Found September 29, 2012 on
from Jordan Shifman of CBC,
With the NHL lockout now in double-digit days, CBCSports.ca wants to help give fans a voice.
So until the game we love returns, we'll highlight one fan's take on the lockout each day from the posts we've received on Facebook, Twitter and the comments sections on CBCSports.ca.
Here is Saturday's Fan Comment of the Day from Facebook fan Brian Crocker:
No one buys "Bettman" jerseys, no one buys a ticket to a Canadiens game solely because Geoff Molson owns the team, and no one buys "NHL Owners 2012" upper deck hockey cards. The players SHOULD NOT be taking a rollback, when the league is stronger than it has ever been, more popular than it has ever been and posted year after year of improved earnings since the last lockout.
BEST OF MAXIM
from Adian Dater of All Things Avs,
This is a sad story with no winners, but the tagline of the story is this: the players in the NHL are sick and tired of Gary Bettman, and they will sacrifice their greater financial good to drive this man out of their game.
That’s how much they hate him.
It really has come to this awful juncture, an irreconcilable difference...
Hey, did you hear the one about the National Hockey League and their lockout of the players? No? Well, you are part of a rather large majority of people.
The league, in a brief, tersely worded statement announced they are canceling all preseason games. They actually had some games scheduled leading up to what would have been the start of the 2012 season, just...
from Jeff Z. Klein of the New York Times,
They look at the bottom line and marvel at the job he has done. During Bettman’s tenure, N.H.L. revenue has grown from $400 million a year to $3.3 billion.
“He’s in charge,” said Jonathon Gatehouse, whose book“The Instigator: How Gary Bettman Remade the NHL and Changed the Game Forever,” the first in-depth biography...
The NHL lockout is an ugly beast. We've seen it claim the NHL preseason and, barring a major surprise, we'll see it claiming regular season games in the very near future. Fans are outraged and understandably so as the league enjoys its second lockout in nine years.
So what can hockey fans do about it? Unfortunately, not much but that hasn't stopped various groups...
CBA meetings covered Drug Testing, Medical Care, Joint Health + Safety Committee, Training Camp, Conditioning Camp and scheduling issues.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) September 28, 2012
Steve Fehr said Don Fehr met with Gary Bettman separately today. Steve Fehr said talks will resume on non-core economics tomorrow morning.
— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl...
from Damien Cox of The Spin at the Toronto Star,
If the NHLPA really wants to open a PR offensive, it should have individual players openly questioning the motives of individual owners. Just slamming Gary Bettman will never work. He's paid to take the crap. But if Brad Richards starts questioning why James Dolan needs to have a lockout, or if Claude Giroux takes some...
Ryan Dadoun at Pro Hockey Talk reports that during yesterday's second straight day of CBA negotiations, NHLPA boss Donald Fehr and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman had a private conversation...
“I spent a few minutes with Gary talking about the overall situation, and we agreed to keep in touch,” Fehr said. “I am not going to talk about the specifics, but in general...
"I regret we were not able to secure an agreement sooner in the process and avoid the unfortunate distractions to the game."
A. Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner referring to the officials contract talks
B. Gary Bettman, sometime in the next year.