Gary Bettman

Quebec Government Finance Minister Met With Gary Bettman

Éric Girard, the Finance Minister for the Government of Quebec, was given a colossal task this past November. Premier François Legault gave Girard a specific mandate – to convince Gary Bettman that Quebec City deserves a new NHL franchise. The politician had his first meeting with Bettman in December.
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Listen to Episode 33 of ‘Marchand and Ourand’ feat. Gary Bettman

Andrew Marchand and John Ourand detail what could be next for Drew Brees on TV, more implications of Tom Brady’s $375 million deal with Fox and Joe Buck and Troy Aikman going to Bristol for the first time. Plus, the MLS’ upcoming TV deal that is expected to include Apple. In “The Big Get” interview with Gary Bettman, the NHL commissioner addresses the league’s first year with ESPN and Turner, gambling’s impact on the league and how much longer he will stay in the job. Plus, “Who’s up? Who’s Down?” and the “Call of the Week.”
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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman lauds Lightning

TAMPA — When Jeff Vinik bought the Lightning in 2010, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman remembers the franchise being at its lowest point. Looking back at his 40-plus years in sports, Bettman recalls the team being in one of the most “distressed conditions” he’s ever seen. More...

Gary Bettman: Cap manipulation not a big problem in NHL

MANALAPAN, Fla. -- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman downplayed the league's appetite for implementing a postseason salary cap, saying he doesn't consider teams' usage of long-term injury reserve a "front-burner issue." "Nobody in that room [of NHL general managers] believes that it's being abused," Bettman said Tuesday as the league's annual...

Montreal Canadiens: Why Won’t Gary Bettman Give Us Back Habs-Nordiques Rivalry?

The Montreal Canadiens greatest rival these days might be their own fans. There is, of course, a large portion of the fan base that just wants to see the team succeed and improve the roster quickly. There is another portion of the fan base that appears uninterested in winning another hockey game for the next three years and has their sole focus on the 2029 Stanley Cup.

Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand's six-game ban upheld by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman upheld Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand's six-game suspension Friday, saying that his conduct was "intentional and involved an excessive and unnecessary use of force" against "an unsuspecting player." Marchand was suspended by the NHL Department of Player Safety on Feb. 9 for punching and high-sticking Pittsburgh...