Blackhawks' Dave Bolland regrets Twitter mishap

Dilip Vishwanat

Blackhawks center deletes tweet deemed offensive for disparaging commissioner Gary Bettman

Chicago Blackhawks center Dave Bolland apologized on Saturday for retweeting without thinking as frustrations build during the NHL lockout.

On Friday, Bolland responded to a fan's request via Twitter and retweeted a post stating, "can I get a RT for wanting Bettman dead?" The tweet didn't stay up long before it was deleted but according to reports, Bolland felt the need to express his regret for drawing attention to the comments on Bettman.

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

As the frustrating NHL labor negotiations continue to keep players off the ice, social media remains an outlet for players to vent those frustrations. This week the NHL announced another phase of cancellations including all regular-season games through Dec. 14. The league also shut down the All-Star Game in Columbus, Ohio, originally scheduled for Jan. 27.

Last season Bolland scored 19 goals with 18 assists in 76 games for the Blackhawks.

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