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Gary Bettman responds to Columbus mayor's letter

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08:38 AM ET 03.16 | On March 1, Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman penned a letter to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. It was a kindly worded, gentleman's way of reminding Bettman and the league that Columbus and the Blue Jackets are waiting for an All-Star Game to replace the one that was canceled by the lockout. On Thursday, Bettman was asked to update the All-Star sitution. He said: "I got a very nice letter from the mayor of Columbus, which I've responded to. Because we don't know about Olympic participation (in 2014) yet, and as I think you all know in an Olympic year we don't have an All-Star game, we've got a whole host of factors that we have to look at. We know we owe Columbus a game, but we're not yet in a position to say what the timeline is. My hope is in the next couple of months, as our long-term calendar becomes a bit clearer, we'll be able to address that more specifically."

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Gary Bettman, Getty Images Gary Bettman, Getty Images
March 16, 2013  08:53 AM ET

My hope is in the next couple of months, as our long-term calendar becomes a bit clearer, we'll be able to address that more specifically.



Translation : It all depends upon the next lockout!

March 16, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Letter probably started out with "I am the mighty Oz"...

March 16, 2013  09:05 AM ET

Dear Santa....

March 16, 2013  09:11 AM ET

Doesn't GB get enough begging from Pittsburgh?

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March 16, 2013  09:19 AM ET
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Maybe in his mind Otis but to me he's more like one of the munchkins.

We represent the Board of Governors, the Board of Governors

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March 16, 2013  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Around here Dave we prefer to call him the Butt-plug.

With all the respect that goes with it!

March 16, 2013  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

With all the respect that goes with it!

Ed Zachary!

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March 16, 2013  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

We represent the Board of Governors, the Board of Governors

Now THAT made me laugh!

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March 16, 2013  10:49 AM ET

Bettman (on pic) "Get my good side". "Yes Sir, what side is that??"

March 16, 2013  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Around here Dave we prefer to call him the Butt-plug.

na elohssa

March 16, 2013  11:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

na elohssa

Careful Shipper. The dyslectic mod will be all over you. :-)

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March 16, 2013  11:34 AM ET
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I'm not saying that he's ugly but if my cat had his face I'd shave his **** and make him walk backwards.

Don't get Persian-al

March 16, 2013  11:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I'm not saying that he's ugly but if my cat had his face I'd shave his **** and make him walk backwards.

Chaco wants a pic if you do:)

March 16, 2013  11:38 AM ET

"We know we owe Columbus a game, but we're not yet in a position to say what the timeline is."

Problem is, if Gery waits too long, the Mayoral elections in Columbus will be over. Too late then!

(I'm not cynical, am I?)

 
March 16, 2013  11:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Chaco wants a pic if you do:)

Who's Chaco?

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