Read: The Media Response To The NHL’s First CBA Offer

Allen adds, “Now that the first proposal is on the table at least the true negotiations should begin.”

Darren Dreger tweets:

  • NHL’s initial proposal is just that…the 1st proposal. Players knew it would be heavily one-sided. PA will counter and negotiation starts
  • I understand the frustration and emotion, but all signs have been pointing to a work stoppage for months. The threat is now real.

Elliotte Friedman tweets:

  • I’m a labour pessimist, but it is July 14 and that is the NHL’s first proposal. When NHLPA counters, we’ll see what league is really serious about. Undoubtedly, NHL is prepared to “make concessions” on some of that. Question is: how much?

Bob Mckenzie tweets:

  • It’s an opening salvo not unexpected insofar as an owners’ Utopian wish list. Let’s see where we’re at Sept. 14.
  • The biggest nut to crack is two-fold: what’s the definition of 100 per cent of Hockey Related Revenue and what share will the players get.
  • So there’s going to be a lot of “the sky is falling” forecasts, and maybe it will, but I’ll wait until September to put on my hard hat.
34 comments
Hanknaples
Hanknaples

"I don’t think it is over for Mark.....(In New york)"        Now you got that right Scott !!!!

bob
bob

We loose if we cant get Sanchez to renegotiate his pay and stay with the Jets..

idothis2
idothis2

49ers or seattle would be good landing spots for sanchez

Joan Israel
Joan Israel

I don't know about a 'SB' win, but I basically agree with Bart Scott -- somewhere there will be an environment more suited for Sanchez's particular skill set. Where? Who knows, but I do think he's a perfect back-up QB -- as long as he doesn't demand a ton of money -- for a contending team. [Starting QB's get hurt a lot.] His inaccuracy will always haunt him, and limit him, but, within a tight play-calling structure, and where he's not permitted to do a lot of 'freelancing', he'll do fine. Off the time of my head, Sanchez may be a good 'fit' for a Belichick team.


Jim Israel

jaygo
jaygo

I am so excited to hear Bart on a regular basis in the media.  I hope he stays true to his personality and tells it like he sees it.


More positive press for Mark, the better for the Jets right now.  A trade for anything is better than a cut.


Sanchez articles will increase over next couple of weeks and then we'll get a total media blitz when Mark is offed.  Expect the common theme to be how the Jets screwed up Mark, poor guy.


IMHO, Jets gave Mark every possible chance and stayed with him too long.  Went to the Championship games in spite of Mark not because of him.  BUST as a trade-up first.  He had weapons but no smarts and he played scared most of his career.  Lost the confidence of management and the fans and, therefore, must go even if a change of scenery and a year off could set him straight.

jake100
jake100

Per Sanchez's past, I hope the Jets take Geno along the right way that a young QB should be cultivated for maximum growth and learn from the past. They already have one major part in place with great coaching in Marty and Lee. Now, put some talent around him, no head games and distractions. And yes, a viable Vet to push him (and not the media loving circus distraction of Vick), will bring out the best in Geno, he is a firece competitor. 

Tyrone Garcia
Tyrone Garcia

Sanchez will win a SB with a team that will use him correctly he already knows how to get there, he can manage good , t's  just the play calling has to work with his strengths along with a good defense.  he already has proven he can play under pressure the last two QB he beat were Manning and Brady on the road in playoff situation and almost came back to beat the Steelers  being down by 24 in the AFC championship game also on the road..  I think Sanchez will get the last laugh. And the butt fumble will transfer to our ignorance here in NY by bringing up a rookie player and  telling the world you are going to win a SB and he almost did.  

Starz31
Starz31

He definitely needs a change of scenery. He's not terrible, especially with what Bart said, if he's surrounded by talent. And he would be a decent backup option. But his ship has sailed here. Just need to cut the cord and move on.


Brendan
Brendan

@Hanknaples  He literally said that it's probably over for Mark in NY. There is no way your reading comprehension is that bad. 

Hanknaples
Hanknaples

@bob

...........and you got that right also, Bob !!!

Brendan
Brendan

@idothis2  Let him go chase stoner babes up in Seattle with Uncle Petey. 

jake100
jake100

@jaygo  

Every possible chance in 2009/10 and he almost pulled it off even as a young QB, but then, giving him the biggest distraction in sports history, decimating his offense and getting him beat to a pulp in 2011 behind Hunter and Baxter who never took an NFL snap, then throwing him to the wolves in a meaningless preseaon game and getting him injured, that sounds like not managing your qb productively to say the least. I will always remember Mr T saying clear as a bell on NFL network that he FAILED Sanchez and the offense. That is the GM saying that!  I am sure other teams believe that also.  I even remember respected Jets players saying they didnt give Sanchez what he needs to succeed.

