Post Tagged with: "Gary Bettman"

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What If Ray Rice Played in the NHL?

The NFL screwed up its discipline of Ray Rice. Badly. Now, the story isn’t even about Ray Rice anymore; it’s about the NFL’s incompetent handling of the whole situation. In […]

by · September 11, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has taken large steps towards taking head shots out of football despite complaint from fans and players (photo courtesy of SI.com)

What the NHL Can Learn From Roger Goodell

Roger Goodell is the least popular man in the sporting world right now. The details of the Ray Rice scandal are unnecessary at this point, but the backlash will be […]

by · September 11, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
Gary Bettman will soon have to make a decision about the Coyotes (Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE)

BOOOOOO…Wait, Should You Really Be Booing Gary Bettman?

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending the 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia. The atmosphere was electric, fans packed every last row in Wells Fargo Center. The […]

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Don’t Blame Gary Bettman

Yes, we are going to discuss this. I want to clarify that I am not trying to defend Gary Bettman against the numerous things that he is criticized for but […]

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Is The NHL Repeating Previous Contract Mistakes?

This off-season thus far has seen a lot of activity in the NHL. New rising stars have been drafted, trades have been made in hopes of improving teams, and free […]

by · July 18, 2014 · 5 comments · News/Commentary
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Should Bettman Outsource the Cup Presentation?

The Stanley Cup is the NHL’s ultimate prize.   It’s too bad that, every spring, it gets welcomed by an overwhelming chorus of boos. It’s not the Cup’s fault.  Everyone revels in […]

by · June 5, 2014 · 2 comments · News/Commentary
Islanders fans certainly weren't pleased when seeing this image on their computer or TV screens during the 2014 Olympics, but could Tavares' injury benefit the Islanders somehow?

John Tavares’ Injury Adds Fuel to Olympic Debate

John Tavares, torn MCL and torn meniscus; out for season. Patrice Bergeron, hit in the torso with a puck; left game, but would eventually come back. Henrik Zetterberg, injured back; […]

Who is AHL President and CEO David Andrews?

Who is AHL President and CEO David Andrews?

The 2014 American Hockey League All-Star game is just a few days away– just enough time to clear the air on a common misperception: There is a lazy tendency to call […]

by · February 9, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, All-Star Weekend
The NHL A Centennial History by D'Arcy Jenish

Book Review: The NHL A Centennial History

The NHL is well on its way to celebrating 100 years of hockey entertainment. D’arcy Jenish commemorates those 100 years in The NHL A Centennial History.

by · January 6, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books, Hockey History
Rob Davison with the European Trophy cup (RedBull/GEPA-pictures)

Hockey Champions League Not Worthwhile for NHL

There have been renewed rumblings about a hockey Champions League tournament in the vein of UEFA’s soccer Champions League. The idea is not new, having been discussed many times in […]

by · October 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · KHL, News/Commentary, The Business of Hockey
The logo and paint is now on the Winter Classic rink (JJohnson/THW)

Washington Capitals To Host 2015 Winter Classic

On Saturday morning, the Washington Capitals announced they will host the NHL Winter Classic during the 2014-15 season. Majority Owner Ted Leonsis made the formal announcement, but the Washington Post […]

by · September 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Washington Capitals
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2014 Stadium Series: The Good and The Bad

The game was born outside. When the Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins took to the man-made ice surface that was constructed at Ralph Wilson Stadium, it returned. In 2008, the […]