Found December 06, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
I can tell you there's a hugely negative vibe emanating from both sides right now. Keeping this process on rails today will be challenging. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) December 6, 2012 In related news, Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr are back in the negotiations this morning. ...are these guys really willing to flush the whole season down the drain? I don't think they realize the negative implications of their actions on the future of the NHL. Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.
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