Russia told Slava Voynov cannot compete at World Cup due to NHL suspension

On the day final World Cup rosters were released, Russia shocked everyone by adding Slava Voynov their roster. The former Los Angeles Kings defenseman is currently suspended by the NHL following a no contest plea to a domestic assault charge, which made Voynov’s addition by the Russian Hockey Federation surprising, but it doesn’t appear his inclusion on the roster will mean he’s...
Via The Hockey News
4 hours ago

Somebody outside the box is going to have to save NHL Olympic participation

PITTSBURGH – Whether or not the NHL continues to participate in the Winter Olympics will come down to dollars, “many, many, many millions of dollars,” according to NHL commission Gary Bettman. When the most powerful man in hockey uses the word “many” three times, you know it’s a significant chunk of change. In his annual state of the union address preceding the Stanley...
Via The Hockey News
19 hours ago

NHL players in the Olympics may hinge on who picks up cost

Will the NHL participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea? A formal decision hasn’t been made, but Gary Bettman made a few comments prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final which hints that the league won’t be participating unless someone else picks up the tab. Specifically, Bettman stated that NHL teams don’t want to have to pay to send players to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bettman hints Olympic participation may not fly with team owners

Gary Bettman says to media that the NHL has not yet decided if they will return to the Olympics, and explains why teams may not jump at the opportunity.
Via SportsNetCanada
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bettman: Expansion news imminent after board meets

Gary Bettman spoke ahead of the Stanley Cup Final , saying expansion news will come after the NHL board meets later in June.
Via SportsNetCanada
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

NHL fan honors vow, gets Gary Bettman tattoo on backside (pic)

A hockey fan showed he is a man of his word by getting the face of NHL commissioner Gary Bettman tattooed on his butt. The sequence of events that culminated in Daylen Hopkins getting a Gary Bettman butt tattoo started innocently enough with a seemingly innocuous tweet by Hopkins’ outlook on the ultimate outcomes of a few first-round series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Weak Canadian dollar could hurt NHL by as much as $200 million in revenue

The Canadian dollar is struggling, and now it seems it might be dragging the NHL down with it. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman spoke with Bloomberg Television earlier this week and said the league could lose as much as $200 million in revenue when its fiscal year ends on June 30. However, Bettman still expects the NHL to set record-breaking revenue figures at the end of next month...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL commish Goodell says "bring it on" to Draft boo birds in Chicago

Roger Goodell is tired of being booed. It’s become an annual draft day tradition for the NFL commissioner to get booed by fans in attendance. He’s an easy target given his high profile role and countless missteps as the man in charge of the League. It’s why it wasn’t a surprise during Saturday’s Day 3 of the Draft, Goodell was booed immediately upon entering the stage...
Via The Comeback
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman: NHL evolving among reasons for decline in fighting

Fighting is declining in the NHL. And when I say declining, I mean record lows. As of March 10, there have been 1,010 games played during the 2015-16 season.  If the 2015-16 projections above come to fruition, 352 fights would be the lowest single-season total of the last 15 years, excluding the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign. In fact, only one of the previous 13 non-lockout...
Via NESN.com
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs, Red Wings to play in outdoor Centennial Classic on New Year’s Day

The 2016-17 season will be the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 100th anniversary. So, to honor the Original Six team’s history, the NHL has formed a new outdoor hockey game that will take place north of the border on New Year’s Day. The Maple Leafs will host the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL Centennial Classic on Jan. 1, 2017, at Toronto’s BMO Field. “This meeting of the Red Wings...
Via NESN.com
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

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