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Ireeman
5th June 2012, 01:53
Someone has 'as a unbeaten streak on the road now do they.

Ireeman
5th June 2012, 01:57
If Jersey pulls one for a stick...your toast.

But if you do pull this off, like i said " The stick curse " is off of the Habs, yes?

acrux
5th June 2012, 02:38
how many times will they allow the devils to beat on quick til they call something? !?! Are they waiting for quick to get hurt -I LUV XLF!--I LUV XLF!--I LUV XLF!--I LUV XLF!-!!!!

Durockrolly
5th June 2012, 02:45
how many times will they allow the devils to beat on quick til they call something? !?! Are they waiting for quick to get hurt -I LUV XLF!--I LUV XLF!--I LUV XLF!--I LUV XLF!-!!!!

Keep beating him!
We'll keep scoring!!!!

He shoots! He scoooooores!!!!!!

acrux
5th June 2012, 02:51
Keep beating him!
We'll keep scoring!!!!

He shoots! He scoooooores!!!!!!

I guess that's true! I will admit I was not a kings fan before but their playoff run and how they have dominated their opponents is downright amazing. So go kings go!!

Durockrolly
5th June 2012, 03:14
Welcome aboard my friend!!!
Their play is quite refreshing. With an early season coaching change and the lack of any offense until late in the season it wasn't looking good. Thanks to Sutter and the Dean Lombardi things took a change for the better!

Durockrolly
5th June 2012, 03:25
I know I'm the only Kings fan here but could this be our destiny???
4-0 score!
3-0 serties lead???

acrux
5th June 2012, 03:32
The kings are playing phenomenal tonight. Its amazing. Series over in 4?!

shotgun46
5th June 2012, 03:32
I am for the Kings !

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Durockrolly
5th June 2012, 03:46
1 to go!!!!!!

Quebeker
5th June 2012, 03:54
Time for a bold prediction : the Kings will win the Stanley Cup.

Ireeman
5th June 2012, 04:17
Time for a bold prediction : the Kings will win the Stanley Cup.
Going out on a limb?

Ireeman
5th June 2012, 22:52
Tell you what Durockmonster..you through some mojo my way for the Celtics and i will do the same for your Kings to finish this.

Durockrolly
5th June 2012, 22:59
Thank you my friend!
Two stats that really impressed me last night was...

PK=6/6

PP=2/2

Tough to get beat with that!!!

Ireeman
5th June 2012, 23:05
60 seconds of 2 men down was PK text book...oh you have a pretty good goal minder also.

Durockrolly
6th June 2012, 23:32
30 minutes baby!!!!!

AsSeenOnTV
6th June 2012, 23:33
tonight?......

Ireeman
6th June 2012, 23:35
Gettin nervous?

Do me a favor, tell the knuckle heads not to burn down the city, if you win tonight.

The parade would look a lot better without smoldering ruins in the background.:D

Airbozo
7th June 2012, 00:09
Say what you will but attendance is stellar (ok, for L.A. anyway). There is a great core of fans here though!!!


2011-2012 NHL Attendance - National Hockey League - ESPN (http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance)

You know, even though LA is not one of my favorite teams, I always have to respect the attendance numbers... They pack the house every game. Take that Anaheim...

Is it just Philly math or something I am missing? How can you have 107.5% attendance...

Airbozo
7th June 2012, 00:14
LA is just unbeatable. Even though I never root for LA (even against Dallas or Anaheim), I am hoping they sweep. It would be a good thing for Daryl.

I mainly say this for the fans. It would be great to see your team win the cup at home.

Ireeman
7th June 2012, 00:51
10 minutes and counting....

Durockrolly
7th June 2012, 01:02
10 minutes and counting....

Hopefully I'll be saying that in about two and a half hours with a whole different reason!!!:smoke

acrux
7th June 2012, 01:38
It makes sense why the kings are so good on the PK. Because they are always n the PK :rolleyes:

Ireeman
7th June 2012, 01:44
Somebody has a carpenter from Nazareth in goal tonight.

Ireeman
7th June 2012, 02:03
Marty loves his posts tonight eh?

Ireeman
7th June 2012, 02:10
Check out Cherry's suit tonight.

AsSeenOnTV
7th June 2012, 02:12
If Cherry is the old man with the flower suit, I think he needs to be put in a home. As obviously anybody in their right mind wouldn't wear that!

Durockrolly
7th June 2012, 02:18
I'd feel a lot better if we'd scored a goal in that first period.
The Kings have yet to trail in the finals and I hope we can keep it that way!

Ireeman
7th June 2012, 03:02
If Cherry is the old man with the flower suit, I think he needs to be put in a home. As obviously anybody in their right mind wouldn't wear that!
Don has done that for years and your rite he is not, just the better.

Ireeman
7th June 2012, 03:03
Durock has no nails left.

Durockrolly
7th June 2012, 03:07
It looks like it's going to come down to the goaltenders. If so, I like my chances!

Ireeman
7th June 2012, 03:07
Go Rogie Vachon,

Ireeman
7th June 2012, 03:31
relax D, plenty of time.

acrux
7th June 2012, 03:31
Wooooooooo!!!!!!! Goaaaaaaaal

Ireeman
7th June 2012, 03:31
1- 1 oh my

Durockrolly
7th June 2012, 03:39
You have no idea how relaxed I am over here. The way I see it, the Kings have to win 1 of 4 while NJ has to win 4 of 4. Can NJ do it? Sure! Will they? I'm betting they won't. I've waited 45 years. A couple of more days won't hurt. Still, it would be nice to sweep and settle it tonight at home!

Durockrolly
7th June 2012, 03:42
I hope Luke is able to enjoy the game!

Ireeman
7th June 2012, 03:53
Sorry bud no sweep.

acrux
7th June 2012, 03:54
Hey we know th kings can win in NJ. And its one more game of hockey we get to watch!

Ireeman
7th June 2012, 03:54
Quebecois is enjoying it i am sure.

Ireeman
7th June 2012, 03:55
I hope Luke is able to enjoy the game!

or did you mean Robitaille?

Durockrolly
7th June 2012, 03:57
or did you mean Robitaille?

No! Q!!!

AsSeenOnTV
7th June 2012, 04:01
Relax guys, I said in 5 :rolleyes:

Ireeman
7th June 2012, 04:03
oh the rock yes.
a Quebecois in Vancoverland..i have heard of him.

Ireeman
7th June 2012, 04:09
Relax guys, I said in 5 :rolleyes:

Whet, narfer bloody :censor ...doesn't matter.

acrux
7th June 2012, 23:22
Timmy Thomas taking a year off, what?

XL Ed
8th June 2012, 00:49
Goalies are all weird. He just proved it.

Quebeker
8th June 2012, 04:03
I hope Luke is able to enjoy the game!

Im enjoying these playoffs old skool, on the radio.

Quebeker
8th June 2012, 04:09
Timmy Thomas taking a year off, what?

And because he wants to take care of the 3 "F's", family, friends and faith.
He must have F-u money to give up the salary from the last year of his contract for the 3 Fs.
I know my wife would tell me to get back out there and bring her the 5mil paycheck and that my 3 Fs can wait one more year.

Ireeman
8th June 2012, 04:13
Im enjoying these playoffs old skool, on the radio.
old skool satellite radio.....sniker

MacSporty02
8th June 2012, 04:23
Good thing this isn't a S O C C E R thread, otherwise, I would've left XLFORUM!!

Quebeker
8th June 2012, 12:00
Why is that?

Durockrolly
10th June 2012, 00:26
35 minutes!!!

shotgun46
10th June 2012, 00:29
Its on tonight

Durockrolly
10th June 2012, 02:22
Alright! Let's get another!!!

Durockrolly
10th June 2012, 03:56
Good game NJ! We'll see you in L.A. on Monday!

AsSeenOnTV
10th June 2012, 04:06
Whoot! Whoot! one more game to watch this year :)

Durockrolly
12th June 2012, 01:24
This is it fellas!!!!!

acrux
12th June 2012, 01:25
Go kings go!

shotgun46
12th June 2012, 01:32
This is it fellas!!!!!

Did the Kings win ?

