Found September 18, 2012 on Online Sports Guys:
PLAYERS: Gary Bettman
TEAMS: Florida Panthers
((ht: george richards)) Poor Stanley Poor Stanley C. Panther. He along was laid off today in a "Cost Cutting" move by the Florida Panthers hockey team. In case you didn't know: The NHL is in a lockout. Again. Yeah, we were surprised to hear that too. So...if the NHL had a lockout and nobody knew it, did it really happen? Unfortunately in this case, yes. We use the Panthers as an example: The team is locked out, not able to use the Panthers facility. Unless they rent the ice. Seriously. they are renting out a side locker room and ice time at their practice facility to their players so they can work out. Confused? We aren't taking sides here, but Gary Bettman and his owners should realize they are going to fade into obscurity this time. They know that...right? The league, which has struggled to regain it's popularity had its best TV ratings in decades this past year. This was after not having a TV deal for years. They were buy...

NHL Lockout: Gary Bettman to players: no deal, no season

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman listens as he meets with reporters after a meeting with team owners, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 in New York. The current collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players expires Saturday at midnight. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) NEW YORK (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman maintains the league will lock out [...] [[ This is a content...

Three-year-old calls Gary Bettman a 'bad man'

As the National Hockey League enters yet another work stoppage, a three-year-old boy named Tyson Theriault has a message for commissioner Gary Bettman. It's not a nice one either.... (Courtesy of Puck Daddy)

Tweets from fans upset about the NHL lockout

Die bettman. Die. Just die. Just DIE. — autumn(:(@autumncierraa) September 16, 2012 Like I mentioned in an earlier blog post, Angry NHL Fans is a twitter account that I monitor because whenever something big happens in the NHL there are always going to be fans that are upset with something... Here is a snap shot of the fans that are unhappy with the NHL lockout... ...

Bettman's Garage League closes again

Back in 1992, hockey superstar Mario Lemieux gave the NHL a label that has held up nicely for two decades: Garage League.Lemieux made that harsh assessment while complaining about the league’s hapless officiating. But Garage League has become a handy catch-all phrase to cover all aspects of NHL failure.Some things have changed over time. Lemieux, for instance, moved from the ice...

Morning Line

Gary Bettman has been the NHL's boss for almost 20 years. He was hired by the NHL to bring the salary cap, and so he did, as he had received the salary cap NBA Basketball: acquisition. Twice the lockout has been a stoppage during his reign, and each time the lockout is done. Now it is the third! He is certainly the NHL's most hated person. For every NHL team's arrival...

NHL lockout as explained by Taiwanese animation (Video)

For those of you not up to speed regarding the 2012 NHL lockout, let this handy video from the folks over at Next Media Animation be your guide to learning more about it. Also, Gary Bettman with a chainsaw...Gary Bettman with a chainsaw....

NHL Cancels Preseason through September 30th

Hockey fans have been preparing for the worst since Gary Bettman and the owners decided to lock out the players.  But the moment everyone was fearing the most is here.  The preseason schedule that was slated to start September 23rd, with a game between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens ,through September 30th has been canceled and it is not a good sign as day 4 of the...

Mailbag: Any chance of the lockout being cancelled?

The Hockey Program mailbag session continues with another question sent by Captain Spaulding (@midtnweather) via Twitter.  Spaulding asks, “Is there any chance of a lockout being cancelled?”.Gary Bettman, Commissioner of the National Hockey League. Yes there is a chance that the NHL lockout can be lifted. Right now, the current Collective Bargaining Agreement is set to expire...

NHL Lockout Begins as European Players Return Home

Since this whole initial thing has started catching on in the NFL, maybe we could try it in hockey. We might as well call Gary Bettman GBIII, because on Sunday at 12:00 A.M., the third lockout of his tenure as NHL commissioner began. As with most labor disputes, there is little optimism among fans and players. The most important issue between the two sides while negotiating the...

Lockout Got You Down?

The NHL just canceled the first 60 preseason games, really driving home the idea that the lockout is in full force. It’s a good thing, too, because it’s been about five or six years since the NHL had a strike or a lockout. We’re due. Gary Bettman’s a douche, and if we can’t agree on that then I’m afraid we have little in common. But, don’t let the lockout get you too...

The NHL Lockout in Animation

The lockout has officially reached the point of absurdity. Next Media Animations based out of Taiwan has posted a new video on Youtube offering their take of the NHL lockout. You may have seen similar videos on various late night talk shows as NMA likes to present a "different side to the story" through their animations.I don't know what's more scarier, a chainsaw...

Owners And Their Motives

from James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail, I touched base with (Ryan) Miller a few days ago, and he said part of what’s so difficult about these negotiations is an immense distrust of the owners and their motives in this fight. It’s still hard for many players to look past what happened during the last lockout, when a win for the league resulted in a large share of those...
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