Tag: Gary Bettman

Debating the meaning of ‘dynasty’ in today’s NHL: Do the Blackhawks measure up?

My inner cynic and my inner romantic were going after each other pretty good tonight after the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. (Congratulations, Chicago.) (Now...

On Slava Voynov and domestic violence: Adding nuance to a hot topic.

The headline of an article published on Boston.com today asks, "Why Are We So Mum On The NHL's Response To Domestic Violence?" The question grabbed me...

The Secret Season: Final report.

Part 6 in a series. Read parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. SUBURBAN VANCOUVER – We had to take cover and bail the oncoming...

So the NHL is coming to Seattle? Think again.

So Seattle is building a new arena, the SuperSonics are on the way back, and the NHL is sure to follow? Unless you live in...

Lockout lesson learned: The NHL has too many teams.

A high-profile sports agent1 once told me that the job of every commissioner is to keep the owners of his eight poorest teams happy. It...

Dispatch from the Secret Season, Week 4/5: Gary Bettman makes it personal.

Part 5 in a series. Read parts 1, 2, 3 and 4. DATELINE UNKNOWN – It's been a while since our last report from the...