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acrux
12th June 2012, 01:47
GOOOOOOOOALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! Wooooooo

Durockrolly
12th June 2012, 01:47
Let's go baby!!!
4 minutes still left on PP!!!

acrux
12th June 2012, 01:49
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!! Thanks bernier!

Ireeman
12th June 2012, 01:49
1-0 kings....

Durockrolly
12th June 2012, 01:50
2 baby!!!!!

acrux
12th June 2012, 01:53
3-0 boooooooom!!!!!

Durockrolly
12th June 2012, 01:53
3 Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ireeman
12th June 2012, 01:55
3 now......

Durockrolly
12th June 2012, 02:03
Finally, the post was on our side!!!

acrux
12th June 2012, 02:24
4-0!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Durockrolly
12th June 2012, 02:27
4-0!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can we say 5??????

acrux
12th June 2012, 02:42
What the -I LUV XLF!--I LUV XLF!--I LUV XLF!--I LUV XLF!- was that?!?!

Durockrolly
12th June 2012, 02:57
Up by 3 with 20 to go!!!

acrux
12th June 2012, 03:45
Can we say 5??????

Yes we can!!! 5-1 buddy!

Durockrolly
12th June 2012, 03:46
I believe that's it fans!!!!!!!!!
6-1!!!!

acrux
12th June 2012, 03:46
Errrr 6-1! Hahah

Ireeman
12th June 2012, 03:49
break out the champagne....this is over.

Durockrolly
12th June 2012, 03:50
How about my KINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ireeman
12th June 2012, 03:52
congrats LA...... your first coupe.

fail65
12th June 2012, 03:55
L.A. Kings Stanley cup champions hell yea. It's about freaking time

acrux
12th June 2012, 03:57
Alright LA!

Durockrolly
12th June 2012, 04:07
Alright LA!

I owe you a beer and Shelle a soda for your support!!!!!!

acrux
12th June 2012, 04:22
I owe you a beer and Shelle a soda for your support!!!!!!

If you ever end up in Kansas I will make sure I get that beer!:D

AsSeenOnTV
12th June 2012, 04:29
What time is the game tomorrow?

Ireeman
12th June 2012, 22:11
Now the can eat at the table with the rest of us...

Dropkick Murphys - Rocky Road to Dublin [Sherlock Holmes Movie Fight Scene] - YouTube

Quebeker
28th October 2012, 21:05
They Need Your Help - Sponsor a NHL Player today - YouTube

sprink
28th October 2012, 23:51
Look into the eyes of Gary Bettman or any of the owners and say we want Hockey!

Millionaires arguing with Billionaires WTF, play the game!

DKHAN
30th October 2012, 08:13
The NHL had no intention of playing this season:
The Winter Classic contract contains the clause that they lose only the 100k deposit if event is cancelled. If you intend to hold the event/season, why include out clause unless you know whats going to happen.
The NBC contract contains the clause that they get guaranteed money if the season is cancelled, they owe 1 free year at the backend of the deal (200m per yr). Again looks like lockout was planned ahead of time.
The owners save the 1.8b they had in expenses last year.
Wang will pay a relocation fee to NHL in 2014.
Jamison will buy Coyotes when season is cancelled, give or take 100m.
He will then pay a relocation fee (150m or so plus vig to TML)and move the team to Canada.
Divide 500m or so between 30 owners over the next 2 years and they have no incentive to play this year or next.
They busted the union last time but inspite of salary cap, record HRR made them all rich. Now they want get back $ they had to pay to players, they don't care about our game (TML have not made playoffs in 7 seasons; so what, wait list for standing room only tix, its free money).
I am not really sympathetic to millionaire players complaining about losing $ when most of us work to feed our families let alone get out maybe once a year to an overpriced event. ($11 f/24oz PBR!?!)
I also can't support greedy owners trying to stiff employees (way of the world) and in doing so ruin the game.
Guess I'll go watch "Slapshot" again.
Rant off.

Phaedrus
30th October 2012, 12:07
I know that this is a pipe dream but wouldn't it be nice, if social media could convince the fans to stay away from the game next season.

Wouldn't that send a message to both sides, we the fans lost a season, so now you the players and owners will essentially lose a second season.

So the only attendees at the games will be the corporate box people, who aren't really watching the game but rather each other

There would be no NHL or major league sports if the average middle class fan turned their back.
It would be a good reminder.

Unfortunately we are our own worst enemies and these greedy rich people know it.

As soon as this gets resolved we will be back big, just like the last time.

superwarden
30th October 2012, 12:12
IT's hard to say, the last time MLB pulled this stunt with the strike, it took the fans a long time to come back. The owners are banking on us being stupid sheep and flocking back to the game but I am not so sure. I am a huge hockey fan but it will be hard to get me to spend money on a game anymore....

I think the players should just all get together and form their own dam league and start playing. Who needs the dam owners anyway and there are plenty of rinks to play in...

Airbozo
30th October 2012, 14:58
I know that this is a pipe dream but wouldn't it be nice, if social media could convince the fans to stay away from the game next season.

Wouldn't that send a message to both sides, we the fans lost a season, so now you the players and owners will essentially lose a second season.

So the only attendees at the games will be the corporate box people, who aren't really watching the game but rather each other

There would be no NHL or major league sports if the average middle class fan turned their back.
It would be a good reminder.

Unfortunately we are our own worst enemies and these greedy rich people know it.

As soon as this gets resolved we will be back big, just like the last time.

I've already expressed my displeasure to the SO (She is the real Hockey fan), and my desire not to re-up our season tickets. The section I sit in keeps pretty good contact with each other in the off season and several people have suggested canceling their season tickets. However, most people love where we sit and they are unwilling to take the chance of losing their seats.

Tools.

XL Ed
30th October 2012, 21:11
I'm with you for staying away but it will never happen.

sprink
30th October 2012, 21:31
I know that this is a pipe dream but wouldn't it be nice, if social media could convince the fans to stay away from the game next season.

Wouldn't that send a message to both sides, we the fans lost a season, so now you the players and owners will essentially lose a second season.

So the only attendees at the games will be the corporate box people, who aren't really watching the game but rather each other

There would be no NHL or major league sports if the average middle class fan turned their back.
It would be a good reminder.

Unfortunately we are our own worst enemies and these greedy rich people know it.

As soon as this gets resolved we will be back big, just like the last time.


I will not go to my usual 2 games a year. They won't notice. Season ticket holders not buying will be noticed.

Personally, I hold no ill will to Mike Ilitch, the Red Wings owner. Before the last lock out and subsequent salary cap, he had no problem with money, or sharing a lot of it with his players. Pretty successful team too :p

sportysrock
31st October 2012, 23:33
This is not good for hockey. People will buy tickets, but frankly I see more of the game on TV & will do that instead.

Sent with :-P

Ireeman
1st November 2012, 21:40
At least i can say the Habs have not lost a game yet this year.

Airbozo
1st November 2012, 22:37
I brought this subject up to the SO again last night. I told her I am just going to watch any more games from home and we should give up our season tickets.

My soul is still burning from that stare...

Quebeker
2nd November 2012, 02:09
At least i can say the Habs have not lost a game yet this year.

Yep! They are tied for 1st place with the Leafs. :-D

Stairman
19th November 2012, 18:30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdf4GeT4ELA

Stairman
24th November 2012, 17:17
http://www.youtube.com/embed/GhnvKzA-6WY

Quebeker
24th November 2012, 17:34
http://www.youtube.com/embed/GhnvKzA-6WY

It's weird but I dont. I dont care if they play or not. I dont care who's at fault. I dont care.

sportsterpaul
24th November 2012, 18:33
I'm with you Luke, greed and arrogance will be our downfall! Oh, and the Wings are "undefeated"!!

Quebeker
24th November 2012, 19:37
Oh, and the Wings are "undefeated"!!

I wouldnt brag about that coz so are the Leafs! :doh :laugh

sportsterpaul
24th November 2012, 19:39
Listen, the Tigers shit the bed, the Lions are like a bad reality show, the Pistons are a joke, the Wings are all thats left! Oh, and congratulations on the Leafs!

