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GARY BETTMAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

NHL concussion lawsuit plaintiffs want Bettman to testify

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The former players suing the NHL over concussion-related problems have accused the league of blocking access to Commissioner Gary Bettman for testimony in the case. Plaintiffs in the federal class-action complaint filed a memorandum requesting Bettman's deposition by July 1. That brief came shortly after U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson issued her order...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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

Looking at the World Cup of Hockey in 2016

The World Cup of Hockey in 2016 has been years in the making and Gary Bettman announced during All Star weekend that it’s definitely going to happen.  There are some new wrinkles to how it’s being done this time around.  Are the changes for the better? For those that are unfamiliar with the World Cup of Hockey, the idea originally started as the Canada Cup in 1976.  The Canada...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 28, 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

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
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