Predatory Ownership

We are all aware of the controversy surrounding the ‘Yotes ownership and the NHL’s insistence that the team stay in Glendale. But our mighty mousey Commish is doing double speak again and it’s time someone called him out on it. Now Mr. Jim and his $212 million bid has been rejected by Gary’s meager legal mind because, among other things, Jimmy was rejected by Gary’s homies; da board of governors. Now were this league a straight up fan-based sports league with years of ethical conduct one would accept the decision and respect the league’s findings. But…Whoa! We’re talking about the NHL. One must understand that Mr. Ballsillie was approved as an owner a few years back when the Pens were on the block. Of course, once Gary learned that JB wanted to eventually move the team to Canada, he put the brakes on that sale. Then when Jimmy wanted to buy the Preds, the mental midget stood (he has to stand or no one would see him) in again and made sure that “respectful” ownership was achieved with the sale to a group partnered with Boots Del Biaggio. Da BOG and Napoleonic numb-nuts consummated quite a deal for the Preds only to discover later that in fact Boots didn’t have any real money. Boots is now going to be making license plates for eight years and must find some way to pay back the $67 million in court ordered restitution. Now that’s the kind of owner the ‘Yotes need! Man, and here I was thinking the BOG and dim wit were just prejudice against Jimmy. They ain’t predjudice against JB; it’s just that he is too successful. Now if he could come up with a good Ponzi scheme, I bet dick weed would convince the board that he’s found the kind of owner the NHL needs. He would probably be enshrined in the HOF along with Samueli and Spano. Given the current situation in Phoenix, it would probably be a good idea to institute drug testing in the NHL, starting with the League offices, since it doesn’t appear shrimp dip is playing with a full deck.


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35 Responses to “Predatory Ownership”


  1. 1 Sens Fan Sep 8th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    “Given the current situation in Phoenix, it would probably be a good idea to institute drug testing in the NHL, starting with the League offices, since it doesn’t appear shrimp dip is playing with a full deck.”

    Shrimp dip obviously isn’t playing with a full deck. The reason being is that shrimp dip apparently has a lot of free time on his hands… because he has been spending a lot of his free time behaving like a napoleonic fraud just like three fellow fraudsters (aka Gary’s bum buddies) with the last names of Samueli, Spano, and somebody who used Monopoly money to purchase the Nashville Predators- you guessed it- the criminal mastermind who is heading to the slammer for eight years with the nickname of “Boots”

    Did anybody today hear about the latest developments on the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes? In just a few minutes, I will post the latest news.

  2. 2 OddyOh Sep 8th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    I was so pleased with the ‘Boots’ sentence today…can’t wait to hear Gary spin that one. Course the lilly livered media will never ask him what he thinks about it.

    Re: Phoenix: The bottom line is, the longer this goes, the more money the NHL pisses away. I’m surprised the BOG is so happy to fight to the bitter end following Lil’ Jinx around, the blind leading the ignorant. At some point you’d think the owners would rather welcome another bloodsucking billionaire (their opinion, not mine) to the club, rather than fight him off with money they don’t have. God forbid some of Balsillie’s genius would rub off on some of these morons at the board meetings. What a joke this whole summer has been.

  3. 3 Sens Fan Sep 8th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2009/09/08/sp-nhl-coyotes-iceedge.html

    Ice Edge withdraws bid for Coyotes

    Ice Edge Holdings LLC reportedly will not bid for the bankrupt Phoenix Coyotes after all.

    According to the Globe and Mail, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman claimed in a court filing late Tuesday that Ice Edge does not “currently intend to participate in the auction.”

    Ice Edge, a group of North American businessman led by Daryl Jones and Anthony LeBlanc, had submitted a bid of $150 million US for the Coyotes, pending a lease agreement with the City of Glendale — the Phoenix suburb where the team plays — and on the proviso they play five games in Saskatoon.

    If Ice Edge has indeed pulled out, Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie and the NHL stand to be the only bidders in a court-supervised auction, scheduled for Thursday.

    Judge Redfield Baum will oversee the auction, but first must decide whether Balsillie is eligible to take part.

    The NHL is demanding Balsillie not be permitted to participate in the auction because the league’s board of governors has rejected his ownership application.

    But in an ironic twist, lawyers for Coyotes majority owner Jerry Moyes filed a motion late Tuesday asking Baum to disqualify the NHL’s bid on several grounds and to accept Balsillie’s bid.

    Balsillie, the co-CEO of Research in Motion Ltd., maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, increased his bid for the NHL franchise to $242.5 million US on Monday.

    Balsillie had been offering $212.5 million, with $104 million committed to Moyes, who claimed to have lost $300 million since investing in the team and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on May 5.

    But the bid was revised to address concerns raised last Wednesday in court by unsecured creditors.

    The NHL has made a bid of $140 million and intends to keep the Coyotes in Phoenix for the time being.

    The league entered the bidding about two weeks ago when Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of the Chicago Bulls and the White Sox, withdrew his $148-million bid, citing an inability to reach an agreement with the City of Glendale.

    Reinsdorf was demanding $23 million in annual subsidies from the city, but local politicians refused to pay a penny more than promised in the existing lease.

    NHL insiders maintain the team needs a minimum $15 million in annual subsidies to remain viable in Glendale.

    The clock on Gary Bettman’s career as NHL commissioner is ticking down real fast. That harsh buzzer and losing horn from the game show “Classic Concentration” could be sounding real soon. Having said that, let’s turn up the heat 200 notches on Gary Bettman and his team of moronic cronies. At the same time, make absolutely sure to kick some serious ass. Don’t stop until the ultimate goal has been reached.

    Everyone who has something to say about this latest development, feel free to chime in.

