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Don Cherry Made Gary Bettman Extremely Awkward By Bringing Up A Quebec Expansion Team Don Cherry Made Gary Bettman Extremely Awkward By Bringing Up A Quebec Expansion Team

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was watching CBC analyst Don Cherry’s “Coach’s Corner” segment off-screen during the first intermission of the Stanley Cup Finals game tonight, but once Cherry brought up his desires for a Quebec expansion team, he and his partner Ron MacLean got Bettman on camera. It was awkward.

NHL Apologizes For Those Emails You Received From An Obviously Fake Gary Bettman NHL Apologizes For Those Emails You Received From An Obviously Fake Gary Bettman

The NHL issued an alert today that the league would be investigating emails received by numerous people purportedly from commissioner Gary Bettman “requesting a phone call or other calls to action,” claiming the emails were being sent from fake accounts:

What The NHL Is Doing In Calgary Is Pretty Gross What The NHL Is Doing In Calgary Is Pretty Gross

Let’s cut through the sports angle and put in plain terms exactly what’s happening here:

Unsealed Docs: Gary Bettman Told NHL GMs How To Discourage Media From Talking About Fighting Unsealed Docs: Gary Bettman Told NHL GMs How To Discourage Media From Talking About Fighting

A U.S. federal court judge on Tuesday unsealed more documents in the long-running lawsuit over the NHL’s handling of concussions. The NHL had fought the release of these documents, and TSN’s Rick Westhead has the high points.

Gary Bettman: Coyotes "Cannot And Will Not Remain In Glendale" Gary Bettman: Coyotes "Cannot And Will Not Remain In Glendale"

If I can’t keep track of the various twists of the NHL’s attempts to succeed in the greater Phoenix market—and it’s kind of my job—how can I expect you to? All you need to know is that it’s been an economic disaster for the last two decades, and the future of the Arizona Coyotes remains as insecure as ever. Not that…

So, Who Did Dennis Wideman Actually Send That Stupid Text Message To? So, Who Did Dennis Wideman Actually Send That Stupid Text Message To?

When Gary Bettman wrote a 22-page report detailing why he was upholding Dennis Wideman’s 20-game suspension for checking an official, one of the pieces of evidence upon which he hinged his argument was a text message Wideman purportedly sent to a teammate that showed he had no remorse for his actions. Initially, it…

Gary Bettman Upholds Dennis Wideman's Suspension, Provides Window Into NHL Investigation Gary Bettman Upholds Dennis Wideman's Suspension, Provides Window Into NHL Investigation

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman upheld Dennis Wideman’s 20-game suspension for cross-checking a linesman from behind today, a widely expected ruling that Wideman will now appeal to a neutral arbitrator. Wideman’s primary defense, that he was concussed shortly before hitting referee Don Henderson—Wideman was indeed…

John Scott Gets Screwed Out Of His All-Star Spot John Scott Gets Screwed Out Of His All-Star Spot

Today’s three-way trade involving the Coyotes, Predators, and Canadiens will have little impact on the teams’ rosters, but it will affect the NHL’s All-Star Weekend on Jan. 30-31. Former Coyote John Scott, who was voted in as the Pacific Division’s captain, most likely won’t be in Nashville for the festivities as a…

Gary Bettman Gets Huffy While Defending The Stadium Financing Scam  Gary Bettman Gets Huffy While Defending The Stadium Financing Scam 

The Calgary Flames, like so many sports franchises, want Canadian taxpayers to foot the bill for a new stadium complex that would cost about $890 million to build. This morning, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman went on Calgary Eyeopener to discuss the Flames’ proposal, and he didn’t enjoy getting pushed around a bit by…

The NHL’s latest tax filings, covering the league year 2013-14, show that commissioner Gary Bettman made $9.6 million.

Report Says Coyotes Are Moving To Vegas, But NHL Calls It "Garbage" Report Says Coyotes Are Moving To Vegas, But NHL Calls It "Garbage"

Here’s a fun one. According to the New York Post—not necessarily the first place you look to for important breaking hockey news—the Arizona Coyotes are getting a new owner and will move to Las Vegas before the 2016-17 season:

Gary Bettman Bungles Answer About Sexist Chants In Hockey Gary Bettman Bungles Answer About Sexist Chants In Hockey

During the Jets-Ducks playoff series, Winnipeg fans chanted “Katy Perry” at Anaheim’s Corey Perry. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was asked about it today. He did not answer the question gracefully.

Reports: NHL Plans Expansion, And Soon Reports: NHL Plans Expansion, And Soon

Two separate, partially concordant reports on Tuesday indicate that the NHL is in the late stages of finalizing a league expansion in the next few years, with one of them going so far as to claim the NHL will add teams in Las Vegas, Seattle, Quebec City, and a second franchise in Toronto, all by 2017.

Here Is An Important Photo Of Gary Bettman and KISS Here Is An Important Photo Of Gary Bettman and KISS

The world is a better place for its existence.

Gary Bettman Enjoys Himself At Opening Night Gary Bettman Enjoys Himself At Opening Night

From Brendan, who snapped this shot of the NHL commissioner in Chicago during last night's Blackhawks win over Washington: "Captured this from the row next to Bettman. He was asleep and had been dozing for most of the period."

Gary Bettman made $8.3 million last year: That's for 2011-2012, the season before the lockout. [SportsBusiness Journal]

Tom Coburn Wants To Revoke Sports Leagues' Tax-Exempt Charity Status Tom Coburn Wants To Revoke Sports Leagues' Tax-Exempt Charity Status

Last week Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma introduced an amendment to a bill called the Marketplace Fairness Act (the so-called "Internet tax") that would revoke the tax-exempt status of sports leagues. This is the news, and Think Progress has covered it nicely here. Also news, to most people: Sports leagues…

NHL, NHLPA Partner With Gay Rights Group NHL, NHLPA Partner With Gay Rights Group

Mortal and philosophical enemies Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr will sit down together today and announce a pioneering partnership between the NHL, NHLPA, and the You Can Play Project (YCP), the latter a non-profit group formed last year to promote LGBT tolerance in sports.

The NHL Lockout Is Over; Play To Start Within The Next Two Weeks [UPDATED] The NHL Lockout Is Over; Play To Start Within The Next Two Weeks [UPDATED]

Five days short of a January 11 deadline that would have scuttled the entire season, the NHL and NHLPA have reached a deal that, pending approval from a player vote, will end the lockout and allow for a condensed 50-game season. Teams will likely only play other teams from within their own conference during the…

Yahoo's Hockey Scribes Have Finally Cracked Under The Strain Of The NHL Lockout Yahoo's Hockey Scribes Have Finally Cracked Under The Strain Of The NHL Lockout

The NHL lockout is a man-made catastrophe with many victims. Montreal poutine vendors, Boston bar-puke moppers and Vancouver glaziers all stand to take a bath this year without the NHL stimulating the local eat/drink/smash economies. Even a third-rate alleged professional league such as the NHL keeps several dozen…

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