Blackhawks F Bolland apologetic for 'Bettman dead' retweet Staff

11/24/2012 10:41:45 AM

Chicago Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland was asked by a Twitter follower on Friday to retweet a comment he'd previously made about "wanting Bettman dead."

Bolland obliged, and on Saturday said that it was the wrong decision.

"It was a mistake, I never meant to retweet that out," Bolland told TSN. "I like to retweet for a lot of my fans and I just retweeted the wrong thing. I feel bad about it."

Bolland is the latest player to vent his frustrations towards the NHL and the current CBA discussions.

Last week, Red Wings defenceman Ian White called Bettman "an idiot," while Panthers forward Kris Versteeg called Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly "cancers."

Retired NHLer winger Jeff O'Neill tweeted "Bettman, stop talking to the media. I wanna 'make whole' in your **** head."

O'Neill soon took the tweet down, blaming it on a hacker.
With no collective bargaining agreement in sight, the NHL cancelled all games through December 14 on Friday, along with the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus. The move brings the total number of games cancelled to 422, which includes the 2013 Winter Classic.