Will Gary Bettman get booed at the draft in Minnesota?

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  1. BobbySmithFan

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    When the North Stars (who I loved, being a Bobby Smith fan) moved to Minnesota, there were reports that Bettman sabotaged attempts to move the team. Publically, he sat back and said there was "nothing he could do." Which is strange when one looks at him bending over backwards to keep Phoenix, etc.

    At the Hobey Baker presentation to Paul Kariya, he had to fight off these questions from reporters.

    As soon as the move was announced however, he gleefully stated With the "North Stars moving from Minnesota to Dallas, and Los Angeles, San Jose and Tampa Bay it gives us six teams in the Sun Belt."

    As well, when they were speculating leaving, Bettman warned Minnesota that they would never get a team again, and made one of the most assinine statements ever, showing he knew nothing about hockey: "In my experience, the successful franchises are the ones in cities that adore them, love them, worship them, support them. Norm Green says that there isn't enough of that in Minnesota. I don't mean to be critical, but that may be the problem."



    Thus, Minnesota was without hockey, which is like not having an NFL team in Texas.

    However, Bettman worked with Mayor Norm Coleman to bring the NHL back there 7 years later (and even made a $2,300 personal contribution to Coleman's Senate campaign in 2008). That gave us the Minnesota Wild (who I hate, being a Canucks fan).


    So the question is, does Bettman get the treatment he got at the Stanley Cup Finals. Or does he get a polite clap?
     
  2. ohheyhemsky

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    Bettman gets booed walking into a Safeway.

    That little penguin is a turd. The end.
     
  3. State of Hockey

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    I will be booing. So there's your answer!
     
  4. Alex The Loyal

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    He's booed everywhere. I eagerly await it

    Plus you can bet a few Canadians will walk down to say hi at the draft.
     
  5. Oilmageddon*

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    Bettman's dog boos him
     
  6. MahomesIsGod

    MahomesIsGod omar dont scare

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    I don't know why everyone boos him, he seems to feed off of their hate, therefore making him more powerful than you can imagine.
     
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    FolignoQuantumLeap Its a trap

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    Yes, I'm sure stupid people will be in attendance.
     
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    Vancouver_2010 Go Canucks & Oilers

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    boo is our way to say hello to him, nothing special.
     
  10. Mafoofoo

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    It's rumored Bettman waits for the day he hands the cup in an arena and doesn't get booed. That is the day he will retire. :sarcasm:
     
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    Please boo him loud and proud Minnesota
     
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    Teemu Trick question?

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    its 100 % sure
     
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    no, they will be saying Bootman.
     
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    "The chance of me not getting booed is 0%."

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    Based on this small statistical sample, everyone in Minnesota is named Norm.
     
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    The only place he wouldn't get boo'ed is Phoenix.
     
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    The guy gets booed everywhere he goes, so yes he will hear it from the crowd.
     
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    They'd probably boo him there too, becuase him forcing the team to stay there means the taxpayers are footing the bill for a money losing team.
     
  20. Eaglepride*

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    Phoenix and Pittsburgh are the only places where he wouldn't get it boo'ed and deservely so.

    Boo the **** out of this moronic midget.
     
  21. Gump Hasek

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    My favorite moment from the Winnipeg NHL return press conference was when Bettman first began speaking and a smattering of applause broke out in the room. It clearly surprised him a bit. It occurs right at the start of this video...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RgHVRhGfWk

    :laugh:
     
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    Gary Bettman will get booed everywhere he goes.
     
  24. Confound

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    Yes they will and rightfully so.
     
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    Will he? Yes

    Should he? No IMO.
     

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