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Mailbag: John Scott conspiracy theories, Bettman’s extension & NHL bold predictions

The All-Star break has come and gone with John Scott ascending to the position of grand overlord of hockey. What’s in store of the second half of the season? Could the All-Star weekend have gone any better? It’s The Comeback weekly hockey mailbag! 1. This whole thing has been part of a brilliant master plan from some evil genius (ok, it was Gary Bettman) at the NHL, right? Play...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman signs 7-year extension

The most polarizing man in hockey is going to be the commissioner of the NHL for a little while longer. Gary Bettman will remain at the helm of the NHL into 2022 after signing a seven-year contract extension, according to TSN The Reporters’ Michael Farber. He is 63 and will have just turned 70 at the expiration of this deal. Bettman leaves quite a legacy behind but is the legacy...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Signs New Contract Through 2022

Gary Bettman said his relationship with the union has never been better. Perhaps that’s why he is willing to stick around as NHL commissioner into the next decade. Bettman has signed a contract through 2022, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Sunday morning on condition of anonymity because the NHL didn’t announce the...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 NHL All-Star Game Will Be Hosted By Los Angeles Kings

The NHL’s midseason celebration will take place in Los Angeles for the 2016-17 season. League commissioner Gary Bettman announced Saturday the the 2017 NHL All-Star Game will be hosted by the Los Angeles Kings and played at Staples Center. The All-Star Skills Competition will take place Jan 28 and the All-Star Game will be played on Jan. 29. The last time Staples Center hosted...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Donates $200K To Support Denna Laing’s Recovery From Spinal Injury

The hockey community continues to rally behind and support Denna Laing as she recovers from a spinal injury. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Saturday that the league is donating $200,000 on behalf of its member teams to help Laing with her recovery. In addition, Laing’s mother and sisters will be at Sunday’s NHL All-Star Game as official guests of the league, according...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Column: Bettman doesn't get joke, but fans get last laugh

In a 1955 comedy titled ''The Mouse That Roared,'' the tiny, fictional Duchy of Grand Fenwick invades the United States led by actor Peter Sellers and armed with just bows and arrows. After much hilarity, they improbably win the war. Change the dates and names and that plot summary nicely sums up pro hockey's latest kerfuffle. Only tin-eared NHL boss Gary Bettman isn't laughing...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Richards signs one-year deal with Capitals

Mike Richards is back in the NHL. Darren Dreger of TSN reports that pending league approval, Richards is expected to join the Washington Capitals and will meet with commissioner Gary Bettman.  It’s a one-year pact, worth a prorated $1 million. Sources say pending NHL approval, Mike Richards is expected to join the Washington Capitals. Told Richards has to meet with Bettman...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Gary Bettman worth the $9.6 million he earned in 2013-14?

It was recently announced by the Sports Business Journal that Gary Bettman made $9.6 million during the 2013-14 season. That total is $800,000 more than what he made in the lockout-shortened season. Comparatively to other commissioners around sports world, Bettman pales in comparison. Roger Goodell made $44 million in 2012 and Bud Selig made a reported $14.5 million back in 2006...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Is the NHL close to making a decision on expansion?

It feels as though the discussion over the NHL potentially expanding to 32 teams has been going on for forever. However, rumors are swirling that there might be a final decision in sight.NBC Sports reported over the weekend via Las Vegas Review-Journal that Bill Foley, the prospective owner of the potential Las Vegas franchise said he expects the league to make a final decision...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames release new $890 million arena plans

The Calgary Flames want to build a new state of the art arena and their ambitious plans have taxpayers footing a large amount of the proposed bill. The Calgary Herald reports the Flames want to build CalgaryNEXT, which would be an $890 million arena, with a multisport field house next to it that would have use as a covered football stadium, a FIFA-sized soccer field and a 400...
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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