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GARY BETTMAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Commissioner: No relocation plans for any NHL team

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is playing down the possibility of relocating struggling franchises in Arizona and Florida. One day after putting the brakes on the prospect of expansion, Bettman reaffirmed Panthers owner Vinny Viola's commitment to South Florida. There had been reports that Panthers ownership was trying to position the franchise for a move either...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Approves Season Ticket Drive To Test Las Vegas Market

BOCA RATON, Fla. — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed that the Board of Governors had no objection to billionaire businessman Bill Foley exploring the level of interest in an expansion team coming to Las Vegas. Bettman was adamant that nothing more should be read into the league’s consideration of Foley’s request in terms of any advancement in expansion discussions. He...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

MetLife Stadium must wait years to host Winter Classic, says NHL commissioner: Report

Important people surrounding MetLife Stadium fought long and hard to get a Super Bowl in the Meadowlands — and finally saw their vision come to fruition last February.But if they were hoping for an NHL version of a wintertime event, they'll have to wait ... years. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said it would be at least that long before MetLife Stadium would get a chance to host...
Via The Other Paper
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman says an outdoor game in Minnesota will happen

Gary Bettman has confirmed what most of us already knew. During the first intermission between the Minnesota Wild and the Montreal Canadiens, Bettman joined Fox Sports North and the topic of an outdoor game came up. Bettman’s quotes from the interview revealed that we should all be expecting an outdoor game to take place in Minnesota in the near future. Here are his statements...
Via Puck Drunk Love
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bettman: Expansion, jerseys ads not coming soon (but he won't say no)

  NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman insists the league does not have plans to expand in the near future. "All I'll do is continue to report on the levels of interest that are being expressed," he said at Brian Burke's Prime Time Sports Management Conference on Monday. "There's no effort crying out for immediate expansion. But we are getting expressions of interest. Even if we decided...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman crushes the idea of an outdoor game in Florida

Gary Bettman recently participated in an extensive interview which you can see on NHL.com. In it, Bettman covered a huge variety of topics which are worth discussing, but one which particularly stuck out involved outdoor games and the potential of one being held in Florida. After successfully hosting an outdoor game out west and with the league preparing to host another there in...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bettman’s “If Toronto won the Cup” argument against expansion isn’t the whole story

In a discussion with Hockey Night in Canada host George Stroumboulopoulos, Gary Bettman discussed the logistics of a second Toronto expansion team, and why the reality of that happening is in the far distant future. The demand for one currently exists, according to Bettman, because of 1967. “If we decided that we were putting a second team in Ontario, and the year the team was...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 23, 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

Gene Simmons of KISS puts Gary Bettman in a headlock

In a brilliant example of drastically disparate worlds colliding, Gary Bettman, the National Hockey League’s pencil-necked commissioner and Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, the only original and still-relevant founding members of KISS, descended upon Los Angeles recently and crossed paths. Where, possibly, could these three fellas from seemingly different universes wind up in the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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