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Postby SKYO » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:44 pm

Bettman doesn't want the public to talk about concussions, so lets talk about concussions..

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The NHL won’t comment on an NFL executive’s recent acknowledgement the brain disease CTE can be linked to football because it’s not “necessary or appropriate” and the two sports are different, hockey’s commissioner said Wednesday.

When asked at the annual general managers meeting to comment on the NFL’s admission, Gary Bettman stuck to his position that the league isn’t going to get into a public debate on the issue.


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Re: NHL business

Postby micky107 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:46 pm

He's afraid of the lawsuits from recent and long retired players or the families of players that didn't make it. The way he sees it a snowball would start and the league couldn't afford it but he still misspoke.
All contact sports are at risk, hockey, football, rugby, lacrosse, etc.
He should have come forth and said that moving forward, the N.H.L. would be leaders in research, understanding, diagnosis and how to deal with concussion syndrome and whiplash disorders that can have many of the same symptoms, look at Crosby, he had both and didn't know it for months.
Point is, your right, can't have the commissioner sweeping it under the carpet!
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Re: NHL business

Postby Aaronp18 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:19 pm

He doesn't want to speak about it in public because there's an ongoing class action against the NHL.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/gra ... -1.3432273

It's in the hands of the lawyers now, there won't be any public discussion by the NHL.
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Re: NHL business

Postby Aaronp18 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:26 pm

Just wait till they start talking about shoulder injuries though.....shit.....fan.... :mrgreen:
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Re: NHL business

Postby Topper » Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:35 pm

I just Sbisa'd lunch all over my screen.

Thanks Aaron.
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Re: NHL business

Postby Hockey Widow » Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:23 pm

NHL Salary Cap: Flat, unless NHLPA Escalates

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the salary cap will remain flat (that's $71.4 million) or will increase to $74 million if the NHLPA exercises the "escalator" clause in full. That comes from Frank Seravalli, among others.


So at least we know there is currently no expectation to lower the cap which is good news. A modest 2.6 M increase is nice. We'll see I guess.
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Re: NHL business

Postby Strangelove » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:50 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:NHL Salary Cap: Flat, unless NHLPA Escalates

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the salary cap will remain flat (that's $71.4 million) or will increase to $74 million if the NHLPA exercises the "escalator" clause in full. That comes from Frank Seravalli, among others.


I see this reported everywhere and my brain keeps screaming "5% of 71.4 = ~3.5... 71.4 + 3.5 = 75".

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Re: NHL business

Postby Hockey Widow » Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:51 pm

Draft lottery set for April 30th.

NHL confirms that an expansion team, maybe 2017, will draft no higher than third in 2017. They will not be part of draft lottery for 1-2. Will join draft lottery after that.

CHL sends proposal to NCAA to allow CHL players to play in NCAA. Details of proposal not released but they want to get the "amateur" rule re-written.
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Re: NHL business

Postby SKYO » Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:38 pm

New "unsealed" emails - http://globalnews.ca/news/2606595/email ... 23350067=1

Emails reveal Bettman, NHL execs discussed how concussions affect hockey players

“We do believe the NHL should lead on player safety and health issues. Fighting and concussions and head hits, we all know, cause cumulative and progressive cognitive harm. We want these risks and tragedies to be minimized and cared for by the NHL when and if they harm the players who made the sport great.”
The league, it turns out, wasn’t just aware of the physical impacts of head trauma, but also potential commercial impacts.

The league contracted a marketing research firm to assess the public’s view of violence in the sport.

The email files also included a 2014 chain of messages between NHL senior vice president of communications Gary Meagher and Mike Berland, CEO of market-research company Edelman Berland.

Berland’s company, according to TSN, was contracted to look into ” fan perception of violence in the NHL” compared to professional football.

“NFL is in the business of selling that they are making the game of football safer at all levels — it’s smoke and mirrors but they are masters of smoke and mirrors,” Meagher wrote to Berland in response.

Meagher said the response wasn’t “cynical” and pointed out the NHL does not spend the “hundreds of thousands of dollars” annually on public relations campaign, as the NFL does, to demonstrate the league is dealing with violence in the sport.
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Re: NHL business

Postby dbr » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:37 am

SKYO you left out the best part by a country mile. The Globe & Mail published a search of the unsealed emails here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/incoming ... e29425257/

Looks like a lot of email addresses follow the first initial last name format, so you can search "bburke" and have a look at all of his bellyaching to the league over the years.

They really should have tried to redact a lot of this stuff.. one of the emails has Campbell telling Burke he's going to call him in his office, with the full telephone number, which still seems to work.

The Canucks appear to be firstname.lastname so maybe you can hit up jim.benning@canucks.com about your Seth Jones plan :lol:
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Re: NHL business

Postby Arachnid » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:48 am

dbr wrote:SKYO you left out the best part by a country mile. The Globe & Mail published a search of the unsealed emails here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/incoming ... e29425257/

Looks like a lot of email addresses follow the first initial last name format, so you can search "bburke" and have a look at all of his bellyaching to the league over the years.

They really should have tried to redact a lot of this stuff.. one of the emails has Campbell telling Burke he's going to call him in his office, with the full telephone number, which still seems to work.

The Canucks appear to be firstname.lastname so maybe you can hit up jim.benning@canucks.com about your Seth Jones plan :lol:


Just sent him an e under the address male.blob.courgar@pigsty.com ...he's doing a bang up job and we approve of every move he makes....every breath he takes....we'll be watching him though...
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Re: NHL business

Postby SKYO » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:48 am

LoL yeah those emails are gold!
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Re: NHL business

Postby Hockey Widow » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:01 pm

Tree hugging pukes! Burke is priceless. Green peace pukes. LOL
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Re: NHL business

Postby Strangelove » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:19 pm

dbr wrote:SKYO you left out the best part by a country mile. The Globe & Mail published a search of the unsealed emails here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/incoming ... e29425257/

Looks like a lot of email addresses follow the first initial last name format, so you can search "bburke" and have a look at all of his bellyaching to the league over the years.

They really should have tried to redact a lot of this stuff.. one of the emails has Campbell telling Burke he's going to call him in his office, with the full telephone number, which still seems to work.


WOW :shock:

Folks are digging, digging, digging through dat dere.

McKenzie and Dreger apparently have huge influence, recommending player punishment and whatnot.

McKenzie and Dreger are apparently hugely biased.

Colin Campbell is an illiterate biased troglodyte.

These released Emails are going to give a lot more weight to the "NHL is a Clown Show Theory"...

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Campbell's response to McKenzie:

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Re: NHL business

Postby Strangelove » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:46 pm

Re: Hits to head
Gary Bettman to: Colin Campbell 11/09/2008 03:54 PM

Thanks.
Sent from my Blackberry
Gary Bettman

Colin Campbell

Original Message

From: Colin Campbell

Sent: 11/09/2008 03:52 PM EST

To: Gary Bettman

Subject: Re: Hits to head
were the numbers Kinger used. I am confirming those right now with Kris. We had a hit from
behind last on Toronto (Kotsoplous on Van Ryn). Kotsopoulous received a 5 min penalty
and kicked out ofgame.. Toronto scored. Van Ryan is a woos and soft but he ended up with a broken
nose and broken hand. He should be penalized and suspended for putting himself in a bad position.
We
are having a hearing tomorrow for Kotspoulos.

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