What Bettman really meant
Early in the lockout, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sent a letter to the league's season-ticket holders. His message was familiar, because it essentially repeated the same messages -- in many of the same phrases -- he has been delivering for months, in news conferences and other appearances.
It was fine as far as it went, with the stipulation that he didn't get into much detail and he was calculatingly predictable and bland.
Here's what we believe he could have written ...
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