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    Re: NHL Cancels Winter Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by JATMtheJATM View Post
    the two sides have been talking and more talks are on the immediate horizon. good news.
    The players in the NHL, based on actual revenue, should be making half of their current salary.

    It takes both sides to sink a sports league and plenty of blame for this insane situation. The NHL does NOT have a huge national contract with upfront $$ to justify these salaries. Most teams do operate in the red.

    How is this acceptable ? Everyone like paying $70 a ticket for a Tuesday night November game ? The schedule is waaaaaaaay too long. 15 less games per season or you get a bunch of games with players just floating and saving energy.

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    Re: NHL Cancels Winter Classic

    There is hope that if a deal can be reached by the 15th, they will be able to reinstate the winter classic... and it appears that many reporters have become optimistic over the weekend that a new deal will be reached before then
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    Re: NHL Cancels Winter Classic

    Well, it looks like the adults have finally decided to negotiate...

    http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=408889
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    Re: NHL Cancels Winter Classic

    Drager is stating the NHL has pretty much presented it's final offer yesterday and we should find out today if this is going to threaten the season.

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