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#1 TheMatrix31

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:28 AM

It's over, baby!

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:12 AM

And Doug Marrone hired as Bills coach! What a wild sports night people will be waking up to!

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:13 AM

As posted in the CBA thread, Lockout is over.

More details on training camps/schedules to be released sometime Sunday.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:16 AM

New 10 year deal...season to start Jan 15-19th!

http://sports.yahoo....05515--nhl.html


Also, Bills hire Doug Marrone, from Syracuse, as their new head coach:

http://aol.sportingn...ing-chan-gailey

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:18 AM

Just read that details on camps and such won't come until Monday.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:19 AM

View PostTheMatrix31, on 06 January 2013 - 06:18 AM, said:

Just read that details on camps and such won't come until Monday.

You are right.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:23 AM

Oh happy and conflicting day...hockey is back!

And the "exhaustive" search netted....Doug Marone?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:29 AM

It's finally over!!!!!

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:36 AM

Great news, now the Sabres can cut Leino and fire Lindy! :w00t:

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:38 AM

Are we supposed to be happy it's over?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:39 AM

This is being discussed in multiple threads.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:43 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 06 January 2013 - 06:38 AM, said:

Are we supposed to be happy it's over?
Why wouldn't you be? The CBA is just part of the business aspect of sports. You shouldn't let that effect your enjoyment of the NHL. There is a reason why so many of us have followed and loved the NHL for as long as we have. Now that they are returning and getting back on the ice I am ecstatic. A month from now when they are battling on the ice and we here on this board are verbally battling about players, coaches and officials I won't even remember there was a lockout.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:44 AM

View PostDeLuca67, on 06 January 2013 - 06:43 AM, said:

Why wouldn't you be? The CBA is just part of the business aspect of sports. You shouldn't let that effect your enjoyment of the NHL. There is a reason why so many of us have followed and loved the NHL for as long as we have. Now that they are returning and getting back on the ice I am ecstatic. A month from now when they are battling on the ice and we here on this board are verbally battling about players, coaches and officials I won't even remember there was a lockout.

Well said!

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:46 AM

View PostDeLuca67, on 06 January 2013 - 06:43 AM, said:


Why wouldn't you be? The CBA is just part of the business aspect of sports. You shouldn't let that effect your enjoyment of the NHL. There is a reason why so many of us have followed and loved the NHL for as long as we have. Now that they are returning and getting back on the ice I am ecstatic. A month from now when they are battling on the ice and we here on this board are verbally battling about players, coaches and officials I won't even remember there was a lockout.

I don't mean unhappy because hockey is back. I'm saying both sides should have had it done months ago.

Now comes the "we did this and that for you, the fan" ######.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:50 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 06 January 2013 - 06:46 AM, said:



I don't mean unhappy because hockey is back. I'm saying both sides should have had it done months ago.

Now comes the "we did this and that for you, the fan" ######.

Right. Happy we get hockey back, but going to be interesting the spin they put on it.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

View PostSpndnchz, on 06 January 2013 - 06:46 AM, said:

I don't mean unhappy because hockey is back. I'm saying both sides should have had it done months ago.

Now comes the "we did this and that for you, the fan" ######.
It's like any other relationship. You have a disagreement, it gets dragged out, when it's over both sides feel silly and wonder why they ever fought in the first place.

As far as the fans, both sides were battling over our money, any person that comes out and says otherwise is being disingenuous. Let them say what they want to say, we are smart enough not to step in the piles of BS both sides will be spreading.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:57 AM

So that free Center Ice thing was probably BS, huh.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:10 AM

Now we can start complaining about how the Sabres are soft and how they have absolutely no center depth.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:18 AM

View PostOverPowerYou, on 06 January 2013 - 07:10 AM, said:

Now we can start complaining about how the Sabres are soft and how they have absolutely no center depth.

After months of hearing about "make whole" and contract limits, etc., I will take that.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:19 AM

View PostOverPowerYou, on 06 January 2013 - 07:10 AM, said:

Now we can start complaining about how the Sabres are soft and how they have absolutely no center depth.

Does anyone remember that we traded Roy for ott?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:29 AM

Revenue sharing at 200 million plus a 60 million growth fund.

