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08-22-2012, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Islanders1932 View Post
Multiple lockouts under Bettman will not look good at all. If the players and owners are this far apart on issues I do not understand why negotiations did not begin sooner, can anyone shed light on that, why they began so late?
Because no one does anything without a deadline breathing down their neck.

Bettman doesn't care how he looks, he cares about doing the owners' bidding and getting paid for getting them what they want. To date, he's been pretty successful at that.

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