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11-17-2012, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by ltrangerfan View Post
Gary Bettman...

For the fans... Hated... He took hockey away from us.

For the players ... Hated... He strong armed us.

For the sportswriters... Mostly disliked.. He took hockey away from them.

For the owners....Rev's increased, negotiations went as well as can be expected, Hall of fame material.

My view: He did his job well.
Obviously he did something wrong if Bettman wants to blow up the system and says mistakes were made in the previous CBA.

Seems revenues are up a lot for about a third of the league. Phoenix went bankrupt. Atlanta had to relocate. Other teams like the Islanders are bleeding money.

Seems more like Bettman did a good job for a handful of teams. This is why he wants to reinvent thewheel with this CBA.

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