Will Bettman be commish of NHL2.0?

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  1. rekrul

    rekrul Registered User

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    You have ranting from the media http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_y...wNlY2w-?slug=dw-nhl021405&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

    Bob Mckenzie suggested that Bettman HAS win to save his job. Whats is exactly the Plan B anyway. A leagle solution thats hardly a easy battle, even if that succeds you going to sell the NHL with bad quality players, Huh? the NHL couldn't sell the public with the worlds best! Lets face it the NHL lost, its lost 'casual fan' years ago, it is losing 'Hard core sports fan' right now, only the small amount of die hards are left. Players can play elsewhere, the goodones anyway, and make a small amount but how long can the NHL really expect the NHLPA to cave.

    I see talks stall in sept 05, rublings from the 30 teams begin to start, then by the next crucial deadline Jan 06 maybe the Board give Bettman the Ax, players cheer and accept a Cap Without linkage. Feb 2006 right after the superbowl we see the new NHL release 2.0.
     
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    Wow... :eek:
     
  3. Reilly311

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    What exactly can someone else do that Bettman can't? Jesus Christ himself couldn't convice the PA a cap is a good idea.
     
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    Actually Mckenzie said that Goodenow has to win to save his job.

    McKenzie painted a very realistic scenario, where Bettman could very well be gone even IF the owners "win". His position was that there would be so much bad blood and negative feeligs around and towards Bettman, that it would be very difficlut for him to be the face and the leader of the NHL.
     
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    John Kerry

    Loves hockey and wants to be a president...

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  6. rekrul

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    allright I'll throw in a name ( sure he is not interested ) Michel Eisner former CEO of Disney. Disney was in VERY bad shape when he came in, understood markeing and product took them to new hights, surpasing their fomer glory years. Understands the enternment industry, knows TV inside and out. And yea publicly stated he really liked hockey.

    its just a name, let the mickey mouse jokes begin....
     
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    Bettman should be gone regardless in mt opinion.
     
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    For me it isnt about cap or no cap, for him to keep his job.

    The NHL grossly overexpander during his reign.

    They are marketed VERY VERY poorly

    He inherited a league that was on the verge of becoming huge in the US and ran it so poorly that it is once again bringing up the rear so Gary must go.
     
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    Let's hope not!!! It's been downhill since he came on.
     
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    He'd cap all players making more than $200k per year.
     
  11. rekrul

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    totaly agree ergardless if your totaly pro-owner, I don't see how anyone can see him working out in the long haul, the players and most fans despise him. I'm not a hater but I don't exactly see a glowing tenure.
     
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    Bettman and Goodenow have been set up as the fall guy if things go bad. And if the season is gone, it went bad. I expect both of them to be out of work when it's all said and done.
     
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    Bettman's a weasel and a joke. Problem for me is that he's negotiating on behalf of a position I believe in.

    Hopefully what will happen is a cap with some "sugar" to the PA followed by the immediate termination of both Bettman and Goodenow.
     
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    Here! Here! Couldn't agree with you more. His attempts to put spins on numbers (both the tv ratings and the scoring averages) over the years always sickened me. Under his leadership the on-ice product has been destroyed. I still don't understand how people think that a 2-1 loss is better than a 4-3 loss. In the first case a team has been outscored by 100%, in the latter it is only 33%.

    I even heard coaches of teams on a losing streak in the Bettman era say they needed to tighten up defensively when the teams goals-against-average during the streak was approximately 2.11. The object of the game is to outscore the other team. Hockey is business, but the type of business is entertainment. Their has been little entertainment in the last 10 years. Bettman: you are not fooling anyone when you pull out the numbers that 90% of the games are decided by a goal. Hard to lose by more than a goal when nobody is trying to score more than a goal.
     
  15. acr*

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    We were FOR the cap before we were AGAINST it...
     
  16. c-carp

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    Just for the record I am a Bettman hater.
     
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