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NHL commissioner: ‘Shootout isn’t going anywhere’

In most cases, commissioner Gary Bettman adheres to the requests of the owners and teams of the NHL, doing what is best both for the bottom line and the product on the ice. But the new overtime changes might suggest that he’s not listening this time. Sure, the NHL is introducing a new 3-on-3 overtime format next season. This is because the majority of the teams in the league hate...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman says the shootout isn’t going anywhere

The NHL will adopt a new 3-on-3 overtime format in 2015-16 in an effort to cut down on the number of games decided by a shootout. Despite deploying a change which will drastically reduce the importance and frequency of the shootout, Gary Bettman has reiterated that the shootout isn’t going anywhere and a majority of fans are still in favor. Bettman’s comments, as seen in the...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Bettman in the House (7/23/15)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Bettman in the House In an article by Newsday’s Neil Best published yesterday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman mentioned he would be at the Islanders home opener in Brooklyn on October 9th against the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. When asked if it made it any more attractive of an event considering the opponent, Bettman said, ...
Via Islanders Insight
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Las Vegas and Quebec City Only Two Groups to Place NHL Expansion Bid

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. (Photo credit: Gregory Shamus, Getty Images) With the July 20th deadline for groups to place their NHL expansion bids passing, the NHL expansion process becomes a bit clearer. Two groups completed their application and submitted their respective bids to the league, both of which are not surprising. The first group has been well known already in pushing...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman's quote about expansion makes no sense

Expansion continues to be a hot topic in the NHL and Gary Bettman was recently asked about the possibility of a new team joining the Eastern Conference. Based on the current structure of the league (14 teams in the West and 16 in the East), the obvious solution is to place two teams in the West to balance things out. Would Bettman consider adding a team in the East if the right...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 25, 2015  |  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
March 06, 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...
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

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