Originally posted on BruinsLife  |  Last updated 9/13/12
According to an article on ESPN, NHL commissioner, Gary Bettman, received an unanimous vote from the owners to lock out the players if no agreement is in place by the end of Saturday September 15th 2012. If the lock out is to happen it would be the third time in Bettman's reign of commissioner that the league has had a work stoppage. To add to the sorrow, 283 players showed in New York including a majority of the Bruins roster. The league's most recent offer would reduce the players' share of hockey related revenue from 57 to 47 percent.I do not understand why the owners and players can not just settle on 50-50. Seriously this is ridiculous when we the fans are the ones who are a main reason the owners are making their money. If the fans didn't attend the games that are overpriced compared to other sports, and didn't watch the games on TV then the NHL wouldn't make any money. I was for the players making more than 50% of the Hockey Related Revenue, as they work their asses off and risk
PLAYERS: Gary Bettman
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