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Your 2012 National Hockey Lockout Thread


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A honorable mention goes off to the 3 people who didn't stop believing!

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Technically the 22 were right. That poll is from 2012. :)

And... yay hockey? We'll see. I find it interesting that most fans I see on Twitter will forgive everything for free Center Ice. Fans wouldn't fare well in negotiations of this nature.

I was one of the 3 yes votes...but I was ready to stop believing after the December dueling press conference debacle.

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Are they offering free Center Ice?

Nope

http://www.sbnation....ply-cant-happen

Maybe they'll discount it, but I won't be holding my breath.

I will watch the Blues if they're on NBCSN or playing the Preds, but no Center Ice and no tix when I'm in STL this year.

I am going to be hanging some Blues stuff back up in my house though.

I also think it will be nuts if CBJ and WPG don't temporarily swap divisions.

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Are they offering free Center Ice?

That was never an option. It was just something Pierre LeBrun suggested in a column as something for the NHL to do to get fans to come back.

$40 I will be please. $60 I will pay bitterly. $80 I will raise a huge stink.......right before I pay.

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If the $3.4B of HRR stays stagnant, then by going from a 57/43 split to a 50/50 split gives the owners and additional $235+M/year.

The tentative revenue sharing issue is what confuses me the most. While it is to increase from $150M to $200M, where does the NHLPA's $60M "growth fund" fit in? Is that money on top of the $200M or is it just part of the $200M? Most reports are written as if the the NHLPA part is within the $200M, which would make the owner's share less than the previous CBA.

I did notice that both the opt out and the completion of the proposed CBA would be before the new US television contract is up too.

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The tentative revenue sharing issue is what confuses me the most. While it is to increase from $150M to $200M, where does the NHLPA's $60M "growth fund" fit in? Is that money on top of the $200M or is it just part of the $200M? Most reports are written as if the the NHLPA part is within the $200M, which would make the owner's share less than the previous CBA.

What's a "growth fund," anyway? A "further bail Nashville and Phoenix out because that's Growing The Game™" fund?

Oh and I'll get Gamecenter again only if it's prorated or deep-discounted, but I am not paying a full-season price for a half-season of hastily reassembled hockey.

Unless this is the year the Oilers turn the corner, in which case I won't miss a moment. That thing's gonna be fuuuun.

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