Pro Hockey

Re: Pro Hockey

Postby deja vu on Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:15 pm

Smitty, they say he will only miss a couple of games, but I think that he will miss a lot more in the future. He's not only top player on the sidelines,others are in the same position. Time for the NHL to accept the reality of the situation.


http://www.vancouversun.com/news/word+C ... story.html


Charles Darwin is not around to consult on this point, but there is quite a bit of scientific evidence — maybe not enough to sway the National Hockey League, but a fair amount — to suggest that the evolution of the species didn’t just happen in the past year.

The average NHL skater didn’t just add four inches, 30 pounds and 15 kilometres per hour of foot speed overnight. So the notion that concussions are happening with more frequency now because players are bigger and faster than ever is, at best, a half-truth.
Turn it up, turn it up, little bit higher radio
Turn it up, turn it up, so you know, radio
User avatar
deja vu
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 21817
Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:46 pm
Location: oceans of the world

Re: Pro Hockey

Postby deja vu on Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:50 pm

Looks like his relapse is more serious than most first thought. Hopefully this doctor will provide some answers as to
what is going on.


http://www.thestar.com/sports/article/1 ... alist?bn=1

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is undergoing a series of tests with a neurological spine specialist, the team announced Saturday.

The 24-year-old Crosby, who hasn’t played since early December because of concussion-like symptoms, travelled to California on Friday to meet with Dr. Robert S. Bray. Crosby accompanied the Penguins on their trip to Florida last weekend and skated with his teammates for two days. He then went to visit with Dr. Ted Carrick, a Canadian-born specialist in chiropractic neurology.
Turn it up, turn it up, little bit higher radio
Turn it up, turn it up, so you know, radio
User avatar
deja vu
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 21817
Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:46 pm
Location: oceans of the world

Re: Pro Hockey

Postby Tsukihime on Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:14 pm

The pro player must have some people helping him out with mind matters during his time of figuring out when and where he can play. It must be tough keeping a bench or spectator seat warm more often than skating on ice with peers.

He could eventually decide to get into sports medicine himself, given his own experience.
That's princess to you.
User avatar
Tsukihime
Starting Member
Starting Member
 
Posts: 77
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:08 pm
Location: Storyteller's chair

Re: Pro Hockey

Postby CielOnTap on Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:05 pm

Update related to the Lokomotiv Yaroslav hockey players airliner crash from last year: the flight crew was flying illegally. The airline lost its licence to fly two weeks after the crash and the company went out of business.

The Yak-42 aircraft carrying the KHL team Lokomotiv crashed a few minutes after taking off from Yaroslavl airport on Sept. 7, 2011.

Yak Service’s licence was revoked two weeks after the tragedy, leading to the airline going out of business.


http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/article/1252180--lokomotiv-yaroslavl-plane-crash-flight-crew-wasn-t-entitled-to-fly-pilot-had-falsified-documents-investigators-say

Since Russia is hosting the next Winter Games, it is worthwhile to examine the airlines that will be transporting people to Sochi and area. European Union maintains a website that indicates any airline banned from flight within the EU. http://ec.europa.eu/transport/air-ban/list_en.htm

The Russian federal entity known as State ATM Corporation is in charge of Air Navigation Services. While I'm grateful there is an English language option (the UK flag is linked to the English pages) to find out more about the company, I cannot locate any lists or reports of airlines with regulatory issues in Russia.
http://gkovd.ru/en/modules/LINKS/
The company's ISO 9001: 2008 certificate expires on December 22, 2012. Image
80s pop music fan here!
User avatar
CielOnTap
Moderation Team Leader
 
Posts: 10163
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:39 pm
Location: Canada

Re: Pro Hockey

Postby deja vu on Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:06 pm

The jokes are always there, that will never change, but now they have hit rock bottom for real. They are the worst of the worst of all of the professional teams in the NHL, MLB, NFL and NBA. It's beyond sad and pathetic.

It's been many years since I have seen the Leafs play in Maple Leaf Gardens and back then they had close to a full house for every home game. I can't imagine that happening now, especially when ticket prices are through the roof. Would you pay over 50.00 for a game in the nose bleed section in the new arena they are housed in?


http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-pu ... --nhl.html



I can't decide whether to envy this kid's optimism or pity its eventual demise. For the 10th straight year, ESPN The Magazine has released its Ultimate Standings, a list that ranks every professional sports team in the NBA, MLB, NHL and NFL from 1st to 122nd.

And, for the first time since the inaugural list in 2003, when the Columbus Blue Jackets landed at the bottom, a hockey team is in the basement. That team: the Toronto Maple Leafs, who are worse than the Sacramento Kings, which is the worst kind of worst.
Turn it up, turn it up, little bit higher radio
Turn it up, turn it up, so you know, radio
User avatar
deja vu
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 21817
Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:46 pm
Location: oceans of the world

Re: Pro Hockey

Postby deja vu on Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:55 pm

The powers that be aka the owners thought this would be a good idea. Unfortunately for them, it's turned into the Christmas Card that went horribly wrong.

