Bettman and Fehr: Dumb and Dumber?
Social media users are finding humour as a way to soothe their wounds after their dueling press conferences Thursday night. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and union boss Donald Fehr are being portrayed as Dumb and Dumber by at least one Twitter user.
- Here's what Donald Fehr said to get Bettman's blood boiling: "There doesn't seem to be very much room (between the sides), certainly not unbridgeable room," Fehr said. "We think the positions the players took today are a clear outline for how to end this particular dispute."Really?
- Watch video here of Gary Bettman blowing up only minutes later. "I’m not sure that spinning us all into an emotional frenzy,” Bettman said, “Over maybe we’re close and we’re going to be playing hockey tomorrow, is terribly unfair to our fans and it’s unfair to this process.”
- Here's what fans are saying about Donald Fehr in the aftermath of those news conferences Thursday. Some are calling for his head should the NHL season be cancelled.
- The look on Sidney Crosby's face seems to suggest he's not at all happy with what had just transpired.
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- HOCKEYfanHOCKEY fan This is a prime example of how not to conduct business negotiations: you do not invite your performers (hockeyplayers) and some owners to strike a...HOCKEY fan This is a prime example of how not to conduct business negotiations: you do not invite your performers (hockeyplayers) and some owners to strike a deal and then come back with a written blank “NO!”, even more so after having failed as contracted commissioners to reach an agreement for how long?.. 6 years! I can't imagine all owners are going along with this charade. Set new bylaws for the franchise, agree in writing to the established consensus 50/50 players/owners, all other details set with time and no pressure of lockouts, as that leads to hasty descisions. This is an inconceivable way to treat a healthy popular pro-sport business, harming the equity brand, fan base and players' motivation.Some one said owners has this as a diversion and not a business!? The question is how many?more2012-12-07T22:45:03.540Z