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Video: Bettman, Fehr speak out after Friday’s talks

Aug 31, 2012, 11:02 PM EDT

As you’ve probably heard by now, the NHL and the players’ union’s talks on Friday were less than encouraging. If you’re interested in watching to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr’s press conferences following Friday’s negotiating session, then please check out the videos below.

If you want the short version: the two sides appear to have fundamental differences of opinions.

Bettman:

Fehr:

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  1. heavymetalhockey - Sep 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    Well this sucks.

  2. cspsrbums - Sep 1, 2012 at 2:17 AM

    I continued to support the NHL after their lockout before but this is it what a joke this league is. Third time a lockout is happening under Bettman command time for a new leader. Owners are greedy this time and It will be a long time before and if I give any support to the nhL. I am done

  3. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Sep 1, 2012 at 3:14 AM

    Three lockouts in 18 years? Failing almost 20% of the time would cost most of us our job. Listening to Gary Bettman on Sportscentre (the Canadian one, there’s no mention of this thing in the US from what I saw since they have the NFL/NFLRA dispute to report on) would make me want to puke if I actually cared about this sh*t anymore.

  4. windmiller4 - Sep 1, 2012 at 5:30 AM

    Fehr comes across as a sincere guy who wants to help for the good of the owners, players, fans, and the game in general. Bettman seems like he’s only in it for the money, doesn’t care what the players think, and could care less if the season is locked out. Sometimes i have to wonder if he even likes the game. Im sure it’s easy for him to have a lockout when he gets paid his 8 million no matter what happens. It makes me sick to see him throw away such a great game over pure greed

  5. martysbetter - Sep 1, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    This is such a bummer.

    Think of all the great players who are either in their prime, just breaking out, or in the twilight of their careers; looking at kovy, henrique & marty/elias over here, but every team has them.

    This is one year of their careers that we all have to miss and they will never get back.

    Hell this could be the 3rd straight year we don’t see Sidney Crosby for a full season, what does that do for his legacy?

  6. dlk75150 - Sep 1, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Rot in h*** Bettman. You have nothing to loose so why would you care?

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