Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 8/16/12
It’s a musings day folks. With little Ranger specific news let’s just get into it and talk about anything and everything, ok? What side of the CBA war do you side with? It’s hard to link arms with the owners and the league, a league that has come across as incredibly greedy through the media. Are they greedy? Was the last CBA that bad that they had to resort to extreme measures? Is there a public figure or leader – in sports or entertainment – with as negative a public reputation as Gary Bettman? He’s actually done a solid job over the years. Despite stretching it too far, expansion has been a relative (and necessary) success for the league; he has grown the sport immeasurably and has proven a strong leader in the face of challenges such as the KHL and on matters such as the Olympics. That said, if his reign ended tomorrow he’d be considered greedy, too stubborn and arrogant. Do you think the public appearance of players such as Crosby, Ovechkin or Lundqvist influences the NHLPA’s position
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