Stop the insanity !

Stop the insanity !

Post by cat.. » Sun, 05 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Please everyone, I think I speak for many others when I say that I am
sick and tired of hearing how the N.H.L is being unfair to your team, to
Canadian teams, to small-market teams etc. etc.

Really, who cares that Miami is so crucial to the growth of professional
hockey that its team gets to bypass having to "build" a contender by
having a whole team full of veterans handed to them by the leagueplus
the right to name yourself "Florida" even though there was an N.H.L team
there before them?

And I for one see nothing inequitable in the fact that if you're the Los
Angeles Kings, you can go broke over and over again but if you're a fan
of Minnesota or Hartford you get to see your teams massacred by the
league to make room for franchises in bigger "markets".

Who cares that Canada gets (at least) two of their eight N.H.L teams,
the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Canada Cup and many of the the country's
best players taken away from them while Denver, Phoenix, and Atlanta get
a second and a third chance at major-league hockey to prove to American
sponsors that the N.H.L is "friendly" to fans the States?

And if you're the San Jose Sharks you get all that plus be handed the
remnants of one of those 25-year old teams the league killed off and the
commissioner's facilitating all the unbalanced trades you need to build
a decent teamnever have a winning season and still be considered a
success as long you sell a lot of Starter jackets to the gangsta types.

AND... (this one's for you Hamilton)

If you're Ottawa you finally get the team in 1992 that should've been
one of the Second Six, as long as you agree to build an arena in a
war-zone so the league can complain that attendance is dropping
offtherefore Canadians are poor fans and the country should never
receive another N.H.L franchise.  Nothing but whining... right ??

Tell me, WHO REALLY CARES ?????

Jeff Kish

Go Rafales !

 
 
 

Stop the insanity !

Post by Graham Stilwel » Mon, 06 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Please everyone, I think I speak for many others when I say that I am
> sick and tired of hearing how the N.H.L is being unfair to your team, to
> Canadian teams, to small-market teams etc. etc.

> Really, who cares that Miami is so crucial to the growth of professional
> hockey that its team gets to bypass having to "build" a contender by
> having a whole team full of veterans handed to them by the leagueplus
> the right to name yourself "Florida" even though there was an N.H.L team
> there before them?

> And I for one see nothing inequitable in the fact that if you're the Los
> Angeles Kings, you can go broke over and over again but if you're a fan
> of Minnesota or Hartford you get to see your teams massacred by the
> league to make room for franchises in bigger "markets".

> Who cares that Canada gets (at least) two of their eight N.H.L teams,
> the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Canada Cup and many of the the country's
> best players taken away from them while Denver, Phoenix, and Atlanta get
> a second and a third chance at major-league hockey to prove to American
> sponsors that the N.H.L is "friendly" to fans the States?

> And if you're the San Jose Sharks you get all that plus be handed the
> remnants of one of those 25-year old teams the league killed off and the
> commissioner's facilitating all the unbalanced trades you need to build
> a decent teamnever have a winning season and still be considered a
> success as long you sell a lot of Starter jackets to the gangsta types.

> AND... (this one's for you Hamilton)

> If you're Ottawa you finally get the team in 1992 that should've been
> one of the Second Six, as long as you agree to build an arena in a
> war-zone so the league can complain that attendance is dropping
> offtherefore Canadians are poor fans and the country should never
> receive another N.H.L franchise.  Nothing but whining... right ??

> Tell me, WHO REALLY CARES ?????

> Jeff Kish

> Go Rafales !

Your comments are so much like mine. If you really want to see things as
they are pick up a copy of Mike Lupica's "Mad as Hell". It's a real eye
opener.

 
 
 

Stop the insanity !

Post by Chris Murp » Mon, 06 Jan 1997 04:00:00

           What do you think the new proposed division alignments
will do???Its absurd and will be the death of the NHL AND its true
fans-not these luxury suite jackasses that discuss the lawcases they
have to work on the next day.Even better,the two elderly ladies
knitting
and telling us to quiet down because we were cheering-not being
obnoxious.
          Thats the price to pay for a new building,I realize.But truth
be known the true fans are being screwed for this.Is a new building
worth it??????

                I dread the day these gangsta types start wearing flyers starter
Jackets after a cup win....I guess thats society's way of weeding out
the bandwagon trash.

 
 
 

Stop the insanity !

Post by Susan Carroll-Cla » Mon, 06 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Greetings!

Quote:
>the Hockey Hall of Fame

Last time I checked (drove by it two days ago), this was still in Canada.

Cheers--
Susan Carroll-Clark