NHL Lockout: News of GMs Wanting to Rip Up Contracts Means Season Won’t Be Saved

January 4th, 2013 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »
Just when NHL fans were getting enthusiastic about seeing the puck drop on a new season, the rug was pulled out from under them.

Recent developments between owners and players were sending positive vibes to those who still held out hopes that the entire season wouldn't be cancelled.

Any optimism has gone down the drain.

Larry Brooks of the New York Post has reported that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told players that some of the general managers would like to rip up some of the massive contracts they've awarded players in recent years.

Bettman refused to inform the players the identity of the general managers about which he was speaking.

This news comes after the league reportedly changed the rules of a recent proposal after Donald Fehr informed the NHL the players' union was disclaiming interest (via the Minneapolis Star Tribune).

No matter what you're opinion of Bettman, Fehr deserves some blame for the state of negotiations between the two sides as well.

He was an extremely tough opponent for Bud Selig when Fehr was the director of the MLB Player's Association. Many baseball fans will also cringe at th ...

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