Found October 02, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
In a bit of a bombshell on Monday, Josh Rimer from NHL Home Ice had on former Toronto Maple Leafs GM and agent Bill Watters said this: Former TML GM & NHL Agent Bill Watters thinks Gary Bettman's will bring in replacement players in NOV, & thinks this will crack the Union. — Josh Rimer (@JoshRimerHockey) October 2, 2012 Man, could you imagine if THIS came to fruition? We could see the potential return of players like Wade Redden or even Sean Avery?!?! All kidding aside, the chances of this happening are far-fetched at best. This is just one way the league can test the solidarity of the NHLPA in hopes of getting a new CBA tilted towards the owners. If this scenario happens to occur, teams would struggle to fill out rosters with aging, un-signed veterans looking for a quick & easy payday. Younger players in the AHL and ECHL wouldn't dare crossing the picket line in fear of being alienated by other players. Teams may even go as far as holding pub...

Replacement NHL players could be coming to an arena near you

Former TML GM & NHL Agent Bill Watters thinks Gary Bettman's will bring in replacement players in NOV, & thinks this will crack the Union. — Josh Rimer (@JoshRimerHockey) October 2, 2012 NHL teams may be resuming play sooner than you think. There's only one issue - the roster might look very different than what you saw in 2011-12. Bill Watters, former...

The Bettman Book

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet, The release of Jonathon Gatehouse’s new book, The Instigator: How Gary Bettman Remade the League and Changed the Game Forever(Penguin), could perhaps only be better timed if it had hit shelves on the day of the NHL commissioner’s retirement. No figure is more central to the frustrating tale of the NHL’s current lockout or the league...

Report- NHL Thinking Replacement Players

Former TML GM & NHL Agent Bill Watters thinks Gary Bettman's will bring in replacement players in NOV, & thinks this will crack the Union. — Josh Rimer (@JoshRimerHockey) October 2, 2012   Bill Watters also seems to think the guys in their late 30's might cross the picket line to make that last paycheck b4 they retire. — Josh Rimer (@JoshRimerHockey...

New Jersey Senators Get Into NHL Lockout Act?

With New Jersey Devils preseason games canceled and regular-season games next on the list to be scrubbed by the NHL, the state’s United States Senators, Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez have sent a letter to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL Players’ Association Executive Director Donald Fehr expressing their concern about the current lockout. Here is the text of the...

Great reasons I was looking forward to watching 2012 Canucks camp

I missed not having training camp! Hey everyone, it’s been a while, but what’s a month between blogs, right? Especially when we’re 18 days into a lockout. But, today I’ve got a little something for you. No, I’m not going to break the news that Gary Bettman was struck by a bus and that at least one of the Fehr brothers was seen dancing on or around his flattened corpse....

Evening Line

“You hope it doesn’t go too long, but it’s tough to grasp when you’ve got a guy in Gary Bettman bragging every year that we’re making ‘record revenue, record revenue, record this,’ and all of a sudden they want to take a quarter of what you’ve made away. That doesn’t make sense to anybody. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in.” -Zach Parise of...

Afternoon Line

I've gotten a few emails lately from people who say they are Avalanche season-ticket holders. They say they will immediately cancel their season tickets once the first game is cancelled from the lockout, and they say they'll never come back. They're through, they said, with this insanity. Can't blame 'em one bit. I would absolutely do the same thing if...

NHL Lockout Could to Cancellation of Winter Classic

The NFL has their Thanksgiving games. The NBA has its Christmas Day games. The NHL has the Winter Classic--oh wait, never mind. The NHL's polarizing and unpopular money grab(lockout) has continued to have disastrous effects once again warranting a closer questioning and analysis of the true motivations of professional sports. As the Chicago Tribune reported, "The Winter...
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