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Monday, July 11, 2005

nhl- Chelios on Bettman

via TSN, After two weeks of hearing players' shots at NHL Players' Association Executive Director Bob Goodenow, veteran defenceman Chris Chelios has once again offered up some choice words - for NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.
"For a guy who has done such a horrible job running a league, it's a miracle he still has a job," Chelios told the National Post.
"And if he's patting himself on the back for getting a cap, every sport's got a cap. I mean, big deal, he's the last one to get it and he's run our league into the ground."
"It's not so much the deal," he continued. "It's all about the lies and separating the players from the league and making us look bad because we have to defend ourselves. And that alone should be just cause for him to get the gas after this is all done."
Chelios, 43, is no stranger to shots at the commissioner. During the 1994 lockout, he suggested that Bettman should be worried about the well-being of his family, as a crazed fan might take things into his own hands.