Quebeker
25th November 2012, 00:00
On RDS, the French version of TSN, which is in turn the Canadian version of ESPN, is Habs Hockey night, lock-out or not.
Since no fresh hockey games are going on, they re-run old classic games and tonight it's the 5th game of the 92-93 Cup Finals, Kings vs Habs in Montreal.

Cant wait to find out how it went. :doh :laugh

GO Habs GO!

sportsterpaul
25th November 2012, 04:32
Hey keep me posted on the outcome, should be interesting.

Ireeman
27th November 2012, 02:27
On RDS, the French version of TSN, which is in turn the Canadian version of ESPN, is Habs Hockey night, lock-out or not.
Since no fresh hockey games are going on, they re-run old classic games and tonight it's the 5th game of the 92-93 Cup Finals, Kings vs Habs in Montreal.

Cant wait to find out how it went. :doh :laugh

GO Habs GO!

Kirk Muller...brother...overtime.

Quebeker
7th December 2012, 13:06
If the season aint dead, it sure is in the ICU.

I was listening to the hockey channel on SiriusXM and heard all 3 press conference s last night and I gotta say that Bettman laid one hell of a beating on Fehr.

Phaedrus
7th December 2012, 14:34
it sure doesn't look good, however I'm finding that I don't miss it.

Looking forward to the world juniors should be a good roster for most teams
hopefully Canada can lay a beating on the Russians and the USA:smoke

sportsterpaul
7th December 2012, 14:46
Just an update from this side of the river- Wings are still undefeated!

Airbozo
7th December 2012, 16:08
Not sure about other area's, but the Sharks organization has enticed the SF Bulls to play at HP Pavilion instead of the Cow Palace (where the sharks originally started) for a couple of games and they are giving season ticket holders first dibs on tickets for the games for free.

Not sure I will go, but the SO is going to the game on the 17th. At least she can get a fix however small...

Ireeman
8th December 2012, 05:54
Ok folks...

As a emergency measure..eh, the Iree party has been dropping off by hosercopter, packs of smokes and donuts.

Do not panic. College hockey, AHL and did i mention College hockey is still a good view...it is tournament time...so contribute your eyes and a bit of green or moose wallet duckets, towards the gents that can or will be in the NHL the moment it hits paper.

mr.coffee
9th December 2012, 02:21
Okay, etiquette question:

I'm going to a Houston Aeros game tomorrow, boss gave me tickets. Is it uncool to wear my Yzerman jersey?

-m

Ireeman
9th December 2012, 12:35
It is never cool to wear an Yzernan sweater......:laugh

mr.coffee
9th December 2012, 20:12
You hurt my feelings, Iree. :(

-m

Ireeman
9th December 2012, 20:13
Just kidding brother.

mr.coffee
9th December 2012, 20:36
I know, no hard feelings! LOL

-m

Quebeker
9th December 2012, 20:40
It's never uncool to wear a Hall of Famer's jersey.

mr.coffee
10th December 2012, 04:21
I didn't wear it, it just wasn't comfortable with my jacket. When I got there, I wished I had. There were no less than two other Wings jerseys and at least one was an Yzerman. They had Gordie's number on a banner, too.

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/430812_3733686954419_1325778985_n.jpg

-m

Quebeker
10th December 2012, 12:55
NHL Lockout 2012: Players' proposal rejected by NHL - YouTube

Quebeker
11th December 2012, 17:13
Just Drop It - YouTube

Just drop it. (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Just-Drop-It/480181678699361)

DKHAN
15th December 2012, 16:24
The Union decertifies, class action lawsuits abound.
Owners get $200 million f/NBC in 2013 for free year @ end of contract.
NHL relocates 2 teams to Canada in 2013 and gets $200 million.
CBC sells broadcast rights to NHL for $400 million.
Don't forget NHL owns Coyotes, free money/voting rights for NHL.
Who is not bargaining in good faith?

Quebeker
16th December 2012, 19:38
Who is not bargaining in good faith?

I'd say Donald Fehr is not bargaining in good faith.
If he was, he would not show up at meetings he scheduled 2-4-6 hours late.
If he was, he wouldn't stall every chance he has.
If he was, he wouldn't call a press conference and blatantly lie like he did on Dec 6th.

I'm not saying the players are wrong in theirs demands, but I believe they are dumb.

beano
16th December 2012, 23:51
I'd say Donald Fehr is not bargaining in good faith.
If he was, he would not show up at meetings he scheduled 2-4-6 hours late.
If he was, he wouldn't stall every chance he has.
If he was, he wouldn't call a press conference and blatantly lie like he did on Dec 6th.

I'm not saying the players are wrong in theirs demands, but I believe their are dumb.

so if you try to protect your earnings you're dumb ?...b.

Ireeman
16th December 2012, 23:55
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmLetcxwj6g

Keep it honest.

Quebeker
17th December 2012, 00:54
so if you try to protect your earnings you're dumb ?...b.

Thats not what I said.
I'm saying to lose a season because you blindly follow Fehr is not smart. Around 200 players out of 700 will never play in the NHL again if the season is cancelled (there was 245 players that retired after the last lockout). To them, this lockout is not worth it, they will never get their money back.
The superstars that arent gonna make 7 or more mils this year will never get that money back.
And if the Association is dissolved and if the owners are found to be right by the courts, the players could lose EVERYTHING the players fought for over the years. Free agency rights, guaranteed contracts, free equipment, trainers, medical care, etc. They are risking everything.
And the courts could very well rule the lockout is justified and agree that the NHL isnt a monopoly anymore since more than a third of the players are presently playing in Europe.

beano
17th December 2012, 02:00
what is happening is that the owners are trying to back out of contracts they agreed to and signed. they are not happy with the billions they are making just now, they want more of the players share too. the players are trying to protect the terms and conditions which you rightly say were fought for over the years. the 'millions' in wages the players will lose is nothing compared to the money the will lose if we go back to the 'harold ballard' years. i don't see how a court can call a lockout legal when the players are willing to play and negociate at the same time. the owners do not want this so locked them out. how can this be just ?...b.

Quebeker
17th December 2012, 02:45
what is happening is that the owners are trying to back out of contracts they agreed to and signed. they are not happy with the billions they are making just now, they want more of the players share too. the players are trying to protect the terms and conditions which you rightly say were fought for over the years. the 'millions' in wages the players will lose is nothing compared to the money the will lose if we go back to the 'harold ballard' years. i don't see how a court can call a lockout legal when the players are willing to play and negociate at the same time. the owners do not want this so locked them out. how can this be just ?...b.


The players were willing to play and negotiate for 2 reasons:
1- The system worked for them, their wages increased about 90% in the last 7 years.
2- And reserve themselves the chance to strike in April and threaten the play-offs.

And it seems like a lot of people are forgetting that even if the owners
are making billions, they are also paying out billions. They pay (most of them anyway) the arenas. And municipal taxes on those building. And Im sure their tax bills went up like mine did (my city taxes almost double in the last 7 years). Most teams also have another smaller arena for training. They pay all travel expenses, equipment, training staff, staff in the buildings, administration staff, coaches.
Their revenues may have doubled in the last CBA but so did the expenses.

The players were getting more than half the revenues but none of the risks.

An article in Forbes a couple weeks ago said that Toronto, Montreal and the Rangers accounted for 80% of the League's revenues. That means the money situation is very shitty everywhere else.

The players are correct in fighting for the contracting issues and the owners are correct to fight to control the money but they all acted like a-holes.

Phaedrus
17th December 2012, 12:34
From the beginning both the league and the players have taken a hard line,
Thats why they can't meet in the middle, it does not exist.

It's a perfect example of what happens when both parties have a lot of money
(more than they need to live a good life) for lawyers and can't see past their massive ego's.

Most of us can't imagine what it would be like to have millions in personal assets.
Who cares if you miss a few paycheques in order to win a battle and bring the other side to their knees.

The season will be lost for sure, and they may not be able to even resolve things for next season.

I think the fans are the winners in the end, either way when things get back to normal both parties will have lost a lot of money and pride and things may not even look the same as they do now. A big shakeup once in a while is a good thing.

