Buzz: The NHL Has Proposed A Players/Owners Only Meeting

5:59PM: Jonathon Gatehouse, who wrote “The Instigator” about Gary Bettman notes that it was the meeting between Trever Linden and Calgary owner Harley Hotchkiss which led to the deal in 2005.

5:56PM: Bill Daly emailed Pierre LeBrun and said “We want to find a way to get to a deal nothing else has worked.  The Commissioner felt that we might as well propose something different.  We will see how they respond.”

5:46PM: John Shannon tweets: From a League source “Nothing else has worked – big groups, small meetings, mediation. So let’s try something else.”

5:44PM: 

5:32PM: Larry Brooks tweets “For its next trick, NHL proposes that players negotiate their own contracts without representation from agents.”

5:28PM: Dreger adds “Not all owners would be included in this owner-player meeting. Hasn’t been determined. Not sure why either side wouldn’t welcome this.”

5:23PM: According to Darren Dreger and Katie Strang, Gary Bettman has proposed the idea of owners and players meeting without any NHL or NHLPA brass.

Dreger says that Fehr and the players are believed to be considering the idea.




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a57se
a57se

Here is a trivia question for y'all!!!


We all are painfully aware of the Pats going to the playoffs every year Tom brady has been their QB.

Their team record is 6 consecutive Playoff appearances...

The Trivia question is:

Can you name the 6 teams that had MORE consecutive playoff appearances than the Pats and how many years they had their run for??

t__k
t__k

How did Shonn Greene get back in the game?  Pryor knocked him silly and Greene clearly had a concussion.  He was on dream street.

a57se
a57se

The second team in NFL history to have more than 6 consecutive playoff appearances is


The 1972 to 1979 (8) Pittsburgh Steelers who won 4 SB's during this stretch! 

SB IX in 1974

SB X in 1975

SB XIII in 1978

SB XIV in 1979

a57se
a57se

OK, the First team to have more than 6 consecutive playoff appearances was...

The 1966 to 1973 (8) Dallas Cowboys who won SB VI in 1971...

a57se
a57se

Here is a hint:

Two of the teams with more than 6 consecutive playoff appearances have TWO streaks longer than 6...they only count as one of the answers each though.

So there ARE 6 different teams to name.

a57se
a57se

@Brendan 

So, do you think Geno said "Good Job" to Casey after he clocked him???

Brendan
Brendan

@t__k My guess is his baseline tests don't change much from his concussed tests. 


(I'm implying that he's lacking a functioning brain)

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Brendan

Remember when we should have taken Chance Warmack or Jonathan Cooper in the top 10?


Good times.

a57se
a57se

Another Hint:

Two of the teams did NOT win a SB during their streak...

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se I think Geno did what he should have done, which is bail the hell outta there and let his OL do the fighting. 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Brendan @tsjc68

"Let's just chuck it cross-body into this zone with one of my teammates surrounded by five Bengals and hope for the best."

t__k
t__k

@Brendan @t__k I would think that this is probably the most logical answer.

Brendan
Brendan

@tsjc68 I would be, too. Sankey is good and those other guys suck. 

a57se
a57se

Another hint:

Only Two of the teams had their streaks since 1990...

juunit
juunit

@Brendan @a57se 

I thought it made him look like a p****. Talk real loud, then run away once the other guy gets physical?

Maybe I'm just biased though. 

t__k
t__k

@tsjc68 @Brendan Ugh, that's terrible Qb play.  He doesn't look like he has the arm strength needed to be successful to me...Maybe I'm wrong.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Brendan @tsjc68

I have a hunch that Antonio Andrews might end up being the best of the four.

a57se
a57se

@tsjc68 @t__k 

That is worse than any 4 year stretch during jeff Fishers' 16 years in Tenn/houston as the HC.

a57se
a57se

Another hint:

Two of these teams won Multiple SB's during their streaks...

One team won 4 SB's the other won 3 SB's...

t__k
t__k

@a57se Random guesses - Bills, 9ers, Cowboys, Packers....and I can't think of 2 more.

Brendan
Brendan

@juunit I mean, he was literally surrounded by Titans. He'd be an idiot to fight back against Casey 1v1, but without backup? I don't blame him for it. It was kind of funny how casually he walked out of there, too. He didn't run, he just turned and slowly walked out (with his helmet on sideways). 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se They made it pretty clear it's going to stay on the field and they aren't telling us. 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@t__k @tsjc68 @Brendan

It was a really rough debut (I think ESPN said it was actually the lowest rated first start (by their made-up QB stat "QBR") ever.)


He'll probably get better.  He probably won't get better enough, though, IMHO.

a57se
a57se

Best hint yet:

2 teams are in the Eastern Time zone

2 teams in the Central Time zone

2 teams in the Pacific Time Zone


This is WHEN the streaks were made.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Brendan @juunit

I like how, no matter what happened, Geno is in the wrong.  


He picked a verbal fight with someone and didn't punch back?  HE'S A FAIRY.  (Nevermind the fact that he successfully goaded a Titans player into committing a personal foul penalty against the Jets that picked up 15 valuable yards and probably should have resulted in their best player being ejected...)


If he'd have punched back, it'd be "What is Geno doing fighting and risking injury or ejection WHAT A STUPIDFACE!!!


If he hadn't responded to Woodyard and Casey's trashtalk at all, it'd be "HE'S TOO SCARED TO STAND UP FOR HIMSELF!!!"


Etc.

a57se
a57se

@tsjc68 @a57se @t__k 

The last four seasons is the first time since Fishers first four years that they haven't made the playoffs over a four year window.

a57se
a57se

OK, ONE more hint.

One team of the six only won 2 division titles during this streak...

everyone else won at least 5 didvision crowns.


a57se
a57se

@brendan @a57se 

 Oh RT @jwyattsports: Whisenhunt said Geno said something to Jurrell Casey that was inappropriate and set him off. Led to him throwing a jab

Here we go...

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Seems the players aren't giving anything to the media about it this time, but maybe something comes out later. It was probably just some typical sht talk. 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Yeah, I saw that. Doesn't mean much, though. Of course Whisenhunt is going to try to back his guy. 

a57se
a57se

@Brendan @a57se 

Well that is what it looked like watching the game...Geno shooting off his mouth and Casey taking exception.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se It looked like both guys were jawing, and Casey lost his cool. 



tsjc68
tsjc68

@Brendan @a57se

Wesley Woodyard is probably a part of that jaw-fest, as well.  A friend of mine knows him and said he never stops with the trashtalk.

a57se
a57se

@Brendan @a57se 

Which usually indicates someone went too far...

casey isn't Suh...