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NHL, union reach tentative agreement
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Posted on 01/06/2013 2:05:19 PM PST by Perdogg

They walked into a Manhattan hotel, knowing they were running out of time to save their season.

After 16 hours of tense talks, the NHL and its players finally achieved their elusive deal early Sunday morning, finding a way to restart a sport desperate to regain momentum and boost its prominence.

Ending a bitter dispute that wiped out a large part of the hockey season for the third time in less than two decades, the league and its union agreed to the framework of a 10-year labor contract that will allow a delayed schedule to start later this month.

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.foxsports.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: nhl

1 posted on 01/06/2013 2:05:25 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg
How many years did it take professional baseball to recover from its strike fiasco?

Double it for hockey.

2 posted on 01/06/2013 2:07:56 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("More law, less justice." --Cicero)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I haven’t spent a cent on pro sports in years. I just can’t see any reason to be supporting the crybabies.


3 posted on 01/06/2013 2:12:43 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: shelterguy

I’ve never understood the need to pay money to see somebody do their job.


4 posted on 01/06/2013 2:14:47 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("More law, less justice." --Cicero)
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To: Perdogg

Hockey was on strike? *yawn* hadn’t noticed


5 posted on 01/06/2013 2:20:19 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: shelterguy

Hockey is definitely one of the most modest sports, along with the most talented athletes, alongside soccer. Hockey players are far from being divas, and just want to get on the ice.


6 posted on 01/06/2013 2:21:19 PM PST by wastedyears (My life mostly completely turned around in a few weeks. Now to leave NY...)
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To: Perdogg

They ended it just in time to start next season’s strike.


7 posted on 01/06/2013 2:26:08 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calendar?)
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To: Perdogg

Sorry, but who cares ?


8 posted on 01/06/2013 2:28:00 PM PST by animal172 (RIP USA)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

college and pro sports is a multi billion dollar industry.

Your lack of understanding puts you in a very small group.


9 posted on 01/06/2013 2:40:29 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: animal172

Many people care. Hockey is a great sport.


10 posted on 01/06/2013 2:42:01 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
college and pro sports is a multi billion dollar industry.

Only because of gambling.

You must be so proud.

11 posted on 01/06/2013 2:42:34 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("More law, less justice." --Cicero)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You’re stupidity is showing again.


12 posted on 01/06/2013 2:51:44 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

You wear yours on your sleeve.


13 posted on 01/06/2013 2:52:50 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("More law, less justice." --Cicero)
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To: animal172

Sadly, there are businesses which depend on these #$@&! overpaid selfish bums for their livelihood. Businesses in and around our hockey arena had to lay off people. And because of a now abbreviated season, a few may not survive.


14 posted on 01/06/2013 3:11:57 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: driftdiver

You used the wrong “your/you’re” when you called that guy stupid.


15 posted on 01/06/2013 3:24:50 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: wastedyears
Hockey players are far from being divas...

Brett Hull, is that you?

:D

16 posted on 01/06/2013 3:29:29 PM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Why thank you Mr grammar nazi. Are you a troll too?


17 posted on 01/06/2013 4:31:17 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ShadowAce; wastedyears

Here in Tampa some of the players put their kids in the rec league programs. You’ll see some of the best players in the NHL sitting in the stands watching their 6 yr olds play.

For the most part they are pretty decent guys.


18 posted on 01/06/2013 4:34:46 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

how creative. It’s terrifically poor form to do something stupid while calling someone stupid.


19 posted on 01/06/2013 4:36:21 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Well now I was waiting breathlessly for your opinion. Now I can die happy.


20 posted on 01/06/2013 4:48:52 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

YAAA!!! Go Bolts! (We live near TBSA). Skate there ocassionally.


21 posted on 01/06/2013 5:05:04 PM PST by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: animal172

Agree. I was looking forward to the season, but now it’s shot to hell.


22 posted on 01/06/2013 5:13:20 PM PST by Trod Upon (Civilian disarmament is the precursor to democide.)
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To: Damifino

I live vicariously through my kids. My younger one got to plan downtown at the Forum against a Canadian team.


23 posted on 01/06/2013 5:16:28 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

From May to Oct. I ANXIOUSLY look(ed) fwd to hockey season.

This is the 2nd time. I’m pissed off!

I’m done. Have better things to do with my time.


24 posted on 01/06/2013 6:35:06 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: bicyclerepair

yeah I’m pissed too, but I’ll go back. ya can only take so much NFL and baseball doesn’t start for months.


25 posted on 01/06/2013 6:37:21 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: bicyclerepair

This contract is for 10 years, there’s an opt out in 7, but it should make for a good run. Really i don’t start paying much attention to hockey until after the super bowl anyway. Annoyed about the winter classic though, it’s a great way to spend new years day.


26 posted on 01/06/2013 6:44:53 PM PST by discostu (I recommend a fifth of Jack and a bottle of Prozac)
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