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NHL Won’t add Sweater Logos and rejects $120 Million in Potential Revenue

The National Hockey League has discussed and rejected the idea, at least for now, of adding corporate logos to players’ jerseys. The move was not because each team did not want the $4 Million per year in potential revenues; it was because the teams and league commissioner Gary Bettman did not want to be the first North American sports league to tap into the revenue source. The...
Via 110 Nation Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman’s Top 3 Accomplishments

It seems that nobody likes Gary Bettman. Whether you know a lot about him or nothing at all, the average hockey fan understands that he/she is supposed to dislike him and boo hard when he comes out to present the Stanley Cup. Well did you know that Bettman was named Sports Executive of the Year by Sports Business Journal? Yes, there have been three lockouts under his watch, but...
Via Beyond The Benches
3 days ago  |  Discuss

CBC: Gary Bettman shoots down NHL expansion talk

#451339220 / gettyimages.comOf course he did... The NHL doesn't like others to break their news for them. I just don't believe it, the NHL stands to make a lot of money off of adding more teams to the league... I guess we will find out soon, right? Personally, for me, the more the merrier.NHL commissioner Gary Bettman shoots down expansion talk: Commissioner Gary Bettman...
Via Goon's World
16 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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Commissioner, Bettman, Is The Latest Ice Bucket Challenger (Video)

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge that he received from Boston Bruins ownerJeremy Jacobs. Bettman, who has been commissioner since 1992, nominated Brian Burke, Brendan Shanahan and a few others to also take part in the challenge, which raises awareness for ALS. Check out Bettman’s Ice Bucket challenge in the video below. [CBS Sports] The post...
Via Geeks and Cleats
August 15, 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

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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