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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 LFPress.com) points out that the Cole and other players have begun wearing baseball caps that read “Puck Gary,” a not-so-subtle message to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and the NHL owners. The hat also features the phrase “2012-13 NHL Lockout,” ensuring collectors never forget where the horrible pun came from.
According to TVA Sports, the hats are not officially endorsed by the NHLPA, and Cole says the hats “might be available to the public, all proceeds go to charity.” So at least this latest act of petulance may actually do some good after all.
In terms of getting a new deal done, it’s unlikely it will do anything than make the p
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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...
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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...
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...
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
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...
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...
NEW YORK (AP) Jaymes Hall had a question for NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman about the lockout, which already has wiped out more than a quarter of the regular season: Why not put aside the money in dispute and get back on the ice.
Hall tried to get in his question while Bettman was responding to media members outside the league's Manhattan office. When the commissioner was done...
NEW YORK — NHL labor talks broke off soon after they resumed Wednesday, with players maintaining their new proposal was a huge economic concession and commissioner Gary Bettman pretty much saying the only deal he will agree to is the one management proposed last month.
On the 67th day of a lockout that already has wiped out more than a quarter of the regular season, the sides headed...
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...
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...