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Red Wings' Ian White calls Gary Bettman 'an idiot'

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09:30 AM ET 11.17 | Ian White has been one of the more vocal and frustrated players during this NHL lockout. Commissioner Gary Bettman has caught most of White's verbal frustration the past two months, the length of this lockout thus far. After learning of Bettman's suggestion for a two-week moratorium in negotiations, White called Bettman "an idiot. "I personally think he's an idiot," said White Friday after a group of locked out Red Wings finished a workout. "Since he's come in, he's done nothing but damaged the game. "The moves he's made, teams that are struggling seem to be ones he put in places where there's not viable markets for hockey. "Three lockouts (under Bettman's regime, including the entire 2004-05 season). I don't know if he's in control of the owners or what he's saying. (Eight) of the owners have to agree to have something passed "you'd think it would be at least 50 percent. It just doesn't seem like they're running a democratic process, if you will."

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November 17, 2012  09:45 AM ET

White is right.

November 17, 2012  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

White is right.

+1

November 17, 2012  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

+1

And once again.....

November 17, 2012  10:00 AM ET



sigh....

November 17, 2012  10:02 AM ET



For the visually challenged.....

November 17, 2012  10:03 AM ET

If his last name was Fleming he might get more notice.

November 17, 2012  10:06 AM ET

It just doesn't seem like they're running a democratic process, if you will." Aristocrat is more like it, monopoly.

November 17, 2012  10:07 AM ET

White is stating the obvious. Two week break??? Go figure.....(scratches head)

November 17, 2012  10:08 AM ET



We can only hope....

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

White is stating the obvious. Two week break??? Go figure.....(scratches head)

Hey It's hard work ****ing over this many people. You'd need a break too Daffy.

November 17, 2012  10:13 AM ET

Looks better clean shaven-------------------------------------------------------------------- -->

November 17, 2012  10:15 AM ET



It's a bit long but most hockey fans have the time....

November 17, 2012  10:21 AM ET



good advice.

November 17, 2012  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

It just doesn't seem like they're running a democratic process, if you will." Aristocrat is more like it, monopoly.

And there it is....

November 17, 2012  11:02 AM ET

I'd like to say I agree with White... but he's a Red Wing.


RED WINGS SUCK!!!

November 17, 2012  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I'd like to say I agree with White... but he's a Red Wing.

RED WINGS SUCK!!!

What really sucks is a blown crease violation call. ;-)

November 17, 2012  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

+1

Looks like Burkie's preparing for when his contract expires.

November 17, 2012  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

What really sucks is a blown crease violation call. ;-)

Not really.

November 17, 2012  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Not really.

Yeah I guess not if you're in Texas. But you've still got Romo so I think it's even.

 
November 17, 2012  11:54 AM ET

FIRE THE BUTTGOBLIN !!!!!!!!!1

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