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Bettman: “We have a lot of work to do and we’re working hard”

Nov 8, 2012, 7:59 PM EDT

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman spoke briefly after Thursday’s CBA meetings and while he didn’t talk about the specifics of the negotiations, some of his generalized statements were telling.

“We have a lot of work to do and we’re working hard,” Bettman said. He also spoke about his hope of getting a “fair agreement in place as quickly as possible.”

So how are the talks going overall?

“Collective bargaining is a process and it has peaks and valleys and ebbs and flows, and it is very tough to handicap,” Bettman said.

If you’re interested in watching Bettman’s full press conference, you can do so below. Don’t worry, it won’t take up much of your time:

  1. stakex - Nov 8, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    He seems in a much better mood now then he did after other meets earlier in the process…. I guess that can be considered a good thing.

  2. dlk75150 - Nov 8, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    So when’s the next lockout?

  3. mississippimudslinger - Nov 8, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    its over, there will be no season , save your $ that not alot of you even have to spare as it is lol

    • lamborginipercy12 - Nov 8, 2012 at 10:17 PM

      If you’re gonna troll at least put in a concerted effort. Have some G.D. respect for your trollfathers. You come in here, blatantly troll back to back lockout articles, and then have the audacity to make a generalized slight on the PHT readers’ wealth. Talk about amateur hour. Keep your thoughts in whatever grungy corner of Philadelphia you’re sitting in until you come up with something more clever.

  4. manchestermiracle - Nov 8, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    Bettman talking more than five seconds takes up too much of my time….

  5. therealjr - Nov 8, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    Am I the only one who actually gets more furious when hearing things like “we have a lot of work to do” and wonders why this couldn’t have been done with urgency in August and September? Oh wait, because we have to get a 3rd work stoppage of more than two months so everyone can make their point. Thanks guys.

  6. fortwaynekomets - Nov 8, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    I so over all this rediculous NHL drama.
    I ordered my online subscription for the ECHL season! its awesome! any game, any time on demand OR live!! and I still got $2,406 left over to spend from my NHL ducks season tix!!!! Just go to America one sports dot com and ECHL pass is waiting for ya! you can buy single games, monthly, or season pass!!!

    Go Fort Wayne Komets!!!

  7. mississippimudslinger - Nov 9, 2012 at 2:56 AM

    I bet the players care and are thinking about EACH and EVERY ONE OF YOU during all this … lol

    (well not really but …)

  8. coreydm80 - Nov 9, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    mississippimudslinger really again?

  9. bleed4philly - Nov 9, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Thank you!

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