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Must-hear audio: Bettman and Fehr (twice) news conferences

It's possible you'll never hear Gary Bettman more irate. It's possible you'll never hear someone so positive (Donald Fehr) get his bubble burst so fast. So here they are, the audio files of the Bettman and Fehr news conferences.

The first Fehr file is his 6:45 p.m. description of the players' offer, which supposedly brought the sides so close that it "should be able to complete an agreement." The second is less than a half-hour later after he learned the NHL said no and pulled all parts of its proposals off the table.

A bit of warning: You'll hear me type throughout as I live-tweeted their comments. Also, you'll hear a laugh of astonishment when Bettman berates Fehr. (Not picking sides, just couldn't help myself. Bettman is in a class by himself when it comes to condescending remarks.)

And a special thanks to TSN Radio 1050 AM in Toronto for carrying the New York news conferences live.

---John Vogl

Gary Bettman

Donald Fehr 1

Donald Fehr 2

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