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02-27-2013, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Bask View Post
but Seattle is in United States, which puts them ahead of Québec (for Bettman)
I love people who claim Bettman hated Canada.

They seem to forget that Bettman saved Edmonton, Calgary and Ottawa from leaving the NHL when all three teams were going into bankruptcy. The Canadian dollar hated Canadian teams, not Bettman.

Bettman also sold one of the strongest US hockey territories up the river when he allowed Minnesota to be moved to Dallas and didn't flinch to move Hartford to Carolina. He has since allowed Atlanta to move to Winnipeg without much complaint. But he hates Canada.

Just because Canadian GMs are not smart enough to put together Stanley Cup winning teams anymore doesn't mean the league has some hate on for the country. Edmonton, Vancouver, Ottawa and Calgary all got close to the Cup. They just couldn't pull the trigger. Not Bettman's fault.

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