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Krejci: Bettman treats us like animals

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08:19 AM ET 10.23 | In the case of David Krejci, perhaps something is being lost in a translation. A frustrated-sounding Krejci took issue with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman's $8 million salary and says that he treats players "like animals" according to a Google translation of the article. ... "[Bettman] does what he wants," Krejci said. "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. [He] treats us like animals. [It's] really a shame that he is not at the forefront." It should be noted that Krejci is about to start a three-year, $15.75 million contract extension this season.

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October 23, 2012  08:31 AM ET

Krejci you are an animal

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October 23, 2012  09:08 AM ET

since each side is trying to win the P.R. battle here as well as the CBA battle, I wouldthink it would behoove both sides to stay away from stuff like this, when there are fans making less than $50k a year that can't afford to go to a game

October 23, 2012  09:11 AM ET

And by the way, with regard to Dwarfus' salary:
HEY NHL...I have said before I would do his job for 1/10th of his paycheque, (see? Saving the league money already)... now I'll do it for 1/20th...with a better staff (my compatriots in these threads between them know EVERYTHING!!!) and one more thing Dwarfus doesn't have....HOCKEY KNOWLEDGE...
How about it owners? Here i am, your next Commisioner!

October 23, 2012  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

And by the way, with regard to Dwarfus' salary:HEY NHL...I have said before I would do his job for 1/10th of his paycheque, (see? Saving the league money already)... now I'll do it for 1/20th...with a better staff (my compatriots in these threads between them know EVERYTHING!!!) and one more thing Dwarfus doesn't have....HOCKEY KNOWLEDGE...How about it owners? Here i am, your next Commisioner!

Could I be a VP in charge of Maple Leaf public relations?

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October 23, 2012  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I don't think you know much about tainted meat or baked goods. Could be wrong, though.

Of course I know a lot about tainted meat....I've studied it for 3 hours every Saturday at 7 pm EST for years and years.

October 23, 2012  09:46 AM ET

Animals that can afford filet mignon every day if they wanted it instead of plain old dog chow.

October 23, 2012  09:48 AM ET

Yea, for $5+ million/year, they can treat me like an animal, too. Stupid, stupid boy. Fehr needs to meet with the team reps and tell them that millionaires complaining about being treated like animals is as stupid as the owners crying poor.

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October 23, 2012  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Yea, for $5+ million/year, they can treat me like an animal, too. Stupid, stupid boy. Fehr needs to meet with the team reps and tell them that millionaires complaining about being treated like animals is as stupid as the owners crying poor.

+10000

October 23, 2012  09:58 AM ET

I gave my kitten a timeout yesterday - stuck him in a room by himself for a little while because he misbehaved. Kindof like a penalty box.
So, maybe the players are being treated like animals - except they make a bit more money than my kitten.

October 23, 2012  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

And by the way, with regard to Dwarfus' salary:HEY NHL...I have said before I would do his job for 1/10th of his paycheque, (see? Saving the league money already)... now I'll do it for 1/20th...with a better staff (my compatriots in these threads between them know EVERYTHING!!!) and one more thing Dwarfus doesn't have....HOCKEY KNOWLEDGE...How about it owners? Here i am, your next Commisioner!

You would get my vote.................

October 23, 2012  10:06 AM ET

This comment is hysterical....pity the players, pity the owners, pity the fans...oh, that's right, fans don't count, or the thousand of workers not working because the haves(owners) and haves(players) can have what they want....this is a sitcom that needs canceling....

October 23, 2012  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

This comment is hysterical....pity the players, pity the owners, pity the fans...oh, that's right, fans don't count, or the thousand of workers not working because the haves(owners) and haves(players) can't have what they want....this is a sitcom that needs canceling....

fixed...

October 23, 2012  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Of course I know a lot about tainted meat....I've studied it for 3 hours every Saturday at 7 pm EST for years and years.

Studying Don Cherry???? why would that take 3 hours..................... oh, you were talking about Maple Leaf................ nuff said

October 23, 2012  10:19 AM ET

Throw the man a raw steak.

October 23, 2012  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Yea, for $5+ million/year, they can treat me like an animal, too. Stupid, stupid boy. Fehr needs to meet with the team reps and tell them that millionaires complaining about being treated like animals is as stupid as the owners crying poor.

Yup ! the best thing all the players can do right now is shut the frick up already !!!

 
October 23, 2012  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

And by the way, with regard to Dwarfus' salary:HEY NHL...I have said before I would do his job for 1/10th of his paycheque, (see? Saving the league money already)... now I'll do it for 1/20th...with a better staff (my compatriots in these threads between them know EVERYTHING!!!) and one more thing Dwarfus doesn't have....HOCKEY KNOWLEDGE...How about it owners? Here i am, your next Commisioner!

Consider this my formal request to act as Committee Chair of the contraction and relocation Board.

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