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NHLPA mulls outdoor game on Lake Louise

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08:20 AM ET 12.21 | Perhaps it only looks easy for Justin Schultz. Contrary to the statistics and a growing reputation as a future NHL star, [Schultz] is not perfect and his transition from college to professional hockey has come with the natural bumps one would typically expect. At least, that's what Schultz is saying these days. ... Let's take a look at that start Schultz is talking about. It'll help you decide if you want to believe him when he says he finds professional hockey "difficult" and a "challenge." Schultz and teammate Jordan Eberle, an NHL All-Star last season, are tied for the AHL lead with 38 points through 26 games. Remember, Schultz is a defenseman and Eberle is a forward who was 16th in the NHL last season with 76 points. Schultz has 14 goals, seven shy of the AHL record for a rookie defenseman.

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December 21, 2012  08:42 AM ET

A nice thought and it will be good to see them on skates. What it won't be, however, is a hockey game. No checks. No hits. Just a nice little skate around with a final score of like 15 to 12.

December 21, 2012  08:44 AM ET
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A nice thought and it will be good to see them on skates. What it won't be, however, is a hockey game. No checks. No hits. Just a nice little skate around with a final score of like 15 to 12.

and to keep them in the public mind.
But they ned o realise that Dwarfus Horribilius doesn't give a tinker's cuss about fan opinion, nor does fehr...

December 21, 2012  09:15 AM ET

You have to clink on the link to get the story.

December 21, 2012  09:18 AM ET

Great headline. Interesting article. Too bad they have **** all to do with each other.

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December 21, 2012  09:33 AM ET

It would be a beautiful setting though. I'm not sure I'd be watching much of the game itself.

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December 21, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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Anyway, on the title - I guess NHLPA members don't listen to the fans who say "WE HATE ALL STAR GAMES!"And for the article, can somebody please please explain to me why this kid didn't work out in Anaheim?

If there is no season people will go. Just like the Atlantic City, Chicago and Toronto.

December 21, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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And for the article, can somebody please please explain to me why this kid didn't work out in Anaheim?

Don't teams have to sign the players they draft by a certain date?
Since he never signed with them, that allows him to become an unrestricted free agent and he did so by leaving Wisconsin and signing with Edmonton...

December 21, 2012  10:08 AM ET
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If there is no season people will go.

100 plus miles from Calgary.

Might be more TV cameras than people.

December 21, 2012  10:28 AM ET

pretty nice venue for some pond hockey. I wonder if the ice has a bright glow like the water...

December 21, 2012  10:30 AM ET
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100 plus miles from Calgary.Might be more TV cameras than people.

I wouldn't go, but I could see alot of people opting to do so.

December 21, 2012  10:31 AM ET
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I wouldn't go, but I could see alot of people opting to do so.

By snowmobile.

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December 21, 2012  10:39 AM ET
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No I understand the criteria followed that led to him becoming a UFA. But why couldn't he and the Ducks come to an agreement?

afraid of gun violence in LA, opted for something safe, northern Alberta.

December 21, 2012  10:43 AM ET
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I wouldn't go, but I could see alot of people opting to do so.

I'm not sure there would be parking... Etc.

December 21, 2012  10:46 AM ET
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I'm not sure there would be parking... Etc.

definitely would be a challenge, either way, I htink a couple thousand people would be sufficient and the rest of it would be for the benefit of tv audiences. Either way, I care about exhibition pond hockey about as much as you do the wjc.

December 21, 2012  10:47 AM ET
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By snowmobile.

dog sleds...MUSH!!!

December 21, 2012  10:47 AM ET
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I wouldn't go, but I could see alot of people opting to do so.

Depending on when they have it. The hotel in Lake Louise is always rammed. Don't know if those skiers are hockey folk.

 
December 21, 2012  10:49 AM ET
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Either way, I care about exhibition pond hockey about as much as you do the wjc.

I'm equal opportunity.

Both suck.

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