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Islanders sale approved by NHL Board of Governors

The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved the sale of the Islanders from Charles Wang to businessmen Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Tuesday. The deal, which Bettman said has not been finalized, calls for Ledecky and Malkin to own a minority stake in the team once it is complete. They will assume majority control in two years, with Wang...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

BOG Approves The Sale Of The New York Islanders

from Newsday, The NHL Board of Governors has approved the sale of the Islanders from Charles Wang to Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Tuesday. The deal, which Bettman said has not been finalized, calls for Ledecky and Malkin to own a minority stake in the team once the deal is complete. They will assume majority control of the team...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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
August 27, 2014  |  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

Gary Bettman Talks NHL Expansion, World Cup, Concussions & More

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was a in a good mood for his state of the league press conference before Game 1 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday as he noted that the league was in the midst of arguably its most successful season ever. “Thanks to our fans, we set records for attendance at our arenas and viewership on NBC,” Bettman said. “By any measure this may have...
Via NESN.com
June 05, 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

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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