Does Bettman bear responsibility for Ottawa's situation?

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  1. MIAtoBKLYN

    MIAtoBKLYN Registered User

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    Yes, Melnyk is a piece of ****, but how do you all feel about Gary seemingly standing by idly as the tire fire grows in the nation's capital?
     
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    Ottawa is one of the most successful expansion franchises in history and Bettman is why.
     
  3. HisIceness

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    Well what is Bettman supposed to do? He can't tell Melynk to **** off unless league rules have been broken.
     
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    What is Bettman supposed to do? His job requires for him to be impartial.
     
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    On some level he has a responsibility to the other owners to prevent someone from tanking the value of a franchise in a league that has been sky rocketing up in value.
     
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    Bettman can't do anything unless Melnyk breaks rules.
     
  7. Cellee

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    If you believe he is responsible for the success a team has then I guess you think he is responsible for failures.

    I don't believe either.
     
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    Wait.... Isnt Melnyk effectively Bettman's boss?
     
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    One of the most asinine thread thoughts I've ever seen and that is saying a lot.
     
  10. Blackhawkswincup

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    Bettman can do nothing

    Being a lousy owner is not against rules
     
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    thewave Captain of the Brown sucks hate club.

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    Yes and it's very unfortunate. The only way you could cause Melnyk to sell is to petition to the League that Melnyk is mismanaging the team. Then Boycott them which should effectively cripple Melnyk and force sale while reassuring the league that it would be wrong to relocate.

    You have your marching orders. I hope Ottawa does something like this because Melnyk is a modern Ballard.
     
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    Bettman can’t do anything, bud.
     
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    Gary Bettman needs to bug Melnyk's office and hope he says the n word in a phone call or something
     
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    hes the commish. he cant do anything about it :laugh:
     
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    How is Ottawa one of the most successful franchises in expansion history?

    Having the Sens go to the third round of the playoffs in a Canadian market (of all things), and they still don't sell our their building? That is absurd in Canada and does not sound like a successful franchise at all.
     
  16. BKIslandersFan

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    So...Atlanta Senators?
     
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    You obviously have no idea what Bettman actually does
     
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    The flip side to this is the owners definitely see the precedent set for them if an owner can be forced out for being cheap and stupid.
     
  19. Master P

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    Short answer: No

    Long answer: Hell no
     
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    The team was good until a year ago. **** happens. It’s a free fall but it’s not a conspiracy. I bet Ottawa’s on the way up in a year or two. Nothing to see here, if you ask me. Try being a NY Jets fan :(
     
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    Noo... I don't think so.
     
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    do you want to explain what rules Ottawa broke ? Anything that Bettman is allowed to call foul on ? How do you expect Bettman to do anything against one of his 31 Bosses ? The other 30 Bosses need to do something, not him ...
     
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    Bettman works for Melnyk, not the other way around.
     
  25. kingsholygrail

    kingsholygrail None of this matters. Sponsor

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    Bettman can't favor EVERY team, guys..
     

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