Bettman, Fehr have done it again

Bettman, Fehr have done it again

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Bettman, Fehr have done it again

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by Scott Bierman / HockeyStL

KMOV.com

Posted on November 23, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 31 at 4:28 AM

(HockeyStL) -- I have said it before and I will say it again, Gary Bettman is the worst commissioner any league has ever had.

I have given up on the NHL labor dispute and focused my attention towards a more important one, the Hostess showdown.  Okay, I lied but I will miss Twinkies very much.

It’s very likely that the next games canceled by the NHL will include the rest of the season.  Are you ready for it?  I sure am.

I have given up on stubborn Bettman and Donald Fehr, or as I call him ‘The Destructor.’

I want to feel bad for the players, but every time I begin to sympathize with them I remember that they are the ones who hired The Destructor, the same man who helped cancel baseball in 1994.

The players have apologized to fans via their Twitter accounts and other appearances, but it doesn’t matter when you get Bettman and Fehr together.  These two only care about the money.  (I can write that because it is hard to prove otherwise.)

“I gotta be honest: I personally think he's an idiot," Red Wings defenseman Ian White told USA Today. "Since he's come in, I think he's done nothing but damage the game."

It’s hard to disagree with that, Ian.

Throughout this lockout, I have thought about those who work for the teams and the employees of the arenas.  It’s just more jobs lost over greed.

I didn’t really notice how serious this lockout has been until last Sunday when I saw Jeremy Rutherford, the Blues beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, at the Rams-Jets football game.  Where are we at?!  Rutherford belongs at the rink, just like hockey fans everywhere else.

Speaking of the Rams, Jeff Fisher took the time to say what he was thankful for this Thanksgiving.

“It’s the opportunity that the organization affords us and that the National Football League affords us,” Fisher told reporters on Thursday.  “It’s a privilege to be associated with it and then once you surround yourself with good people, which we have, we’re very thankful for that.”

I don’t think the NHL players would be saying that right now after the league canceled more games on Friday.

With that being ranted, here’s to hockey being played in 2014! Cheers!

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