Found August 09, 2013 on
from Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic,
The entire community might even wear party hats if we could convince the new owners to make one final gesture:
Ditch the out clause that could reignite relocation fears within the next five years, one that keeps a clock hanging over this hockey team.
“I don’t understand all the attention it is getting,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “The fact of the matter is, every contract has a term. And this term, for it to be invoked, requires the ownership group to lose $50 million, which I assure you they have no intention of doing.”
Two of the new owners — George Gosbee and Anthony LeBlanc — also have bemoaned how the out clause has become a source of negativity spoiling an otherwise festive transaction. But they negotiated the clause. If it’s such a non-factor, why was it so important to begin with?
Truth is, the Coyotes must still be a risky proposition, or they would have attracted other big-money investors. Without a sp...
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from the CP at TSN,
"If you're looking at it on a national basis, obviously we're doing more," commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday at Yankee Stadium, which will host two games in January. "But for teams and markets that want to host this (event), for fans that want to attend, we can't do enough of them."
In Canada and the United States...
Of the slate of cringe-inducing comments issued by one NHL commissioner Gary Bettman during yesterday's introduction of the Phoenix Coyotes' new owners, this one made me cringe the most, as noted by the Arizona Republic's Sarah McLellan:
Ownership of the Coyotes ceremoniously exchanged hands Tuesday at Jobing.com Arena when NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman ceded control...
Like it or not, the NHL is going to be hosting six outdoor games in 2014. Two of these games will take place in Yankee Stadium and will feature the New York Rangers. The first will take place on January 26th between the Devils and Rangers and then three days later the Rangers will battle the Islanders.
Whether you're in favor of the NHL hosting so many outdoor games in a...
A person familiar with the negotiations says several groups are vying to buy the financially strapped New Jersey Devils, and a deal should be completed by the start of the NHL season.
The source spoke to The Associated Press Thursday and requested anonymity because the negotiations between Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek and the groups are still active.
Philadelphia 76ers owner Josh...
The NHL has limited its outdoor games to one or two a year since it first began playing them 10 years ago.
In January, that's set to change. There will be four games that month, and two more in March. To the rest of North America, the events could begin to seem ordinary. But the league is confident they'll remain a strong draw to the people who matter most.
The Super Bowl won’t be the only high-profile sporting event being played in the New York area this winter.
The NHL announced Thursday that Yankee Stadium will be one of three host venues for the first-ever Coors Light NHL Stadium Series this season, which will also feature games at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and Soldier Field in Chicago.
Each of the three local New York teams...