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  • Bob Sidel Jan 8, 12:26 p.m.

    Not a sport

    — Posted by chouseworth

    haha, requires the most athlesticism out of any sport you watch.

  • rushbot Jan 7, 9:30 p.m.

    It is surreal that folks would post their political thoughts on a Sports Web..did you all get your marching mantra earlier today from Mr Limbaugh..THIS IS A SPORTS THREAD!!!

  • rushbot Jan 7, 9:28 p.m.

    rushbot - the comment is based on pure economics. The Canes lose money when they play hockey.... View More

    — Posted by Luv2Camp

    so why do you bring your political viewpoint..of course the players have risk..to their bodies..did you not see mr griffin3 suffer injury on national television last night..it is beyond belief that you say there is no risk to the players..you apperently need to let us know your political views here on a flippin sports web site..un real dude..it was the owners who broke their word and shut it down..not the players..and the hartford whalers management scammed Raleigh and got all kinds of good deals..the building of the RBC or whatever they call now comes to mind..I personally don't believe it is incumbent upon the players pull off their caps and knuckle their foreheads to the owners..apparently you do..I think the players would have been far better off arranging with their agents their own barnstorming tours this season..they could have kept all the money (except for their agent's cut)..tell me they could not have gotten a zillion tv dollars setting up several winter classic like events..

  • rushbot Jan 7, 9:14 p.m.

    rushbot, you said "..most folks do not care,"

    You are most likely correct. But considering this.... View More

    — Posted by DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT

    ...I don't think he cares

    — Posted by 321oohaw

    plus, i answered him already long time ago..

  • rushbot Jan 7, 9:11 p.m.

    Stay at home, don't go to games, teach the Union a good lesson.

    — Posted by gwnunn

    why do you feel the players don't deserve to stand up to the owners when the owners unilaterally decide to throw out the existing agreement? Should they have just pulled off their caps, knuckled their foreheads and said "thank you sir, can i have another" .. ..

  • JohnnyVoodoo Jan 7, 7:38 p.m.

    *lol*... i love hockey fans. They're so full of sh... well...hockey. *laughing harder* Now... View More

    — Posted by JohnnyVoodoo

    Rather drive a minivan than your primer gray '98 Plymouth neon with one fender a different color... View More

    — Posted by common tater

    Yeah, that's the one.. your girlfriend likes it when I pick her up in that one. She likes the way the seats goes all the way back.

  • JohnnyVoodoo Jan 7, 7:34 p.m.

    The comments are starting to slow down now that the caniacs are settling into the cozy little... View More

    — Posted by JohnnyVoodoo

    So I guess this means you are saying you are unemployed?

    — Posted by caniacman

    So I guess this means you are saying if you don't work in a cubicle around the Cary/RTP area you are unemployeed? Are you really that much of a mor*n?

  • chouseworth Jan 7, 4:45 p.m.

    Not a sport

  • patrick85ed Jan 7, 4:33 p.m.

    YAWN.

  • gwnunn Jan 7, 4:07 p.m.

    Stay at home, don't go to games, teach the Union a good lesson.

  • Bob Sidel Jan 7, 3:34 p.m.

    Simple things please simple minds.

    — Posted by aspenstreet1717

    That's funny coming from a hillbilly!

  • aspenstreet1717 Jan 7, 3:19 p.m.

    Simple things please simple minds.

  • 321oohaw Jan 7, 3:04 p.m.

    rushbot, you said "..most folks do not care,"

    You are most likely correct. But considering this.... View More

    — Posted by DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT

    ...I don't think he cares

  • timetochange Jan 7, 2:56 p.m.

    I love the ignorance of " if you don't like hockey ...don't watch it" duh. I love hockey I hate the business.I go watch it at the factory and watch the kids play. They play for the love of it not the money. The reason why they had a lockout is because they knew the dumb fans would come back to watch. IFthe owners and players thought the fans would leave they never would have stopped play. If you go back without boycotting any.....then YOU were the cause of the lock out. People keep saying it's about the money...and that players and owners are greedy. They are. For YOUR money. say Bahhhh sheep.

  • common tater Jan 7, 2:53 p.m.

    *lol*... i love hockey fans. They're so full of sh... well...hockey. *laughing harder* Now... View More

    — Posted by JohnnyVoodoo

    Rather drive a minivan than your primer gray '98 Plymouth neon with one fender a different color and the giant fin on the back.

  • common tater Jan 7, 2:47 p.m.

    boycotting games will do nothing, new agreement is for 10yrs so you don't have to worry about... View More

    — Posted by Jimmytwotimes

    ditto...if you don't like hockey, go post on a basketball thread where someone cares what you have to say. I don't waste my time on a basketball blog just to say how boring basketball is. And how did this turn into a discussion about concessions? Do you boycott the movie theater?

  • br549znc Jan 7, 2:42 p.m.