Cap next year will be $64.3 million (players win).  Cap floor at $44 million (owners win)

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:30 AM

Wake up to text about lockout ending "yay." Trying to fall back asleep get text about Bills hiring Marrone "uuuuhhhhh." Interesting start to the day.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:32 AM

Seven year contract limit, 8 for signing your own players.

All 14 non-playoff team will make ago at the number one pick.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:02 AM

Additional Details:

http://sports.yahoo....11659--nhl.html

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:05 AM

The league coming off their demand for a $60 million cap in Year 2, meeting the NHLPA's request to have it at $64.3 million - which was the upper limit from last year's cap. The salary floor in Year 2 will be $44 million.
- The upper limit on the salary cap in the first year is $60 million, but teams can spend up to $70.2 million. The cap floor will be $44 million.
- The 10-year deal also has an opt-out clause that kicks in after eight years.
- The salary variance on contracts from year to year cannot vary more than 35 per cent and the final year cannot vary more than 50 per cent of the highest year.
- A player contract term limit for free agents will be seven years and eight years for a team signing its own player.
- The draft lottery selection process will change with all 14 teams fully eligible for the first overall pick. The weighting system for each team may remain, but four-spot move restriction will be eliminated.
- Supplemental discipline for players in on-ice incidents will go through NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan first, followed by an appeal process that would go through Bettman. For suspensions of six or more games, a neutral third party will decide if necessary.
- Revenue sharing among teams will spread to $200 million. Additionally, an NHLPA-initiated growth fund of $60 million is included.
- The NHL had hoped to change opening of free agency to July 10, but the players stood firm and it remains July 1 in the new agreement. But with a later ending to the season, free agency for this summer will start at a later date.
Also, a decision on NHL participation at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games will be made outside of the new CBA. While it is likely that the league will participate, the IIHF and IOC will have discussions with the NHL and Players' Association.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:05 AM

Does this mean Raziel is coming back?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:11 AM

Hockey will be back!!!; I know in Buffalo, we are all far too loyal to really have an effective boycott of the NHL; how does this affect the NHL in other parts of the country, i.e smaller fanbases; or will this just blow over and have all return to normal within a month?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:14 AM

@RealKyper
Note on new #CBA compliance buyouts. #NHL clubs can use the 2 buyouts over the next 2 summers only. Also option to use both buyouts at once

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

My regular work schedule is Fri/Sat/Tues nights off, but if Buffalo's first game is anything but Tues night the 15th, I'll be revising my schedule to watch the first game. I'll be right back in ...

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

Can't wait for Leino to GTFO.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:43 AM

Miller is soft

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:00 AM

Hey, I can start posting again. I was so pissed at the NHL and it's players I wanted nothing to do w them until they reached a deal.

And I am kinda excited to see Marrone as the Bills HC. Great Sunday morning for Buffalo sports fans.

Let's Go Buffalo!!!

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:07 AM

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NHL GMs, as well as OHL, WHL and QMJHL, are still waiting to hear what rules are for calling up signed prospects from junior (CHL).

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:08 AM

Where am I? Is this real life?



Thursday, the 15th, let the Bills once again play second fiddle. Doug Marrone, what a joke.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:19 AM

Any idea what the salary cap means to the Sabres this year? My assumption is that they need to shed $10 million just to start the season.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:32 AM

View PostSabresFanInRochester, on 06 January 2013 - 09:19 AM, said:

Any idea what the salary cap means to the Sabres this year? My assumption is that they need to shed $10 million just to start the season.

Don't think they have to shed a dime.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

View PostSabresFanInRochester, on 06 January 2013 - 09:19 AM, said:

Any idea what the salary cap means to the Sabres this year? My assumption is that they need to shed $10 million just to start the season.

Cap doesn't change until next year.  We actually have about $6 million in cap space this year.

And keep the ###### Bills ###### in the Buffalo Bills thread.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:43 AM

I'm still bitter about the lockouts. I don't know if I'll care all that much anymore. Lindy is still coach, Darcy is GM, Miller's still the goalie. and the Sabres are mediocre. We just keep getting the rug pulled out from under us as Bflo sports fans.

Edited by 716, 06 January 2013 - 09:44 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

Opening night tune for Sabres



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

Also hearing that teams won't be able to walk away from arbitration if ruling is less than $3.5 million.