|September 19, 2012||Tweet|
|Written by Dobber|
|Tuesday, 18 September 2012 23:33|
Angus here. Get your reading glasses on - my Top 50 NHL Trade Value Rankings is published in its entirety. This is a long one - enjoy!
Lockout Update: Day 4 - There is still a lockout.
Fantasy Guide update - The guide was last updated September 14. I will announce the winners of the draw to get into the 3-Tiered Roto Invitational in 10-name spurts throughout the day. The first 30 40 50 all 60 names drawn are below. I will still draw another five names for the reserve list. Generally, we need between two and five people to sub in for those who can't make the draft or back out.
"... Teams that lose money want that the rich teams would share their profits. The message of the rich is brusque - not a chance! ... Commissar Gary Bettman has a great idea to solve this: Let's take some money off the players and give it to the poor teams ... NHL complains that players get too much (57%) of the whole business. The teams have a financial risk ... True, but maybe the NHL forgets that we players have risks as well ... one hit can end our career or that one cut by a skate can even end the whole life .
NHL has warned the teams of making too long and too front-loaded contracts. ... The perfect example is Minnesota's owner Craig Leipold ... 13 year long and over 100 million dollar deals (per player) ... The next day he puts on the NHL-jacket, goes to the other side of the table and tell the same hockey world, how inconceivable these new, long deals are. Come on!"
Brendan Ross gives us Part II of his OHL predictions for the year ahead (via The Hockey Writers).
Replacement players in January of 2013 if no agreement is reached? Bill Watters says it could be done:
“There are enough free agents around and players under contract in junior, on reserve lists and in the AHL to ice a team in every city,” said Watters. “It is conceivable. It wouldn’t be a long-term thing but a union breaking move.”
It worked for the NFL in 1987.
In fact, after third week of replacement players, the crowd at old RFK stadium in Washington were chanting to the players on the picket line “stay on strike.”
The players came back soon after with their tails between their legs and a new agreement that favoured the owners.
“This is not my idea and I am not saying I like any of this,” explained Watters. “You asked me the question and I am giving you my answer. If the owners replaced the players, how long would it be before most of the regular players would be back? I think it would be within two days.”
HAHAHA - I know they backtracked on this later, but still the original idea was hilarious. The ECHL's Bakersfield Condors had a promotion for when they played Stockton on December 27 - "Our City Isn't Bankrupt Night"
Yesterday I drew 20 names out of the entries of people looking to get into the 3-Tiered Roto Invitational. Here are those 20 names again, plus the first 40 names for today. There are 60 names in all, minus the four who finished second last year and also include the two basement dwellers from the Pro Tier. That means I will be drawing 54 names - and I'll draw six more names (getting the total back up to 60) to give me a reserve list, in case some can't make the draft date.
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