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2022-2023 NHL Misc. Thread

cmaleski2

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Sorry NHLPA...we thought the cap would go up by at least $5 million in 24-25 now that the NHLPA has fully paid back the COVID revenue shortfall but Bally's blew up and we lost massive TV revenues. The cap as a result will need to be flat in 24-25.

IF THAT happens, well, I don't know exactly how it plays out, but it won't be pretty.
 

CanadaCanes

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It only took two games for new Canucks head coach Rick Tocchet to call his team soft!!!

"That's a good team right there," Tocchet said. "I thought the anxiety caught up with some of the guys, with the emotion of last week, but that was bad. That was bad. … Soft. You hate to call your team soft, but it was soft tonight. We didn't participate in the wall battles, we didn't get a rim out. We knew what they were going to do. This is a good team. … Old habits came."
 

jeffbear

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It only took two games for new Canucks head coach Rick Tocchet to call his team soft!!!

"That's a good team right there," Tocchet said. "I thought the anxiety caught up with some of the guys, with the emotion of last week, but that was bad. That was bad. … Soft. You hate to call your team soft, but it was soft tonight. We didn't participate in the wall battles, we didn't get a rim out. We knew what they were going to do. This is a good team. … Old habits came."
To be honest, even as much as I hate that old crutch ... he's not wrong. I'm not sure I've ever seen a softer effort from an NHL team than we saw from the Canucks in the first period at PNC on the 15th. They responded with a much more professional effort from there, but that first period? Woof. Charmin Ultra Soft.
 

jeffbear

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Bally goes boom. (they are just restructuring. for now)
I mean, that's been 100% inevitable for a long while. And immediately assuming that revenue payments will shut off is kind of Chicken Little thinking. Bankruptcy doesn't really work that way, which I suspect Gerry Smith knows. Presenting it that way is not so much click bait as it is "panic fishing"
 

andyt

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Jackets forward Gustav Nyquist is out indefinitely with an upper body injury. That potentially takes another trade deadline player (though not necessarily for the Canes) off the table.
 
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