I can only hope that when they finally resolve their differences the fans decide to take a walk, that would be sweet. (probably won't happen in Canada or the Northern US)

The big media giants, (here in Canada Rogers and Bell) control the airwaves and own the teams. If you ever needed evidence that there is collusion both Bell and Rogers own the Toronto Maple Leafs and Raptors 50-50. They purport to be competitors but yet share ownership of the same sports conglomerate.

I've just canceled my cable tv, no hockey whats the point?

DKHAN
17th December 2012, 12:50
One more note on the owners having all the 'risk'.
Keith Primeau retired 6 years ago, he still has lingering effects from concussions suffered playing in the NHL (migraines/memory loss).
This type of injury does not get better (alzheimers).
Ask the owners if they want to get out on the ice and take real risks.

I predict hockey next Dec, two less teams and no Bettman.
Enough owners force the hardliners to agree and the deal gets done.
Fehr did not call a strike or convince NHL to lock out players.
Bettman may work f/NHL but has major power when it comes to ops, look at BOG by laws and his veto power.
The only league to lose a full season is about to lose another, Bettmans 3rd.
Is there any thing else to say?

Quebeker
17th December 2012, 13:09
One more note on the owners having all the 'risk'.
Keith Primeau retired 6 years ago, he still has lingering effects from concussions suffered playing in the NHL (migraines/memory loss).
This type of injury does not get better (alzheimers).
Ask the owners if they want to get out on the ice and take real risks.

I predict hockey next Dec, two less teams and no Bettman.
Enough owners force the hardliners to agree and the deal gets done.
Fehr did not call a strike or convince NHL to lock out players.
Bettman may work f/NHL but has major power when it comes to ops, look at BOG by laws and his veto power.
The only league to lose a full season is about to lose another, Bettmans 3rd.
Is there any thing else to say?

Sorry, I meant "Financial risks" but you knew that.

beano
18th December 2012, 01:25
One more note on the owners having all the 'risk'.
Keith Primeau retired 6 years ago, he still has lingering effects from concussions suffered playing in the NHL (migraines/memory loss).
This type of injury does not get better (alzheimers).
Ask the owners if they want to get out on the ice and take real risks.

I predict hockey next Dec, two less teams and no Bettman.
Enough owners force the hardliners to agree and the deal gets done.
Fehr did not call a strike or convince NHL to lock out players.
Bettman may work f/NHL but has major power when it comes to ops, look at BOG by laws and his veto power.
The only league to lose a full season is about to lose another, Bettmans 3rd.
Is there any thing else to say?

yep, bettman is the 'bogey man' !!!...b.

maltesefalcon
18th December 2012, 01:40
Every player negotiating his own "contract" yet still belonging to a collective bargaining unit is one issue.
Couple that with the owners desire to tear up said agreements wholesale. Some of these deals were signed mere days before the lockout. This is the very definition of bad faith bargainiing.
Throw in Bettman inisting that dead or dying franchises remain in their cities instead of sending them tp places where they can make money.
The NHL ie the other owners have to shell out to prop up this farce. Then they get their begging bowls out to get that revenue back by paying their players less than they signed for.
Push Bettman under a bus and the lockout will end the next day.

maltesefalcon
18th December 2012, 01:45
One more thing.
I subscribe to 4 Canadian sports networks.
They have already got their money refunded by NHL
I looked in the mailbox today for a refund for org programming I have already paid for but not received.
Nope not yet.
And sorry I don't consider woman's curling or repeats of "classic games" to be a reasonable substitute.

Quebeker
18th December 2012, 01:55
Parise asking for a signing bonus of 10 millions this season, another 10 next year and 5 in the 3rd year whether there was hockey or not and not subject to rollbacks wasnt bad faith on his agent and himself's part?

I'm not pro-owner or pro-player. They are all right and wrong and conducting a business deal that doesnt include us. And that makes us think they are jerks.

Here's a good blog I found that explains the "myth" of Bettman:


The Mythological Gary Bettman
Posted 3:31 PM ET | Comments 2
If there is one thing anyone who follows the NHL knows, even the mere mention of the name, "Gary Bettman" evokes a response. The NHL Commish is a polarizing figure, no more so than when a new CBA is being formed, and especially when there is a strike or lockout. Everyone, from the casual hockey fan, to the players in the League, has an opinion of "Bettman", and surely aren't shy about voicing it. Admittedly, he's not my favorite person, based on what I've observed, but having never met him, my opinion is only based on the public face of the man.
There is one prevailing sentiment about Gary Bettman that is expressed over and over; whether it be in various media reports, NHL player interviews, and almost non stop on the player's Twitter accounts. The lockout is "all Gary Bettman's fault." He's been called every name under the sun, "idiot", thanks to Detroit's Ian White, to "a really mean man", thanks to a 6 or 7 year old boy I overheard at a shopping mall. The picture that's being painted of him is some power-mad little man, hell bent on ruining the NHL, laughing maniacally as he races around the NHL offices, sticking pins in NHL player dolls.
But, riddle me this, Batman (not Bettman). Who does Gary Bettman work for, and what is his job? Simplify it down, and Gary Bettman is a lawyer, hired by a group of extremely successful businessmen, to run the affairs of a branch of their respective empires.
Putting it another way; Gary Bettman is Darth Vader. Ask anyone who has seen the Star Wars movies who the villain is, and 99% will say, "Darth Vader." Cue the evil theme music, here comes the bad guy. But when, at any time, was old Darth calling the shots? Never! He was just doing what the Emperor wanted him to do. He was the face of the Evil Empire, because the Emperor wanted to stay out of the messy stuff.
That's Gary Bettman. The owners let ol' Gary do their dirty work, and take all the flak, an get boo'd where ever he goes, so that they can sit back and enjoy being the lovable guys in the luxury box up there who sign the paychecks. Gary Bettman does what his bosses tell him to do. Anyone who somehow thinks that it's the other way around, should take a long look at the people who own NHL teams. These are highly successful alpha male types, who are well past the "taking orders from others" stage of their careers. Most run multi-billion dollar companies themselves, so the $3.3 Billion NHL revenue number that's so widely reported is just another day at the office for them. Lawyers, to them, range from advisors to minions who do their bidding. So, for someone to conclude that Gary Bettman is somehow leading this group around by the noses, are giving him far too much credit. If he could do that, he should write a book and retire on the royalties, because it would be on every businessman's shelf. Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, but no Virginia, Gary Bettman is not somehow solely to blame for the NHL lockout. He's just an easy target.
The bull's eye on his back has been purposely put there, by the way. By all parties. The owners hired him, gave him a jacket with a target on it's back, and slinked away, muttering something about being too important to be captured. He gets his big bucks to be the whipping boy. The NHLPA absolutely wants Gary Bettman in that role. Nothing galvanizes a diverse group of people like an easily identifiable, singular enemy. The players want to blame Bettman, because once this is all done, they want a good relationship with their team's owners. Even the fans love to hate Gary. Just watch Gary walk out on the ice in any NHL arena, and listen to the Boo's rain down. And he does have that smarmy lawyer vibe, so it's easy to do.
But, alas, this Gary Bettman, the one man doing his best to ruin hockey, is but a figment of our collective imaginations. This lockout is not his doing, at least not without the explicit approval of the real power in the NHL, the 30 ownership groups. They tell Gary what to do, and if they wanted this to be over, it would be. Simple as that. (http://my.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?user_id=179608&post_id=14282)

beano
18th December 2012, 02:08
surely you have to blame the owners who signed 'parise and suter' to such ridiculous contracts ? ...b.

Ireeman
18th December 2012, 02:22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwoNQvSOxM8

DKHAN
18th December 2012, 12:49
Parise asking for a signing bonus of 10 millions this season, another 10 next year and 5 in the 3rd year whether there was hockey or not and not subject to rollbacks wasnt bad faith on his agent and himself's part?

I'm not pro-owner or pro-player. They are all right and wrong and conducting a business deal that doesnt include us. And that makes us think they are jerks.

