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Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Taking shots at Bettman

Al Strachan writes about Bettman in today's ottawa sun. You don't get any real explanations from the league's people. They said they wanted a deal that would reduce the average salary to $1.3 million US. The players gave it to them. They rejected it.
When the NHLPA made its Dec. 9 offer, Bettman said it was "fatally flawed." He made a number of assertions regarding Exhibit 13 which showed its inflationary nature.
The union held a conference call to show that those assertions were wildly inaccurate and Bettman hasn't been heard from since.
It's clear now that the season will not be played. Soon, the league will announce its cancellation. But wouldn't it be nice to know the reason? The real reason, that is.