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by Paul on 10/07/12 at 05:44 PM ET
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
As the NHL lockout enters its fourth week with no solution on the horizon, a question is quietly being whispered: When are we going to see cracks in the armour?
While commissioner Gary Bettman maintains he has the support of all 30 teams in this battle with the NHL Players’ Association, not everybody is convinced it will stay that way with two weeks of the regular season already toast.
Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly showed up on the NHLPA’s doorstep Friday for a private meeting out of the spotlight with executive director Donald Fehr and his brother Steve Fehr, who is acting as special council negotiations.
The belief is not everybody on the NHL’s board of governors is happy the league is in the midst of its third lockout in 20 years with Bettman at the helm and he’s getting some heat to try to find a solution.
“My guess is you’ve got about 10 teams that are pretty nervous right now,” said a league insider. “But (Bettman) has the power of the executive committee behind him.”
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