Dec 02

Grand Rapids Griffins present Gary Bettman, Donald Fehr in: rock’em sock’em lockout (VIDEO)

Can you imagine how soon this labour stoppage would have been settled if Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr were allowed to punch one another’s heads clean off their bodies?

Super quick, probably. (Granted, if the new CBA was decided this way, Bettman and Fehr probably wouldn’t be the guys doing the deciding. And Georges Laraque running the CHLPA might have actually made some sense. But I digress.)

That’s the solution to this whole debacle presented by the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins, affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. On Friday, during a match with the Texas Stars, fans at Michigan’s Van Andel Arena were treated to intermission catharsis by way of “The Lockout Knockout”, which featured two dudes wearing giant foam Fehr and Bettman heads meeting at centre ice for fisticuffs.