NHL Headquarters. Connor McDavid is escorted into Commissioner Gary Bettman’s office. Bettman’s secretary opens the office door. Secretary: “Mr. Bettman is waiting for you inside.” Connor McDavid walks in and the door closes behind him. He sees Gary Bettman and… Read More ›
Poll time, kids. Bonus Poll!
Tom Hoffarth’s Daily News article about Gary Bettman was a tough read – not because I disagree with his ultimate conclusion that Gary Bettman should have participated in the L.A. Kings banner raising ceremony (and I do disagree with Tom) but because… Read More ›
Negotiations are fluid. There are ebbs and flows. There are hard stops and steady rolls. Every negotiation of a large-scale reaches a point of no return. That “point” in the NHL vs. NHLPA CBA negotiations is the season cancellation. The… Read More ›
Donald Fehr and Gary Bettman, each having received a message from Santa Claus, arrive at the North Pole for Santa’s requested meeting. They sit in Santa’s office.
The most complicated contracts generally come down to simple and core principles. I was pleased to finally see some emotion in these negotiations. The fact Gary Bettman looked like he may cry tells me there is finally some traction. The… Read More ›