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Don't blame Gary Bettman for lockout

Updated: September 11, 2012, 1:20 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

Here are things that we're pretty sure never happen at an NHL board of governors meeting:

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman looks over at Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider and says, "Yo, Snides, what were you thinking with that offer sheet for Weber? The Preds guys are all over me. And the deals for Simmonds and Hartnell, 12 years, $52 million? You're making me look bad. I'm sick of those deals. Five years and that's it, and they're lucky I'm not going after one-year limits. And get a coaster, ...

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