Browsing: Gary Bettman

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182 Guest blogger: Michael Aker … Is Vegas right?

Is Vegas Right? By Michael Aker While all 30 general managers and scouting departments are placing the finishing touches on their rosters for 2016-17, personnel decisions this summer and next will be impacted following the announcement of a franchise being awarded to Las Vegas and beginning operation for the 2017-18…

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118 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 … It’s Go Time!

Stanley Cup Final Game 5. Sharks at Penguins. (Penguins lead 3-1.) Will it be “Captain Sidney Crosby, come get the Stanley Cup!” … or “Do you know the way (back) to San Jose?” I won’t be surprised one bit if the mediocre Sharks — easily one of…

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188 Game 1: Sharks at Penguins … It’s Go Time!

Game 1. Sharks at Penguins. My prediction: Penguins in 7. What’s yours? ICYMI, NHL commish Gary Bettman did his annual state-of-the-league presser today. Some highlights included: That the NHL probably won’t be going to the Olympics unless the IIHF and the IOC pick up the tab for transportation and…

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293 Rangers-Islanders in review

Before we get started, I know a few or more of you guys had trouble trying to get into the Live Chat on Wednesday. If you did and you’d be willing to discuss specifics with my tech guy via e-mail, that would be much appreciated. I couldn’t guide him because…

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182 Rangers-Oilers in review

Oilers 7, Rangers 5. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here to see the line generator Alain Vigneault used in the second period. Thoughts: 1) I’m probably not going to tell you anything you didn’t know about last night’s game. Just a complete…

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108 NHL, MLB announce media partnership

From the NHL/MLB: COMMISSIONERS BETTMAN AND MANFRED ANNOUNCE HISTORIC MEDIA RIGHTS PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN NHL AND MLBAM First-of-Its-Kind Media Partnership Will Transform the Fan Experience NHL & MLBAM to Team Up to Create New Digital Products & Platforms MLB Network to Operate NHL Network in U.S. in State-of-the-Art Production Facility NEW…

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150 Rangers-Oilers in review

Thoughts: 1) Unrelated to this game, but there was a lot of chatter about helmets and fights and head injuries this week, and Gary Bettman talked about “player safety” again, and it always makes me wonder. Why in Holy Hell does the league allow players to wear their chinstraps down…

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334 Rangers acquire Falk (not Faulk)

Little bit late. Was in transit to lovely downtown Newark. Gary Bettman has already been roundly booed once. … UPDATE: Twice. From the Rangers: RANGERS ACQUIRE DEFENSEMAN JUSTIN FALK Blueshirts send forward Benn Ferriero and a sixth round pick in 2014 to Minnesota NEW YORK, June 30, 2013 – New…

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125 That was fun … let’s do this again in 2020

When the 1994-95 lockout ended, Nick Kypreos traveled with Glenn Healy from Toronto to New York. When asked by a customs agent if they had anything to declare, Kypreos said, “No, the owners took it all.” And so it is with every lockout under the Lockout Commissioner. The owners win.…

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193 “It’s a sad day for hockey, my friends”

See that quote up there? That’s not about this lockout, or the last lockout, or the lockout before that. It’s from the 1992 players strike (which occurred in the final weeks of the regular season). John A. Ziegler (left), the small-minded president of the NHL at the time — more…

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31 It’s Go Time! … hopefully not the last one ever

Fingers and toes crossed. According to the Mayan calendar, it’s all over at 11:11 a.m. But, as it was pointed out yesterday, nobody ever mentioned if that was Eastern time, Mountain time, Pacific time, Mayan time … Along those lines, there will be a special new post at 11:11 a.m.…

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200 Guest blogger: Mark Romeo

As a long time NHL and New York Ranger fan, going back to my early teens.  I still remember the sting of the Rangers losing to the hated Bruins when I was in eighth grade.  That sting was nothing compared to when they traded two of my favorite players Jean…

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