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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...
Gary Bettman , I wish you die & burn in hell #enoughsaid
— Katrean Halabi (@KNH_94) September 16, 2012
Obviously, I am not a fan of the NHL commiseration Gary Bettman but I do not wish him any ill will, that being said Bettman is so easy to not like personally... Maybe it's just his presentation of self - Bettman comes off as this smug, condescending whiny little ________!!!! I have to say that I stand with the NHL players in this labor disagreement/work stoppage.
gary bettman i hope you choke on your 100 dollar steak & die
— Adam Robson (@6Robson) September 16, 2012
My dad told me once I shouldn't put the coarse language from the tweets on my blog - I tried for the most part to take that into considerations. These are some of the ones that stuck out the most that I read today.
Dear Garry Bettman. You are the biggest disgrace to hockey ever conceived. Pls go die. Yours truly, THE WHOLE ******* WORLD.
— Tom Bobbeh Cole (@Bobbehcollz) September 16, 2012
@sportsnews999 Bettman must go! The fans lose and will not come back. Even the die hards.
— EGSIV (@EGSIV) September 16, 2012
gary bettman is an evil soul who deserves to die in the fiery pits of hell #lockout #********************
— Will Gribbell (@gribcity) September 16, 2012
bettman definitely sucked at hockey when he was a kid so now he try's to ruin everyone's fun whenever possible #bendshow #die
— Bender Problems (@BenderProblems) September 16, 2012
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
from Michael Grange of Sportsnet,
Every single contract an NHL player signs has a stamp of Gary Bettman's signature along the bottom of it. Every contract that has come to life in the past seven years carries his legal mark of approval.
But over the seven-year life of Bettman's masterpiece, the CBA that expired at 11:59 p.m. Saturday night, all those contracts...
This time next week I should be in Nashville at a Predators/Hurricanes pre-season game. Am I fan of either team? No. Do I care? No. I want hockey. We all want hockey. We've been waiting for June for the sport to come back, attending prospect camps and kids' games and crossing off every calendar day until September 15th, praying that the CBA get resolved...
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 [...]
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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...
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...
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....
A couple dozen hockey fans — holding picket signs and posters — protested the impending NHL lockout Saturday afternoon by picketing outside the league's offices in mid-town Manhattan. With the lockout looming at midnight and the labor dispute at a standstill, the angry fans sided with the players and held up signs criticizing the owners and commissioner Gary Bettman. One...
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...
The Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons offers many lockout-related thoughts in his Sunday column, but his main thrust involves the fact that while both the NHL and NHLPA shoulder blame for the third lockout of a certain owners' commissioner's regime, the true Chairman of the Board has clearly mastered the villain's role:
Almost every time Gary Bettman opens his mouth...
It seems like only yesterday that the NHL lost an entire season before coming to an agreement before hockey got under way again. Some people called that CBA a win for the owners and others called it a win for the players. No matter how you look at it back then it is now apparent that the then head of the NHLPA Bob Goodenow and Gary Bettman did not like each other one bit. This conflict had an...
NEW YORK (AP) -- With only hours until a threatened NHL lockout, the league and the players' union appear no closer to a deal.
For nearly a year, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has vowed to lock out players for the second time in eight years if a new collective bargaining agreement isn't reached by the time the current one expires at midnight EDT Saturday. NHL deputy commissioner...
The NHL locked out its players at midnight Saturday, becoming the third major sports league to impose a work stoppage in the last 18 months.
The action also marks the fourth shutdown for the NHL since 1992, including a year-long dispute that forced the cancellation of the entire 2004-05 season when the league held out for a salary cap.
The deal which ended that dispute expired...