No Gary, you can’t have 2 wks off to go to Hawaii and bodysurf…
— John-Michael Liles (@hoosierjm26) November 16, 2012
I wish I could go body surfing. Wait, I changed my answer. I don’t wish that at all.
It’s been a while since we’ve done a “140 or Less” piece. Let’s see what’s been going on around Twitter, especially since the NHLPA has gotten chippy over Gary Bettman’s latest proposal of a two week break on labour negotiations. (Side note: The two sides are meeting Monday. Can’t wait to see how that turns out…)
Just wondering when the 20 owners that actually like our proposals are going to step up n use their voice — Brandon Prust (@BrandonPrust8) November 1, 2012
This wasn’t in reference to Bettman’s proposed two-week hiatus, but Brandon Prust must know something that we don’t.
I’d go for two weeks off about now. Then on the other hand, I’m not trying to save whatever season I can.
Why do u guys think of the fact that between all 4 major sports,the only commissionnaire that gets booed when he raise the cup is Bettman?
— Georges Laraque (@GeorgesLaraque) November 16, 2012
Good question. I defer to Fans of the New Jersey Devils for an answer.
Ian White of Detroit Red Wings calls Gary Bettman an idiot es.pn/S4YqbD
— ESPN NHL coverage (@ESPN_NHL) November 17, 2012
No big deal, Ian. I’ve used similar vernacular as well.
I like John Buccigross, he’s the one guy on ESPN who talks regularly about hockey. At least, on Twitter. He, Melrose and Chicken Parm made a fascinating trio at one point.
— David Staples (@dstaples) November 17, 2012
I don’t agree with David Staples all of the time, but the linked article by Bill Simmons nails it out of the park. Opinions aside, Bettman’s tenure as Commissioner is rocky at best.
Thanksgiving week is coming up in the United States. Is there a snowball’s chance in Hell that something productive gets done in Monday’s meeting between the NHL and the PA?
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