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Calgary Flames release new $890 million arena plans

The Calgary Flames want to build a new state of the art arena and their ambitious plans have taxpayers footing a large amount of the proposed bill. The Calgary Herald reports the Flames want to build CalgaryNEXT, which would be an $890 million arena, with a multisport field house next to it that would have use as a covered football stadium, a FIFA-sized soccer field and a 400...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bettman doesn't believe NHL has overdone outdoor games

Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. In the case of the NHL, the league found a winning formula in their outdoor games. The Winter Classic has been a huge hit and the Stadium Series games have attracted big crowds and strong merchandise sales. Success stories aside, has the NHL oversaturated the market for outdoor games? Gary Bettman recently spoke on the topic, as...
Via Puck Drunk Love
25 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL and MLB Advanced Media announce $1.2 billion deal

More details have emerged on the NHL’s deal with Major League Baseball Advanced Media, which first came to light Monday and is set to be officially announced Tuesday, and they show that this is a huge move for both organizations. Ian Thomas and Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal report that the deal is for six years and is worth an estimated total $1.2 billion to the NHL...
Via Awful Announcing
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins-Canadiens Winter Classic details announced

FOXBORO, Mass. — One of the staples of the Winter Classic spectacle is the alumni game featuring former players of the two teams involved in the outdoor game. The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will meet in the 2016 Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2016 at Gillette Stadium, the home of the NFL’s New England Patriots. It will be the venue for the alumni game as well, which NHL...
Via NESN.com
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Bettman in the House (7/23/15)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Bettman in the House In an article by Newsday’s Neil Best published yesterday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman mentioned he would be at the Islanders home opener in Brooklyn on October 9th against the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. When asked if it made it any more attractive of an event considering the opponent, Bettman said, ...
Via Islanders Insight
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman's quote about expansion makes no sense

Expansion continues to be a hot topic in the NHL and Gary Bettman was recently asked about the possibility of a new team joining the Eastern Conference. Based on the current structure of the league (14 teams in the West and 16 in the East), the obvious solution is to place two teams in the West to balance things out. Would Bettman consider adding a team in the East if the right...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman on shootouts: 'Fans like the way the game is'

Brace yourself – Gary Bettman made some polarizing comments again. While discussing the topic of shootouts, Bettman admitted that some individuals within the NHL would like to see the shootout kicked to the curb. However, when it comes to fans, Bettman believes that fans like the game the way it is. Here are Bettman’s comments, as seen on ProHockeyTalk: “I think there...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman: 2016 Winter Classic At Gillette Stadium ‘Is Going To Be Great’

BOSTON — The outdoor game schedule for the 2014-15 NHL season has concluded, so it’s time to shift our focus to next season’s slate of games. The highlight will be the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens taking their legendary rivalry to Gillette Stadium on New Year’s Day for the 2016 Winter Classic. It’s the perfect matchup for the league’s marquee regular-season event...
Via NESN.com
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Bettman: Declining Canadian dollar won't impact salary cap

BOSTON — The March 2 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and a lot of general managers around the league will be wary of acquiring players with term on their contract beyond this season because of the uncertainty of next year’s salary cap. The salary cap ceiling for the 2014-15 campaign is $69 million, with the salary floor set at $51 million. Despite the new television rights...
Via NESN.com
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Does the World Cup signify a new day for hockey at ESPN?

ESPN and hockey fans have come to a mutual understanding since the self-proclaimed worldwide leader stopped televising NHL games more than a decade ago – ESPN doesn’t need the NHL, and the NHL has realized it can get along just fine without ESPN. In many ways, the NHL hasn’t just survived away from the ESPN machine, it has thrived.  Stanley Cup ratings have never been...
Via Awful Announcing
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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