Found January 14, 2013 on
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In a Monday morning interview on the 'Boomer and Carton' show, Boomer Esiason wasted little time going after Commissioner Gary Bettman to vent his honest frustrations on the very late start to the NHL season. One of the first things Boomer asked the commissioner was the validity of a NY Post report of Bettman telling the players during a bargaining meeting that some General Managers across the NHL wanted to void some of the bloated contracts that were signed just prior to the CBA expiring last summer, to which Bettman vehemently denied.
When that info came to light, I didn't think there was any way a deal was going to get done. Little did anyone know, a deal was reached 36 hours later...
Boomer also asked what the NHL's plans are to welcome fans back this upcoming weekend, to which Bettman responded by saying that there are "a variety of things that are being worked on, most of which are on a club by club basis." Bet...
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