Found November 18, 2012 on Goon's World:
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 is the NHL commissioner that under his reign of terror has had three labor disagreements that have led to work stoppages. Also, Bettman is threatening to cancel his second season in eight years. Marvelous!!! Let's not forget the fiasco in the desert. The Detroit News — Ian White has been one of the more vocal and frustrated players during this NHL lockout. Commissioner Gary Bettman has caught most of White's verbal frustration the past two months, the length of this lockout thus far. After learning of Bettman's suggestion for a two-week moratorium in negotiations, White called Bettman "an idiot. "I personally think he's an idiot," said White Friday after a group of locked out Red Wings finished a workout. "Since he's come in, he's done nothing but damaged the game. It will be interesting to see how long this plays out. Will we see more players speak out against the NHL Commissioner?  One also has to wonder if there are NHL owners that agree with White but aren't allowed to speak up at the current time.

NHL, NHLPA Meet Monday After Brief Hiatus, Paul Kelly Believes ‘Some Progess Was Made’ (Video)

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...

Bruins Fans MAY Like How The Montreal Canadiens Are STICKING IT To Gary Bettman (PHOTO)

Photo: Yahoo During times when hockey is ACTUALLY played, Bruins fans HATE the Montreal Canadiens like HOT FIRE. Our Black & Gold blood just BOILS at the sights of Guy LaFleur, Patrick Roy & P.K. Subban. However, during a time of  labor unrest (the fourth one under commissioner Gary Bettman), fans UNITE no matter what color the laundry is. And Bruins fans have to LIKE how...

Erik Cole, NHL Players Wearing ‘Puck Gary’ Hats, Taking Dig at Gary Bettman (Photo)

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

Gary Bettman: Three Strikes You’re Out

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...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Competitive Balance; Phantoms Roster Updates

In his recent interview with the Winnipeg Free Press, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman reiterated one of his pre-lockout talking points that essentially attempted to justify the lockout as something the game needs. A steep reduction of the cap ceiling as well as the cap floor is not a money grab, he claimed, it's about giving every team a fair shake to put out a competitive project...

Impeach Bettman

Sometimes, when I'm feeling lonely and blue, I fantasize that I'll have the will power to conditionally boycott hockey.  I imagine taking a stand, giving up blogging and watching and fretting because the bad men stole my game from me, personally. But I know for a fact I'd never stick to it.  Then I start rationalizing and there are moments when I actually believe I...

Mike Augello: The Missives Of November; Marlies Shutout Abbotsford

The NHL lockout has been an endless series of threats and ultimatums that started after the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement on September 15 and has continued to escalate a war of words between the two sides. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Wednesday suggested a two week moratorium in negotiations, hoping that it would calm the rhetoric and perhaps send a signal...

Eklund: Ed Snider is Not Anti-Bettman and not Feuding with Jacobs..

I am boarding a plane for Florida so I will be brief. (Unless the wifi works on this flight) Just a clarification here. Ed Snider is definitely one of the powers players in this lockout. His connections run deep with the NHL and Comcast/NBC. He wants to play hockey. No question. He has many progressive question. However, he isn't feuding with Gary Bettman...

NHL, players will resume labor talks

For the first time in eight days, the NHL and the players' association are heading back to the bargaining table to try again to reach a deal that will end the two-month old lockout. Talks will resume 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...

NHL labor talks to resume

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...

NHL sides talk, but not to each other

NEW YORK -- The conversations have restarted in the ongoing NHL labor fight. The negotiations have not. One step at a time in the roller-coaster ride that holds the hockey season in the balance. A day after NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman suggested to players' association chief Donald Fehr that the sides take a two-week break from seemingly fruitless bargaining, talking resumed...

Rangers NOt Exactly Excited About Moratorium Idea

Katie Strang at was able to speak with Brad Richards and Ryan Callahan about Gary Bettman's ridiculous idea of a two-week moratorium on CBA talks... Richards... "I don't know what good that's going to do, I don't know what the tactic is. We want to get to the table; we feel we're close. ... We've indicated to them in the last meeting...

Ed Snider refutes earlier article, still appears to be giant ass bag

Ed Snider refuted an earlier article about him turning on Gary Bettman. From An article appearing in today's Philadelphia Daily News is absolutely erroneous,” Snider said. “I am a solid supporter of National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman and the League in this unfortunate situation. “Like all fans, players, owners and League officials...
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