Found May 01, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Pat Caputo of the Oakland Press, Of course, the NHL is patting itself on the back for all its playoff games being on “national television” for the first time. But that’s not really true, unless the nation has Channel 69,892 — or whatever they have NBC Sports on your cable or satellite system. At least, the network has renamed itself. It used to be called “Versus,” which I always felt stood for Gary Bettman “Versus” anybody who actually cares about hockey and doesn’t want it ruined by somebody I’d actually pay to see in a local beer league game (maybe Brendan Shanahan would help him pull his sweater over his shoulder pads after it takes Bettman 45 minutes to figure out how to put on his gear. Or at a minimum, give show him a video how to do so).... The NHL has long struggled to find its balance. Yeah. Even before Gary Bettman became commissioner. For those of us who view hockey as the greatest invention in the history mankind, it’s been a source of consistent frustration. It’s

Islanders set for ugly divorce

The divorce proceeding has begun. Already, it has been predictably ugly. And the dissolution of this marriage promises to get much worse before the New York Islanders and Nassau County walk away from each other. The tenuous relationship between franchise and municipality may have been permanently fissured with Town of Hempstead supervisor Kate Murray's comments to Newsday reporter...

The Latest On The Sale Of The Blues

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail, The sale of the St. Louis Blues to a group headed by minority owner Tom Stillman is finally ready to be announced. According to an NHL source, Stillman has his financing and legal work in place and is just waiting for the right moment – probably when the Blues are finished in the NHL playoffs – to make the announcement. The final step...
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