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Bettman vs. Fehr

from Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

Gary Bettman’s lost hockey season is Donald Fehr’s wrecked World Series — legacies that haunt the respective heads of the NHL and Players’ Association.

Forget the record revenue generated last season by an NHL that can claim a salary-cap system and a major network broadcast partner. Pay no mind to the organization and unity that only three years ago was unimaginable to anybody associated with the union.

The Stanley Cup was not awarded in 2005. The World Series was not played in 1994.

Bettman, NHL commissioner since 1993, and Fehr, two years into a tenure as NHLPA executive director but owner of that same position with the baseball Players Association from 1986-2009, are as infamous for what they have lost as much as they are famous for what they have gained for the sports with which they are most associated.


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Evilpens's avatar

Bettman has shut down the NHL three times. Fehr, dating to his hiring as general counsel by former MLBPA head Marvin Miller in 1977, has been part of six work stoppages (this NHL lockout and a lockout and four strikes with baseball).

The Money Quote for the Bettman is Satan Kool-Aid Drinkers

Posted by Evilpens on 10/28/12 at 08:55 AM ET

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