Just hear me out. On Stephen A. Smith's show "Quite Frankly," he had an hour's worth of NHL coverage (out of an hour and a half I believe, the show was long yesterday for some reason). He brought on Gary Bettman, Ken Daneyko, Melrose and Alyn McCauley and they talked about everything including the new agreement, marketing and rules. I applaud Stephen A. Smith for giving the NHL some play and it not being a biased feature. Everyone on the show was good except that it is very concerning how Bettman just doesn't get it. Smith asked him why in God's name Crosby wasn't featured on opening night and all Bettman could say was that the schedule was made in advance, come on. He was also of the opinion that the NHL is still in the "big 4" major sports. When Smith said Nascar had better ratings Bettman basically said that didn't count because it's not a team sport. What disturbed me the most was when Smith asked Bettman about how important it is to market the individual player. Bettman went somewhat off the subject and then proceeded to talk about how it was extremely important to stress how hockey is a team game and a team effort. GARY, HOW IS ANYONE EXPECTED TO WATCH HOCKEY TO SEE CERTAIN PLAYERS WHEN NO ONE KNOWS WHO THEY ARE???? Somebody please calm me down.