    Yawn.

  • yoowho Jan 7, 2:17 p.m.

    Greed. I won't be watching. Bunch of overpaid whiners, just like every pro sports.

  • Jimmytwotimes Jan 7, 1:42 p.m.

    I'll personally watch every game and go to as many as i can too!!!

  • aspenstreet1717 Jan 7, 12:18 p.m.

    Sadly my company is finished. 6 season tickets for over 8 years. No more. Too much drama and greed. I'll just take clients to the Ale House.

  • Relic Jan 7, 12:15 p.m.

    Yay.... I've fully enjoyed watching College Hockey on "Friday Ice" on NBCSports rather than the millionaires club.

  • caniacman Jan 7, 12:05 p.m.

    The comments are starting to slow down now that the caniacs are settling into the cozy little... View More

    — Posted by JohnnyVoodoo

    So I guess this means you are saying you are unemployed?

  • Raleigh Rocks 1 Jan 7, 12:01 p.m.

    NHL hockey, a sport for conservative principles. Put your best man on the ice, anyone is eligible, but the best start. practice, work hard, do your best, play within the rules, the score is 0-0 when the game starts. Don't pay players for not being on the team. best team wins...yes there are winners and you do keep score.

  • ConservativeVoter Jan 7, 12:01 p.m.

    I don't go to professional sports.

    I don't pay hyper-inflated ticket prices to watch overpaid athletes play in government subsidized arenas.

    The owner of the canes has made a fortune at the expense of Wake County taxpayers because he didn't have to pay for the arena and the ongoing maintenance of the arena.

    You would think he would give Wake County taxpayers free season tickets for paying for his arena and the ongoing maintenance of the arena.

  • caniacman Jan 7, 12:00 p.m.

    There is NO minor league hockey if there is NO NHL!!! Then what were the checkers doing the... View More

    — Posted by timetochange

    There is still minor league hockey because there was still an NHL with players on the teams. The point is if you boycott the NHL, there will no longer be an NHL and then there will be no minor league hockey! Not like how great minor league hockey is today. The strength of the AHL and ECHL is the NHL backing them.
    If you did boycott the others then that is good to hear. The problem is the other sports can afford it because they have so many fans. The NHL can not, it has its core group and that is it. Trust me I am not happy about how this went either that said just glad they are coming back.

  • Raleigh Rocks 1 Jan 7, 11:54 a.m.

    two timer, doubt you own anything including me unless u have government assistance

  • 75Tarheel Jan 7, 11:48 a.m.

    I'm only glad for the workers who depend on this seasonal income to make ends meet. Everyone else (owners and players) can go to hades.

  • Jimmytwotimes Jan 7, 11:41 a.m.

    JohnnyVoopoo likes watching 8ft tall skinny guys shoot a ball at a 10ft hoop than cry and sit out if there toe gets stubbed. Watch a mans sport. #owned

  • JohnnyVoodoo Jan 7, 11:19 a.m.

    NHL Hockey the greatest game ever? *lol* ...guys skating around on ice and getting mad and fighting because someone else took their hockey puck away from 'em. .... priceless. *lol*

  • JohnnyVoodoo Jan 7, 11:16 a.m.

    *lol*... i love hockey fans. They're so full of sh... well...hockey. *laughing harder* Now loosen your jock strap and take a deep breath...relax. I take back the dodge caravan comment. Perhaps I should've said Honda Odyessy instead. *lol*

  • Jimmytwotimes Jan 7, 11:16 a.m.

    RaleighRocks.
    I clearly owned you on that, go watch some fox news and girlie college basketball. I'll be with the intelligent people watching the greatest game there is...NHL HOCKEY. I win.

  • shortcake53 Jan 7, 11:09 a.m.

    Kind of hard to get excited about it now, like having Christmas in June.

  • Raleigh Rocks 1 Jan 7, 11:04 a.m.

    yep, no principles...just twofaced.

  • edits Jan 7, 11:03 a.m.

    The comments are starting to slow down now that the caniacs are settling into the cozy little... View More

    — Posted by JohnnyVoodoo

    Wow. What is wrong with you? Such a sterotypical comment to make. You have serious issues my friend. Advice, CBS, 9 am every Monday through Friday....watch it, DVR it, tape it...you need help.

  • JohnnyVoodoo Jan 7, 10:57 a.m.

    The comments are starting to slow down now that the caniacs are settling into the cozy little cubicles at work in the Cary/RTP area. *lol* Gotta get some work done so they can leave early to pick the kids up and make it to soccer practice.... hopefully hubby got the oil changed in the dodge caravan.

  • QC Jan 7, 10:50 a.m.

    3 dollar bottle of WATER

    — Posted by Banned by Sissies

    Veteran TROLL building up his posts.

  • QC Jan 7, 10:46 a.m.

