Gary Bettman may not look like it, but he’s a bully.
The clock struck midnight, and the NHL turned into another sports league closed for business.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said a “wide gap” remains in labor talks between the league and the NHL Players’ Association in issuing his first public comments on Wednesday, a day after the union presented its offer.
A published report says the Phoenix Coyotes’ Raffi Torres could see his suspension reduced, more than two months after he delivered a hit on the Blackhawks’ Marian Hossa that left the winger out for the rest of the teams’ playoff series.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman considers those complaints from various teams about their players receiving suspensions during the postseason as nothing more than “gamesmanship.”
The inconsistencies have left even non-hockey fans confused, but even worse, it has left the players on the ice confused.
Gabriel Bourque scored two goals in his postseason debut, and the Nashville Predators held onto home-ice advantage by beating Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Wednesday night to open their Western Conference playoff series.
It has taken years to reach this point, but the combination of medicine, awareness, tragedy and marketing sense has pushed hockey to the brink of real culture change.
Weeks after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said there was a possibility Chicago could host a Super Bowl, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the city is being considered to host an NHL All-Star Game.
The NHL approved a radical realignment plan Monday that will have a wide sweeping impact on both the regular season and playoffs.
Gary Bettman believes the NHL will adopt a more balanced schedule when the relocated Winnipeg franchise likely moves to the Western Conference in 2012.
In a press conference on Tuesday morning True North Sports and Entertainment announced that they have have purchased the Atlanta Thrashers organization and plan to move the team to Winnipeg for this upcoming NHL season.
It may be weeks before authorities know exactly how and why New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard died, although foul play is not immediately suspected.
The NHL just signed a new 10-year TV deal worth $2 billion. To show his appreciation for all those who made it possible, Commissioner Gary Bettman instructed club officials to share the news with concussed players by holding up two fingers in front of their faces.
In what Commissioner Gary Bettman is calling the most significant deal in league history, the NHL agreed to a contract that will keep them on NBC and Versus for the next 10 years.
Accoridng to Montreal Canadiens fan, he and Chicago Blackhawks’ goalie Marty Turco had a friendly $5 bet riding on Tuesday night’s game.
After a couple days of double-talk and phony-baloney posturing to mollify fans and sponsors, the decision-makers at the NHL’s GM meetings refused to ban the hits to the head that are causing a frightening number of concussions.
In the March 9 game agaisnt the Tampa By Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks’ center Dave Bolland took an elbow to the head and has missed every game since, with what is suspected to be a concussion.
When the Chicago Blackhawks travel to Washington to play the Capitals they’ll also make a trip by the White House to meet with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, according to the Chicago Tribune.
A week ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders took the ice in a fight-filled game. Mario Lemieux bashed the NHL for the way it handled the excessive fights. The commissioner would rather let it go than debate over the discipline.