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12-13-2012, 07:48 AM
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What a bunch of baloney. Are you related to Bettman?

The USA Hockey youth clubs are winning and improving because of better processes and coaching. It has zero to do with expansion into other markets.
This is the most absurd comment I've ever seen on these boards. Try reading what the player from Pa, Ca. etc say.

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Massive TV deal? Really? What is the value of the NFL/NBA/MLB TV deals again? OLN/Versus/NBC Sports netwok? Yeah...brilliant! Unfortunately, the lack of revenue from covering media is one of the major reasons that the games have priced out most families. Te NHL's revenues come from ticket sales.
It's massive compared to what they had before. The NHL is not the NBA or NFL in popularity. Never will be. Judging the NHL by comaring it to the NBA/NFL is idiotic.


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How about game rules that change every few months? How about a completely uneven and unpredictable Shanahan enforcement program? Really, the old-boy way the NHL is run is an embarrassment.
That's laughable. In baseball, they raise and lower the mound every 5 minutes. They change something basic as the strike one repeatedly. As others have pointed out, the NFL changes rules all the time too.

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Add in 3 lockouts during his term, and he needs to go ASAP.

I see. The PA has noting to do with this. There is no such thing as negotiation. Right? It doesn't take 2 sides to make a deal, right?
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Only the greatness of the game itself has kept it from being wrecked by this little man.
You mean it would be ok if it were wrecked by a big man?

Sure the NHL has problems, but these are no worse than the NHL and NBA. Bettman is constantly being held to some standard of perfection that doesn't exist anywhere in sports. Bottom line. The NHL is more popular than ever, both in the US and Canada. It makes more money than it ever has.

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