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THE TRUTH CAN BE ADJUSTED
 
Three horses, a couple of dogs, and a shitload of lawyers in this game no doubt.
 
 
 
"We will consider all the opportunities in Canada that should be considered."  Gary Bettman
 
Riveting stuff.
 
Clayton quote from Clooney
 
not designed to do this under the bankruptcy process."  Paul Waldie Globe
 
How seriously should we take the NHL's
 
Poker player, "What happened with the bar?"
"That was a good location."
"Yah that's what my partner kept telling me."  Michael Clayton
 
if you can't find any friends in Ontario, why not go find some in French Canada
 
attempt to romance the politics
 
the right to control who's chosen as an owner and where it's members play their hockey games or what city they locate
 
Ice Edge is still in the picture but any group and apparently have a leasing agreement with the city of Glendale.  A fancy name like Ice Edge can't be taken seriously?
 
these "are the very rules and procedures which the plantiff's (antitrust) complaint seeks to circumvent."
 
"I, myself, couldn't even consider voting for him," Jim irsay on Rush Limbaugh
"When there are comments that have been made that are inappropriate, incendiary, and insensitive ... it's something we (NFL) don't need
 
drum up momentum"  Don Banks SI
little more than a novelty game at this point
 
The NHL has made similar remarks regarding NHL hockey in Europe.
 
 
 
 
The Phoenix Coyotes are 2-0. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WHAT HAPPENS IN WINNIPEG STAYS IN WINNIPEG
 
 
 
The Jerry Reinsdorf bid, an established professional sport franchise owner was a smokescreen a bait and switch.  the NHL itself was always going to be the primary bidder against Jim Balisillie's Hamilton bid,  we could see that coming a mile away.  The fact the league entered the bidding in the final days was if nothing else cute and totally predictable
 
 

PRESS PLAY PROPOSES NHL PROMO

 
 
 
 
 
 

WHY HIP HOP IS KILLING THE NHL

 
 

Sample - The Cool Kids - Gold & A Pager
 
First, nothing is killing the NHL.  The product on the ice has never been better and whatever your preference is among the major professional sport leagues, nothing matches it's combination of speed, skill, toughness, and intelligence.  Maybe NFL football.  They clearly devastate the NHL in all the major indicators like fans in the seats, TV revenues, TV ratings, etc.  But it's really a false arguement anyways.  NFL football, ML baseball, NBA basketball, and NHL hockey can all be enjoyed for different reasons during different times.  These games are different.  But the NHL needs to be in the conversation and it's the league's responsibility to step up to the chrome microphone.
 
The NHL will always be a rock n roll brand - or at least for the foreseeable future
 
While the NFL has a distinct competitve advantage by running a regular season for only 17 weeks, 16 games, and 8 home games - an ideal dynamic for the short attention span across it's core demographics.
 
biggest selling instrument worldwide turntable
 
This is not just about African Americanism either.  Hockey is more likely to embrace the Europeon's during the World Hockey Cahmpionships, World Juniors, and Olympics because we need somebody to beat.  Otherwise, they're not tough enough and they're not Canadian enough.
 
Dovetails with the Canadian hip hop scene.  among the 40 albums that have been shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize since it was created in 2006, only four could be considered hip hop (Star - Canadian Press)  The U.S.A on the other hand "spits" critically acclaimed artists and rhyme's like Mos Def, Kanye West, Jay Z, Outkast, etc. at a frenzied pace.
 
DJ culture
 
Detroit Rock City
Alanis and Def Leppard
 
the city of soul, hop hop, and techno
 
Evander Kane, P.K. Suppan, Nezem Khadri
 
"undercurrent of hatred towards disco" - TSN
 
EMO IS DEAD
 
 
"Creating rap music cause I never dug disco - bear witness." - Dan The Automator AKA Dr. Octagon w/ Kool Keith
 
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