Talked to NHL player Shane Doan about report he, Bettman & Batterman had 1 hour meeting that helped end Lockout. Doan: Never happened—
Liz Mullen (@SBJLizMullen) January 11, 2013
1/10/13:In the NY Post, Larry Brooks writes that a meeting last Saturday between Gary Bettman, lawyer Bob Batterman and Coyotes Captain Shane Doan laid the groundwork for the two sides to reach a tentative agreement.
Doan explained that the players weren’t asking for a salary cap of $64.3, the league was offering $62.5, so that they could get more money, but instead so that fewer
players would have to be uprooted and have their lives altered.
Doan pleaded with Bettman that it wasn’t about money, but instead about family.
Brooks writes that Bettman was impressed with Doan’s plea and the owners moved to $64.3 and settled one of the last remaining roadblocks.