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Blackhawks star still unimpressed by NHL effort

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08:27 AM ET 10.18 | Saying, "They're trying to sway public opinion," consider Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews among players not all that impressed by the NHL's latest proposal on a new collective bargaining agreement. "It's something, but it's not anything to get overly excited about," Toews said Wednesday after a news conference to promote the "Champs for Charity" game Oct. 26 at Allstate Arena. "We'll look at it and consider it and see where we go from there." The league offered a 50-50 split of hockey-related revenue Tuesday with the intention of saving an 82-game regular season. ... "If they were that desperate to conserve an 82-game season and get things done, this would have been done already. There's no real effort there."

Chicago Tribune

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October 18, 2012  08:34 AM ET

Now you just sound stupid Johnny.

October 18, 2012  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Now you just sound stupid Johnny.

"Here's Johnny!!!!!!!!!!!".........<tweak that monologue>

October 18, 2012  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Now you just sound stupid Johnny.

I disagree. He's right. The players shouldn't concede any more than they already have. You can't have owners crying over their take when they're the ones signing the deals in the first place. I get sick of hearing guys like Craig Leipold whining how the system is broken and player salaries are out of control and killing the revenue, then watching him turn around and add $196 million in payroll on TWO players just weeks later.

October 18, 2012  09:16 AM ET

"It's something, but nothing to get excited about".

Oh, I thought he was watching the 2011-2012 TOR highlight reel DVD

October 18, 2012  09:23 AM ET
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"It's something, but nothing to get excited about".

Oh, I thought he was watching the 2011-2012 TOR highlight reel DVD

LOL - I bought it and loved all 45 seconds of it.

October 18, 2012  09:48 AM ET

The Dwarf may be a jerk (OK, sorry, he IS a jerk) but when the League has to negotiate individually with 700 geniuses it takes about 193 times longer than it should.

October 18, 2012  10:09 AM ET
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The Dwarf may be a jerk (OK, sorry, he IS a jerk) but when the League has to negotiate individually with 700 geniuses it takes about 193 times longer than it should.

I concur. And Little Johnny might have to change his name to "You can't be Serious Captain."

October 18, 2012  10:55 AM ET
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I disagree. He's right. The players shouldn't concede any more than they already have. You can't have owners crying over their take when they're the ones signing the deals in the first place. I get sick of hearing guys like Craig Leipold whining how the system is broken and player salaries are out of control and killing the revenue, then watching him turn around and add $196 million in payroll on TWO players just weeks later.

Well said....although it won't happen without the Players having to give a little on their stance.

 
October 18, 2012  11:12 AM ET

What a Maroon . This gentle readers is what happens when someone makes way to much dough at an early age and has no clue what reality is.

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