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Friday, June 1, 2018

"It Is A Great Sport. I Personally Love It. ...the Number Of Series That Go Seven Games, The Number Of Games That Go To Overtime, The Fact That It’s The One Sport Where Home/road Seems To Matter Less Than Any Other, It’s Just Really Compelling." - ESPN's Burke Magnus' comments revealing that ESPN is changing its tune on the NHL.


Saturday, June 2, 2018

"Salmon, Cheese, Mayo, After A Couple Of Days The Salmon Soaks Into The Bread. It’s More Like A Pudding Than A Sandwich, But It Is Delicious." - Ron MacLean describing the sandwich Don Cherry eats for lunch every day on the road - Cherry's wife whips up a batch of them prior to every trip.


Sunday, June 3, 2018

"In The Past, Bettman, 65, Had A Real Prince Of Darkness Vibe When He Went Out On These Rare Public Rounds. One Accusatory Question And His Face Would Flatten, The Stare Would Harden And You Just Knew Someone Had Made A Terrible, Terrible Enemy For Life." - Cathal Kelly of The Globe and Mail in his piece titled 'After a quarter of a century, the NHL is still Gary Bettman’s world '.


Monday, June 4, 2018

"I’m Not Being Egotistical, But I Feel Like We Knew (other) Teams Better Than They Knew Themselves. We Really Had It Figured Out. It Was Hard Work. Nothing We’ve Done Was By Accident." - Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley.


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

"You Still May Not Like Bettman. Lots Of People Don’t. Other Than A Reflexive Xenophobia As It Applies To The National Sport, It’s Hard To Figure Out Why. Bettman Wasn’t Hired To Be A Guardian Of The Eternal Flame. He Was Brought In To Make The NHL Work As A Business. He’s Done That." - Cathal Kelly of The Globe and Mail finding very little fault with Gary Bettman's twenty five year run as NHL Commissioner.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

"First Things First - This Should Not Have Worked. Not Under Any Circumstances. Hockey In The Desert Is No Different Than Baseball In The Himalayas... [But] Even The Most Cynical Hockey Lifer Must Agree That The Golden Knights Are A Great Story." - Cathal Kelly of The Globe and Mail talking about Gary Bettman’s big bet on professional hockey in Las Vegas.


Thursday, June 7, 2018

"By All Accounts, Bettman Works From The Meaningful Silence School Of Management - If You Step Out Of Line, You Get Called To His Office. He Spends A Half-hour Stroking A Cat And Staring At You. You Leave Having Received The Message. No Public Rebuke..." - Cathal Kelly of The Globe and Mail in his piece titled 'After a quarter of a century, the NHL is still Gary Bettman’s world '.


Friday, June 8, 2018

"When The CTE Question Was Again Put Directly To Bettman This Week He Said, “I’m Not Going To Start Another News Cycle. There’s Nothing New On The Subject.” As Long As Active Players Aren’t Complaining – And They Aren’t – Few Will Care." - Cathal Kelly of The Globe and Mail commenting on how Gary Bettman handles adversity.