April 20, 2005

Hopeful?: Not bloody likely. But it is a step away from the ownership-insanity ledge they've been living on for the past...however long you choose to frame this dispute. Perhaps Rogers & Cowan talked some sense, and ownership actually listened.

posted by garfield to hockey at 04:41 PM - 6 comments

I don't know, dude. I'm looking forward to the AHL playoffs and the World Cup. The NHL is just a memory now.

posted by Samsonov14 at 05:16 PM on April 20, 2005


posted by chicobangs at 05:21 PM on April 20, 2005

Do you think they would really use replacement players?

posted by daddisamm at 11:43 PM on April 20, 2005

No. I for one hope that when (if) the NHL comes back every ticket buyer, be them seasons holders, or other, stays away for the first game in a show of fan solidarity. Let them play in front of an empty arena - in every arena.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 07:09 AM on April 21, 2005

Do I think they would've used scabs? No. The League tried real hard to get me to think that, but I never bought in. How can you use scabs and while declaring a labour negotiation impasse. The league's entire negotiating strategy has been incongruous from the beginning. Sometimes such a plan pans out due to the insurmountable leverage an entity enjoys. Not this time, tho. weedy, I like the sound of that. Perhaps a silent back-turning geture would suffice? Because my life sentence to hockey isn't up for parole anytime soon.

posted by garfield at 08:57 AM on April 21, 2005

i hope hockey comes back excitin than before

posted by defrag3x at 03:42 PM on April 21, 2005

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