September 19 2012 04:45PM
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September 18 2012 10:21AM
Pat Quinn being honoured four years ago at the Pacific Coliseum (photo: Sean Hagen/wikimedia commons)
The Vancouver Giants announced something of a lockout-blowout on Monday morning. The WHL Club is offering special prices for their first three home games of the season, they've unveiled vintage Canucks throw back jerseys and they're being aggressive in the hopes of drawing the support of those fans who are frustrated that they can't pay to go see their NHL heroes.
After the announcement, ex-Canucks player, coach and president (and current Giants co-owner) Pat Quinn spoke with Canucks Army about his time in management in Vancouver, his role with the Giants, his feelings on the lockout and his plans to write a book.
Click past the jump for more insight.
September 15 2012 05:01PM
Speaking with lawyers is often a good way to get to the root of the argument.
Earlier this week, some interesting concepts emerged from a recent conversation I had with a pair of lawyers I know in Toronto. With the lockout beginning officially on Saturday night at 11:59 PM EST, I figured I'd share four points of particular interest. Check them out after the jump.
September 12 2012 05:29PM
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September 11 2012 10:24AM
These fans care. (Photo: Luciano Belviso/flickr creative commons)
The media’s coverage of the current NHL labour dispute has been, at best, cynical, frustrated but empathetic to fans. At worst, it's been pro-player . In 2004, most reporting focused on runaway salaries and the plight of weak teams. Then, though it may have been actually a lockout driven by a handful rich teams, the narrative was much more about building stability for the league; this time, it’s much clearer that the narrative matches the reality. Then, it was saving the game for weak taems (while ignoring the massive profits that would be predictably reaped by the top tier of clubs); now it's simply about protecting the bottom line.
The players being millionaires makes the whole thing hard to swallow. Millionaires versus billionaires, seriously who are you supposed to pick?