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A couple dozen hockey fans — holding picket signs and posters — protested the impending NHL lockout Saturday afternoon by picketing outside the league's offices in mid-town Manhattan.
With the lockout looming at midnight and the labor dispute at a standstill, the angry fans sided with the players and held up signs criticizing the owners and commissioner Gary Bettman.
One sign read: "Greedy owners killing NHL" and another had Bettman's face Photoshopped on a picture of The Count from "Sesame Street" with the words: "One Two Three Lockouts." An NHL lockout would be the third lockout to hit a major sports league in the last 18 months — after the ones in the NFL and NBA.
The protesting fans — many wearing NHL team jerseys — waved their homemade signs and chanted against the league. Some even posed for pictures with passing sightseers outside the offices and NHL store located at Sixth Avenue and 47th Street.
One man, wearing a New York Rangers jersey, held up a sign which read: "Lockout #the players lockout#fans."
The lockout deadline is midnight Saturday. The NHL says there will be no bargaining with the union, according to The Associated Press.
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from Michael Grange of Sportsnet,
Every single contract an NHL player signs has a stamp of Gary Bettman's signature along the bottom of it. Every contract that has come to life in the past seven years carries his legal mark of approval.
But over the seven-year life of Bettman's masterpiece, the CBA that expired at 11:59 p.m. Saturday night, all those contracts...
This time next week I should be in Nashville at a Predators/Hurricanes pre-season game. Am I fan of either team? No. Do I care? No. I want hockey. We all want hockey. We've been waiting for June for the sport to come back, attending prospect camps and kids' games and crossing off every calendar day until September 15th, praying that the CBA get resolved...
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman listens as he meets with reporters after a meeting with team owners, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 in New York. The current collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players expires Saturday at midnight. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) NEW YORK (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman maintains the league will lock out [...]
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Die bettman. Die. Just die. Just DIE.
— autumn(:(@autumncierraa) September 16, 2012
Like I mentioned in an earlier blog post, Angry NHL Fans is a twitter account that I monitor because whenever something big happens in the NHL there are always going to be fans that are upset with something... Here is a snap shot of the fans that are unhappy with the NHL lockout...
Gary Bettman has been the NHL's boss for almost 20 years. He was hired by the NHL to bring the salary cap, and so he did, as he had received the salary cap NBA Basketball: acquisition. Twice the lockout has been a stoppage during his reign, and each time the lockout is done. Now it is the third! He is certainly the NHL's most hated person. For every NHL team's arrival...
The Hockey Program mailbag session continues with another question sent by Captain Spaulding (@midtnweather) via Twitter.
Spaulding asks, “Is there any chance of a lockout being cancelled?”.Gary Bettman, Commissioner of the National Hockey League.
Yes there is a chance that the NHL lockout can be lifted. Right now, the current Collective Bargaining Agreement is set to expire...
The Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons offers many lockout-related thoughts in his Sunday column, but his main thrust involves the fact that while both the NHL and NHLPA shoulder blame for the third lockout of a certain owners' commissioner's regime, the true Chairman of the Board has clearly mastered the villain's role:
Almost every time Gary Bettman opens his mouth...
NEW YORK (AP) -- With a lockout drawing ever closer, the NHL and the players' union are in touch with each other after a day of internal meetings.
But no new negotiating sessions are scheduled for Friday, one day before Commissioner Gary Bettman has said he will lock out the players. This would be the NHL's fourth work stoppage since 1992.
On Thursday night, NHL deputy commissioner...
NEW YORK (AP) -- With only hours until a threatened NHL lockout, the league and the players' union appear no closer to a deal.
For nearly a year, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has vowed to lock out players for the second time in eight years if a new collective bargaining agreement isn't reached by the time the current one expires at midnight EDT Saturday. NHL deputy commissioner...
The word "lockout" is looming over another major pro sport, this time the National Hockey League. In question-and-answer form, this is a look at the issues and implications of a work stoppage in the NHL.
Q: Why is the NHL having labor issues?
A: At its core, this is a dispute over money.
The league's labor contract, agreed to seven years ago, expires at midnight...
Peter Ceresnak (Peterborough Petes)
On the day when NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced that there will be yet another lockout; the best response was simple the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects are still going to keep playing. For all of you who are swearing off hockey because of the NHL/NHLPA nonsense then you don't know what you are going to miss.
The word ''lockout'' is looming over another major pro sport, this time the National Hockey League. In question-and-answer form, this is a look at the issues and implications of a work stoppage in the NHL.
Q: WHY IS THIS THE NHL HAVING LABOR ISSUES?
A: At its core, this is a dispute over money.
The league's labor contract, agreed to seven years ago, expires...