NHL Lockout Will End When Greed Finally Takes Over

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October 24 2012 08:04AM

Greed takes over

Contrary to popular belief, greed has not been the driving force behind the NHL lockout.

No. To date, it's just been business. And in business, you exploit your position to extract the maximum profits the market will bear. You do this either by squeezing out the competition so you have free reign to raise prices, or you use leverage to drive costs out of your supply chain. There is no greed involved. It's just math.

In fact, if greed has a role to play, it will be in saving the NHL hockey season. Here's why...

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Yakupov scores with 10 seconds left, a KHL fight knockout, and more

Steve Dangle
October 23 2012 07:36PM


Here's your tasty KHL goodness for the day!...Well that sounded weird...hm...

Well anyway - enjoy! 

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Headshots October 23rd

Dimitri Filipovic
October 23 2012 03:46PM


Headshots are a Canucks Army feature where we link to the day's freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost, produced a tribute video, birthed a clever .gif into existence, or have a hockey related cause you'd like to see promoted in this space - please e-mail Thom at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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Canucks Points Projections: Top-Six

Robert Vollman
October 23 2012 11:10AM

The point projections you find in hockey magazines are based on the intuitive guesses of analysts who follow the teams closely, and can therefore occasionally be skewed by personal biases or wishful thinking.  That's why it's best to supplement (not replace) them with purely statistically-based projections.

For the third season in a row over at the Flamesnation sister site we're using the two most popular statistical projection systems, Tom Awad's VUKOTA and my own Snepsts67, to anchor our expectations.  The former is more established and has the advantage of also estimating games played while the latter defines lower and upper ranges, and finds good historical examples within.<

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Posted for Sale: One gently-used Keith Ballard

Cam Charron
October 23 2012 09:06AM

An uncomfortable truth is that the Vancouver Canucks will probably need to shed a little over $6M worth of salary coming out of the lockout to account for a lower salary cap.

However, this does present an opportunity. While trading Roberto Luongo frees up some space, it's still probably not enough to bridge the gap unless the NHL permits teams amnesty with the new agreement (I'm optimistic that a deal will be done in the next month).

The pending Luongo trade has had the most digital ink spilled over it, but there's another Canuck who makes a lot of money and whose role has diminished in Vancouver. He also still probably has some value elsewhere. That would be Keith Ballard.

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