Here's a good blog I found that explains the "myth" of Bettman:


The Mythological Gary Bettman
Posted 3:31 PM ET | Comments 2
If there is one thing anyone who follows the NHL knows, even the mere mention of the name, "Gary Bettman" evokes a response. The NHL Commish is a polarizing figure, no more so than when a new CBA is being formed, and especially when there is a strike or lockout. Everyone, from the casual hockey fan, to the players in the League, has an opinion of "Bettman", and surely aren't shy about voicing it. Admittedly, he's not my favorite person, based on what I've observed, but having never met him, my opinion is only based on the public face of the man.
There is one prevailing sentiment about Gary Bettman that is expressed over and over; whether it be in various media reports, NHL player interviews, and almost non stop on the player's Twitter accounts. The lockout is "all Gary Bettman's fault." He's been called every name under the sun, "idiot", thanks to Detroit's Ian White, to "a really mean man", thanks to a 6 or 7 year old boy I overheard at a shopping mall. The picture that's being painted of him is some power-mad little man, hell bent on ruining the NHL, laughing maniacally as he races around the NHL offices, sticking pins in NHL player dolls.
But, riddle me this, Batman (not Bettman). Who does Gary Bettman work for, and what is his job? Simplify it down, and Gary Bettman is a lawyer, hired by a group of extremely successful businessmen, to run the affairs of a branch of their respective empires.
Putting it another way; Gary Bettman is Darth Vader. Ask anyone who has seen the Star Wars movies who the villain is, and 99% will say, "Darth Vader." Cue the evil theme music, here comes the bad guy. But when, at any time, was old Darth calling the shots? Never! He was just doing what the Emperor wanted him to do. He was the face of the Evil Empire, because the Emperor wanted to stay out of the messy stuff.
That's Gary Bettman. The owners let ol' Gary do their dirty work, and take all the flak, an get boo'd where ever he goes, so that they can sit back and enjoy being the lovable guys in the luxury box up there who sign the paychecks. Gary Bettman does what his bosses tell him to do. Anyone who somehow thinks that it's the other way around, should take a long look at the people who own NHL teams. These are highly successful alpha male types, who are well past the "taking orders from others" stage of their careers. Most run multi-billion dollar companies themselves, so the $3.3 Billion NHL revenue number that's so widely reported is just another day at the office for them. Lawyers, to them, range from advisors to minions who do their bidding. So, for someone to conclude that Gary Bettman is somehow leading this group around by the noses, are giving him far too much credit. If he could do that, he should write a book and retire on the royalties, because it would be on every businessman's shelf. Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, but no Virginia, Gary Bettman is not somehow solely to blame for the NHL lockout. He's just an easy target.
The bull's eye on his back has been purposely put there, by the way. By all parties. The owners hired him, gave him a jacket with a target on it's back, and slinked away, muttering something about being too important to be captured. He gets his big bucks to be the whipping boy. The NHLPA absolutely wants Gary Bettman in that role. Nothing galvanizes a diverse group of people like an easily identifiable, singular enemy. The players want to blame Bettman, because once this is all done, they want a good relationship with their team's owners. Even the fans love to hate Gary. Just watch Gary walk out on the ice in any NHL arena, and listen to the Boo's rain down. And he does have that smarmy lawyer vibe, so it's easy to do.
But, alas, this Gary Bettman, the one man doing his best to ruin hockey, is but a figment of our collective imaginations. This lockout is not his doing, at least not without the explicit approval of the real power in the NHL, the 30 ownership groups. They tell Gary what to do, and if they wanted this to be over, it would be. Simple as that. (http://my.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?user_id=179608&post_id=14282)

$8Million USC in salary; 20 teams losing money, 3 lockouts... what are they paying him for?

Phaedrus
18th December 2012, 13:14
$8Million USC in salary; 20 teams losing money, 3 lockouts... what are they paying him for?

to break the back of the NHLPA,

Thats why this is going to end up in the courts,

not only is Mr. Bettman the whipping boy for the NHL but the other leagues NFL, NBA MLB are all watching hoping that Gary will be the one who tests (with the courts) whether the lockout is legal and whether the players can decertify as a bargaining tactic.

The others have been to the brink but settled before the courts had to decide

sportsterpaul
18th December 2012, 15:41
Very interesting reading, ( I just returned from another foray into the north woods), and have to wonder when push comes to shove? But, I was very pleased to find the "Wings" still undefeated,LOL!

Quebeker
18th December 2012, 16:57
Bad news Paul, the Wings may be undefeated but they are tied with last place Columbus.
:D

sportsterpaul
18th December 2012, 17:29
Ooooooh no! Now I'm crushed, thanks for that.

Quebeker
6th January 2013, 13:32
Looks like the lockout is over.

Ireeman
6th January 2013, 14:35
I am mildly enthused.

Airbozo
6th January 2013, 17:59
Looks like the lockout is over.

Now the fan lockout should start.

The NHL season is a no go for me. Maybe next year. Maybe.

I will still support my local HS and minor league teams though.

beano
7th January 2013, 00:16
thank the stars for that !!!...b.:banana

maltesefalcon
8th January 2013, 00:46
I'm gonna watch on tv as always
Never buy tickets anyway so pretty tough to boycott
That would only be punishing myself

Ireeman
8th January 2013, 00:55
48 games...what, is this bowling?

wysper
13th January 2013, 01:01
So in a shortened season, should the Stanley Cup even be up for grabs?

beano
13th January 2013, 01:34
So in a shortened season, should the Stanley Cup even be up for grabs?

yea man, best chance the leafs will ever get !!!...b.:clap

wysper
13th January 2013, 01:47
yea man, best chance the leafs will ever get !!!...b.:clap

LOL, I guess I should be happy where they are placed this deep into a season!!

Ireeman
13th January 2013, 02:12
Tampa Bay Lightning wins the cup..they have had the best off season.

acrux
13th January 2013, 02:16
Yeah right. Its going to be the stars.

sportsterpaul
13th January 2013, 02:19
Does this mean my "Wing's" may not remain undefeated?

acrux
13th January 2013, 02:44
I heard the entire wings team decided to not play this year.

sportsterpaul
13th January 2013, 02:48
They did that several times last year.

beano
13th January 2013, 12:57
now that the leafs have removed the biggest handicap... 'burke', we have to be favourites !...b.

Quebeker
13th January 2013, 13:00
I dont think Burke being gone is good news for the Leafs. Looks like that once again you got suits on the board who know nothing about hockey think they do.

beano
13th January 2013, 15:17
I dont think Burke being gone is good news for the Leafs. Looks like that once again you got suits on the board who know nothing about hockey think they do.

i think you're correct there about the 'suits', but i still think that 'burke' was going nowhere with the team he 'built'. i expect we will have to undergo another season like the past seven with no play-offs ...b.:frownthre

Candi_Hearts
13th January 2013, 16:28
. Go leafs go . :)

maltesefalcon
13th January 2013, 19:51
Hans fan
Can't wait for game 1
They got nowhere to go but up from last years fiasco!

acrux
13th January 2013, 23:31
I forgot that Minnesota signed praise and suter for 98 million each...wow.

XL Ed
14th January 2013, 01:11
Heard (at hockey no less) that Scott Gomez has been told not to bother showing up. He has a one way contract and I guess they think he is more of an attribute home on the couch eating pretzels and watching on Tv.

Quebeker
20th January 2013, 14:09
The Leafs are still unbeaten. :(

Gcram399
20th January 2013, 15:50
The Leafs are still unbeaten. :(

Yea, them and 1/2 the other teams that played yesterday..:D

beano
20th January 2013, 17:17
The Leafs are still unbeaten. :(

woo-hoo !!!...b.:banadanc

sportsterpaul
20th January 2013, 18:56
WOW, did the "Wings" get spanked or what?

Quebeker
20th January 2013, 19:19
did they show up thinking it was an exhibition game? :D

sportsterpaul
20th January 2013, 19:41
Lindstrom's absence was quite noticible, and they, ( the Wings), looked like they were sleep walking. Could be a LONG, short season.

norseXL
20th January 2013, 19:52
Hockey! like this?
Better than some tobacco chewing toothless guys :laugh

http://coedmagazine.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/naomi-van-as-2.jpg

Quebeker
22nd January 2013, 23:22
Wayne Gretzky next Leafs President?

beano
22nd January 2013, 23:41
the way they played last night...he could lead the attack !!!...b.

