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Gary Bettman Is A Tool

Posted on: May 25, 2009 4:19 pm
I cannot believe that Bettman actually thinks that starting the Stanley Cup Finals on June 5th and having game 2 the next day June 6th, is actually good for the NHL; first off, if the Penguins win tomorrow night and Detroit wins Wednesday night, they will both have 10 and 9 days off before game 1 of the Finals, both teams would lose any momentum edge they have at the time from winning their respective conferences and you run the risk of some kind of freak accident or incident happening, what if Crosby, Malkin, Zetteberg or Franzen gets hurt during practice or while walking down the street, now you take the luster of the whole series with one or more of the super Stars missing.  Secondly you lose the interest of the common fans, (outside of the fans of the 2 cities in the Finals and the diehard hockey fans) people would just not care as much about it, than if you had the Finals start 4 days from the last conference finals game, having so much time of reminds me of the painful lull the NFL puts us through with 2 weeks in between their conference finals and the Super Bowl, their is no way or any kind of marketing sceme you can come up with to keep fans interested that long, after about the first 5 days, fans are going to be like, "Come on, let's get this series start already".  The time gap hurts the NHL and the Stanley Cup more than it will help it draw fans to the game, because people just want to watch the games, want to see ther teams playing at their best and peek, instead of seeing them start off cold, the players can only practice skate so much and lose the edge of hitting and fast pass go, go, go action with all that time and like I said before, you just run the risk of someone getting hurt.

I found this article on the Stanley Cup Finals schedule on the CBC Sports page, that shows 2 scenarios:

Stanley Cup final dates set

The top seed will host the first two games of the Stanley Cup final on back-to-back nights, according to two scheduling scenarios put forth by the NHL.

If the third round of the playoffs ends on or before May 26, the top seed will host the first two games of the final on May 29 and 30, and then hit the road for Game 3 and 4 on June 2 and 4.

Games 5, 6, and 7 — if necessary — will take place on June 6, 9 and 12.

All games will begin at 8 p.m. ET.

If the third round of the playoffs ends after May 26, the top seed will host the first two games of the final on June 5 and 6, before the series shifts to the other city for Games 3 and 4 on June 8 and 10.

Games 5, 6, and 7 would be played on June 12, 14 and 16.

Under this scenario, all games will begin at 8 p.m. ET, with the exception of Game 6, which would begin at 5 p.m. ET.

Bettman is ruin our beloved sport of hockey with all these crazy scheduling in the playoffs, wanting to put a hockey team back where it once failed before and a bunch of other bad decisions; Bettman reminds me of Roger Goodell of the NFL and how he's making all these crazy plans, with the Pro Bowl in between the conference finals and Super Bowl, having the Super Bowl over seas in a foreign country, etc., etc., etc..  I hope there is someone who can get his ear and tell him that this idea isn't a good one and just might hurt his chances of drawing new fans down the line.


Since: May 25, 2009
Posted on: May 26, 2009 12:03 am

Gary Bettman Is A Tool

Gary Bettman is the biggest TOOL in the world ! This clown want to expand again, and the team in desert in doomed ! why dont we add some more teams in Florida !

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