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 @smoothyv Now only if they could insert "Hockey" for "Metal", "Bettman" for Kanye" and "Fehr" for "50" we might actually have a lockout anthem

1 year, 10 months ago on Devastated

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 @smoothyv The link for all to enjoy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfB7vF7nCdA

1 year, 10 months ago on Devastated

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 @smoothyv Never watched the video before.  That was def. Silverman.  What a tremendous video/song. "Kanye west is gay, so is 50 cent, they shoot hot loads on each others chest".  Fucking amazing

1 year, 10 months ago on Devastated

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 @smoothyv No doubt. A couple more months of Knicks bullshit and I may step it up to bath salts

1 year, 10 months ago on Devastated

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 @smoothyv This reminds of the song "Death to All But Metal". If you haven't checked it out. def. do. It's hilarious.  Loved this post. Almost spat my bourbon all over my computer reading it.

1 year, 10 months ago on Devastated

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 @NH_NYR_88 Really hard to find solid ground from which to dissect the situation, but the pieces of the puzzle seem to be forming, at least a very hazy, picture of where things stood.

1 year, 10 months ago on Devastated

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 @adater And just quasi confirmed by Bucci.  Players shat the bed. Were ready to ink and Fehr stepped in and said "no, you can get more"

1 year, 10 months ago on Devastated

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Go follow @adater who covers NHL for Denver post to see exactly what I am talking about

1 year, 10 months ago on Devastated

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 @GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG I do agree with that sentiment and believe there is something to be said for honoring current contracts and not bailing out over-spending teams.  However, there is no amnesty clause which basically punishes the owners who over extended and a lost season hurts the players immediately and severely. Not to mention will likely put HRR in a hole that would need to be climbed out of in the out years. Not worth being pig headed to protect the 30-40 highest paid players in the game

1 year, 10 months ago on Devastated

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This is what players walked away from assuming zero growth in HRR: 1) Cap this yr that is basically equal to what it would have been under old CBA 2) Slowly declining to what the cap was in 2011/2012 (which may not happen if growth is sustained) 

Reasons?  These: 1) Extended CBA term which would likely result in increased growth in HRR and stability for the game. This despite the fact that a longer CBA gives players higher visibility/security and they still are able to strike if it really sucks  2) Limit on player contract length which maybe affect 30-40 guys league-wide.  

Players really fucked up on this one

1 year, 10 months ago on Devastated

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 @KevinDeLury And some % participation in growth would be shifted from players to the need based fund. Even if the cap was rolled back to 62MM and league-wide  75MM (2.5MM/team based on diff from last yrs cap)  annual contribution (% contribution based on club profitability) that would go a long way to bolstering the finances of the bottom 6-10 teams

2 years, 2 months ago on Owners/Players Still Far Apart | August

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 @KevinDeLury Agreed and agree with your thoughts from yesterday.  Wouldn't be surprised to see a cap rollback to 60MM and some portion of the difference applied to a need based fund to support payroll of struggling teams. Really the only logical middle ground I can find.

2 years, 2 months ago on Owners/Players Still Far Apart | August

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Fehr had to know that there was no way to meet in the middle between the two proposals and basically left it in the leagues hands to figure out how to incorporate some of the novel concepts/intentions of the #NHLPA proposal

2 years, 2 months ago on Owners/Players Still Far Apart | August

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As we were discussing, think the issue is this: NHL/Owners expected to eventually land in the middle on cap/player share, concede some contract demands etc. Essentially re-base the current agreement. Players came out of left field with their proposal which places NHL in a tough position. Can't be much middle ground when proposals are fundamentally different.  Think yesterdays proposal was more of a suggestion of some things they would like to see considered/included and less of an actual proposal

2 years, 2 months ago on Owners/Players Still Far Apart | August

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Rosen assumes Doan would play on a pairing with Nash which I don't think happens and he certainly doesn't push Cally down. Cally is younger, and now, a better player than Doan.  Gotta think that Gabby, Kreider and Nash are probably gtee top 6 along with Callahan.  I think you would see Hagelin-Boyle-Doan on 3rd line.

2 years, 3 months ago on What Happens to Rangers Line-up With Doan on Board? | July

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 @KevinDeLury  @AG_Blue  @TheWrage Welp, scratch that last comment. Looks like Pyatt had zero minutes on the PK last season...

2 years, 3 months ago on What Will the Rangers Lines Look Like Next Season? | July

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 @KevinDeLury  @AG_Blue  @TheWrage No idea what Pyatt is like on PK, but he's a +29 over the past 5 years.. Was he used on Yotes PK? Possible given his +/- went negative for first time in many years

2 years, 3 months ago on What Will the Rangers Lines Look Like Next Season? | July

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 @TheWrage  @GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG  @KevinDeLury  @molifox Glad you brought up Hrivic. Really excited to see how he progress after that insane playoff performance.  He's got good size as well. 

2 years, 3 months ago on What Will the Rangers Lines Look Like Next Season? | July

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 @TheWrage A bit off topic, but I'm really hoping Kreider can improve in own zone. What a threat that kid could be in short hand situations

2 years, 3 months ago on What Will the Rangers Lines Look Like Next Season? | July

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 @KevinDeLury  @johnnyb3910 Though it starts looking a lot better with the return of Gabby. Either Hagelin or Kreider paired with Boyle and Pyatt aint too shabby

2 years, 3 months ago on What Will the Rangers Lines Look Like Next Season? | July

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 @KevinDeLury  @TheWrage  The possibilities are endless. A size/power line of Kreider-Richards-Nash could be a nightmare down low. Think the gabby/Nash combo definitely sees work in late game, trailing situations for sure. Or a speed line of Kreider/Hags - Step - Gabby could be used to back up aggressive D etc.  What a great problem for Torts to have

2 years, 3 months ago on What Will the Rangers Lines Look Like Next Season? | July

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Love the idea of Cally with Nash. High hockey IQ, great in own zone and unselfish with the puck. But who knows... The most exciting thing is the amount of size, speed and scoring talent we have will allow Torts to create mismatches with virtually any opponent. Rangers fan's definitely have a lot to be excited about heading into the season

2 years, 3 months ago on What Will the Rangers Lines Look Like Next Season? | July

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