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Gary Bettman's playing hardball with the NHLPA regarding the salary cap's upper limit

06/27/2014 at 1:55pm EDT

While the boss is away, the talking monkey will play...

There's been a significant amount of consternation from both hockey fans and general managers regarding Gary Bettman's weenie-ish remarks suggesting that the NHLPA needs to be consulted regarding the salary cap's upper limit and range--which may not be determined until Monday, all of one day before free agency begins--and now we're finding out thhe reason why Bettman said what he did: he's playing hardball with the PA regarding factoring in next year's Canadian TV revenue, to the point that he's offering a SUPER lowball "upper limit":

Earlier this morning, Pierre LeBrun, Darren Dreger and Elliotte Friedman explained the TV revenue-vs-escrow issue:

Update: Here's Bettman being a smarmy asshole on Sportsnet's HockeyCentral at noon:

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