Joint Press-Conference, Gary Bettman & Donald Fehr [VIDEO]


By Steve Farnham, Associate Editor, All Habs Hockey Magazine

LONGUEUIL, QC. — Earlier this morning, the NHL and NHLPA came to a tentative agreement on the framework of a new collective bargaining agreement. It’s Over, The Lockout is Finally Over.

NHL NHLPA Fehr BettmanIf you were not aware that Gary Bettman, Donald Fehr, their respective troops and mediator Scot Beckenbaugh had spent the better part of 16 straight hours hammering out this deal, you can sure tell by watching this video.

Both Bettman and Fehr appear to be casting for a walker role in the this season’s The Walking Dead series. Also, what ever happened to the podium?

The deal, agreed to at approximately 4:40 a.m., was announced jointly by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr in the same hotel conference room where the negotiations were conducted with the assistance of Scot Beckenbaugh, Deputy Director for Mediation Services for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. –

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Steve Farnham
Born and raised in the Montreal area, Steve is an Associate Editor and Senior Writer at All Habs. Steve started playing hockey at the age of four, played as a goaltender as high as Junior AAA and was drafted to the QMJHL. When he isn’t writing about the Canadiens or twiddling with HTML code on the website, you can usually find him sharing his sarcasm on Twitter where he enjoys the never-ending hockey arguments. Steve also works as an analyst for Rogers Communications and enjoys the fact that his downtown office is only a five-minute walk from the Bell Centre. On the personal side; Animal Planet, poutine, the colour blue, the word ‘weaponized’ and Pepsi are just a few of Steve’s favourite things.