• NHL

    From Sbaitso@VERT/JAYSCAFE to All on Sun Jun 14 20:38:32 2020
    Based on what I've read it's going to take for the NHL to try to finish the season, I have to wonder if it's really worth it at this point. I would hate to see the Stanley Cup not awarded this year, but I also don't know how much sense it makes to try to get it done and how much you're going to get into the whole "*" attached to it for the winner.

    Sbaitso

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Sbaitso on Sun Jun 14 21:03:00 2020
    Sbaitso wrote to All <=-

    Based on what I've read it's going to take for the NHL to try to
    finish the season, I have to wonder if it's really worth it at
    this point. I would hate to see the Stanley Cup not awarded this
    year, but I also don't know how much sense it makes to try to get
    it done and how much you're going to get into the whole "*"
    attached to it for the winner.

    Well, they're not really going to try and finish the (regular)
    season. When play resumes it'll be a modified playoff format with
    24 teams eligible, and proceed until the Stanley Cup is awarded.

    Yeah, there may be an asterisk on the winner's name, but I still
    hope it's my team. It's not like they "cheated" or did anything
    wrong, it was just a shortened season.



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  • From Sbaitso@VERT/JAYSCAFE to Gamgee on Sat Jun 20 20:11:25 2020
    Re: Re: NHL
    By: Gamgee to Sbaitso on Sun Jun 14 2020 09:03 pm

    Well, they're not really going to try and finish the (regular)
    season. When play resumes it'll be a modified playoff format with
    24 teams eligible, and proceed until the Stanley Cup is awarded.

    Yeah, there may be an asterisk on the winner's name, but I still
    hope it's my team. It's not like they "cheated" or did anything
    wrong, it was just a shortened season.


    I meant finish anything this year, but I understand what you're saying. The further along things move the more and more confusing it is all looking. Now some teams have multiple players testing positive who can't be back at practice, etc. I just don't see how the logistics of the whole thing are going to work out. With the way the different situations keep evolving, it seems like it is going to be very difficult to get a system and set of rules established and then not have to make changes as things move along.

    Thinking about it more, maybe being able to win with everything going on would be more difficult than just a "regular" season, who knows.

    Who's your team, btw?

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Sbaitso on Sun Jun 21 08:11:00 2020
    Sbaitso wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Well, they're not really going to try and finish the (regular)
    season. When play resumes it'll be a modified playoff format with
    24 teams eligible, and proceed until the Stanley Cup is awarded.

    Yeah, there may be an asterisk on the winner's name, but I still
    hope it's my team. It's not like they "cheated" or did anything
    wrong, it was just a shortened season.


    I meant finish anything this year, but I understand what you're
    saying. The further along things move the more and more
    confusing it is all looking. Now some teams have multiple
    players testing positive who can't be back at practice, etc. I
    just don't see how the logistics of the whole thing are going to
    work out. With the way the different situations keep evolving,
    it seems like it is going to be very difficult to get a system
    and set of rules established and then not have to make changes as
    things move along.

    Yeah, sure is a difficult situation. I agree that the ongoing
    changes may actually make it impossible to do at all.

    Thinking about it more, maybe being able to win with everything
    going on would be more difficult than just a "regular" season,
    who knows.

    Good point. Very stressful for players and families both.

    Who's your team, btw?

    Bruins!


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  • From Sbaitso@VERT/JAYSCAFE to Gamgee on Sun Jun 21 19:28:37 2020
    Re: Re: NHL
    By: Gamgee to Sbaitso on Sun Jun 21 2020 08:11 am

    Yeah, sure is a difficult situation. I agree that the ongoing
    changes may actually make it impossible to do at all.

    I think that may be one of the biggest problems that they are trying to solve. If you get things started and then, for any reason, something changes where there is either just no way to finish or no way to finish in a way that is "fair" for all the teams, what do you do then?

    I'm glad I don't have to sort it out.

    Have you read about the FoxSports (I believe it is) contract for next season if this season ends now? Several teams are going to take a big financial hit next year if this season isn't finished. My understanding is that if they don't finish this season then those teams who partner with FoxSports will take a hit on the TV revenue next season. I don't remember if it was all of it or just a pro-rated amount. I need to get back over to Kuklas Korner and try to find that article again. It was the only place I spotted it so far, but I don't get a lot of hockey coverage so it's possible it has been other places and I just missed it.

