They'll probably play next season and watch the owners break the salary caps by paying a luxury tax to the nhl much like boss steinbrenner does, last season he payed I think 33mil. Owners can't resist paying whatever it takes to lure a player.
Salary cap does have to be increased, players take too much of a beating playing this game let alone getting clobbered by the likes of a bertuzzi.
Or a Moore. It's conveniently forgotten that he injured Naslund a couple of games earlier. And wasn't penalized by the NHL. The condoning of that kind of play by the NHL leads to incidents like the Bertuzzi, which was ugly.
I missed Canada's first game -- work -- but I'll be watching the others. We play Slovakia tomorrow, I think, Falcon.
Uh oh a canucks fan I forgot, believe bertuzzi went a little too far for vengence. Concussions are part of the game but they happen in hockey more so which is why the cap has to be higher so a player can get paid better. Sure didn't want richter to have to quit the game but as long as he's compensated well enough for his injury in case things got worse at least his family wouldn't have to scrape an existence.
Originally posted by rangeral Uh oh a canucks fan I forgot, believe bertuzzi went a little too far for vengence. Concussions are part of the game but they happen in hockey more so which is why the cap has to be higher so a player can get paid better. Sure didn't want richter to have to quit the game but as long as he's compensated well enough for his injury in case things got worse at least his family wouldn't have to scrape an existence.
Way too far. But it would help if hockey (the NHL) smartened up, called all of it, and just did what other sports do. You fight, you take a cheap shot, you're out of the game. It works in football and basketball and soccer.
Anyone see the cross check from behind an American laid on a Canadian to put him head first into the boards in the under-18 Championship final?
By the way, congrats on a very decisive win in that series. And that kid, forget his name, on the US team will be a big star.
Actually you are playing Slovenia tommorow, which is just as well, couse Slovakia would be a lot more of a challange for ya. If I remember correctly they fought US for the 3rd place on the last champioship and narrowly lost, were 3rd before that and 1st in 2002.
Well since everything is a bit dead around here, lets have some more OT
SLO : DEN .... 4:3
after Danes were leading 3:0 allready in the first period
I must say everything looked pretty bleak after the 2 games against USA and Canada, but allready a game against latvia showed some improvement, 3:1 for Latvia with last goal going in after we pulled out our goalie.
I do like comebacks like this though, going from 0:3 to 4:3 will do wonders for the team spirit.
BTW Austrains were loosing 0:2 against Germany, then got back to 2:2 and were really close to winning the game, so two rather exciting matches today.
I was surprised at the Canada/USA game. I thought it would be a much tougher game. It ought to be if they meet again in the playoff round. I don't think Canada will have it easy against the the winners of the other groups -- Sweden, the Czechs, etc.
Way to go SLO! And the Latvians gave (the US?) a tough game.
the finns i spoke with today about it felt less annoyed about that one so much as the sweden result! they also felt that the team seemed to have little heart in them, with so many players not going to the championships.