'm very confident that JFJ can solve the contract issues with the overpaid players still under contract. With Coliacovo, Steen, Wellwood and possibly Kukemberg, the Leafs can bring in players to fill in the rest of the spots. Also they can sign players like Jason Allison and Eric Lindros to low contracts since they are injury prone but good players who want to be in Toronto. Can't wait to see the Free Agency market go into full swing. And next week we find out who will win the Crosby sweepstakes. Hope the ISS mock draft didn't curse Toronto.
     
  20. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Let's Go Rangers!

    So happy to have the NHL back, thankfully I've got an AHL here so I went to a TON of games this past season. It'll be sad to see some of the players leave.
     
  21. Regency

    Regency Member

    Apr 28, 2004
    Toronto
    Go Leafs Go!!
     
  22. otterulz

    otterulz Member

    Arsenal, Atleti
    South Korea
    Jun 20, 2002
    LIC, NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, but we still won't make the playoffs so don't worry Coach. Well, looks like I have reason to go back to the Garden. Let's just hope they don't go nuts with some of the rule changes.

    LET'S GO RANGERS!!!!
     
  23. bigp

    bigp New Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    TDOT
    Well they're proposing a 20 team playoff format. So the Rangers should make the playoffs if it's true.
     

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