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Sbaitso on Sun Jun 21 20:30:00 2020
    Sbaitso wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Yeah, sure is a difficult situation. I agree that the ongoing
    changes may actually make it impossible to do at all.

    I think that may be one of the biggest problems that they are
    trying to solve. If you get things started and then, for any
    reason, something changes where there is either just no way to
    finish or no way to finish in a way that is "fair" for all the
    teams, what do you do then?

    Yeah, that's a rabbit hole full of quicksand just waiting to
    happen. Probably even some lawsuits down in that hole.

    I'm glad I don't have to sort it out.

    Same.

    Have you read about the FoxSports (I believe it is) contract for
    next season if this season ends now? Several teams are going to
    take a big financial hit next year if this season isn't finished.
    My understanding is that if they don't finish this season then
    those teams who partner with FoxSports will take a hit on the TV
    revenue next season. I don't remember if it was all of it or
    just a pro-rated amount. I need to get back over to Kuklas
    Korner and try to find that article again. It was the only place
    I spotted it so far, but I don't get a lot of hockey coverage so
    it's possible it has been other places and I just missed it.

    Haven't heard of that issue, but it doesn't surprise me. Business
    deals between pro sports teams and television are very serious
    business, and quite complicated. Another mess for sure.

    If you're looking for more hockey news via BBS, I provide a feed
    to the FidoNet NHL Hockey echo, with about 8 decent stories per
    day that you could check out.



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  • From Sbaitso@VERT/JAYSCAFE to Gamgee on Sat Jun 27 19:39:21 2020
    Re: Re: NHL
    By: Gamgee to Sbaitso on Sun Jun 21 2020 08:30 pm

    Yeah, that's a rabbit hole full of quicksand just waiting to
    happen. Probably even some lawsuits down in that hole.

    I just saw some news that Austin Matthews has been diagnosed with it. If that's the case I can't imagine that the Leafs are going to want to move forward. I agree that the potential for lawsuits is going to be really high depending on how things go.


    Haven't heard of that issue, but it doesn't surprise me. Business
    deals between pro sports teams and television are very serious
    business, and quite complicated. Another mess for sure.

    I only saw one mention of it and that was a tweet sent out from a reporter who covers the NHL. I need to do some research and see what else I can find out about it. I seem to think it said that teams with a Fox Sports contract would receive no revenue next year if the season ends this year as is. If that's the case it could be a real disaster for a lot of teams.

    If you're looking for more hockey news via BBS, I provide a feed
    to the FidoNet NHL Hockey echo, with about 8 decent stories per
    day that you could check out.

    I follow that echo on another BBS. Thank you so much for getting that up and running again! I remember reading all of them when the prior maintainer was posting them and then they had to stop. I was so happy to see the posts return and was just reading them a few minutes ago.

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Sbaitso on Sat Jun 27 20:07:00 2020
    Sbaitso wrote to Gamgee <=-

    If you're looking for more hockey news via BBS, I provide a feed
    to the FidoNet NHL Hockey echo, with about 8 decent stories per
    day that you could check out.

    I follow that echo on another BBS. Thank you so much for getting
    that up and running again! I remember reading all of them when
    the prior maintainer was posting them and then they had to stop.
    I was so happy to see the posts return and was just reading them
    a few minutes ago.

    Cool, glad you enjoy it. I thought I might be the only one
    reading the echo... :-)

    I've been a little tuned-out and busy with other things while they
    get the season stuff figured out. Will be following closely once
    (if?) they get things fired up again.



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  • From Sbaitso@VERT/JAYSCAFE to Gamgee on Sun Jun 28 19:52:39 2020
    Re: Re: NHL
    By: Gamgee to Sbaitso on Sat Jun 27 2020 08:07 pm

    I follow that echo on another BBS. Thank you so much for getting
    that up and running again! I remember reading all of them when
    the prior maintainer was posting them and then they had to stop.
    I was so happy to see the posts return and was just reading them
    a few minutes ago.

    Cool, glad you enjoy it. I thought I might be the only one
    reading the echo... :-)

    Lol!! I feel that way about a lot of the little projects I work on. I spend a lot of time on something and then sit back and think "Does anyone else see this? Does anyone else use this? Does anyone else even know it exists!?!?" ;)

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