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/12/24/fr ... stmas-card


Image
Turn it up, turn it up, little bit higher radio
Turn it up, turn it up, so you know, radio
User avatar
deja vu
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 21817
Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:46 pm
Location: oceans of the world

Re: Pro Hockey

Postby pysanky on Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:11 pm

Fans want to see hockey. Not big surprise fan reaction is poor at seeing card by NHL. Stores selling hockey stuff are sad, sad, sad. Food places too seeing smaller sales.
Happy New Year-2015 now on scene.
User avatar
pysanky
Senior Member
Senior Member
 
Posts: 390
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:13 pm
Location: International food court

Re: Pro Hockey

Postby alohasand on Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:08 pm

The players with the advertising and merchandising contracts outside of hockey are probably glad they have endorsement deals. No idea if the players are hitting the speaking circuit to make appearance money.
Staycation=stay at home and do fun things inexpensively.
User avatar
alohasand
Super Member
Super Member
 
Posts: 636
Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:37 am
Location: Kokomo

Re: Pro Hockey

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:34 pm

There's news that the NHL lockout is over as of 5am ET today? What does this mean for hockey fans?
NHL, NHLPA agree to framework of new CBA
Sunday, 01.06.2013 / 7:27 AM / News
By Shawn P. Roarke - NHL.com Senior Managing Editor
NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association reached agreement on the framework of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement early Sunday morning.

After a marathon 16-plus hour negotiating session at the Sofitel Hotel that began Saturday afternoon, the sides announced an agreement in principle shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday.

The League did not announce the start date of the season or the number of games each team will play. Those details will be announced soon.

The deal, agreed to at approximately 4:40 a.m., was announced jointly by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr in the same hotel conference room where the negotiations were conducted with the assistance of Scot Beckenbaugh, Deputy Director for Mediation Services for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=649086&navid=DL|NHL|home

Basically, it's too soon to mention games and length of season. Information will be provided.
80s pop music fan here!
User avatar
CielOnTap
Moderation Team Leader
 
Posts: 10163
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:39 pm
Location: Canada

Re: Pro Hockey

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:07 pm

The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired Brian Burke from his four-year post as president and general manager (GM) of the team. With the pro-hockey season soon to resume, people are asking who will replace Burke. Well, I'm late to the update-Dave Nonis, Burke's assistant, got the job.

http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/article/1312705--brian-burke-fired-an-era-ends

The NHL Board of Governors has approved the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), which now goes to the players for ratification.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=649592

Someone has determined that cycles in NHL business parallels cycles in Austria's economy-really. Have a look at the logic:
http://reason.com/archives/2013/01/08/how-austrian-economic-theory-explains-th
There is, however, an economic explanation for the recent lockout mania that parallels Austrian business cycle theory. The Austrian theory holds that government manipulation of interest rates leads to a period of malinvestment followed by liquidation—the boom-bust cycle. The sports business cycle operates along similar lines, only instead of a central bank manipulating the price of money, a league tries to control the price of labor through collective bargaining. Each such attempt inevitably results in a period of malinvestment followed by liquidation—the lockouts—before the cycle begins anew.

Even folks not versed in Austrian economics seem to instinctively sense there is a business cycle, especially as it applies to the NHL. Much of the initial social media reaction to yesterday's announced settlement was, “See you at the next lockout in 2020.” This isn't cynicism. The 2012-2013 lockout marked the third consecutive occasion where the expiration of the NHL's labor agreement resulted in a management lockout. After the prior lockout in 2004-2005, the NHL's leaders claimed they finally had a rational system in place to “control costs” and maintain 30 competitive franchises. Yet eight years later, those same leaders claimed that system had failed and a new round of central planning was necessary.


An interesting find in that article about the economic theory-Mitt Romney's former Bain Capital company was involved in the NHL?
One way to break the sports business cycle would be to abandon the franchise model altogether and restructure the NHL as a single entity. In fact, Bain Capital proposed to do just that during the 2004-2005 lockout, offering $3.5 billion for all 30 NHL teams. Under Bain's management, the NHL would have been a single corporation with 30 divisions, as opposed to a cartel of 30 partially merged firms. As Deadspin's Barry Petchesky observed, this would have turned NHL teams into “[f]ast-food franchises, if you will, with extremely limited autonomy.”


Don't forget to read the related story about Mitt Romney and Bain Capital from July 2012:
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/articles/2012/07/20/romney_kept_reins_bargained_hard_on_severance/?page=full
80s pop music fan here!
User avatar
CielOnTap
Moderation Team Leader
 
Posts: 10163
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:39 pm
Location: Canada

PreviousNext

Return to Sports

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 32 guests

cron