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Sympathetic character: Gary Bettman?

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08:26 AM ET 08.17 | One only need to watch Gary Bettman introduced to an NHL crowd to know a little about his public perception. If there's a lockout, [Bettman] will once again be portrayed as a villain; like it is all his fault. That's because Bettman is the face of NHL ownership. He represents the owners and it is his face that will be plastered all over your television, newspaper and computer screen. In this regard, I actually feel a little bit for the veteran executive. Oh, it will be Bettman who makes the announcement that the season will not start on time ... but it will not be his choice. Nope, that decision will be made by the owners of the 30 teams that you might think would all have a similar interest on being on the same page as one another.

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August 17, 2012  08:36 AM ET

Dumb headline.

Dumber article.

Dumbest commissioner.

August 17, 2012  08:49 AM ET

"it is his face that will be plastered all over your television, newspaper and computer screen. "

Isn't the lockout enough punishment for fans?

August 17, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Dumb headline.Dumber article.Dumbest commissioner.

and, it what they forget to mention, is that Dwarfus Horribilu was the one that came out and basically said (after Fehr offered to play through the deadline) no deal, no games.
And while I get the idea of the piece, (though disgaree) it cannot be overlooked that little cretin oversaw t work stoppages already. He has to take some of that on himself
To make or try make him sympathetic would be laughable, if he weren't such an arrogant, slimy little man

August 17, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

"it is his face that will be plastered all over your television, newspaper and computer screen. "Isn't the lockout enough punishment for fans?

Excellent point.

August 17, 2012  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

if he weren't such ..., slimy little man

That's just a bad visual this time of the morning

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August 17, 2012  09:53 AM ET

So instead of the super villain he's just an evil minion? I don't see how that elicits sympathy.

August 17, 2012  10:11 AM ET

Sympathetic character: Gary Bettman?

Like my Sainted Grandma used to say, **** Off!

August 17, 2012  10:14 AM ET
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So instead of the super villain he's just an evil minion. I don't see how that elicits sympathy.

He's still mad about being thrown out of the lollipop guild.

August 17, 2012  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Pathetic character: Gary Bettman?

Repaired.

August 17, 2012  10:18 AM ET
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He's still mad about being thrown out of the lollipop guild.

LOL

He'd make a wrong turn following the brick road - painted yellow or not

August 17, 2012  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Dumbest commissioner.

Gil Stein is looking pretty decent these days.

August 17, 2012  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Sympathetic character: Gary Bettman?Like my Sainted Grandma used to say, **** Off!

he couldn't be the sympathetic character in a roomful of Taliban wall Steerter

August 17, 2012  10:49 AM ET

The following statement is not intended to offend....................

Lawyers should not be involved in the running of ANY business or ANY government

August 17, 2012  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The following statement is not intended to offend....................Lawyers should not be involved in the running of ANY business or ANY government

Note to file:
dont forward above comment to my CEO

August 17, 2012  11:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

LOL He'd make a wrong turn following the brick road - painted yellow or not

It's hard to see with your head up your ****.

August 17, 2012  11:35 AM ET
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he couldn't be the sympathetic character in a roomful of Taliban wall Steerter

I wasn't sure before but now I am you really don't like the guy :-)

August 17, 2012  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Gil Stein is looking pretty decent these days.

I have heard of Ben Stein, Gertrude Stein, Frankenstein. Who the hell is Gil Stein?

August 17, 2012  11:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I have heard of Ben Stein, Gertrude Stein, Frankenstein. Who the hell is Gil Stein?

Beer's brother?

 
August 17, 2012  12:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I have heard of Ben Stein, Gertrude Stein, Frankenstein. Who the hell is Gil Stein?

sounds like a stein-wall

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