Bill Simmons "The Sports Guy" with his take on the NHL lockout
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11-19-2012, 11:33 PM
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How can you even compare the NFL missing ZERO regular season games and the NBA missing 16 games to the NHL missing an entire season just 7 years ago only to once again be locked out into late November and who knows how much longer.
Both of those leagues are operated so much better than the farce that is the NHL.
And I love the Bettman defenders, ''He has only locked out the players 3 times and only ONCE for the entire season'' He's a joke.
You missed my point. I am not comparing the amount of time the players were locked out at all. Both the NFL and the NBA felt that their existing CBAs needed to be revised to give the players a smaller percentage of the revenue. Were those mulligans? Those commissioners felt very strongly that changes needed to be made. Why didn't their crystal balls get it right the time before?
Now when it comes to the amount of time the players from each league have been locked out, that speaks more to the leadership of the particular union than anything else.
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