“Bettman has only a marginal interest in the weaker teams. He only wants the NHL to make a bigger profit as a whole.” -- Dominik Hasek

September 18, 2007

NHL Owners Eager To Discuss Further Ruining Of The League

Get the coffee and the donuts ready, there's gonna be a meetin'! The NHL owners will meet today in the NHL's Board Of Governors meeting in Chicago. What better place to discuss ruining the league even more than in a city that boasts a ruined hockey franchise? These metaphors write themselves, people.

The big topic on the agenda will be the ludicrous scheduling format the league has endured for two years and that will run its course again this season. Last year the move to drop the format lost by one vote, and Eastern Conference teams generally favor the division-heavy set up. Because they're incredibly selfless, those teams will likely vote in favor of keeping the format once again. The owners won't actually vote on it until December, though.

Also to be discussed: league expansion. Just when you thought things couldn't get any dumber in Nashville, just wait until the league sets up shop in Kansas City and Las Vegas. Even though other cities like Seattle and Winnipeg will also be brought up, my money is on Gary Bettman granting franchises in stupid places rather than smart places. That's just how he rolls, ya'll.

Maybe while they're at it, the owners could widen the goals, change the jerseys again and maybe strike a television rights deal with Versus for another decade. Why stop at expansion and bad scheduling?

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Anonymous said...

Let's hope they fire Bettman today!!!!!!!!!!!


Rod said...

There's no way that Bettman will get fired as long as he's willing to do whatever the owners tell him to.

And of course he'll put a team in Kansas City before Winnipeg. I mean, the people in Winnipeg CARED when they lost their team. I don't remember an outcry when the Kansas City Scouts moved out of town...

But the scheduling does need a major overhaul.


1) VERY funny post. Funny because its almost 100% correct. The only part we differ on is the placement of the expansion teams.
2) Nashville is moving to KC. From there you can name 2 other 'stupid places' that the owners/Bettman will choose. We still can see one of those being to Hamilton.

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