Found November 23, 2012 on
(PhatzRadio / USA Today) — Plenty of NHL fans would like to exchange a terse word or two with Commissioner Gary Bettman about the ongoing lockout.
But one die-hard actually made sure Bettman heard his voice Wednesday after the league and the NHLPA met yet again in New York.
Jaymes Hall, a 41-year-old Philadelphia Flyers fan from Lancaster, Pa., questioned Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr during their separate media availability sessions. Hall was initially rebuffed by Bettman, but the Commissioner met with the fan afterward to discuss possible lockout remedies.
The New York Daily News captured the exchange:
HALL: “Put the money (in dispute) aside so nobody touches it and let the people get back to playing hockey. Eventually that pot’s going to build. But the guy who makes money selling parking spots – let him get back to making a living.”
BETTMAN: “The impact that this is having on everybody associated with the league is not lost on us. Believe me. But the fact of th...
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from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette,
Let’s face the truth, folks: Gary Bettman has become hockey’s worst enemy.
Bettman is now the author of three lockouts and the disastrous expansion into the Sun Belt, egomaniac, a man who would rather destroy the National Hockey League than form a workable partnership with the players. Under his watch, the NHL has already lost...
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NEW YORK (AP) Jaymes Hall had a question for NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman about the lockout, which already has wiped out more than a quarter of the regular season: Why not put aside the money in dispute and get back on the ice.
Hall tried to get in his question while Bettman was responding to media members outside the league's Manhattan office. When the commissioner was done...
Dear NHL fans, in order to give you less to be thankful for, Gary Bettman has axed more of your favorites. Games are now cancelled through December 14 and the annual All Star Game that was to be held in Columbus was kiboshed as well.It is getting a little tiresome at this point. Bobby Ryan, who swore he was not going to take someone else's job overseas, realized the lockout...
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,
Brian Burke has made some recent appearances alongside Gary Bettman and Bill Daly on the NHL side of the labour negotiations, which raises some fascinating questions. Is Burke representing himself, his personal views, or the views of the ownership of the Toronto Maple Leafs?
Burke is a known hardliner on the NHL’s side, a hawk on...
NEW YORK — NHL labor talks broke off soon after they resumed Wednesday, with players maintaining their new proposal was a huge economic concession and commissioner Gary Bettman pretty much saying the only deal he will agree to is the one management proposed last month.
On the 67th day of a lockout that already has wiped out more than a quarter of the regular season, the sides headed...
from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,
Right now is about pleading with the current cast of clowns to move on and leave us alone.
Their greed, and the nerve they have to keep holding fans hostage as they fight with each other over the billions the fans give them ... it’s well beyond frustrating and sickening.
Come out Monday morning and do the right thing, Gary Bettman...
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Erik Karlsson's one of the most electric blue line talents in the National Hockey League. So electric, in fact, Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr agreed early on to ensure that the entire world -- not just North America -- could watch the kid play.
Karlsson's been skating with Jokerit of SM-liiga in Finland during the NHL...
You know, there's no reason to get worked up about this stuff anymore -- raise your hand if you actually weren't expecting the NHL to cancel another round of games. Anyone?
The NHL announced today that they were cancelling all games scheduled through December 14th, and as an added bonus they were cancelling the 2013 All Star Game that was going to be scheduled...