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from Bruce Arthur of the National Post,
Once you got past the burbling emotion of Gary Bettman’s aria in New York last week, which deputy commissioner Bill Daly occasionally turned into a duet, it was a rich tale in more ways than one. It was a tale of deceit and disingenuousness, of betrayal and intransigence, of villains and the gracious barons who are trying to reform them. Oh, what a story.
It wasn’t all true, of course, because most stories never are. But it was, like many stories, revealing.
Bettman spoke after NHL Players’ Association executive director Don Fehr had met with deputy commissioner Bill Daly and legal heavy Bob Batterman, after which Fehr delivered a carefully disingenuous speech aimed squarely at his own constituents saying the two sides were so close they could practically smell the hockey gloves. None of these things were a coincidence.
And then came Gary, raging like Lear. For something delivered from behind a worn faux-wood podium at the Wes...
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from John Brennan of NorthJersey.com,
Wrapping up our five-part series on the depositions of the czars whose sports leagues are suing New Jersey to try to prevent sports betting at the state’s casinos and racetracks, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman had his turn on Nov. 19.
During a couple of hours of testimony, Bettman echoed similar themes to his colleagues’ depositions...
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Deputy commissioner Bill Daly's latest take on contract length was rather amusing. After fighting a bloody war for hockey-related revenue ("HRR") clawbacks, ownership -- more or less -- received what they wanted on that major front. The NHLPA knew they'd have to accept a new collective bargaining agreement that puts HRR...
What the hell does Bah Humbug mean, anyway?
You ever look up the origin of the phrase? I understand the theory of relativity more than I do the spaghetti like origins of this stupid phrase.
We all love to say stupid phrases. Here, I'll give you some more.
I used to like the dwarf. He grew the game. He gave more players jobs by introducing them to cities...
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,
It’s about money outside of the system, Canceler-in-Chief Gary Bettman and deputy Bill (The Hill) Daly maintain in turning a studied blind eye to the pain 10 NHL teams will endure trying to comply with the cap without a mechanism to ease compliance.
For example, the Flyers project to having $2.5 million of space to fill seven spots (about...
CBA meetings between NHL and NHLPA that are to take place at undisclosed location WILL involve a mediator. #TSN
— Aaron Ward (@aaronward_nhl) December 11, 2012
Bill Daly confirms via email that federal mediator(s) will be involved in Wednesday's meeting.
— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) December 11, 2012
After a weekend of relative silence on the collective bargaining front, the NHL announced this afternoon that they were canceling games up to December 30th, while at the same time rumors of a potential meeting between deputies Steve Fehr and Bill Daly someplace out of the watchful eye of the media began to percolate.
In spite of the theatrics and bitterness of late last week,...
Happy Holidays, NHL fans! What better way to celebrate the Holiday season than by watching two greedy groups of people squabble over how to reach common ground over our favorite sport?
Darren Dreger announced through Twitter that the NHL will cancel all games through December 30th, officially making Gary Bettman our Scrooge and Donald Fehr our Grinch of the 2012 Holiday season...
NEW YORK (AP) A person familiar with the decision says the NHL has canceled all games through to Dec. 30.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the official announcement isn't expected to be made until later Monday. There had already been 422 regular-season games lost because of the ongoing lockout, and the latest cuts will claim 104 more. The NHL also has canceled...
Take it away, David D'Alessandro. (h/t NJ.com)
Amid the acrimony and coercion and castigation and crocodile tears, there is an emerging suspicion that the joke, whatever it is, is on us.
Yes, all of us. Or more specifically, anyone outside the two-man quorum represented by David SternGary Bettman and Billy HunterDonald Fehr, who knew exactly where the deal-point existed...
NEW YORK (AP) -- A person familiar with the decision says the NHL has canceled all games through Dec. 30.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the official announcement isn't expected to be made until later Monday afternoon. There had already been 422 regular-season games lost because of the ongoing lockout, and the latest cuts will claim 104 more. The NHL also...
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,
- Social media has raised the emotional awareness of the NHL lockout in all kinds of ways. Labour negotiations are not really intended to be covered as play-by-play vehicles. But when they are — and they are now — you get the instant emotion, the disappointment, the tears, the threats, the anger the angst from those involved and from...
If there is going to be an NHL season, it won't happen before New Year's Eve.
The NHL announced Monday that all games have been canceled through Dec. 30. There had already been 422 regular-season games lost through Dec. 14 because of the lockout, and the latest cuts on Day 86 of the league shutdown claimed 104 more. The NHL also has called off the New Year's Day Winter...