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David Krejci thinks Gary Bettman treats the players like animals

Oct 22, 2012, 11:52 AM EDT

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Another day, another player taking a shot at NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.

Today it’s David Krejci’s turn.

In an interview with Czech media outlet iSport.cz (Google translated), the Bruins’ forward had the following to say about the commish:

“We want to play, we’re the ones who are doing the show in the NHL, but Bettman thinks it makes him. It is unfortunate that the NHL have such a guy. It’s a shame for the entire hockey world. Treats us like animals.”

Krejci is coming off a three-year, $11.25 million contract and is set to start a three-year, $15.75 million deal.

Not bad for a 26-year-old animal.

Krejci also took issue with Bettman’s annual salary that’s risen from $3.7 million to almost $8 million since the 2004-05 lockout.

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