10/3 Morning Links

Super pumped to see Center Ice commercials on TV, and here I thought my season ticket payment was the only way I could give the NHL money for games that won’t be played…

Speaking of which real games are the next on the block: (SI)

LeBrun says its Groundhog Day, and we’re Chris Elliot: (ESPN)

On the upside a lockout may mean no more annoying Selanne goals: (HP)

Forget the Spare Bears we may get the AuxHawks: (PD)

Which may have something do with this: (PHT)

Not so Sad Panda? (CSN) (autoplay warning)

Goin’ Hoggin’ with Shaw (blackhawks.com)

Whatever: (twitter)

  • Joe DeTolve

    Your Mark Grace, Groundhog Day and 1987 NFL lockout references are beyond reproach.

  • Accipiter

    I can’t even imagine the NHL using replacement players. That would turn into quite a shit show.

    • Z-man19

      But would you watch it?

      • Having held season tickets to an ECHL team for a few years, I can say that the product is still entertaining, though not at the price of an NHL game. The team I watched had Ellis, Crombeen and Konopka on it…definitely lower tier players in the NHL. I’d watch and even go for much lower tickets.

        • Z-man19

          I’m guessing that’s the only way they’d get people to show up, much lower costs

          • I’d say the biggest differences are the skating speeds and shot speeds. The fundamentals are pretty similar. Once you start knowing the players, it’s not too bad. There was definitely more fighting if that’s your bag.

          • Z-man19

            I’ll take speed and skill any day. I’m a lover not a fighter

      • Accipiter


        • Z-man19

          And you call yourself Canadian?

          • Accipiter

            Proudly. A replacement player league is blasphemy !!

          • Z-man19

            I’m with you on that