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Players' stance sacrificing millions

Updated: January 10, 2005, 12:25 PM ET
By Mike Brophy | The Hockey News

I have made no bones about the fact I am 100 percent behind the players in this lockout and I blame the owners and commissioner Gary Bettman for the awful situation the NHL is in today.

It is through bad business decisions - the league expanding to 30 teams under Bettman, in some cases to non-hockey markets simply to rake in expansion fees, and owners signing players to ridiculous contracts - that the NHL finds itself in a mess that threatens to wipe out all of this season. And that's ...

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