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from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,

So far in this lockout, the owners have been placed under a gag order by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. As a result, there have been very few cracks in their ranks and, regardless of whether or not you side with Bettman and the owners, they have basically been able to remain consistently on message.

The members of the NHL Players’ Association, meanwhile, have been free to speak their minds whenever they wish with the blessing of their leadership. And the results have been a disaster. Not only are schisms beginning to form (see Hamrlik, Roman), the players are coming across as a bunch of vindictive ingrates. From the boozy ramblings of a goon early in the lockout to David Bolland retweeting a fan’s death threat against Bettman, the players are embarrassing themselves more with every passing day.

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Slumpy's avatar

Hamrlik made his money so he should shut up. The rest the players venting don’t bother me because I look at them as who they are, blue collar guys making a living through physical labor instead of pushing a pen.
Could careless if the owners all stay mute. This isn’t about some charm school class contest.

Pinkie extended while drinking, I’m sure most of BOG practice.

Another crappy acticle from thn campbell. He comes up with a decent one once in awhile, few and far between.

 

Posted by Slumpy from Detroit on 11/26/12 at 04:36 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

the players are embarrassing themselves more with every passing day.

crack ...crack ...crack

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/26/12 at 04:54 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Because Fehr told them to “Demonize” Bettman & the NHL

Posted by Evilpens on 11/26/12 at 05:31 PM ET

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This only accounts for like 1% of players though.  Obviously all the rest of them are completely in control of themselves.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 11/26/12 at 06:58 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Because Fehr told them to “Demonize” Bettman & the NHL

Posted by Evilpens on 11/26/12 at 05:31 PM ET

“Demonizing” lil’ Gary is something that has been going on long before Fehr entered the picture. He did it to himself.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/26/12 at 06:59 PM ET

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Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/26/12 at 06:59 PM ET

Might be nice to have a clue about the subject

Posted by Evilpens on 11/26/12 at 09:58 PM ET

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Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/26/12 at 06:59 PM ET

This is a new approach by Kate, she left off the standard response:

“Thanks Gary A$$”

Posted by timbits on 11/26/12 at 10:27 PM ET

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Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/26/12 at 06:59 PM ET

Demonizing by the fans is completely different then demonizing by the players, which has never happened. It’s tantamount to insubordination.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 11/27/12 at 09:18 AM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

It’s tantamount to insubordination.

Hahaha

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 11/27/12 at 09:42 AM ET

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If the players were allowed to WORK, then you MIGHT be able to get them for “impugning the integrity of the league” - MAYBE. Insubordination? This? Are you by chance a 19th century naval commander? Because Gary A$$ certainly isn’t.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 11/27/12 at 02:02 PM ET

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