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by wienerdog
Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: A poll
Replies: 35
Views: 6569

Re: A poll

Lots of great input in this thread so far. And good to hear from you again, donny. I'm the lone vote so far for "I'm done", although I wish there was an "almost done" option. I'll truly dump the NHL if we lose this whole season - which I'm really starting to think will happen. I used to feel like le...
by wienerdog
Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: SEL or KHL anyone?
Replies: 28
Views: 6508

Re: SEL or KHL anyone?

kinda funny how no unions are necessary in the KHL but absolutely necessary in the NHL...lotsa solidarity there... Yeah. Things are pretty different over in Russia. They don't need a union to prevent things like players dying on the ice because arenas don't have modern first aid equipment, or playe...
by wienerdog
Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Shane Doan
Replies: 637
Views: 69117

Re: Shane Doan

I'll bet even mgmt wants a re-do on that one. On Schultz I agree. Oil promised him the sun, moon + stars and put on the best dog and pony show they could. It was an old school. low brow sales pitch and probably the only style that the Oilers brass is capable of running. It worked on the 20 year old...
by wienerdog
Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: There will be a strike
Replies: 1326
Views: 139620

Re: There will be a strike

UK... Why bother? There's no reasoning with a zealot, Tops. All I know is the Tourette's-like "grab the pitchforks!!" response to you is certainly coming down the pipe - wait for it, wait... Does Wiener feel better now that he has contributed nothing to the conversation? Have something intelligent ...
by wienerdog
Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Shane Doan
Replies: 637
Views: 69117

Re: Shane Doan

.... This one was beyond Gillis' control, IMO. I'm more pissed about Schultz. They totally blew that one. How did they blow it? By that I mean was there something they should have done that they didn't do to obtain him? As I mentioned in the Schultz thread many months ago now, I've met Schultz's co...
by wienerdog
Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Shane Doan
Replies: 637
Views: 69117

Re: Shane Doan

I for one am quite satisfied with Gillis this offseason. Chasing Doan was exciting but like others have said I am not surprised we didn't land him. Personally I would rather have not signed him for the money that was being reported and what Phoenix ended up paying for him. I like Doan but financial...
by wienerdog
Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: There will be a strike
Replies: 1326
Views: 139620

Re: There will be a strike

UK, There is nothing wrong with someone, be it individual owner, corporation or player wanting to make more money. A major tenant of evolution is that of the individual looking for what is best for itself. Under the current CBA, revenues and salaries have gone up, as has the cap. Each year we debat...
by wienerdog
Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Alex Burrows signs 4-Year, $18m Extension
Replies: 77
Views: 10325

Re: Alex Burrows signs 4-Year, $18m Extension

Topper wrote:Alex will be 37 when this is over. I hope there is no NTC/NMC attached.
???

He's 31 today.

You expecting a three year lockout Tops?
by wienerdog
Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: There will be a strike
Replies: 1326
Views: 139620

Re: There will be a strike

The owners (and GMs) behave like they are 30 separate businesses in the same industry competing against each other for revenue rather than a 30 franchises of the same "company". This is what I've been saying all along. They behave that way because they are that way: that's how the League is structu...
by wienerdog
Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: There will be a strike
Replies: 1326
Views: 139620

Re: There will be a strike

Its all about greed and power, nothing more. I disagree. As I see it, it's actually a whole lot more complicated than that, especially because of the role the GM's play in this. They are representatives of the owners, and they pull the organization's purse-strings. But they are also charged to win ...
by wienerdog
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Final Nail in the Hockey Experience Coffin
Replies: 118
Views: 10892

Re: The Final Nail in the Hockey Experience Coffin

To veer this back on topic a bit...there is no way an organization with a thick rabid fanbase like Vancouver has, with a waiting list for season's tickets....that people actually PAY to be on....with sell-outs as far as the eye can see in both directions....should have to resort to cheerleaders. Mo...
by wienerdog
Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: There will be a strike
Replies: 1326
Views: 139620

Re: There will be a strike

if current revenues as per forbes is to be believed then total revenue and expenses are about equal (+5 Million) That right there is a good starting point for a discussion about what the players share of HRR should be. There is a prety big problem when an industry worth about 9 billion dollars, sim...
by wienerdog
Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: There will be a strike
Replies: 1326
Views: 139620

Here's a little diatribe on revenue sharing:

To create a competitive League that has parity and that produces good hockey for us to watch, the best one could hope for is a pool of 30 owners that all want to spend to their best capacity to be ultra-competitive with one another. That bolded part is the key. If the costs of running any given fran...
by wienerdog
Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Evander Kane
Replies: 32
Views: 5609

Re: Evander Kane

It'd be sweet if Lucic comes along too, but I get the feeling Kane wants to play in Vancouver more. I think after the playoffs two years ago, methinks Lucic doesn't have a hankering to come home. After all, "well-educated supporters" did spraybomb his beloved church as a show of affection: http://2...
by wienerdog
Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The Final Nail in the Hockey Experience Coffin
Replies: 118
Views: 10892

Re: The Final Nail in the Hockey Experience Coffin

balance all that with a guy who spends a life time of 5 am practices with families who sacrifice money, holidays and hours on the road driving to games all in the effort to make it in the big time, only to be told where to play, how to play, how much you are paid and if you dont like it, fuck you g...