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    It's back but do we care? NHL 2013

    Well it seems the boys will be taking to the ice soon but I would say I'm not in any hurry to see them there. After the long drawn-out affair, I'm somewhat bitter with them all and at this point don't see a lot of reason to say "yipee". More like I'm indifferent and likely to only the occassional game if nothing better is on. Not that I ever spent money on any team or attended any games but I did root for certain teams. Now it's just meh! whatever.

    And Bettman -- don't get me started. I don't buy or believe his "apology" and am hoping that he leaves much sooner than later.
    Crazy about sports!

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    Well, Toronto did put a little buzz back in the building with the firing of Brian Burke, their GM. Love him or hate him, they took some attention away from the Jays!

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    I missed hockey, and hate basketball so I imagine it will be back on our tv.

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    I hated the lockout, but this is the business part of hockey... The game is back, and I've never been so happy to have to put my alarm clock at 3 a.m. again!
    And there's the whole Luongo drama going on, which should be interesting to follow!

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    Can't wait for my Leafs and Flames to hit the ice again!!

    Especially my Leafs as the ABB era begins. Today's Presser has reenforced my opinion of Burkie...Buh BYE and here's hoping the door hits his butt HARD on his way out too.

    The last time I was this happy over a Leafs firing was last year when they got rid of Burkie's buddy Wilson. Thank God Bell and Rogers are now the owners of the Team and not the Teachers!!!

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    The Memo of Understanding has been signed by both parties. The Lockout is now OFFICIALLY OVER!!!!

    2 hrs now need to pass before trades can be made. This could be an interesting night once 1am EST is reached.

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    I'm excited. I was angry and indifferent during the lockout, but whatever. I love hockey, I love the Oilers, and I'm excited for the season to (finally) get going!

    Fun note - a bunch of the Oilers players are tweeting today that they're organizing a pick-up game of shinny at a local park this afternoon. Fun!

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    Go Oilers Go! Wish I could get down to Hawrelak today but will have to make do with coverage on the news . So glad the season is finally starting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habs View Post
    I'm excited. I was angry and indifferent during the lockout, but whatever. I love hockey, I love the Oilers, and I'm excited for the season to (finally) get going!

    Fun note - a bunch of the Oilers players are tweeting today that they're organizing a pick-up game of shinny at a local park this afternoon. Fun!
    Saw that on Twitter earlier today and good for them to do it. That's one way to get the fans back.

    My other team, and one of your most hated , the Calgary Flames put together a bunch of players and Harvey the Hound and did a Visit the Minor League Arenas Tour today. Harvey looked exhausted in the last Tweet. Once again, great idea!!

    Oh and last night Phil Pritchard, otherwise known as The Keeper of the Cup, tweeted a picture of the Cup in LA. It's the first time the Kings have seen it since they were added to the Cup and the reactions on their faces when pointing out their names? Priceless!!

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    I was annoyed at both sides during the lockout and just wanted them to get it done. I never made threats of never watching hockey again, I couldn't, I love the game. I can't wait for next Tuesday and the first home game!

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    The Wings played a scrimmage with their farm team at Compuware arena yesterday. I'd have gone if I wasn't busy. It "sold out" (tickets were free) an hour before the scrimmage was supposed to start. Comments about the fans:

    Less than an hour before game time, 5:02 p.m. to be exact, of the Detroit Red Wings’ Red and White game at Compuware Arena, the parking was shut down because the scrimmage was a sellout.

    “I thought that was maybe the best thing about the whole night,” Wings coach Mike Babcock said after Team Red’s 4-2 win over Team White Tuesday night. “I understand the parking lot was jammed and it was tough getting in here. They fans are very, very supportive of the players and I’m appreciative that they stuck with us.”

    “That’s awesome,” said goalie Jimmy Howard, who was in net for Team White. “Just says how much our fans love us. The way they came out here tonight, it’s inspiring for us.”
    http://www.pressandguide.com/article...ewmode=default

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    Well, when you wait 23 years for your team to win the Cup, heck yeah you want the league to start back up again ASAP so you can defend!

    Banner being raised at the Staples Center Saturday at noon!! Woo-Hoo

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    Congratulations to Henrik Zettenburg, the new Captain of the Detroit Red Wings!!

    Also the first two games at home, the Calgary Flames 50-50 draw win will be $50,000 regardless.

    Nice Thank You gift.

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    Re: It's back but do we care? NHL 2013

    Well, barring the unexpected I'll be moving back to Montreal in a couple weeks. And that being the case I'm darned happy I'll have hockey on the TV. Slingbox feeds definitely don't cut it compared to HD. Go Habs!

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    The Panthers play down the street from me. I've been to one preseason game since they've existed. I'm going to their opening home game Saturday night. A bunch of fellow soccer fans are going, too. Upper deck in the corner is a $20 ticket. It should be fun.

    NJL

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    I care! Our Coyotes are back on the ice, and most probably I am going to their first game on the 20th.

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    So proud to be both a Leafs and a Joffery Lupul fan tonight...

    Toronto Maple Leafs ~ Maple Leafs and Joffrey Lupul Announce 'Lupe's Troops' Program

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    I really haven't missed it and I won't really pay attention until the Canucks get to the playoffs but I'm not all that mad. I certainly don't blame the players--it's not like they are forcing the GM's to pay them those amounts. And I don't really blame any of the Canadian teams--most of them were doing fine beforehand. They're a minority to those US cities that have no business having a hockey team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manhn View Post
    They're a minority to those US cities that have no business having a hockey team.
    Starting with both Florida teams, the team in Phoenix, and the one in Columbus....

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    Quote Originally Posted by KHenry14 View Post
    Starting with both Florida teams, the team in Phoenix, and the one in Columbus....
    Thanks we appreciate your support...

    NJL......

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