Brendan
Brendan

@jaygo  So far, our man has been his old self. 


I'm with you, I can't wait to hear Bart on a regular basis. 

jake100
jake100

@Tyrone Garcia  I agree, many see his regression as the circus, chaniging OCs, and his offensive supporting cast being decimated. He was never the same after the oline had Hunter with Baxter taking over for Mangold and Sanchez was beaten to a pulp. Many teams believe that his decline was Jets mismanagement as he has one of the best playoff road records his first two seasons in the league than many QBs. A change of scenery like Bart says I agree with 100%. I wish him well. I truly believe with a team that puts some beef around him and away from the NY pressure cooker, that he will be a solid starting QB and pick up where he left off after 2010, but the chord has to be cut and both sides have to move on now.

1969JAN12th
1969JAN12th

@Tyrone Garcia  Mark has a low "football IQ";

a change in scenery is not going to change that. I wish it were not the case, but the Mark Sanchez of his first two years no longer exists.

Bytor
Bytor

@Starz31  Hey if Brady Quinn can find work even Marky can find a taker.

Bytor
Bytor

@jake100  We must have been watching different qb's. Even with good weapons and a good line he was still subpar. You put almost any qb out there for some length of time and they'll make SOME plays. Case in point, Tebow.


Maybe he gains some accuracy and football smarts in the future. Who knows, but it'll be on someone else's watch.


Good luck Mark. Thanks for some of the good memories.

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 Dude, chill. You've been so good lately, don't fall back on those old habits. 


Mark isn't a good QB. He may become one some day, but it won't be here. It's no one's fault that he's not a good NFL QB to date besides his own. 

williamg1
williamg1

@jake100 @Tyrone Garcia  I don't think Tanny supplied him with the right weapons. 


With that having been said, I think Mark is a broken QB. And even if fixed, he's not that good. 

Hanknaples
Hanknaples

@Brendan @Hanknaples

The word is Hickey hit a a home run on this one !   Grimes is Delighted, Hickey is Delighhted, the fans are Delighted, Ross is Delighted, Philbin is delighted and the City of Miami is Delighted soooo.....i t6hink it was a OK move !!

Seriously it was a NO-Brainer $8 million per with $19 Gteed for the #2 CB......NO BRAINER !!!

As far as Jordan is concerned, Bent Hit it on the Head...........Hickey andThe Phins are NOT that stupid..........ridiculous rumor that has NO truth to it....him AND Wake on the chopping block....LMAO !!!!

Brendan
Brendan

@Hanknaples Haha, sure, bud. 


How do you feel about the Grimes contract? Any thoughts on Miami shopping Jordan already? 

Hanknaples
Hanknaples

@Bent @Hanknaples

I would agree except for the fact that Bart is saying "May NOT be in NY"

So he appears to be ruling out ALL NY teams, no??

BTW, that is why I corrected him !!!

Brendan
Brendan

@Hanknaples That was a throw-in comment to cover his bases. It seems pretty clear he expects Mark to be somewhere else next year. 


That concludes this latest chapter in "Hank Defends A Guy He Hated For Five Years." 

Hanknaples
Hanknaples

@Brendan @Hanknaples

Duno, but how can anyone say they know  they're the best at something then say they're not sure  LOL  " I was BEST @ Reading  Comprehension (understanding what I read)....I think" !!!

As far as Scott goes, he is saying that contrary to popular belief Mark is NOT FINISHED yet .......it Just MAY not be in NY!!

Bent
Bent moderator

@Hanknaples  Perhaps Bart is keeping the possibility of Sanchez playing for the Giants or Bills in mind with his use of the word "may".

Brendan
Brendan

@Hanknaples  Oh come on, Hanker. You can't just post something and then circle back to say you were just kidding. 


And to answer your question, Bart saying "Hopefully he goes to a place where he has some weapons with great coaches, great coordinators and help continue to develop him. " gives a pretty clear indication of how he views his future, no? 

Hanknaples
Hanknaples

@Brendan @Hanknaples

I mean, I was only kidding but how do YOU get " "....his time in NY IS already over" out of ..."It just may not be New York for him right now.”

From what I COMPREHEND May (possibly, maybe, could be ) is the operative word here !!

Brendan
Brendan

@Hanknaples Well, it might be time to brush up on it a bit. Scott is saying that Mark's time in the league isn't over, but his time in NY should be/already is.

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