Quebeker
23rd January 2013, 00:38
lol. Maybe they should stop chewing tobacco.

sportsterpaul
23rd January 2013, 00:43
Looks like some other "Wings" team showed up for the second game,LOL!

wysper
27th January 2013, 02:37
The Leafs are still unbeaten. :(

Well you can rest easy. It didn't last long :censor

wysper
27th January 2013, 02:42
Hockey! like this?
Better than some tobacco chewing toothless guys :laugh



I see that and raise you sisters in the New Zealand Hockey team.

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Sam+Harrison+Charlotte+Harrison+New+Zealand+JiduM9 EOlKql.jpg

Quebeker
17th February 2013, 11:57
How did the Habs get in 1st place in the North East and 2nd in the East? I didnt see that coming.

maltesefalcon
17th February 2013, 12:38
Boston played fewer games
That helps

Stairman
24th February 2013, 11:16
http://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/136830/83114078.gif

beano
24th February 2013, 12:43
How did the Habs get in 1st place in the North East and 2nd in the East? I didnt see that coming.

still can't beat the 'leafs' though !!!.b.

maltesefalcon
24th February 2013, 15:21
still can't beat the 'leafs' though !!!.b.

Yeah they'll have that going for them when they collapse and fail to make the playoffs yet again.

Just kidding. I hope the Leafs do get in. It will inject some spirit back to the game after the lockout.

beano
1st March 2013, 02:00
still can't beat the 'leafs' though !!!.b.

doh ! spoke too soon...b.:frownthre

maltesefalcon
23rd March 2013, 16:07
Philly tanked
Pittsburgh and Habs look good
Chicago off the scale awesome this season!

Any bets on Leafs getting in the playoffs this year?

On another note I wonder how many people who were at the 67 Cup game are still alive? Getting to be a pretty exclusive club I would think

Quebeker
23rd March 2013, 16:23
Philly tanked
Pittsburgh and Habs look good
Chicago off the scale awesome this season!

Any bets on Leafs getting in the playoffs this year?

On another note I wonder how many people who were at the 67 Cup game are still alive? Getting to be a pretty exclusive club I would think

Come on man! Its not like it was WWI, it was only 46 years ago. I was born in 68 and didnt think I was that old.

maltesefalcon
23rd March 2013, 19:27
46 years is 2/3 of a life span , so maybe 2/3 of 20000 people are gone?
Anybody 30 or older at the game would be pretty close to their alloted time IMHO
Of course the youngsters would still be there
I was 12 at the time myself

beano
23rd March 2013, 20:12
leafs might make the play offs, but can't see them going very far if they do...b.

Quebeker
23rd March 2013, 20:40
The Kings showed last season that if you get in, you do have a fighting chance. If you get good goaltending.

Ireeman
23rd March 2013, 20:42
Are the Habs going going to rip my heart out?

Quebeker
23rd March 2013, 20:51
I think they will one way or another. They will either get swept in the 1st round or bring the Cup back home, in Canada, where it belongs.
;)

Ireeman
23rd March 2013, 21:05
25 to the sky.

beano
23rd March 2013, 21:26
The Kings showed last season that if you get in, you do have a fighting chance. If you get good goaltending.

the one thing the 'leafs' don't have !!!...b.

Ireeman
23rd March 2013, 21:39
Linda Ronstadt- Willin' - YouTube

maltesefalcon
23rd March 2013, 21:40
I think they will one way or another. They will either get swept in the 1st round or bring the Cup back home, in Canada, where it belongs.
;)

Hopefully the second
Been 20 years
Ole Ole Ole!

dragon62
1st April 2013, 15:21
http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm157/harleythor/penz.png..:D

wysper
1st April 2013, 22:10
the one thing the 'leafs' don't have !!!...b.

But good to see some fight! I am only a second year leaf fan, but even this year looks to be streets ahead of last year.

maltesefalcon
2nd April 2013, 12:47
Looks like theyll make the playoffs this year for a change
In fact if the playoffs were held today they would play the Habs
Thatwould be a great series

beano
2nd April 2013, 15:03
some talk about trading 'bozak' for 'kipper' from calgary' ! i would rather keep 'bozak' ...b.

Airbozo
2nd April 2013, 16:07
some talk about trading 'bozak' for 'kipper' from calgary' ! i would rather keep 'bozak' ...b.

Kipper _can_ be a good goalie, but I heard he made some comments that if he got traded, he would not show up. Something about family issues. Reminds me of the crap Nabby pulled.

beano
2nd April 2013, 16:54
Kipper _can_ be a good goalie, but I heard he made some comments that if he got traded, he would not show up. Something about family issues. Reminds me of the crap Nabby pulled.

remember when the goalie was just a 'shot stopper' ? now they seem to be 'prima donnas'...b.

loki03xlh
8th April 2013, 21:37
Don't look now, but guess who just beat the deadthings (and chi-town earlier) for their 4th in a row......

Let's Go Blues!!!!

Quebeker
8th April 2013, 22:25
http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm157/harleythor/penz.png..:D

I cant remember, did you post that before or after Crosby ate that puck?

dragon62
14th April 2013, 11:51
I cant remember, did you post that before or after Crosby ate that puck?

yes....unfortunately....:D:D

beano
15th April 2013, 00:26
'leafs' do them again !!!...b.:clap:clap:clap

sprink
15th April 2013, 00:34
Was going to watch the Wings tonight, but NBCsports (vs) is showing a special about the Canada vs Soviet Union games from '72. SportsterPaul is going to become the national hero shortly!

Wonder if they will mention Bobby Clark breaking the guys ankle, after saying he was going to......

Quebeker
15th April 2013, 01:44
Found this today and it's worth the copy and paste.

Q: What do the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Titanic have in common? A: They both look good until they hit the ice!

Q: What’s the difference between Frequent Flyer Miles and the Toronto Maple Leafs? A: Frequent Flyer Miles earn points.

Q: Why do Maple Leafs fans drink from a saucer? A: Because the cup's always in Detroit!

Q: Why did the Maple Leafs enforcer retire early? A: He was ice fishing and got run over by the zamboni!

Q: Why don't the Maple Leafs drink tea? A: Because the Canadiens and Red Wings have all the cups.

Q: What do you call 5 Toronto Maple Leafs players standing ear to ear? A: A wind tunnel.

Q: Why are the Maple Leafs like grizzly bears? A: Every fall they go into hibernation.

Q: What does a recent high school dropout and the Toronto Maple Leafs have in common? A: They’re both young, have no goals and no good prospects.

Q: What’s the difference between a line of cocaine and a pair of Leaf tickets? A: People would pass up a pair of Leaf tickets.

Q: What’s the difference between a fat chick and the Thashers? A: Even a fat chick scores every once in a while!

Q: Why do the Maple Leafs suck at geometry? A: Because they never have any points.

Q: What is it called when a Toronto Maple Leafs player blows in another Maple Leafs players ear? A: Data transfer.

Q: What do college students and the Maple Leafs have in common? A: They’ve both finished their year by April.

Q: What's blue and orange and goes down the toilet faster than Liquid Plumber? A: The Toronto Maple Leafs

Q: What do a fine wine and the Toronto Maple Leafs have in common? A: They both spend a lot of time in the cellar, cost too much and are only enjoyed on select occasions.

Q: Why is the Hockey Hall Of Fame in Toronto? A: It's the only way Leafs fans can get to see the Stanley Cup!

Q: Why did the Post Office recall their latest stamps? A: They had pictures of Maple Leafs players on them and people couldn't figure out which side to spit on.

Q: Why do people like driving a car with a Maple Leafs fan? A: Because you can park in the handicap zone!

Q: What do you get when you combine all 23 Toronto Maple Leafs with 23 lesbians? A: Fourty-Six people that dont do dick!

Q: What is the difference between a Toronto Maple Leafs fan and a pot hole? A: I would swerve to avoid the pot hole!

Q: What song do Toronto Maple Leafs fans sing before the end of the third period? A: Nobody knows. There's never any of them left.

Q: Whats the difference between the Toronto Maple Leafs and a mosquito? A: A mosquito stops sucking.

