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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...
8 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman discusses teams wearing white at home, dark colors on the road

Are you an NHL purist who hopes the league returns to its roots and makes teams wear white at home and dark colors on the road? It turns out you’re not alone as Gary Bettman has revealed that the topic is a hotly contested one during Board of Governors meetings. Unfortunately for those in favor of returning to white uniforms at home, the league has no current plans to change things...
Via Bloguin Best
January 30, 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 Gives State Of Game Address

National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman yesterday delivered his annual state of the game address to the media in Columbus, Ohio as part of the league’s all-star weekend. Below are the key points he focused on, including what a potential salary cap could be for 2015-16, which will affect the way the Islanders do business this summer. 2016 WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY The return...
Via Islanders Insight
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Announces Bruins-Canadiens 2016 Winter Classic At Gillette Stadium

It’s official. The 2016 Winter Classic will be a matchup of historic rivals the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., on Jan. 1 of next year. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced the news Saturday in Columbus, where All-Star weekend is underway. The Bruins will become the first team ever to host multiple Winter Classic games. They also hosted...
January 24, 2015  |  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...
December 09, 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

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