(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...