Category: Gary Bettman

Gary Bettman Talks the End of the Lockout and the NHL’s Shortened Season

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

For those that are still paying attention and still care, the NHL will be back in a matter of days. Beyond the 11th hour, the league and its players came to an agreement on a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement last week, granting hockey fans a 48-game schedule and a ...

Donald Fehr on the Possibility of the Union Dissolving: “We’ll be Living in a Different World”

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Another day, another slate of cancelled NHL games. The lockout continues to drag on and there doesn't seem to be a great deal of hope involved. We could be looking at losing a whole season. Meanwhile, players have started voting on whether to grant the players' association's executive board the ...

Bill Daly and Steve Fehr Both Doubt that Opposing Parties Really Want to Bring an End to the NHL Lockout

Monday, November 26th, 2012

The NHL lockout continues with games through Dec. 14 canceled late last week and the All-Star Game getting the ax, too. Fans are concerned, because meetings between the league and its players are few and far between. NHL deputy commissioner Billy Daly wasn't thrilled with the players' latest proposal, while ...

Frustrated Sidney Crosby Says 60-Game Season “Would Be Pretty Fair”

Friday, November 9th, 2012

The NHL lockout continues, with November and the Winter Classic both wiped out. The two parties have been engaged in plenty of talks lately, which is a good sign, but there isn't a lot of room left for snags. They have to get this thing going soon, otherwise Sidney Crosby ...

Gary Bettman on the future of the Phoenix Coyotes: “I still remain optimistic that the club will remain where it is.”

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Gary Bettman is set to embark on another season as NHL commissioner, but this one will be different than ever before. There is a new sheriff in town, Brendan Shanahan, who is fully in charge of reviewing and assessing punishment in the league's new discipline policy for checking. Then there ...

Gary Bettman On Vancouver Riots: “It’s really a shame that a city can be given this type of attention. It’s really regrettable.”

Friday, June 17th, 2011

It must have been a bittersweet moment for NHL commissioner, Gary Bettman, after game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals having watched his sport go the distance on the biggest stage. The Boston Bruins were the first team to win three separate game seven's in the postseason as they came ...

Gary Bettman and the NHL Enjoyed A Great NHL Season

Friday, June 11th, 2010

The NHL just recently capped off what was an exciting 2009-2010 season with a great Stanley Cup Finals.  The Chicago Blackhawks prevailed over the Philadelphia Flyers in six games and captured their first Stanley Cup since 1961.  It was revealed after the Blackhawks clinched the title with an overtime victory ...

Gary Bettman Hopes The Olympics Will Have A Positive Impact On NHL Hockey

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

There has been a lot of buzz the last few days around the USA vs. Canada hockey game that was played Sunday afternoon.  The TV ratings in the US were better than any NBA Finals or World Series game in the past 10 years. The Canadians came into the game ...

Gary Bettman: Love Him or Hate Him, He is Here to Stay

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Gary Bettman became the NHL’s first commissioner in February of 1993. Before that, Gary was a senior vice-president and general counsel to the NBA. The owners had hired him with the mandate of selling the game to the US market, complete prior expansion plans and to end labor unrest.  I ...

Bringing in the New Year With the NHL Winter Classic

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

The Winter Classic was played on New Year's Day at Wrigley Field. The spectators were sure treated to an entertaining game, as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-4. On New Year's Eve, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined WDFN to preview the game. [caption id="attachment_2131" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Not exactly ...