NHL defenseman calls Bettman an "idiot"

Posted By: Barry Morgan · 11/17/2012 8:10:00 AM

Defenseman Ian White of the Red Wings is not a Gary Bettman fan. White went so far as to say that the NHL commissioner is an "idiot".

White made the remark after being asked about Bettman's suggestion that the NHL and the NHLPA take a two-week break from negotiations.

White was quoted as saying, "I personally think he's an idiot. 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."

The NHL has already cancelled games through December 1st.

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  1. Willem B posted on 11/17/2012 08:23 AM
    I could not agree more. BRAVO to Ian White for standing up and speaking your mind.

    It just so happens that I am fully in agreement with you. I, too, believe that Gary Bettman has ruined the NHL.
  2. Vic posted on 11/17/2012 08:36 AM
    Finally, someone saying it like it is.
  3. Vader posted on 11/17/2012 09:27 AM This comment was edited by a moderator at 04:12 PM on 11/17/2012
    All parties are at fault, the players believe they are worth more then they are and the commissioner believes that certain hockey franchises should stay in non-hockey markets.. every team suffers because of a few...

    How much does an average person pay to go see a game these days? 15$ beer?? 5$ hotdogs?? forget ticket prices... all because these millionaire babies hold their breath until their faces go red to get what they want like big spoiled brats.
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