Found September 03, 2012 on
Jack Todd of the Montreal Gazette has really hit the nail on the proverbial head with this zinger on Garry Bettman – I see the guy as a bully and a smug narcissist whose time has passed him by.
Jack Todd, Montreal Gazette --- You have to hand it to Gary Bettman – the man has all the animal bases covered. Bettman has the cheek of a cat burglar, the determination of a pit bull and the stubbornness of a mule. He treats hockey fans like a bunch of monkeys and his latest offer to the NHLPA was pure, unadulterated horse patootie.
Bettman’s most recent stunt was so cute, it could have been a Kodak Moment. First, he hit the players with an “offer” that was more like a rollback to 1994.
Then, when he softened that “offer” ever so slightly, he made like he had offered an enormous concession. Bettman is like a bully neighbour who knocks on your door and says he’s going to be taking your house, your wife, your kids, your cars and your dog. You mutter something about places where the sun don’t shine and he leaves.
Bettman’s face would also probably be a popular choice for NHL fan’s dart boards. I do think there is a reason that he is booed when the Stanley Cup is presented to the winning teams after the cup clinching games – he is one of the most polarizing figures in the game of hockey. #FIREBETTMAN
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from Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly,
On Sept. 13, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman will address the league’s Board of Governors in New York City.
According to governors, who spoke anonymously with CSNPhilly.com, Bettman will outline where both sides are in the collective bargaining process.
He will then ask them – via a vote – whether they are supportive of his...
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It's Labor Day, and there's not a lot to talk about. Collective bargaining agreement negotiations are the only relevant news topic these days, and the longer this carries on, the more insane opinions become. On both sides.
The Montreal Gazette posted a piece yesterday in an attempt to vilify Gary Bettman. I have exhausted this...
from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic,
The real promise of this becoming the norm for the Coyotes came hours before they eliminated the Nashville Predators in Game 5 of Round 2.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, flanked by suitor Greg Jamison, announced a preliminary deal to sell the team to Jamison had been reached, and Bettman hoped the sale would close in weeks rather...
We are now 11 days until an official NHL Lockout. After the jump, the bad news...
I wish I could write this long, elaborate post on why the NHL won't have a lockout but I can't. It seems that no matter how good (or bad) talks go, Gary Bettman and the NHL owners are pushing for this lockout. Why? No ******* idea. Late Friday afternoon, while I was dick deep in Locust...
Here is a good article that I found this morning that piqued my interest and this article kind of sums up the lockout in a nutshell I do believe that both sides could come to an agreement if they actually wanted to.
The players want to play and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman seems bound and determined to lock the players out for a third time since 1994.
There are great causes. And there are lame, ill-fated, and ******* stupid ones.
Today's lame cause is this piss poor video about stopping the NHL lockout.
Aww that's so cute. And by cute we mean irrationally stupid.
Things that won't happen EVER happen:
Fan stopping an NHL lockout.
And that's okay. Everyone has...
A lot of readers have asked me if there's anything they can do to stop the impending lockout. Up until this point I really had nothing, but that has all changed as NoHockeyLockout.com has scheduled a NHL Fan Protest at NHL Headquarters in Manhattan on the CBA deadline of September 15th.So if you're interested in sending a message to Commissioner Gary Bettman, click here for...
With the NHL's current collective bargaining agreement set to expire on September 15th, fans and the Nation Hockey League are bracing themselves for a lockout. If an agreement is not reached, this will be the third lockout under Gary Bettman.
Janne Makkonen (@JanneMakkonen1) created a very heart felt video about the NHL and the fans. Please watch this video, it is simply magnificent.
from Ron MacLean of CBC,
There won't be a lockout.
Seven years ago, the owners held a powerful upper hand. And more important, the issues were different. Gary Bettman wisely hired Arthur Levitt, the former Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), to produce an audit showing the NHL lost $232 million US in 2003-04.
That gave Bettman...
Ron MacLean at CBC Sports has proclaimed "There won't be a lockout."MacLean says the difference between this year's CBA negotiations compared to 2004-05 is that back then Gary Bettman had no choice but to shut down after the NHL lost $232 million the year before, while now all he wants to do is what both the NFL and NBA did and trim the players' percentage of...
Somewhere in Moscow, Vladamir Putin is sitting back in his recliner, stroking his beard, smiling manically. Why? Because as matters took a potential turn for the worst this weekend, and the lockout 2.0 seems more eminent than ever, the KHL can only sit back and watch the NHL implode, ready to feast on the soulless remains of frustrated fans. It's no secret that Russian Hockey...
While negotiations are ongoing to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, media outlets are going to find it challenging to impart anything about the Maple Leafs. Most of the news unfortunately will involve information derived from Donald Fehr and Gary Bettmanâs posturing in press conferences and NHL reporters getting inside dope from one side or the other that will just...
And Gary Bettman counters with a hearty f*ck you!