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last night blog was a blog of frustration and being pissed off at the sport i love. plus i had little too much too drink last night in celebatation of cinco de mayo, which explains about everything for last night. Sorry if i oftened anyone.

For now on, im only blogging on the finals, Flyers and Ripping gary bettman to help make a change in this league and I’ll release more new jersey’s design from a source I have that has access to these designs ( WARNING: these jerseys get ugly and more ugly)

On to the NHL,
I have been watch Flyers hockey and NHL since i was 5 years old. I come from the old school generation of hockey. i don’t have a rooting interested in Buffalo Gaybres and New York Smurfs. what happen last night in that game was a DISGRACE for NHL and for hockey lovers on so many levels and it clearly explains where is the league is going.

LET ME EXAPLAIN
Every person who is in love the 'New NHL' is because the new rules such as the trapezoid, the puck over the glass, gayout and the consistency of calling hooking and holding, and no more blue line.
Some of these rules IMO are working and the others aren’t working

Rules are working

The Icing Rule
This rule works and is common sense because why award a team that dumps the puck intentionally and is able to put freash players on the ice.
Delay of Game Rule
The delay of game rule is great way of telling teams not to be lazy on ice.

Rules aren’t Working

Trapezoid
Stupid rule, it makes the flow of the game slower.

Gayout
The shootout is so stupid right now that it has turned into a clown show. Yeh, it was neat the first year after the lockout but now it’s annoying and gay. It’s turning the sport into a skills competition .

This leads is to last night and what pissed me off. The enforcement of calling the phantoms hooking and holding calls. These two penalties has turned this league into the ‘NBA Light’. These calls are being called by refs on most of the time by the ref that is on the opposite side of the ice. There are so many things that the League should be more considered about than hooking and holding of the player. The league should be worry about the cheap shot players are allow to get away with under the instigator rule. Before the league before lockout the ratio of penalties called hooking or holding was a 3:1 ratio, now its 9:1 ratio. The consonant calling of the hooking and holding is slowing down the game flow and the refs don’t have a standard interruption of how to call these penalties. What the league should be more concern about is that players are diving like Crosby and sabres do all the time and players are getting away with more calls that should be called like boarding calls, inference calls and the inability of the refs to make a simple judgement on a goal.

But the real problem of this league is Mr.Gary Bettman. He still doesn’t know nothing about hockey and micromanages this league to a point to his own satisfaction. The only reason why he has this job because of the small market teams like buffalo and Nashville and mornons in the media who think the guy is a total genius. He doesn’t want fighting, so he puts in the instigator rule, more players are getting more serioulsly hurt since the rule’s exisitance into the league. Bettman panders too much to the media with the idea’s of getting rid of the 4 OT in playoffs and getting rid of classic jerseys infavor of gay jerseys. He wants to turn this league to turn into NBA and doesn’t have any hockey knowledge. If he cared about this league after the lockout, he should left as Comminionier when the lockout was over. Has long he runs the NHL of this league. The hardcore base that kept this league life support for years will declare this league dead……

The early signals indicators of the NHL’s death
- Low tv ratings
- Extends contract with cable network that cant be found on BASIC cable
- Moré players are paying more into escrow accounts next season
- AFL outdraws NHL on tv and in some arenas
- League attendance grew 1%

The early signals indicators of the NHL’s death from flyers point of view
- Season tickets holders are down 15% because of a team and their club boxes sells are down 25% because they think the ‘New NHL’ sucks.

Im just telling the truth…


btw, im surprised that Eklund didnt put the Iglina to the Flyers rumors in his blog, that's a (e2) special
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May 6, 2007 2:58 AM ET | Delete
I'm sorry to say that i only made it about a paragraph and a half down this garbage before i had to stop reading all the gay's. I'm not homosexual or homophobic but thats just goin tooo far on that single word
May 6, 2007 8:58 AM ET | Delete
I'm not a fan of Bettman either, but I think you're giving him to much credit/blame. It's not like he can just make up new rules and implement them in the game. There is feedback from all the teams on this. Stuff like the shootout certainly isn't the best thing to happen to hockey, but is it much worse than having 14 ties in a season? Speaking of which, you'll hate the 'gayout' much more in the next three years. Biron is a fine goalie and everything, but he is BRUTAL in shootouts. Enjoy, and Go Sabs!
May 6, 2007 11:52 AM ET | Delete
Yeah I'm with Oildiehard. Dude, you say 'gay' a lot... I mean don't get me wrong we all have words we over use to describe things, especially curse words, but you really should be smarter then to use them in a blog. I mean if you want to be credible at all... and I realize we're not here to be pro writers or anything... but being a hockey fan since you were 5 while using the word gay in every other sentence to describe something pretty much sends you back to the competency level of a 5 year old. I don't care that you don't like Buffalo. But really, you're not an intelligent person... like you're really NOT intelligent. I'm not calling you a retard, stupid, dumb, or any names.. I'm literally saying the IQ level that you have isn't apparently high... in fact its borderline mentally handicapped... I have no problem with people who have mental disabilities and I think it's great that you blog, but a counselor or someone needs to sit you down, give you some pills and tell you its going to be OK. See little buddy, you shouldn't be calling people and things gay in every other sentence like that. Not because its wrong to use a word or believe what you want to believe, but because it makes you seem unintelligent.If you're not mentally handicapped, then you must be, plainly put, the biggest asshole in Philadelphia. And apparently, your obsession with the calling people and teams gay, makes you not only an asshole, but a lover of them.Have a nice day.
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