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Professional Hockey League; A Fictional History: 2005 Off-Season

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5 minutes ago, hawkfan89 said:

As the summer was winding down, the hockey world was hit with an earthquake. On August 23, notorious mobster Eddie Garofalo was arrested in Boston. When police searched his phone records, one recurring name stood out right away; Darryl Byrd. Speculation about Byrd’s future as PHL commissioner was a hot topic across the hockey world leading right into the 2005-06 season, but he was allowed to maintain his post as the police did not have enough evidence to charge him though the investigation would be ongoing.

 

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Well that was exciting, let's get the season sta-

 

27 minutes ago, hawkfan89 said:

As the summer was winding down, the hockey world was hit with an earthquake. On August 23, notorious mobster Eddie Garofalo was arrested in Boston. When police searched his phone records, one recurring name stood out right away; Darryl Byrd. Speculation about Byrd’s future as PHL commissioner was a hot topic across the hockey world leading right into the 2005-06 season, but he was allowed to maintain his post as the police did not have enough evidence to charge him though the investigation would be ongoing.

 

 

HOL' UP WAIT A MINUTE! Y'ALL THOUGHT WE WERE FINISHED! THIS IS GONNA BE SOME SPICY STUFF!!! WHERE’S KEEMSTAR WHEN YOU NEED HIM ‘CUZ THIS IS DRAMA!!!

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So Boston loses Hart and trades away a player..aren't we supposed to be contending?

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a 13 year contract, a potential mob connection, and a relocation, all in one summer, daaaaang, this is gonna be great

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1 hour ago, CodeG said:

a 13 year contract, a potential mob connection, and a relocation, all in one summer, daaaaang, this is gonna be great

 

On top of that, the Roughnecks might get an extra boost even in the market they just left. Recall that Houston is where a lot of the refugees in New Orleans went to after Katrina whether temporarily or permanently. 

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I'm curious , will PHL put a explosion in Vegas like in irl or will somewhere else get it? Obviously not right now, but in the future. But like this off season so far.

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7 hours ago, Red Comet said:

On top of that, the Roughnecks might get an extra boost even in the market they just left. Recall that Houston is where a lot of the refugees in New Orleans went to after Katrina whether temporarily or permanently. 

 

...I just realized that whether they relocated this offseason or not, they wouldn't have been playing in New Orleans anyway.

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On 10/5/2018 at 11:29 PM, Darknes said:

So Boston loses Hart and trades away a player..aren't we supposed to be contending?

Yall in cap hell

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Excited to see how this whole Byrd investigation plays out. 

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If @hawkfan89 ever feels like not doing a season, he can play the "LOCKOUT" card. It worked for Gary Bettman.

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14 minutes ago, Brass said:

If @hawkfan89 ever feels like not doing a season, he can play the "LOCKOUT" card. It worked for Gary Bettman.

With stuff like the 13-year, 12 mil per year deal, i could see a PHL lockout on the horizon. Well, after the FBI sorts it the commish's mob ties lol

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Asking out of nowhere but just wondering if Portland would wear a GHL inspired Portland Grizzlies throwback.

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Byrd better start wearing a bulletproof vest.

Either way, the PHL writers are surely frothing at the mouth to use their "Jail-Byrd" puns.

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On 10/6/2018 at 12:29 AM, Darknes said:

So Boston loses Hart and trades away a player..aren't we supposed to be contending?

 

The Bulldogs are definitely still contenders, these were cap moves that they had to make to keep the core together. For what it's worth, the Wizards probably over paid a little for Hart anyway.

 

On 10/7/2018 at 7:56 PM, TargetToad said:

With stuff like the 13-year, 12 mil per year deal, i could see a PHL lockout on the horizon. Well, after the FBI sorts it the commish's mob ties lol

On 10/7/2018 at 7:40 PM, Brass said:

If @hawkfan89 ever feels like not doing a season, he can play the "LOCKOUT" card. It worked for Gary Bettman.

 

Haha, believe it or not the 1997 lockout was actually more work than a normal season. The CBA is set to expire just prior to the 2007-08 season so we're two seasons away now. Edmonton's signing of Nazarenko (who, for those who didn't do the math, finally became a UFA this past summer) certainly raised eyebrows. It probably showed that PHL GMs need to be saved from themselves as the Northern Lights will be facing cap challenges for over a decade now. Since an individual player cap would never fly with the union, term limits will probably be a big talking point in '07.

 

 

On 10/7/2018 at 11:11 PM, Cardinal said:

Asking out of nowhere but just wondering if Portland would wear a GHL inspired Portland Grizzlies throwback.

 

Hard to say if that will happen, though the grizzlies were absolutely awful, their uniforms seem to be a cult classic. 2006-07 is when third jerseys return and Atlanta and Portland will have their first opportunity to create alternates. I can see the Cascades going with a new design maybe with a slight nod to the Grizzlies.

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Edmonton's in cap hell? Well, that's not good for their chances of success.

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1 hour ago, Dan O'Mac said:

Edmonton's in cap hell? Well, that's not good for their chances of success.

Well that's what happens when you offer 1 guy over a third of the total team cap.

The only situtation in which that kind of a deal would even remotely make sense from a PHL point of view would be Miami or KC signing Appleby in their expansion season (1989)

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1 hour ago, Dan O'Mac said:

Edmonton's in cap hell? Well, that's not good for their chances of success.

 

C'mon, giving a guy $156,000,000 is clearly a great business move when you're a small-market team. Same with Atlanta giving a man who went to jail over a bar fight $100,000,000. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?

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4 hours ago, Red Comet said:

 

C'mon, giving a guy $156,000,000 is clearly a great business move when you're a small-market team. Same with Atlanta giving a man who went to jail over a bar fight $100,000,000. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?

The Copperheads relocating to Nova Scotia in 2013

Also, being a small market doesn't really mean anything for a hockey club playing in Canada

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