from Bob Duff of the Windsor Star,
With news arriving Friday that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman had announced the cancellation of all regular-season games through the end of November, members of the locked-out Detroit Red Wings made no effort to hide their distaste for the leader of their league.
“To me, it seems like everything Gary Bettman does is in spite,” Detroit defenceman Ian White said. “It seems like what he does is meant to send a message, or for leverage. It’s always some sort of tactic with him. It doesn’t surprise me.”
Wings centre Darren Helm views the move as a power play by the NHL leaders, a scare tactic if you will. “For them to cancel games right now into November, I don’t quite understand why they’re doing that,” Helm said. It just sounds like it’s a play on their part to get us a little worried, scared about what’s happening....