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NHL With Their Side Of The Story

Bettman says like all of you and our fans this has been an emotional rollercoaster.

A great deal of optimism and hope on Tuesday and on Wednesday afternoon that disappeared.  At a loss on what happened but tone of talks was not the same.

Our fans deserve a long-term agreement along with players, owners, etc.  So the owners put $100M on the table to show they wanted to get back to playing.

The union response on Wednesday was mostly silence, the owners were upset with the lack of reaction from the union and said clearly the union did not want to make a deal.

Players said let's cool down and take another shot.

Then owners said we need three or four elements and we will make the pension issue work, but they needed a yes or no from the union.

Today, the NHL was looking for just yes or no and didn't get it.

So they are going to take some time to take a deep breath and re-group.

What the NHL offered this week is now off the table.

added 8:21pm, Took a screenshot of Nick Cotsonika tweets during Bettman's Q and A with the media.  Check it out below and again, read from bottom to top.

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none of those teams are repped by hard-liners as far as we are aware…

Ummm…. we are not aware because none of them are allowed to say anything except to release 4 poorly worded letters on the same day that were clearly drafted by PR people not good at their jobs to send a consistent message?

Is Mike Illitch a hardliner? His employee Mr. Devellano thinks the players are just meat. Does Illitch not endorsing these comments make him a dove or him not condemning them make him a hawk?

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 12/07/12 at 10:15 AM ET

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Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 12/06/12 at 09:48 PM ET he is a Clown Fart! “Useful Idiot” as the Soviets used to call them

Block him & breathe the fresh clean air

Posted by Evilpens on 12/07/12 at 02:27 PM ET

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From the guy who throws himself on the cross to whine about how he’s called “all manner of names”.

Hahahaha

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 12/07/12 at 02:30 PM ET

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