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11-16-2012, 05:55 PM
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vokiel
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
Well, he's not entirely wrong. Bettman is an idiot. He does exaggerate though, Bettman didn't do all wrong.
Bettman is in part responsible for the success of the NHL branding in the past 10-15 years which is a direct factor in the increase of revenues and attention in the U.S. Something that was almost inexistent before. So yes, White is completely wrong and out of line here.

Also these lines:

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Commissioner Gary Bettman has suggested placing a two-week moratorium on stalled collective bargaining negotiations, multiple sources told The Canadian Press on Thursday night. The offer came after Bettman received a phone call from Donald Fehr on Wednesday in which the NHLPA executive director said he didn't know how the sides could proceed from their current stalemate.
From this source: http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl-l...n_ever_at_cba/

Seem to suggest that no Bettman isn't just being an idiot here, or a big bad troll. Players sidelining the negotiations by shooting canon balls at Bettman, someone who doesn't own any team is just getting tired and is not helping anything other than tarnishing their own image.

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