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    NHL Cancels Winter Classic

    http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/85...gs-source-says

    And that is basically the ball game on the whole season.
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    Re: NHL Cancels Winter Classic

    **** all these *******s.

    **** Bettman. **** Fehr.

    I'd love to see the owners just ax Bettman and start negotiating over with a new commissioner but it'll never happen.

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    Re: NHL Cancels Winter Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    **** all these *******s.

    **** Bettman. **** Fehr.

    I'd love to see the owners just ax Bettman and start negotiating over with a new commissioner but it'll never happen.
    Do they have that power in the middle of the labor dispute? And I dont mean procedurally.

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    Re: NHL Cancels Winter Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by DraftBoy View Post
    Do they have that power in the middle of the labor dispute? And I dont mean procedurally.
    I have no idea. I just want to know how they stick with a guy that's caused 3 labor stoppages.

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    Re: NHL Cancels Winter Classic

    This is a ****ing joke.

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    Re: NHL Cancels Winter Classic

    This just blows. This is the time of year that we need hockey to distract us from the epic disaster that is Buffalo Bills football.

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    Re: NHL Cancels Winter Classic

    I can't believe I'm going to say this but I don't even miss the NHL. ****'em...If they don't care, why should I? If they do come back, I'm only gettting the NHL Center Ice if its free.

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    Re: NHL Cancels Winter Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by SabreEleven View Post
    I can't believe I'm going to say this but I don't even miss the NHL. ****'em...If they don't care, why should I? If they do come back, I'm only gettting the NHL Center Ice if its free.
    I hear ya to a point. The players and owners have millions of dollars at stake and don't care enough to play. Why should we care when all we get out of it is entertainment and maybe some bragging rights when our team wins? If they do come back, I'm not spending any money on it this year. I usually buy the Sabres St Pat's Day shirt, and I'll skip that, and I usually go to the bar to watch important games, and I'll skip that and just bootleg them like I do for the less important games or if I don't have time to watch the whole thing. The only exception would be if they made the playoffs and the game wasn't on local TV (which does happen because of Bettman and his **** TV contract).

    At the same time, I enjoy watching hockey and I miss it. I like the speed of the game. I like the fact that the games are only a few days apart, so if the team screws it up, they don't have to wait a few weeks to try again. I like the marathon season instead of the NFL's 1/3 of the year season. I like the fact that, unlike the Bills, the Sabres are usually competitive. Even when they miss they playoffs, they're usually still in the hunt until the last couple of weeks. I want it back.

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    Re: NHL Cancels Winter Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    I hear ya to a point. The players and owners have millions of dollars at stake and don't care enough to play. Why should we care when all we get out of it is entertainment and maybe some bragging rights when our team wins? If they do come back, I'm not spending any money on it this year. I usually buy the Sabres St Pat's Day shirt, and I'll skip that, and I usually go to the bar to watch important games, and I'll skip that and just bootleg them like I do for the less important games or if I don't have time to watch the whole thing. The only exception would be if they made the playoffs and the game wasn't on local TV (which does happen because of Bettman and his **** TV contract).

    At the same time, I enjoy watching hockey and I miss it. I like the speed of the game. I like the fact that the games are only a few days apart, so if the team screws it up, they don't have to wait a few weeks to try again. I like the marathon season instead of the NFL's 1/3 of the year season. I like the fact that, unlike the Bills, the Sabres are usually competitive. Even when they miss they playoffs, they're usually still in the hunt until the last couple of weeks. I want it back.
    I hear ya and I'm talking big **** now but when they do come I'll probably going running back to them like a teenage girl who just got their boyfriend back after he screws her over.

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    Re: NHL Cancels Winter Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    This just blows. This is the time of year that we need hockey to distract us from the epic disaster that is Buffalo Bills football.
    /Takes another swig of whiskey as I remember we still have 5 more years of Ville Leino.

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    Re: NHL Cancels Winter Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by Slim View Post
    /Takes another swig of whiskey as I remember we still have 5 more years of Ville Leino.
    Are contracts suspended during the lockout? If Leino has 5 years and the season gets canceled, does he still have 5 years? Or is he down to 4?

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    Re: NHL Cancels Winter Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    Are contracts suspended during the lockout? If Leino has 5 years and the season gets canceled, does he still have 5 years? Or is he down to 4?
    If they are playing by the same rules as the NBA and NFL, he'd still have 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DraftBoy View Post
    If they are playing by the same rules as the NBA and NFL, he'd still have 5.
    /Finishes bottle of whiskey.

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    Re: NHL Cancels Winter Classic

    Damn, I was going to say that the silver lining could be that we get rid of a year of Leino's contract without a year of watching him play. That would have been nice.

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    Re: NHL Cancels Winter Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by SabreEleven View Post
    I hear ya and I'm talking big **** now but when they do come I'll probably going running back to them like a teenage girl who just got their boyfriend back after he screws her over.
    Then you'll acting just like a battered spouse or significant other, who keeps getting abused but goes back to the person who does it to them.

    For God's sake....get some self-respect! If ever there was a time to flip off the NHL, Bettman, the owners and players...NOW IS IT. Hit 'em where it hurts...the wallet!

    For me and me along, I'LL decide when I start watching the Sabres again. I'm getting a decent amount of hockey in the interim(and that includes college hockey).
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    Re: NHL Cancels Winter Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by ckg927 View Post
    Then you'll acting just like a battered spouse or significant other, who keeps getting abused but goes back to the person who does it to them.

    For God's sake....get some self-respect! If ever there was a time to flip off the NHL, Bettman, the owners and players...NOW IS IT. Hit 'em where it hurts...the wallet!

    For me and me along, I'LL decide when I start watching the Sabres again. I'm getting a decent amount of hockey in the interim(and that includes college hockey).
    I'm just the Sabres and NHL's bitch. I have no shame.

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    Re: NHL Cancels Winter Classic

    (Sorry....#15 should have said "For me and me alone...." )

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    Quote Originally Posted by SabreEleven View Post
    I'm just the Sabres and NHL's bitch. I have no shame.
    S11: Trust me, you can get as much of a charge out of hockey at the AHL level, the OHL or even college hockey. It's MUCH cheaper, and the experience is just as good.

    But, to each their own.

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    Re: NHL Cancels Winter Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by ckg927 View Post
    Then you'll acting just like a battered spouse or significant other, who keeps getting abused but goes back to the person who does it to them.

    For God's sake....get some self-respect! If ever there was a time to flip off the NHL, Bettman, the owners and players...NOW IS IT. Hit 'em where it hurts...the wallet!

    For me and me along, I'LL decide when I start watching the Sabres again. I'm getting a decent amount of hockey in the interim(and that includes college hockey).
    Umm, we're Bills fans. We are very used to doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    Umm, we're Bills fans. We are very used to doing that.
    Well, at least the NFL doesn't lock the players out every....oh, 8 or so years.

    And the LAST time it locked any group of people out, that went south very fast.

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    Re: NHL Cancels Winter Classic

    the two sides have been talking and more talks are on the immediate horizon. good news.

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