Bettman apologizes to fans

Posted By: Canadian Press · 1/9/2013 4:32:00 PM

NEW YORK - Gary Bettman has says he's sorry.

The NHL commissioner has apologized to hockey fans for the lockout that delayed the start of the season by three months.

He says he knows the apology will not ease hard feelings that have built up over the past few months but he feels the fans deserve one.

The apology came during a news conference to announce that NHL owners have voted in favour of ratifying the new collective bargaining agreement with their players.

The two sides came to a tentative agreement to end the lockout early Sunday morning.

Bettman wouldn't say specifically what the league would do to make it up to the fans.

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  1. Carl posted on 01/09/2013 05:26 PM
    ya sure!
  2. D R posted on 01/09/2013 07:06 PM
    Bateman give it a rest. You set this up,,,, bigger picture somewhere. Hockey is over rated and over talked about. Our soldiers have less attention..
    An X fan
  3. Manoli posted on 01/09/2013 07:56 PM
    Give your " loyal " (suckers) fans a coupon for a ten percent discount on everything that is overpriced from a 5 dollar bottle of water to 500 who-cares-they-are- official jerseys. Verrrry generous of you.
  4. LMAO posted on 01/09/2013 08:40 PM
    Wow he apologizes and says he will make it up but doesn't say how. The strikes over Gary but it looks like the fans are still being considered as an afterthought. Resigning would be a good start buddy.
  5. Carl posted on 01/09/2013 09:02 PM
    Ya right !
  6. Adam posted on 01/10/2013 07:03 AM
    The only way I will accept that Gary Bettman means he is sorry is if he RESIGNS!

    2 lockouts, 1 lost season, yup, this is one NHL fan who has no use for Gary Bettman!
  7. John F. posted on 01/10/2013 08:54 AM
    As the song goes:

    Hit the road Jack (Gary) and don't you come back no more,no more,no more, no more.

    Just love this tune.
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