Found September 29, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Gary Bettman
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 in the minds of the players that they must defeat Bettman at all costs. I have spent the last couple months or so in regular contact with a wide number of players, and this is what it has come down to – sadly. NHL players are a unique breed. They can lose a fight with dignity, but they never forget and they always try to even the score eventually. They lost and lost big to Bettman in 2005. They admitted it and said there were no hard feelings after their year-long fight that cost the whole season over monetary issues. read on

Gary Bettman, Please Read

from Jordan Shifman of CBC, With the NHL lockout now in double-digit days, 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 Here is Saturday's Fan Comment of the Day from...

NHL Cancels entire preseason: Nobody noticed

Gary Bettman 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...

Bettman Has Done His Job

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...

Creative fan protests during the NHL lockout

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...

Wrapping Up Today’s CBA Meeting

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...

Is There Actual Progress With CBA Talks?

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...

Who Said This?

"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 or B. Gary Bettman, sometime in the next year.
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