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08:20 AM ET 10.08 | As games have been cancelled and the dollar losses continue to grow, Donald Fehr and Gary Bettman are drawing that much more attention. The belief is not everybody on the NHL's board of governors is happy the league is in the midst of its third lockout in 20 years -- all with Bettman at the helm -- and he's getting some heat to try to find a solution. "My guess is you've got about 10 teams that are pretty nervous right now," said a league insider. ... The insider with knowledge of the bargaining suggested Bettman has the support from the board of governors and those who don't like the idea of the lockout are sitting silent to see if the NHL can get the union to bend. ... The dissenters have no choice.

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October 8, 2012  09:27 AM ET

Dolan?


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 8, 2012  09:30 AM ET

>>>>The belief is not everybody on the NHL's board of governors is happy the league is in the midst of its third lockout in 20 years -- all with Bettman at the helm.>>>>

Time to call a meeting, replace Bettman, negotiate a new deal with the players and BEG the fans forgiveness!!!!!! The fans will be hard pressed to come back with the same train wreck leading the strategy.

October 8, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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Dolan? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends.

October 8, 2012  09:44 AM ET

And Happy Columbus Day to all my American friends.

(now go buy a mattress)

October 8, 2012  10:06 AM ET
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And Happy Columbus Day to all my American friends.(now go buy a mattress)

Already did... in August.

Our early Christmas present...

October 8, 2012  10:16 AM ET
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Already did... in August.

Our early Christmas present...

Always nice to get new work bench. ;-)

October 8, 2012  10:21 AM ET

Okay I'm betting Minnesota's on this list as would be the Leafs probably the Jets

October 8, 2012  10:23 AM ET
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Always nice to get new work bench. ;-)

HAHAHAHAHA

October 8, 2012  10:23 AM ET
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Okay I'm betting Minnesota's on this list as would be the Leafs probably the Jets

Minnesota cause of the bonuses to Suter and Parise the Leafs cause their owners also own Sportsnet and TSN the Jets cause their owner just bought the team so it'd probably force him tom refinance his loans

October 8, 2012  10:25 AM ET

A video metaphor for the 2012-2013 hockey season.

October 8, 2012  10:26 AM ET

The story makes sense, I guess. First it says "not everybody etc. etc." Then "Bettman has the support of the board off governors etc. etc." Yeah??? OK, when he doesn't have the support of the board he'll have to settle. If the support disintegrates entirely, he'll get fired. Not a bad outcome.

October 8, 2012  10:33 AM ET
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Dolan? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

well you knowPanthers complaining it ain't gonna be the Coyotes or

October 8, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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well you know it ain't gonna be the Coyotes or Panthers complaining

fixed
that was a WTF

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October 8, 2012  11:21 AM ET
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My guess is all 7 Canadian teams, plus NYR, Philly, Pittsburgh, Caps, B's, Wings, Minny, and maybe the Kings & Sharks are all sweating this for various reasons. The image of a united ownership was probably the result of a much more narrow vote on whether to lock out or not.

I think that's a pretty good guess Danny. I might add the Blackhawks to the list too. Heard on the radio yesterday that the NHL wants to add (expand) to Quebec and another team in Ontario as well. While I think those two areas would be fine, I hope they don't expand, but re-locate to fill those areas if it's true.

October 8, 2012  11:28 AM ET
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And Happy Columbus Day to all my American friends.(now go buy a mattress)

Italian friends??

October 8, 2012  11:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

And Happy Columbus Day to all my American friends.

Columbus...wasn't he the guy that showed up 500 years after the Vikings?

October 8, 2012  11:31 AM ET
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A video metaphor for the 2012-2013 hockey season.

Looks like someone forgot and turned right:)

October 8, 2012  11:32 AM ET
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Columbus...wasn't he the guy that showed up 500 years after the Vikings?

So the Vikings landed in the West Indies?

 
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