Q: Why did the little boy take his hockey stick up into a tree? A: He wanted to play with the Maple Leafs.

Q: What do the Toronto Maple Leafs and possums have in common? A: Both play dead at home and get killed on the road!

Q: What is the difference between a Maple Leafs fan and a baby? A: The baby will stop whining after awhile.

Q: Did you hear the Toronto Maple Leafs are moving to the Phillipines? A: They are going to be called the Manilla Folders!

Q: What do I have in common with the Toronto Maple Leafs? A: Next week, we'll both be watching the Stanley Cup Finals on television.

Q: What do Toronto Maple Leafs fans and sperm have in common? A: One in 3,000,000 has a chance of becoming a human being.

Q: How many Toronto Maple Leafs does it take to change a tire? A: One, unless it's a blowout, in which case they all show up

Q: What do you call 23 millionaires around a TV watching the Stanley Cup Finals? A: The Toronto Maple Leafs.

Q: How can you tell if a Maple Leafs fan just sent you a fax? A: There's a stamp on it!

Q: What do the Toronto Maple Leafs and Billy Graham have in common? A: They both can make 15,000 people stand up and yell "Jesus Christ".

Q: What is the difference between a bucket of shit and an Toronto Maple Leafs fan? A: The bucket.

Q: If you have a car containing a Maple Leafs forward, a Maple Leafs center, and a Maple Leafs defender, who is driving the car? A: The cop.

Q: How do you casterate an Toronto Maple Leafs fan? A: Kick his sister in the mouth

Q: What should you do if you find three Toronto Maple Leafs hockey fans buried up to their neck in cement? A: Get more cement.

Q: What's the difference between an Toronto Maple Leafs fan and a carp? A: One is a bottom-feeding, scum sucker, and the other is a fish.

Q. How did the Toronto Maple Leafs fan die from drinking milk? A. The cow fell on him!

Q: What does an Toronto Maple Leafs fan do when his team has won the Stanley Cup? A: He turns off the PlayStation 3.

Q: How many Toronto Maple Leafs fans does it take to change a lightbulb? A: None. Lava lamps don’t burn out man!

Q: What does a Toronto Maple Leafs fan and a bottle of beer have in common? A: They’re both empty from the neck up.

Q: Why do Toronto Maple Leafs fans keep their season tickets on their dashboards? A: So they can park in handicap spaces.

Q: How do the Maple Leafs spend the first week of training camp? A: Studying the Miranda Rights

Q: How do you keep a Maple Leafs fan from masturbating? A: You paint his dick Flyers orange and black and he won't beat it for 4 years!

Q. Why do ducks fly over Air Canada Centre upside down? A. There's nothing worth crapping on!

Q: Why doesn't Windsor have a professional hockey team? A: Because then Toronto would want one.

Q: Did you hear that Toronto's hockey team doesn't have a website? A: They can't string three "Ws" together.

Q: What's the difference between a Air Canada Centre hotdog, and a Wells Fargo Center hotdog? A: You can buy a Wells Fargo Center hotdog in May!

Q: Why did BP hire the Toronto Maple Leafs to clean up the Gulf oil spill? A: Because they'll go out there and throw in the towel!

Q: What's the difference between a dead dog in the road and a dead Toronto Maple Leafs fan in the road? A: There are skid marks in front of the dog

Q: What is a Toronto Maple Leafs fan's favorite whine? A: "We can't beat Philadelphia."

Q: How do you stop an Toronto Maple Leafs fan from beating his wife? A: Dress her in Philadelphia Orange and Black!

Q: What’s the difference between the Air Canada Centre and a red light district? A: In a red light district, you pay $300 bucks and somebody scores.

Q: What’s the difference between the Toronto Raptors and the Toronto Maple Leafs? A: The Raptors shoot at a net.

Q: Why are the Toronto Maple Leafs like Canada Post? A: They both wear uniforms and don't deliver!

Reckless Driver
A Maple Leafs fan liked to amuse himself by scaring every Flyers fan he saw strutting down the street in an obnoxious hockey jersey. He would swerve his van as if to hit them, then swerve back just missing them. One day while driving along, he saw a priest. He thought he would do a good deed, so he pulled over and asked the priest, "Where are you going, Father?" "I'm going to give Mass at St. Francis church, about two miles down the road," replied the priest. "Climb in, Father. I'll give you a lift!" The priest climbed into the passenger seat, and they continued down the road. Suddenly, the driver saw a Flyers fan walking down the road, and he instinctively swerved as if to hit him. But, as usual, he swerved back onto the road just in time. Even though he was certain that he had missed the guy, he still heard a loud THUD. not knowing where the noise came from, he glanced in his mirrors but still didn't see anything. He then remembered the priest, and he turned to the priest and said, "sorry Father, I almost hit that Flyers fan." "That's OK," replied the priest "I got him with the door."


Better at Sex
There were two men, one was a Maple Leafs fan and the other was a Flyers fan. These men were both madly in love with the same woman. So the woman challenged that whichever man does a better job at having sex with her would be her boyfriend. Both men accepted the challenge. That night, the woman had sex with the Maple Leafs fan and then the other night had sex with the Flyers fan. The next day the woman chose the Flyers fan to be her boyfriend. Shocked and outraged, the Maple Leafs fan asked why she didn't choose him. She replied by saying, "You, like your team not only come up short but always finish early!"


Career Day
It's career day in elementry school where each student talks about what their dad does. Little Johnny is last, and finally the teacher calls on him to talk about his dad. Johnny comes to the front of the class. 'My daddy is a dancer at a gay bar. He takes off his clothes for other men, and if they pay him enough money, he goes into the alley and performs sex acts on them.' The teacher is shocked, and she calls for an early recess for the rest of the class. She sits down with Johnny and asks him if this is really true about his dad. Johnny says; 'No, but I was too embarrassed to say he played for the Toronto Maple Leafs.' First Grade A first grade teacher explains to her class that she is a Toronto Maple Leafs fan. She asks her students to raise their hands if they were Maple Leafs fans, too. Not really knowing what a Maple Leafs fan was, but wanting to be like their teacher, hands explode into the air. There is, however, one exception. A girl named Mary has not gone along with the crowd. The teacher asks her why she has decided to be different. "Because I'm not a Maple Leafs fan." "Then," asks the teacher, "what are you?" "Why I'm proud to be a Philadelphia Flyers fan.", boasts the little girl. The teacher is a little perturbed now, her face slightly red. She asks Mary why she is a Flyers fan. "Well, My Dad and Mom are Flyers fans, and I'm a Flyers fan, too!" The teacher is now angry. "That's no reason," she says loudly. "What if your mom was a moron, and your dad was a moron, What would you be then?" A pause, and a smile. "Then," says Mary, "I'd be a Maple Leafs fan."

source: http://www.jokes4us.com/sportsjokes/nhljokes/torontomapleleafsjokes.html

Ireeman
15th April 2013, 01:50
Habs fans are so tolerant when it comes to Toronto....Oui?

Quebeker
15th April 2013, 01:52
Its like having a retarded brother. he may be retarded, but he's still your brother. lol

Ireeman
15th April 2013, 01:57
Its like having a retarded brother. he may be retarded, but he's still your brother. lol
That not righ...t...must hold in laughter......bad Q ba...:laugh:laugh:laugh:laugh:laugh:laugh:laugh:la ugh:laugh:laugh:laugh:laugh:laugh:laugh:laugh:laug h..ehem..bad q.

beano
15th April 2013, 13:06
lol...b...

sportsterpaul
15th April 2013, 16:15
Was going to watch the Wings tonight, but NBCsports (vs) is showing a special about the Canada vs Soviet Union games from '72. SportsterPaul is going to become the national hero shortly!

Wonder if they will mention Bobby Clark breaking the guys ankle, after saying he was going to......

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah, I did it again!:clap

beano
16th April 2013, 14:29
'habs' downed again !!!..b.:banana:banana:banana

Quebeker
18th April 2013, 03:05
Good thing the Habs clinched a spot already because right now they look like they're choking on chicken bones.

pat5150
20th April 2013, 01:01
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a624/polidori84/IMAG0278_zps8ed6dbfe.jpg

pat5150
20th April 2013, 01:01
Go hawks. President's trophy coming up!

