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Wow.  I had (like many previous years in Caps history) already given up on the playoffs this year.  :raspberry:
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Jesus fuckin Christ Bettman can make up the stupidest shit and call it a “marketing scheme” or “revenue source” and fuck up all tradition & history in the process



Why in the fuck are they gonna even bother with a playoff in the summer, then turnaround and start training camp after a 4no lay-off, then a multi round condensed tournament?

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bettman needs to go, we've known that for a few years now
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Jesus fuckin Christ Bettman can make up the stupidest shit and call it a “marketing scheme” or “revenue source” and fuck up all tradition & history in the process



Why in the fuck are they gonna even bother with a playoff in the summer, then turnaround and start training camp after a 4no lay-off, then a multi round condensed tournament?


I'm thinking Bettman is more of an orc than an actual troll.



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or maybe just the penguin?

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Phase 2? Didn't know they figured out a phase 1 yet.. They need to  :poop:  or get off the pot.

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word is the MLB owners are prepared to call the season...


Nationals will be champeens two years in a row  :)
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The MLB players piss me off a bit.
They want to play hald a season yet still get paid the same (or even pro-rated)
If you are playing with no fans - then there will not be as much revenue, so I don't get the math from them.  Sounds like spoiled greed to me.
So....they prefer to not play at all and make nothing?


Meh....I haven't followed it really but what I hear does not impress me.


Of course...most of what I hear these days DOES NOT impress me.  Very disappointed in the behavior of our nation from all sides...mostly due to what I think is lack of education and lack of respect for anything.(like about what our nation was founded on and what it stands basically any knowledge of the constitution.
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I'm not %100 sure but I think the players stance on payroll is a solitary thing for the younger guys and the guys in the minors that can't really afford a pay cut, the MLB players had made an offer to cover some of the proposed pay cut the guys in the minors were going to get.


A vast majority of what the MLB makes is from tv, the broadcast rights and all the adverts that get displayed during the game. Most ball parks seat about 45-47,000, and the average tickets price of a game is $69, that's about $3.1M per game. I'd be surprised if that covers the expense of just having a game. There's electric, water(lots of toilet flushes), all the paper towels they go through in the restrooms, insurance, employee uniforms- and not the players either, payroll for everyone working at the park excluding the actual team, it costs extra to have all the cops there for traffic control, and about 100 other things. All that shit adds up quick. Hockey is even worse, they get half the attendance with triple the electric bill
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NHL has permitted teams/players to start skating in small groups tomorrow, still no word on a resumption of play
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I have lost interest at this point.  I would rather have them just start up fresh next Sept/Oct.  This 24 team playoff starting in the middle of the summer just does not excite me.  Plus, whoever wins the Cup - it will never be viewed as legit.

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I have lost interest at this point.  I would rather have them just start up fresh next Sept/Oct.  This 24 team playoff starting in the middle of the summer just does not excite me.  Plus, whoever wins the Cup - it will never be viewed as legit.


Unless the Caps win it  :)
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I have lost interest at this point.  I would rather have them just start up fresh next Sept/Oct.  This 24 team playoff starting in the middle of the summer just does not excite me.  Plus, whoever wins the Cup - it will never be viewed as legit.


yea, I agree. just call the season and start everything on time in September


the MLB needs to get going, and this season will just prove that I firmly believe the baseball season is far to long as is. it should be shortened to 150 games at the most
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I have lost interest at this point.  I would rather have them just start up fresh next Sept/Oct.  This 24 team playoff starting in the middle of the summer just does not excite me.  Plus, whoever wins the Cup - it will never be viewed as legit.
Worse yet, this will amount to a league-wide World Cup, that the NHL quit cause players where worn out by Dec.


They’d also have training camp a month away.  Also, what will the roster numbers be?  It’d make sense if they could rotate AHL/prospects in to give them a look & rest the NHLers more

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Well Hell, at this point, just call the damn thing already.  It's gonna be time for training camp for 2020/2021 before they ever start up the last season again.


And.... in MY season, the Caps are up 2-1 in the Stanley Cup Finals over Vegas.  Vegas won game one by lulling the Caps (and EVERY hockey fan) to sleep with this BS long, drawn out fantasy on ice pregame show.  I mean Jesus....play the fucking game already.
Caps took game two and IMO pretty well flat out dominated Vegas all game 3.  I don't want to get me hope up, but the Caps look to be the WAY better team.  They are dominating in nearly every aspect of the game, and the physical play is Awesome.  Willy looks like he' going to flat out kill someone with a hit pretty soon.  Ovi looks like he can finally taste the Cup and is playing possessed.  Kuzy is like the best skater and play maker on the ice and fucking Eller...YES...ELLER looks like a damn 2nd line center.  He has made a huge impact in nearly every game - filling in for Backy and actually making plays.  He looks like a real 2c right now and about the best damn bargain 3C this team has ever seen.  And Holtby is just fucking cool cucumber back there.  Not overplaying, not scrambling...just good positioning and making it look easy.  Although he did make one bonehead play and flat out handed Vegas their only goal on the night.


I'm not counting my chickens yet, but my hopes are definitely up.  This team is firing on all cylinders.  Hell even Smith Pelly and Stepho look good right now.


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Well Hell, at this point, just call the damn thing already.  It's gonna be time for training camp for 2020/2021 before they ever start up the last season again.


And.... in MY season, the Caps are up 2-1 in the Stanley Cup Finals over Vegas.  Vegas won game one by lulling the Caps (and EVERY hockey fan) to sleep with this BS long, drawn out fantasy on ice pregame show.  I mean Jesus....play the fucking game already.
Caps took game two and IMO pretty well flat out dominated Vegas all game 3.  I don't want to get me hope up, but the Caps look to be the WAY better team.  They are dominating in nearly every aspect of the game, and the physical play is Awesome.  Willy looks like he' going to flat out kill someone with a hit pretty soon.  Ovi looks like he can finally taste the Cup and is playing possessed.  Kuzy is like the best skater and play maker on the ice and fucking Eller...YES...ELLER looks like a damn 2nd line center.  He has made a huge impact in nearly every game - filling in for Backy and actually making plays.  He looks like a real 2c right now and about the best damn bargain 3C this team has ever seen.  And Holtby is just fucking cool cucumber back there.  Not overplaying, not scrambling...just good positioning and making it look easy.  Although he did make one bonehead play and flat out handed Vegas their only goal on the night.


I'm not counting my chickens yet, but my hopes are definitely up.  This team is firing on all cylinders.  Hell even Smith Pelly and Stepho look good right now.


GO CAPS!!!


yup, I've got a good feeling about this one


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though I really didn't expect them to win round one
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