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Gary Bettman, NY Post At Odds Over Potential Coyotes Move To Vegas

You might want to hold off on betting on the NHL moving to Las Vegas.
Via CLNS Radio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bettman soothes financial worries over Coyotes, Panthers before Cup

  Commissioner Gary Bettman sees few glaring problems with the NHL as the Stanley Cup Final gets underway in a model Sun Belt hockey market, and he is eager to soothe any worries about two of his league's other warm-weather teams. Bettman insisted Wednesday night that the Arizona Coyotes and the Florida Panthers are in good shape, downplaying reports of financial troubles for the...
Via AP on Fox
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

New salary cap site General Fanager lauded by hockey fans

Much to Gary Bettman’s chagrin, there’s a new CapGeek. Presenting General Fanager. Everyone seems to love it. It sure looks sleek. One thing it doesn’t do is calculate how much money and for how many players teams have locked up in future years, but that’s a nitpick. General Fanager feels promising. On January 3, CapGeek ceased operations because its founder, Matthew Wuest’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 05, 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

Season ticket drive determines the future of the NHL in Vegas

The season ticket drive for an expansion team in Las Vegas is underway. The drive is designed to gauge interest in a potential expansion team in Vegas and the reported bar the drive needs to hit is 10,000 tickets. Via THN, the drive is reportedly for seats for the 2016-17 season. The 10,000 line the drive needs to hit seems relatively low. Expansion teams almost always have a...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 10, 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

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
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