All good feeling lost as NHL, union break off labor talks on wild Thursday

  • Article by: IRA PODELL , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 7, 2012 - 6:34 AM
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keepitpurpleDec. 6, 12 1:02 PM

Playing hockey growing up I always looked up to these guys. What a shame they are letting the little ones down with their shenanigans. Both sides need to grow up. Its obvious that its all about the dollar and not the fans that provide all of those dollars. I think the NHL is going to be the National History League if they don't wise up and give the fans the game they pay them to play.

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sultan925Dec. 6, 12 1:12 PM

Okay, owners, players, we your fans have had it. You rich, snobbish, egotistical, narcissistic bozo’s. It’s time to get real and go back to work. Too many people who depend on your game are suffering because you can’t agree on how much richer you want to be. This who lock out could have been avoided and worked on in the background while you are busy doing what you’ve trained your life for, and do it before people decide to tune you out altogether and another season goes down the drain..

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greatgatzbyDec. 6, 12 1:16 PM

This is just one big (rhymes with missing) match that is costing everyone (except, of course, Bettman and Fehr) money.

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manoliveDec. 7, 12 6:53 AM

They lost me as a fan when the North Stars left town, so I don't really give a rats azz. The last lost season didn't bother me one bit, and neither does this one. It could go away and never come back for all I care. Bunch of greezy bozos, all of them. Go Timberwolves!!!

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hodgie999Dec. 7, 12 7:21 AM

Does anyone even care? - it's hockey - otherwise known as soccer on ice.

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rogermarisDec. 7, 12 7:27 AM

So if I understand correctly, the league wants to limit contracts on a teams own players to 7 years and the term of the agreement to 10 and 8. They put $100MM on the table to get this. Fehr comes back with 8, 8 and 6. After all this, he's going to let the league go down for that? If I was a player in this union, I would be absolutely livid. Guys, can the Fehr boys now while you still have a league.

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noggerDec. 7, 12 7:30 AM

What a moron Donald Fehr is. He needs to realize this is not Baseball. People in general in really don't care. Hockey is the 5th most popular sport. He does not have the leverage that he has had in past negotiations. Owners are losing money. If he keeps his demand where they are we will not have Hockey this season and the new CBA next year will not be nearly as "Even" as the offers presently currently.

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macpearceDec. 7, 12 9:12 AM

It's interesting to watch the players check themselves face first into the boards. How long before we see replacement players? My guess is that the league could be reinvented in a couple of years with new young talent who'd play for what they were offered and stay on the job yerr after year. I'd gladly watch some new blood. Bye Zach, bye Crosby, we'll forget you in a heartbeat.

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martiankingDec. 7, 12 9:34 AM

The NHL is turning into the new NASL, or North American Soccer League for those too young to know of it. Both sides need to realize that hockey will almost stay in America a niche sport, even though it is big in Canada and Europe. How long have we seen soccer try and get more popular here? Some sports, they just won't make it to the top in popularity here. Having said that, this season is a bust. Close the doors for the rest of the year, and reopen next year with free agents, but those players signed to the clubs are still under contract, and can not be free agents. The owners need to lower ticket prices then to get more families into the rinks so as to build up good feelings again with the fan base. What a waste this year has been, and I was looking forward to Parise and Sutter playing here.

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fwallenDec. 7, 1211:52 AM

You have to wonder how Fehr expected to get owners to agree to a formula that would cause some to continue to lose money, and some others to barely make a profit? There are a few teams I'mn major markets that justify the investment, but most would be better off putting their money in bonds.

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