Gary Bettman says without a new deal their will be another NHL lockout

Keyword: gary bettman, nhl lock out, cba

 

 

Well once again Gary Bettman will have to look himself in the mirror and wonder why he is the biggest douche bag in a pair of dress shoes.  Maybe he enjoys the boo’s he gets whenever he gets in front of a microphone in-front of hometown fans or maybe this tiny little man with his larger than life ego has napoleon complex.

 

 

Bettman stated once reports leaked out that owners were asking for major concessions from the players that if a deal is not sign by Sept 15th well then we will be shoved into what would be the NHL’s 3rd lockout.  Bettman went on to state:

 

“We reiterated to the union that the owners will not play another year under the current agreement,” he told a scrum of reporters in New York after the latest talks.

“I re-confirmed something that the union has been told multiple times over the last nine to 12 months. Namely, that the time is getting short and the owners are not prepared to operate under this collective bargaining agreement for another season so we need to get to making a deal and doing it soon. And we believe there’s ample time for the parties to get together and make a deal and that’s what we’re going to be working towards.”

 

 

There is a lot to think about here and a lot of finger pointing going on and maybe I don’t see the business side of it because I am a biased player and think that these athletes deserve ever penny they make.  But lets be real you lock out and granted you own the rights to a lot of these guys how are you allowing your players to want to play if you wont give them what their worth and do we realize that there is another elite league out there the KHL that I am sure may players wouldn’t mind going over to play in.

 

Why wouldn’t they over time want to live in a different party of the world and make tax free money and play the game they love to play.  NHL players make less money than NFL and MLB athletes what gives here.