    Great news for the carpet baggers! Now they can rip off the citizens of NC by charging them to... View More

    — Posted by Banned by Sissies

    Hot dog, fries & soda is $10.50! ;'>

  • hoopster Jan 7, 10:44 a.m.

    Go Canes! N need of tickets!! Help!

  • sburks1906 Jan 7, 10:43 a.m.

    I am amazed Jimmy two faced is a fan of any sport claiming to be a lib. Liberal ideas do not... View More

    — Posted by Jimmytwotimes

    I was gonna ask what in the BLEEP does politics have to do with this article, but I guess you clarified it at the end. No need to respond to junk my friend, it only drags it out...

  • Jimmytwotimes Jan 7, 10:33 a.m.

    I am amazed Jimmy two faced is a fan of any sport claiming to be a lib. Liberal ideas do not work in hockey or any other athletics.

    Affirmative action? Nope Starting bad players to give them a helping hand? nope Hiring women to promote equality? nope against violence in the workplace..nope fighting is ok in hockey. Twofaced.

    Ha! go watch your girly basketball. Just cause I don't like the most unintelligent, racist, selfish, humiliating political party theres ever been(GOP last 12yrs) don't mean I don't like Hockey or fighting my friend. Thats not with this article is for though so save your sore loser politics for another thread. Hockey Rules!!!!!!!!

  • areyououtofyourmind Jan 7, 10:23 a.m.

    Wow there are some sorry bitter people in the Triangle!

    You want to boycott, be quiet and do it. I don't care. That's your right, and my right is to go to the games and cheer on the Canes.

    It's a good day.

  • pappybigtuna1 Jan 7, 10:18 a.m.

    do es anyone know why there was a "strike" More money, show them the money, show them the benefits, show more money, betcha

    Now they got the money, they are happy, the owner not so happy, but doing OK

    Now for "where the money will come from"? Let's see, tickets prices will increase alittle this year more next year. A one dollar "hot dog" will only cost you $7.50; A beer will now cost $8.00, and the profit maker "popcorn" costs $.05 tho make and sells for $7.00 a bag.

    Hocky, never been able to figure white line from blue line, icing men in skates that can't fight, anyway "go hocky pucks"

  • Raleigh Rocks 1 Jan 7, 10:16 a.m.

    I am amazed Jimmy two faced is a fan of any sport claiming to be a lib. Liberal ideas do not work in hockey or any other athletics.

    Affirmative action? Nope Starting bad players to give them a helping hand? nope Hiring women to promote equality? nope against violence in the workplace..nope fighting is ok in hockey. Twofaced.

  • geoherb1 Jan 7, 10:11 a.m.

    I'll be back, sitting front row, center ice. There's no other sport with the speed, action, and excitement of hockey.

  • Raleigh Rocks 1 Jan 7, 10:08 a.m.

    Fans should strike and not attend the games this year

  • morgannyy Jan 7, 10:01 a.m.

    I am glad hockey is back, I have been a hockey fan for most of my life, love the game. The... View More

    — Posted by Shelly21760

    Looks like they hooked another one on their dangling hooks!

  • timetochange Jan 7, 9:58 a.m.

    There is NO minor league hockey if there is NO NHL!!! Then what were the checkers doing the other night at the RBC? You can still be a fan of the gamee and not the busioness. These owners and players don't care one bit about the game. They care about the money. To them it is a job to us it is a game. Let them know that we, the fans, will no longer be taken advantage of by boycotting. Maybe after they see the fans standing up for themselves they will think twice about doing it again. And yes, I did boycott football when they locked out. I stopped watching basketball altogther last year. I love the game I hate that the owners and players have stolen the game and turned it into a business.

  • morgannyy Jan 7, 9:58 a.m.

    Sorry Canes, but's my lockout is still going on!

  • kdawg Jan 7, 9:53 a.m.

    It's pretty bad when lower-bowl tickets run well over $100, parking another $10, and a plastic cup of bad beer another $8-10, and we probably have the CHEAPEST arena in the NHL! The fans have to know they are paying through the nose to support the high salaries of their players. If you're fine with that, knock yourselves out. For me, though, these greedy players have lost my respect. I dare say very few of them started out with a silver spoon in their mouth, but now they have no trouble hijacking a season for more money when they already make millions, leaving their fans to foot the higher bill. It just leaves a bad taste in your mouth, no matter how much you love your team. Shame on the greed, I say. I won't be attending this year.

  • JohnnyVoodoo Jan 7, 9:50 a.m.

    They'll be known as the California Earthquakes before long... the fan base is slowly but surely dwindling here just like it did in Hartford. They'll pack up and leave once they can find another city to mooch off of. Hockey is a bunch of sh... hockey anyway. Nobody really cares for it around here except the New York rejects who move to Cary. And we all know what the name Cary stands for.... Central Area of Relocated Yankees.

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