For the most part, I'd say that the article summarized my feelings
I have said before that it is not that I am as much pro-player as I am anti-Bettman, whom I believe is utter poison to the league.
"He insists on a salary cap that will save franchises which only need saving because they have too few fans who, barring a run to the Cup finals, actually care. "
"Gary Bettman's insistence on cost certainty in the labor agreement is based on the need to create a welfare system that keeps weak franchises afloat.
This would be a noble goal, except most of the weak franchises were added during Bettman's grand (and failed) experiment with expansion in the 1990s. "
Bettman's proposals are nothing but attempts to hide his personal bungling of the sport. Like the guy says, missing a year would not be horrible if we were promised that teams would be contracted and that rules would atually be enforced to improve the game. But that is not the case. Nothing that Bettman has proposed actually addresses the real issues of the league. All it does it improve the bottom line on the income statement for owners.