Comments on: NHL commish: Bigger not always better http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/12/01/nhl-commish-bigger-not-always-better/ Exclusive outtakes from industry leaders Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: matthew hopkins http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/12/01/nhl-commish-bigger-not-always-better/comment-page-1/#comment-1415 Thu, 03 Dec 2009 05:18:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=4302#comment-1415 Bettman is the worst commissioner in professional sports. He knows nothing about the game or the history and pushed the league’s move into non-hockey markets in the southern U.S. As much as I love hockey, it’ll always be a regional sport. I’m hoping the NHL eventually comes to it’s senses and returns to Hartford, Quebec and Winnipeg in the future. All three were solid NHL markets that were done in by inadequate buildings and spiraling NHL player contracts. For places like Raleigh and Nashville to have NHL teams while Hartford and Winnipeg are consigned to the AHL and Quebec to major junior is a travesty.

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By: puckhead http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/12/01/nhl-commish-bigger-not-always-better/comment-page-1/#comment-1412 Thu, 03 Dec 2009 02:10:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=4302#comment-1412 Bettman has to go…..so after losing Quebec , Winnipeg and Hartford…now he says this. While we watch empty arenas in Phoenix, Atlanta, Nashville, Carolina and Florida. Maybe just maybe we will NHL teams land in Quebec, ‘Peg and Hartford again.

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By: darryl http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/12/01/nhl-commish-bigger-not-always-better/comment-page-1/#comment-1398 Wed, 02 Dec 2009 14:01:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=4302#comment-1398 I think bettman should be replaced as head of the NHL,he is not the bisnessman that the NHL needs.Why would they not let jim have the team from the desert and bring it to a profitable area like southern ontario,it just makes sense.More abuse of power and little commonn sense.Typical.

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