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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

Video: Philadelphia fans boo Gary Bettman at the NHL Draft

Gary Bettman appears. Fans boo. It’s tradition! Beautiful, beautiful tradition. Hockey fans in Philadelphia gave Bettman a heavy dosage of booing as he introduced the 2014 NHL Draft. The loud, continuous booing almost made up for the lack of boos from Los Angeles after they won the Cup. (H/T Reddit Hockey)
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks attempting to renegotiate TV deal, with Gary Bettman’s help

The Mercury News's Tim Kawakami retweeted this at 11 PM EDT, and this qualifies as late-breaking blockbuster news of a sort. The Mercury News's Mark Purdy reports that the "rebuilding" San Jose Sharks have a very large problem that's harming their off-ice viability: Simply put, the Sharks' local television contract is not acceptable to them. They think...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 17, 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 named Sports Executive of the Year

Gary Bettman was named Sports Executive of the Year by the Sports Business Journal at their annual Sports Business Awards. It’s not the only award the NHL was given on Wednesday night, however. Its Winter Classic was named the Sports Event of the Year, and the NHL was named Sports League of the Year. Not too shabby, and the last two awards wouldn’t be possible without Bettman...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 24, 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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Bettman wants the NHL in Seattle?

While many issues would need to be addressed, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly wants a National Hockey League team based in Seattle.

Via Puck Drunk Love
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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