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Hockey fans unite!!! {the All Things Hockey Thread}

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  1. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    so i originally started this thread to unite us fans during the hockey stoppage. but now that we just finished the 2013 season, i figured we can make this thread on anything hockey related. we can talk about trades, player signings, coaches....etc. if it is hockey, then feel to talk about it here.

    i changed the title to reflect the change......so lets start talking;)

    2014 new season is under way and no stoppage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!though we have the olympics early next year.


  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

  3. Angus19

    Angus19 Active Member

    Haha I'll support you although I'm too poor to buy anything from the NHL anyways.

    We better get at least a partial season or my Oilers will have a 1/30 chance of picking first instead of their usual 1/2!
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    well two fans of hockey is better then none in AF. its a start. LOL

    and thank you for the Great One:D:D:D Los Angeles loves you guys for it. and it is the main reason why i'm a hockey fan in LA.
  5. Angus19

    Angus19 Active Member

    We have more replies than the tennis thread so far so maybe thats a good sign lol.

    P.s. what are ticket prices like for Kings games? Anywhere close to reasonable? They're a fun team to watch. Alot of skill there
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  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    Well for last year the cheapest seats were going for $25-$30, but those were the nose bleed sections. You can get nose bleeds that are in the front row for $40 that are really good. Hopefully they will not raise the prices because of the Stanley Cup and this stupid lockout.

    I sure hope that they come to terms soon. I'm aching to give my GO KINGS GO!!!!! cheer.

    however, if we the owners lockout the players for the entire season as ovechekin is thinking: Ovechkin says lockout could last a year , then i'm over hockey for a while.
  7. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon VIP Member

    If you can try to catch him playing with the Oilers-now that was some good hockey:D
    Sorry your a Kings fan(jk)-I guess I am biased by where I live:p
  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    BOOOOOOO sorry but i hate red wings fans. all the transplants from detroit here is crazy. when the wings are in town almost half of the staples center are you guys. i'm mean it is nuts how many transplants are here in LA.
  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    That's because Detroit is a good place to be from.

    BTW, me too, grew up watching Gordie Howe. :)
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  10. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon VIP Member

    I love that when I used to work days and stay up for a "west coast" game (see the sea of RED in the stands) LOL
    Hey I have watched them since the early 80's(when they could NOT win a game but would beat the @%*)&()()(& out of you
    Shanahan/Probert/Kocur/ Domi(Toronto) ect ect
    Ohh wait what was the Avalanche nemesis:confused:
    Crap why cant I think of it LOL
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  11. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

  12. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

    Avalanche and Jets fan here. I just want my hockey season.
  13. 3vodroid

    3vodroid Well-Known Member

    Flyers fan here :D
  14. slyd

    slyd Well-Known Member

    Go Kings!
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  15. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    no its


    i also want my hockey season!!!!!
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  16. eyebeam

    eyebeam Well-Known Member

    The first time this Minnesotan has been really excited about pro hockey since the North Stars took off to Dallas, and there's yet another lockout. Just great! :(

    The NHL sure makes it tough to be a fan, eh?
  17. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

  18. Stuntman

    Stuntman Well-Known Member

    Cheapest seats here in Vancouver are around $80. Then you have to pay something like $25 for parking. I don't think I paid for my own tickets for the last 15 years. It's just too expensive for me. The last few times I went, I won tickets once and the other times, I got them as a gift from someone wealthier than I. I love watching NHL live, but I'm not willing to pay such high prices. It seems to be cheaper to fly to Phoenix to watch the Canucks play there than it is to watch them play here.

    I think Bettman pretty much has Canadian NHL fans by the balls. If we don't buy tickets, they will just move our teams to the States. If we buy tickets, he takes the credit for making the NHL a lot of money. There is pretty much nothing we can do to make the game better for us. He knows we'll come back no matter what. If US fans buy lots of tickets, he'd just use that as another excuse to move another team to the US.

    The league is just about money. Bettman wants that big US TV deal he's been dreaming of since he took over. He doesn't have a good TV deal and he wants to take it out on the players. He leaves a team losing big money in Phoenix and wants players to take a pay cut because the league is losing money. He locked out the players several years ago and the players had to give an across the board pay cut. He thinks he can do the same again this year. I don't see him offering to take the same pay cut himself. He makes several million a year I think.

    Rest assured that when the NHL gets started again, Canadian fans will come back in droves. It is such a big part of our culture that I cannot see fans up here welcome it back with open arms when it returns.

    It seems that only fans in the US may have some influence in this dispute. The NHL actually has something to lose in the US. There is greater potential for damage to US franchises for the long term. Perhaps the damage has already been done as a number of them are in trouble and one has already moved last year. It is just sad to see that the fans who love the NHL the most are the ones who suffer the most and have the least influence in this dispute.
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  19. buzzcon

    buzzcon Well-Known Member Contributor

    I started playing Hockey in 1970 (retired in the mid 80's) and grew up watching soooo many great players. As a defenseman I tried to emulate Bobby Orr and wore his number. Spent more time in the sin bin than on the ice, not by choice, but because I was bigger than most kids and everyone thought they had to take a shot. I have not followed the labor situation because I feel pro sports are getting ridiculous, don't know the details and wont throw any stones, I just hope that there is a solution that benefits not only the league, owners and players, but the fans as well.

    R.I.P. Derek Boogaard and Pavol Demitra

    Go WILD!!!!!
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  20. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

  21. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

  22. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

  23. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

  24. Stuntman

    Stuntman Well-Known Member

    So far, I haven't seen anything that would solve the problem of smaller market teams without making the richer teams even richer. Seven years ago, all the players took an immediate cut on salaries. Now the NHL wants the same thing to happen again. If the PA lets this happen, several years later, the NHL may ask for this again. They need make sure that the NHL doesn't have to ask for something like this again. We already lost an entire season and we may lose another one again so soon after. What is it in this proposal will give me confidence that we don't have another Phoenix or Florida?
  25. slyd

    slyd Well-Known Member

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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