Actually, in the case of Gillett's purchase of the Habs there were not a whole lot of legitimate bids. He actually bought the team for less than what Forbes valued it at. The taxes in Quebec may have played a part in that as well. However it isn't like he saved the team from financial doom.
worse than the Islanders, worse than Bertuzzis cheap shot, worse than Avery, worse than the lockout we had, worse than Alexandre Daigle was, worse than ANYTHING EVER!!!
Bettman is seemingly trying to ruin to NHL and is doing a great job, we shoudl just boot his @$$ like the NBA did.
He just cares about southern united states, but the funny thing is that THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT HOCKEY!!!!!! unless the sport ends with the word BALL the southern states could care less. They wait around after the third period of the 4th quarter to start.
An NHL franchise would make money big time in CANADA and would generate way more revenue. Its just a stupid decision financially to keep going into the states southern wise. Bettman is just an ignorant jerk and I hate him.
I BOO him at home along with everyone else.
Hockey is canada's game, so let us have more than 6 of 30 teams. You had no problem taking our teams and putting them american.
The population of Canada will NEVER allow them to compete w/america for number of teams...
Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa,
Any of those cites (I think) are smaller than any american market.