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16 minutes ago, Steven Stamkos said:

Any word on Petey?

He was placed on LTIR, so he's not available until after our by-week.

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This week's games are only tonight and Wednesday, then they are off til the 31st, so Petey not being ready this week really isn't as bad as it sounds.

 

And it can't be too bad if he was riding around on a scooter yesterday.

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It's my birthday today!!!!

 

Last time we played the Jets on my birthday we got shutout for the 3rd straight game lol.

 

Hoping for a much better fate (I live in Winnipeg, it sucks losing to the Jets).

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1 minute ago, c00kies said:

It's my birthday today!!!!

 

Last time we played the Jets on my birthday we got shutout for the 3rd straight game lol.

 

Hoping for a much better fate (I live in Winnipeg, it sucks losing to the Jets).

Happy Birthday, c00kies!

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7 minutes ago, c00kies said:

It's my birthday today!!!!

 

Last time we played the Jets on my birthday we got shutout for the 3rd straight game lol.

 

Hoping for a much better fate (I live in Winnipeg, it sucks losing to the Jets).

Happy Birthday Bud! 

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10 minutes ago, c00kies said:

It's my birthday today!!!!

 

Last time we played the Jets on my birthday we got shutout for the 3rd straight game lol.

 

Hoping for a much better fate (I live in Winnipeg, it sucks losing to the Jets).

Only thing I liked about Winnipeg was Santa Lucia Pizza. And the area they call the Forks (am I correct)

 

Happy Bday

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10 minutes ago, c00kies said:

It's my birthday today!!!!

 

Last time we played the Jets on my birthday we got shutout for the 3rd straight game lol.

 

Hoping for a much better fate (I live in Winnipeg, it sucks losing to the Jets).

Happy birthday!

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8 minutes ago, c00kies said:

It's my birthday today!!!!

 

Last time we played the Jets on my birthday we got shutout for the 3rd straight game lol.

 

Hoping for a much better fate (I live in Winnipeg, it sucks losing to the Jets).

Happy Birthday c00kies,

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3 minutes ago, SergioMomesso said:

Only thing I liked about Winnipeg was Santa Lucia Pizza. And the area they call the Forks (am I correct)

 

Happy Bday

Is Santa Lucia not everywhere? It is really good.

 

And you are correct, the Forks is a nice area to walk around, feed ducks, etc... There is also river skating and beautiful lights put up in the wintertime. 

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1 hour ago, Boudrias said:

I understand your anger about the USA franchises you mentioned. Bottom line their media markets dwarf those of most Canadian cities. As you pointed out the CAP and revenue sharing probably saved most Canadian franchises and yes some USA teams as well. I guess my point is that revenue growth for the NHL will be the same as it is in the NBA and NFL, media sales. Every sports league strives for the coveted broadcast contract. Content is king. The NHL still gets the majority of their revenue from gate receipts but how expensive can those tickets get? Hockey players know full well what their equivalents make in other sports. 

Toronto has arguably the biggest fanbase of the Canadian teams: and that fanbase can be replicated in many of the southern 'iffy' markets on the turn of a dime. Vancouver has 675 thousand people and lots of them watch hockey, and BC has 5 million and lots of us watch hockey. Phoenix has 4.5 million people and Arizona has 7.5. Not many watch hockey though, but it doesn't take too many % points when the city has 4.5 million instead of 675 thousand to turn around the revenue in a hurry. 

 

I think it is good to grow the sport into new markets in North America, but what may be even better would be the tier system that the Premiership has in soccer in ENgland for example. There are like the NHl/AHL/ECHL system like a hundred clubs and what the NHL could do is have 32 in teh NHL, another 32 in the AHL and another 32 in the ECHL and just like the premiership or WJH system: the last place team this year bumps ddown to the 2nd tier and their winner bumps up. 

 

Instant "anti tanking" right there. 

 

But its too wild a change and the owners would never vote to have a chance to drop to the AHL in a bad year. Too bad, as that format has made even Bolton worth billions.

 

EDIT: as an aside, contracts could be done as strait % of revenue, you pay your Matthewses 12% or what not and your boydses 1% or what not and then it doesn't matter where you end up in the teir system, your income determines your salary expenditures: but your stars will demand a trade when you tank and drop a tier, that is for sure, just like in the Premiership. 

 

Another spitball idea is for the NHL to pony up and buy professional womens teams and recreate them into a duplicate WOmens league of the NHL: when the canucks are on the road playing Calgary, literally the Lady Canucks are at home hosting Calgary's Women. Do this for 32 NHL teams and you double the local games available for fans, giving women a bigger stage, and revenue will flow from that. The relative strength of the mens league would then bouy the womens a little, while also lending credence to it. Identical paralell leagues mandated under the NHL and literally each NHL club must have a womens team, makes it easy to implement and get something off the ground, again using %'s for salary instead of hard cash amounts. 

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