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Old 06-10-2015, 06:30 AM
 
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Not exactly sure why you'd have to be sorry about that. Be thankful that you have the opportunity to watch the world's best hockey in action.
Talk to topic starter about it LOL
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:39 AM
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Okay, now that I've finished watching game 3, I think I'll have to watch the rest of the way - pretty damn good finish. LeBron vs Curry.....I don't think we've heard the last from the GSWs/Curry.
Yeah it's pretty incredible stuff. I love what Dellavedova is doing, gotta root on the Australians.
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:44 AM
 
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If you follow the NHL, it has been said numerous times, even by these young players from Russia that they dreamed of playing in the USA. Do you doubt this? Do you think they get paid more by playing elsewhere?
On July 2, 2012, Radulov signed a four-year contract with CSKA Moscow of the KHL at an average annual salary of $9.2 million
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Poor young Russian players
I guess $9.2 million sounds too awful I will take two please
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:52 AM
 
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They are very young and have a pipeline of talent behind them, this organization built the team the right way through their farm system, having said that I think they have as much chance as anyone to be a dynasty in the salary cap era definition of a dynasty, which isn't a dozen cups I think 3 in 5 o 6 years qualifies for that term.
Steve yzerman played for a team that is a dynasty went on to win the cup back to back in 1996 then again in 1997 very few teams have one that. The owner of the team had 3 stanly cup rings since he bought the team in 1982 and your GM our old captin has 2 rings. And have made the playoffs for 23 years in a row now that's a record that will never be beat, that's a dynasty.
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:08 AM
 
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Good to see the Tampa locals rallying around their team and having much fun however i'd suspect most of these fans are Bolt fans and not really hockey fans.as an example had Tampa not been in these playoffs and instead the playoffs were with Phoenix Coyotes and Minnesota Wild i wonder how many would be glued to their tv sets for every game .
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:19 AM
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Good to see the Tampa locals rallying around their team and having much fun however i'd suspect most of these fans are Bolt fans and not really hockey fans.as an example had Tampa not been in these playoffs and instead the playoffs were with Phoenix Coyotes and Minnesota Wild i wonder how many would be glued to their tv sets for every game .
Well people just want to support their home city. Nothing wrong with that. But you're right.
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:31 AM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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......if you're a true fan of sports, you'll attend games even if your team isn't involved.
Not all of us are physically able to do that.
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:31 AM
 
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NFL: If their teams don't play here once every five seasons, I'd hope they wouldn't hold off until their team shows to play the Bucs.

NHL: Blackhawks played here what? Once this past season before the playoffs?

MLB: Some teams never play here (ie NL teams vs Rays) - so will those fans never go to baseball games?

Of course if you can't pay your rent and grocery bills, by all means, don't go to baseball games, movie theater, or even eat out. It's all relative.
Most folks are not going to sit in a hot Ray Jay and watch teams they didn't grow up rooting for - especially with NFL Sunday Ticket.

As for the Lightning, I think they do just fine as is with all of the local support.

And as for the Rays, location location location ... although you do get a full house when the Red Sox or Yankees are in town.

Your last comment is ridiculous at best; folks budget money for entertainment, but why should they go to a Rays-White Sox game if they're Blue Jays fans ? Instead of a movie they really want to see ...

Be thankful Tampa is a town full of transplants; if they weren't living in TB, you wouldn't have the population base to support any teams.
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:17 AM
 
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Steve yzerman played for a team that is a dynasty went on to win the cup back to back in 1996 then again in 1997 very few teams have one that. The owner of the team had 3 stanly cup rings since he bought the team in 1982 and your GM our old captin has 2 rings. And have made the playoffs for 23 years in a row now that's a record that will never be beat, that's a dynasty.
The fact that the lighting could have a potential dynasty doesn't take anything away form the redwings accomplishments, it really has nothing to do with them, my point is in the cap era you are not going to see the dynasties of the 70's where you win 5 of 8.
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:17 AM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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Hockey? Do they still play hockey??
Yep. The Lightning are still playing, while most other teams are not.
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