Ireeman
20th April 2013, 01:30
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I am now rip apart. Q.... you know i am a Habs fan, 25 to the sky.

Da, was Bruin punch and shoot....Esposito...Cashmon, some guy out of Ottawa...Orrish.

Like Quebec in the late 70's...i am torn.

maltesefalcon
20th April 2013, 14:16
Rangers knocked out Sabers and Flyers in one win last night.
First time in a while Philly is out of the post season.

sportsterpaul
20th April 2013, 15:30
Could be worse,you could be a Wings fan!

DKHAN
22nd April 2013, 12:53
Rangers knocked out Sabers and Flyers in one win last night.
First time in a while Philly is out of the post season.

Orange & Black have been to the finals more times than out of the playoffs. All things considered, this will be along year in our hometown re/sports teams.

XL Ed
22nd April 2013, 13:12
We still have a chance Paul. Only 1 point back with 1(2?) games in hand.

sportsterpaul
22nd April 2013, 17:17
If they were only playing better I could get more excited! Well, here's crossing my fingers! Thanks Ed.

Quebeker
1st May 2013, 19:01
I'm not going to make any predictions about who's going to win the Cup. Seems like every expert in the world is picking Chicago vs Pittsburgh and 50-50 for the win.
Number 1seeds haven't met each other in the Finals since 2001, Avs won over NJ.

And sorry Leafs fans, no 5th seeds made it to the finals since Jersey won the Cup in 1995.

I will make a wish, Habs vs Vancouver. Like that, no matter who wins, the Cup would come back home to Canada.

pat5150
1st May 2013, 19:13
I hope your wish doesn't come true. ( that sounds horrible if you say it out loud.) Hawks win in a thriller last night! Back up goalie for the Wild was fantastic.

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Airbozo
1st May 2013, 19:55
I hope your wish doesn't come true. ( that sounds horrible if you say it out loud.) Hawks win in a thriller last night! Back up goalie for the Wild was fantastic.

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Agreed.

Chicago didn't look like they were ready to play. I thought they would handle the Wild easier than that.

I am kind of glad San Jose lost to LA in the last game. The Blues are going to be a tougher opponent to beat than Vancouver (at least in my opinion). Let's see how the game goes tonight.

Angryphoenix
1st May 2013, 22:19
..and so it begins...
Go Leafs Go

Ireeman
1st May 2013, 22:49
Allez Montreal...

sportsterpaul
2nd May 2013, 00:04
Well, damn if the Wings didn't finish strong, just enough to give you a little hope.

Ireeman
2nd May 2013, 01:34
Habs first, Bruins, then maybe Rockies/Avalanche ( Patrick Roy and Ray Bourgue, perfect alignment of the stars, it was nirvana ).

Think Ken Dryden and Bobby Orr.

Who can't root for that pair.

beano
2nd May 2013, 01:41
my prediction....'pens' won't get near the 'cup'...b.

Ireeman
2nd May 2013, 01:44
I will make a wish, Habs vs Vancouver. Like that, no matter who wins, the Cup would come back home to Canada.


It's a curse for winning the Gold.
I will remove the curse now.....Go Habs!...you are lucky i am a cool guy. :smoke

Like Marvin from R.E.D's said..."some people hold a grudge".

Quebeker
3rd May 2013, 03:03
Habs lose Lars Aller (who lost a few teeth and lots of blood with a broken nose) and the game despite shooting on Anderson 50 times and scoring only twice. Meanwhile Price let in 4 on 31 shots.

It's not going to be a long playoff run. :(

beano
3rd May 2013, 03:07
'habs' are too small. getting run over by the 'sens'...b.

Airbozo
3rd May 2013, 03:22
Habs first, Bruins, then maybe Rockies/Avalanche ( Patrick Roy and Ray Bourgue, perfect alignment of the stars, it was nirvana ).

Think Ken Dryden and Bobby Orr.

Who can't root for that pair.

I can never associate the Rockies with the Avalanche, two different clubs. Still have my Rockies sweater and wear it every time the Devils visit. Never when the Avalanche show up.

Beck #5.

sportsterpaul
3rd May 2013, 06:13
Damn, Wings blow a 3 goal lead and end up winning in overtime, just can't do anything easy!

shotgun46
3rd May 2013, 06:44
Go Red Wings :clap :clap :banadanc :banadanc :banadanc :banadanc

pat5150
4th May 2013, 04:57
Hawks! Hawks! Hawks! 2-0!!

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Ireeman
4th May 2013, 07:23
HABS win...i will take dat.

rejeanprimeau
4th May 2013, 13:31
Carey also lost a tooth in that game, The Habs have change the team doctor to a team dentist. Still wishing the CH end the serie in 5.

UKJ
4th May 2013, 13:42
go wings go

geoff
6th May 2013, 03:24
Dammit - can't get it to embed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-qBBvM9AIs

I live a 1/2 hr away from the arena and swear I could hear the crowd

Old Fashioned hockey!

Quebeker
6th May 2013, 11:16
I'm glad there was a Game of Thrones for preventing me from watching this beating. Old fashioned hockey is fun only if your team wins either the fight or the game.

Airbozo
6th May 2013, 15:24
Great game at The Tank last night. San Jose played a really good game and handily beat Vancouver. Shut down the wonder(less) twins with no problem. Very undisciplined play from the Orca's last night and that is what got them in trouble.

I forgot to bring the camera in to work today, so I will try to post some of the pictures later tonight. I think I may have even captured a goal in the second period.

Airbozo
6th May 2013, 15:29
Dammit - can't get it to embed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-qBBvM9AIs

I live a 1/2 hr away from the arena and swear I could hear the crowd

Old Fashioned hockey!

6 guys and the backup goalie left on the bench. Too funny.

geoff
6th May 2013, 16:43
I'm glad there was a Game of Thrones for preventing me from watching this beating. Old fashioned hockey is fun only if your team wins either the fight or the game.

Well for some of us ... they won both.

http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/hockey/injured-hockey-player-smiley-emoticon.gif

Ireeman
8th May 2013, 01:50
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wysper
9th May 2013, 02:52
Leafs in over time with the Bruins... GO LEAFS GO

sportsterpaul
9th May 2013, 06:05
Wings sure aren't making it easy on themselves!

wysper
9th May 2013, 09:08
The pain of the playoffs - still not as bad as the pain of NOT making the playoffs!


http://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/sports/leafs/2013/05/02/toronto_maple_leafs_ference_suspended_one_game_for _grabovski_hit/mikhail_grabovski.jpg.size.xxlarge.promo.jpg

Quebeker
9th May 2013, 09:10
The Sharks will win the Cup.
Since 89, 10 times, the team that eliminated the Canucks won the Cup, including the last 3.

Airbozo
9th May 2013, 17:01
The Sharks will win the Cup.
Since 89, 10 times, the team that eliminated the Canucks won the Cup, including the last 3.

Thanks for the show of support.

I was at the last 2 games and everyone in the arena knew that the Sharks would win game 3. When Patty scored in overtime of game 4, there was a moment of silence as everyone took in what actually happened and then the place went absofreakinlutely nuts! First time in Sharks history that they have swept a playoff series.

Todd McLellan made a statement that for the first time that the sharks have been in the playoff's they are flying under the radar. Not the best team, barely made it in and so-so expectations, yet they are kicking butt. Similar to what LA did.

The problem I see, is that the Sharks have always had problems with St. Louis and Chicago in the playoff's and this year struggled against LA.

We'll see how they play next round.

Even though the Red Wings are my 3rd favorite team, I was almost hoping they would miss the playoff's only because the Sharks would then be the team with the longest current playoff run. Only 9 though to Red Wings 22 (I think).

Pictures soon, have to move them from my laptop...

sportsterpaul
9th May 2013, 17:39
It is important to understand that "Playoff" hockey is a different game than regular season hockey. Weird things can and do happen.

Ireeman
14th May 2013, 00:37
The B's/Leafs is a battle Royal....1 to 1 in game 7. Bruins should be crushing but Toronto has some carpenter from Bethlehem in goal.