Found November 20, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
PLAYERS: Gary Bettman
In his recent interview with the Winnipeg Free Press, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman reiterated one of his pre-lockout talking points that essentially attempted to justify the lockout as something the game needs. A steep reduction of the cap ceiling as well as the cap floor is not a money grab, he claimed, it's about giving every team a fair shake to put out a competitive project on the ice. "T...

Gary Bettman Bombarded By Disgruntled Flyers Fan During News Conference

Hockey fans are getting angry, and they’re not afraid to let NHL commissioner Gary Bettman know it. On Wednesday, the league and the Players’ Association met for another round of negotiations, reportedly making an insubstantial amount of progress. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly was originally scheduled to address the media after the session, but instead Bettman himself came...

Pass or fail: Bettman’s expansions and relocations

Image: Getty Images Gary Bettman became NHL commissioner on February 1, 1993, and has been in this position for almost 20 years. Under Bettman, the league has seen three work stoppages, but also unparalleled growth. While many believe the league over expanded in the Bettman era, it’s worth evaluating each move/relocation to see where the faults/successes were. There were six new...

NHL, NHLPA Meet Monday After Brief Hiatus, Paul Kelly Believes ‘Some Progess Was Made’ (Video)

After commissioner Gary Bettman suggested that the NHL and NHLPA take a two-week break from CBA negotiations, the players wanted nothing to do with that. Four days after Bettman’s idea was shot down, the two sides met on Monday in New York to rekindle talks in hope of salvaging some part of the 2012 season. The meeting lasted roughly two hours, and the two sides plan to meet again...

Bruins Fans MAY Like How The Montreal Canadiens Are STICKING IT To Gary Bettman (PHOTO)

Photo: Yahoo During times when hockey is ACTUALLY played, Bruins fans HATE the Montreal Canadiens like HOT FIRE. Our Black & Gold blood just BOILS at the sights of Guy LaFleur, Patrick Roy & P.K. Subban. However, during a time of  labor unrest (the fourth one under commissioner Gary Bettman), fans UNITE no matter what color the laundry is. And Bruins fans have to LIKE how...

Bettman After The CBA Meeting

Bettman says business is losing $18-20 mil per day. Says players are losing between $8-10 mil per day. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) November 21, 2012   Bettman says PA "expects our best offer to get better" despite lockout $ losses. Commish is trying to be positive though — Pat Leonard (@NYDNRangers) November 21, 2012   Bettman --...

Erik Cole, NHL Players Wearing ‘Puck Gary’ Hats, Taking Dig at Gary Bettman (Photo)

The NHL lockout isn’t quite past the point of no return, but it became more than insufferable a long time ago. The players and owners continue trading places as the dinks, and it’s Erik Cole and members of the Motnreal Canadiens who is now wearing the “dink” hat. Well, actually, he’s wearing a different kind of hat, but is no less of a dink. TVA Sports (via

Gary Bettman: Three Strikes You’re Out

While the calendar continues to turn month by month, one thing has been consistent: a lack of NHL hockey.  Since the second lockout of Commissioner Gary Bettman’s tenure in the 2004-2005 season, hockey’s popularity in North America has grown exponentially.  The average attendance in the NHL last year was 17,455, higher than the rival NBA, and up 1.8% from two seasons ago, while...

Ian White calls Bettman an Idiot

English: NHL Commisioner Gary Bettman in 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I am sure that my buddy Redwing77 will be happy to see than one of the players from his favorite team called Gary Bettman an idiot. Personally I agree with White, when I see Bettman's face it reminds of all of the bad things that have happened to the NHL.  Lets think about this for a minute. Bettman...

Mike Augello: The Missives Of November; Marlies Shutout Abbotsford

The NHL lockout has been an endless series of threats and ultimatums that started after the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement on September 15 and has continued to escalate a war of words between the two sides. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Wednesday suggested a two week moratorium in negotiations, hoping that it would calm the rhetoric and perhaps send a signal...

NHL rejects players' proposal; no new talks set

Any optimism that a deal between the NHL and the Players Assn. might be imminent following the unions presentation of a comprehensive collective bargaining proposal Wednesday morning lasted only a few hours. Thats all it took for the sides to meet and for the NHL to reject the proposal, in which players said they had made moves toward the NHLs stance in several areas. We are still...

NHL labor talks to resume

NEW YORK (AP) -- For the first time in eight days, the NHL and the players' association are back at the bargaining table to try again to reach a deal that will end the two-month old lockout. Talks resumed on Monday, the 65th day of the lockout that has already wiped out 327 games and threatens the entire season if a settlement isn't reached soon. After turning down a suggestion...

NHL labor talks to resume for first time in eight days

NEW YORK (AP) -- For the first time in eight days, the NHL and the players' association are heading back to the bargaining table to try again to reach a deal that will end the two-month old lockout. Talks will resume on Monday, the 65th day of the lockout that has already wiped out 327 games and threatens the entire season if a settlement isn't reached soon. After turning...

Video- Fehr And Bettman Talk To The Media

First Donald Fehr, followed by Gary Bettman.   Continue reading "Video- Fehr And Bettman Talk To The Media"

Rangers NOt Exactly Excited About Moratorium Idea

Katie Strang at was able to speak with Brad Richards and Ryan Callahan about Gary Bettman's ridiculous idea of a two-week moratorium on CBA talks... Richards... "I don't know what good that's going to do, I don't know what the tactic is. We want to get to the table; we feel we're close. ... We've indicated to them in the last meeting...
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