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If I am doing my math correctly Buffalo and Vancouver would have had a 35th Anniversary this season. Question is, do they just skip it and the 35th is symbolized by greed and no games, or does the 35th season/year start when the league starts up again?

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If I am doing my math correctly Buffalo and Vancouver would have had a 35th Anniversary this season. Question is, do they just skip it and the 35th is symbolized by greed and no games, or does the 35th season/year start when the league starts up again?

i think there 35th anniversaries wouldn't be until next season

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Two things can happen to the Cup.

1) They leave the 2004-2005 space empty.

2) They engrave the next winner without skipping any spaces.

I think they should leave a blank space. Let all the players who supposedly want that cup so bad see the gap they left with their greed.

And no, I don't think it's all on the players, but I think at this point it's up to the players to give in to make things better. They owners and players got themselves in a jam, but the owner have the plan for the league's future; the players have the plan for their own future.

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I say rather than leaving it blank, or acting like the lockout didn't happen, the Hockey Hall fo Fame should give the trophy to the team most deserving: The winners of the AHL playoffs. As far as I know, the Hall of Fame owns the cup and they just recognize the NHL champions as the Stanley Cup champions every year.

1) It's a news story. A slap in the face of the players. It'd basically be saying "If you're too greedy to play for the Cup, we'll let someone else play for it." Big controversy, big story. Bring attention back to the NHL even while its gone.

2) It brings more interest to minor league hockey. With the idea that for one year only, a minor league team has the opportunity to hoist the Stanley Cup, dedication by fans, players, advertisers, and executives should increase.

The more exposure the game gets, especially while it's locked out and there's no major hockey league to report on, the better the future of the game can be. When the NHL comes back, it'd be doing so after a controversial and interesting subplot. Players are forced to show that they really are playing for the love of the game, not just their seven figure contracts.

As far as anniversaries go, I say that these are still those teams' 35th years. However, neot until next season will they be celebrating their 35th season.

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Well if you think about it, most teams exist way before they ever play a game. So when they celebrate an anniversary they are celebrating the number of seasons they have played, not how long they have been around. So, since there is no season this year, next year becomes their 35th anniversary or whatever it was supposed to be.

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I say rather than leaving it blank, or acting like the lockout didn't happen, the Hockey Hall fo Fame should give the trophy to the team most deserving: The winners of the AHL playoffs. As far as I know, the Hall of Fame owns the cup and they just recognize the NHL champions as the Stanley Cup champions every year.

1) It's a news story. A slap in the face of the players. It'd basically be saying "If you're too greedy to play for the Cup, we'll let someone else play for it." Big controversy, big story. Bring attention back to the NHL even while its gone.

2) It brings more interest to minor league hockey. With the idea that for one year only, a minor league team has the opportunity to hoist the Stanley Cup, dedication by fans, players, advertisers, and executives should increase.

The more exposure the game gets, especially while it's locked out and there's no major hockey league to report on, the better the future of the game can be. When the NHL comes back, it'd be doing so after a controversial and interesting subplot. Players are forced to show that they really are playing for the love of the game, not just their seven figure contracts.

As far as anniversaries go, I say that these are still those teams' 35th years. However, neot until next season will they be celebrating their 35th season.

Better yet, have a giant raffle among all organized hockey leagues througout North America - everything from pee-wee leagues up to the AHL. Every league gets their name on one slip of paper. All of the slips are put into a giant hopper and one slip is drawn. The organization winning the raffle gets to award the Cup to its champion and the players on the winning team get their names engraved thereon. Yeah, it's an insane idea, but fitting given the circumstances.

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I say rather than leaving it blank, or acting like the lockout didn't happen, the Hockey Hall fo Fame should give the trophy to the team most deserving: The winners of the AHL playoffs. As far as I know, the Hall of Fame owns the cup and they just recognize the NHL champions as the Stanley Cup champions every year.

1) It's a news story. A slap in the face of the players. It'd basically be saying "If you're too greedy to play for the Cup, we'll let someone else play for it." Big controversy, big story. Bring attention back to the NHL even while its gone.

2) It brings more interest to minor league hockey. With the idea that for one year only, a minor league team has the opportunity to hoist the Stanley Cup, dedication by fans, players, advertisers, and executives should increase.

The more exposure the game gets, especially while it's locked out and there's no major hockey league to report on, the better the future of the game can be. When the NHL comes back, it'd be doing so after a controversial and interesting subplot. Players are forced to show that they really are playing for the love of the game, not just their seven figure contracts.

As far as anniversaries go, I say that these are still those teams' 35th years. However, neot until next season will they be celebrating their 35th season.

I like that idea....

Matter of fact, let's go one better....

4 way tournament between the champs from the AHL, ECHL, UHL, & CHL.

It's crazy enough that it could work :lol:

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