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12-01-2012, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by JACKETfan View Post
It's wrong to lay this at Bettman's feet. He represents 30 ownership groups made up of wealthy, bright, businessmen. They are not lambs. They know the numbers. They are not running a charity. They may be wrong but they are not stupid.
It's not all Bettman's fault. But now that we are in the third lockout, this clearly shows he is unable to broker a deal without significant bloodshed. The NHL commissioner should really have a broader mandate than just doing what the most hawkish owners desire. We need one who is able to better balance the owner's interests with that of the players and yes, even fans. Not an easy job but I think it can be done better.

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