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GARY BETTMAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: NHL Expansion To Las Vegas Is ‘A Done Deal’

For years now, Gary Bettman has politely rebuffed inquiries about possible NHL expansion, saying the league was always listening to pitches, but it wasn’t at a point where it was willing to seriously consider welcoming any new members to the family. Writing in The Province, Tony Gallagher says that stance has changed. Expansion he says is not only happening, but in one of the unlikeliest...
Via Geeks and Cleats
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Commissioner, Bettman, Is The Latest Ice Bucket Challenger (Video)

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge that he received from Boston Bruins ownerJeremy Jacobs. Bettman, who has been commissioner since 1992, nominated Brian Burke, Brendan Shanahan and a few others to also take part in the challenge, which raises awareness for ALS. Check out Bettman’s Ice Bucket challenge in the video below. [CBS Sports] The post...
Via Geeks and Cleats
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge that he received from Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs. Bettman, who has been commissioner since 1992, nominated Brian Burke, Brendan Shanahan and a few others to also take part in the challenge, which raises awareness for ALS. Check out Bettman’s Ice Bucket challenge in the video below. Filed under: NESN Staff...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL, Blue Jackets excited to spotlight Columbus at 2015 All-Star Game

Columbus is getting ready to show off, play some hockey and have a little fun come January 2015. Thursday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined Blue Jackets President of Hockey Operations John Davidson at the 11th annual Morning Sports Report hosted by the Greater Columbus Sports Commission to discuss the 2015 All-Star Game that will be held at Nationwide Arena. "It's important...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Advisor in failed Islanders sale is NHL commish’s half-brother

This could make for an uncomfortable family reunion. An adviser working for the hedge-fund manager who sued the New York Islanders for reneging on a deal to sell him the team is NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s half-brother, The Post has learned. Andrew Barroway hired Jeffrey Pollack several months ago after reaching a handshake deal to buy the club from owner Charles Wang for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL News: The League's Sustainability Report is here

"Great credit is due to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and his staff," perhaps a sentence we'll learn to say more often.#187696626 / gettyimages.comNHL Green, the League's multilateral and league-wide environmental initiative that began in 2010, released to the public its Sustainability Report.It's scientific. It's aware of itself. It's written to be...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman Continuously Booed By Philadelphia Fans During NHL Draft

Philadelphia fans were relentless in booing NHL commissioner Gary Bettman as he spoke to the Wells Fargo Center crowd before the start of the 2014 NHL Draft.  “Isn’t this supposed to be the City of Brotherly love?” Bettman asked the rowdy fans.  I must say, it’s not only impressive the Flyers fans booed Bettman for nearly […] The post Gary Bettman Continuously Booed...
Via Diehardsport
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bettman: Kings playing major role in memorable postseason

LOS ANGELES -- Is Tinseltown becoming Hockey Town? Not by a long shot, but the Kings are beginning to gain some footing in the Los Angeles market, an encouraging sign for the sport, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final between the Kings and New York Rangers. Although the Chicago Blackhawks drew massive numbers in their own market by...
Via Fox Sports West
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman slows talk of the NHL coming to Seattle

The rumors, speculation and debate about the NHL expanding in Seattle have raged for quite some time. Seattle has almost always been first on the list when discussing where the league may elect to add a new franchise.  Other strong options are usually thrown in the mix as well, but Seattle seems to be the favorite. Should we expect a team there in the near future? Not yet. Gary...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Gary Bettman fall asleep during Blackhawks-Capitals game?

The Capitals and Blackhawks kicked off the 2013-2014 season with an exciting 6-4 tilt in favor of Chicago last night, but it appears that not everybody enjoyed the riveting action. A fan snapped this picture of NHL commish Gary Bettman appearing to take a quick power nap during the season opener. There’s always the chance that this is just a non-flattering shot of Bettman mid-blink...
Via The Nosebleeds
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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