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“Tattaglia is a pimp. He never could have outfought Santino. But I didn’t know until this day that it was Barzini all along.”

Every day I read that fans shouldn’t blame Bettman because Bettman works for the owners. I have no problem with that sentiment (except possibly for the words “shouldn’t” and “because”), but, to simplify matters, let’s just say that “Bettman” is not a person at all (a stretch, I know) but a synecdoche, standing for the…

Bettman and Jacobs vs. the World?

Kypreos on NHL: The silent majority – sportsnet.ca I find it so ironic that eight years after the last lockout, the course of events that eventually sunk former NHLPA executive director Bob Goodenow might very well affect Gary Bettman in the same way. Back in 2004, Goodenow’s small executive board shared only the negotiation information…

“They just want the money”

Have the players done their own math? Are they really willing to give up 50% of this year’s salary in order to save 7% of that same salary over the next several (7? 8?) years. That’s obviously a wash.

I guess I would be optimistic if I thought they had run the numbers and could see that they will make the most money by taking the deal now and not getting locked out.