  4. 4 Umberto Sep 9th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Is it just me or does anyone else think that if (heaven forbid) the NHL does get a hold of the Coyotes that some great “officiating” is gonna start occurring to try and make a terrible team look slightly better to try and bate some new (and less qualified) buyers? I mean we all know Buttmans not over fixing a couple of games.

    That aside with the 50 million dollar increase in the bid (with a chunk going to the city) I can’t believe that Baum would ever go with the NHLs garbage bid.

    With the motion to make the NHL ineligible to bid for the franchise I believe The Buttlicker’s time as douche-bag of the NHL is gonna be all but over.

    Stay the course fella’s

  5. 5 Erin Sep 10th, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Unbelievable. no wonder folks are getting active

    http://www.cafepress.com/impeachbettman

  6. 6 hitfan Sep 10th, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    The NHL should place teams where hockey fans are physically located. Honestly, I’d like to see teams added to the following markets:

    -Hamilton
    -Winnipeg
    -Quebec
    -Victoria
    -Halifax

    Last 2 are a bit iffy of course, if only to give Atlantic Canada a team to cheer for.

    Nothing against US based NHL teams (like Boston), as long as the owners don’t have to bribe people to attend their games.

  7. 7 hicks poor Sep 14th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    I’ve had an epiphany. I love Bettman.
    NOT!!

  8. 8 Sens Fan Sep 14th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    hitfan,

    Hamilton will get an NHL team, provided that Bettman loses in bankruptecy court and loses every appeal along the way.

    Winnipeg should get an NHL team and I still think they will get one within the next three years.

    I don’t think we will ever see another team in Quebec City ever again. If I am wrong and the Nordiques return, I will be happy for those who want to see Quebec City in the NHL again.

    Victoria is too close to Vancouver so I don’t think Victoria will have an NHL team anytime soon.

    Halifax unfortunately doesn’t have a very large arena and they are close towards many cities in the Northeast U.S. plus there are large numbers of Leafs, Canadiens, Bruins fans. Halifax would suffer the same fate as the Hartford Whalers. For those reasons I don’t see Atlantic Canada having their own team to cheer for.

    Either way, I want to see more Canadian teams in the NHL.

  9. 9 russ Sep 16th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    http://phoenix.bizjournals.com/phoenix/stories/2009/09/14/daily39.html

    ‘Source: phoenix.bizjournals.com
    About 1,000 people were at the 17,800-seat Jobing.com Arena for the Coyotes preseason 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings, according to stadium personnel and others. The Coyotes didn’t announce official attendance during the game, but later pegged it at 4,600.’

    Still won’t be shocked if NHL wins court case. Bettman and all supporters need to go. The League has to start again with some common sense with franchise location and product.

  10. 10 Tavington Sep 17th, 2009 at 9:57 am

    In order for the sport of hockey to survive outside the Canadian market, it is crucial that there are as few Canadian teams and more American teams as possible in the NHL. It is also important that for the Stanley Cup finals that it is better for the sustainability for the league in the long term if it is 2 American teams playing for the Cup.

    Don’t get me wrong, I like the fact that there are Canadian teams in the NHL. But realistically, there should really be only 3 teams in Canada (Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver). While I was happy that Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa had made it to the finals in recent years, it is clear to any observer that they got as far as they did because the superior American teams that they beat did not take them seriously.

    Gary Bettman clearly has a balancing act. One, he must appear neutral
    during the playoffs. On the other, he knows that the real money is made in the USA when it comes to the television market. In order for American interest to continue in hockey, we need more American teams, not less.

    Ever since the NHL has aggressively expanded into other US markets, it
    has increased the visibility of ice hockey. This is a good thing. When the Quebec Nordiques were moved to Denver, they won the Stanley Cup that year, and the good people of Quebec had the good sense to cheer them on instead of whining and complaining about losing their team. Denver clearly deserved the Cup, not Quebec.

    Let’s face it, when the NHL had only 21 teams, the only people watching
    hockey were Canadians and Americans living in the north. The best-paid
    player Wayne Gretzky was only making $900,000 a year. Gretzky getting
    traded to the LA Kings was the best thing for hockey and for Canada.
    Nowadays, California boasts 3 NHL teams and Canada’s national sport is
    getting American attention even in the most southern areas of the US,
    especially in Hollywood where it counts.

    I think that in order for hockey to survive, the Stanley Cup finals
    should be 2 American teams going against each other. The Canadian
    audience will always be there to watch (where else will they go?) and
    American TV revenues will be there to help support the league. I think
    that an acceptable alternative is an American team VS The Toronto Maple
    Leafs because Toronto is the most well-known Canadian city in the eyes
    of Americans. Toronto has the Blue Jays in MLB and the Raptors in the
    NBA so if Toronto makes it to the Stanley Cup finals, the ratings won’t
    suffer as much in the crucial US market.

    Canadians need to stop being so selfish about wanting more NHL teams. It is clearly disturbing to see this amount of America-bashing bordering on racism and xenophobia. And Canadians should stop whining about wanting a Canadian team to win another Stanley Cup–stop living in the past! Hockey in the USA is the way of the future and Gary Bettman clearly understands this.

    So count me as a Canadian who wants to save the Phoenix Coyotes and understands that having an NHL team in Hamilton would be disastrous for the other teams in the area: TORONTO (Canada’s true capital) and especially BUFFALO (people who can’t get tickets to Toronto games go there instead). Why are Canadians so selfish by wanting to hurt Buffalo?

    My $.02!

  11. 11 Sens Fan Sep 17th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Tavington, I have many complaints about your post and millions of hockey fans (especially those in Ottawa and across the province of Alberta) will have the same complaints as well:

    Quote:

    “In order for the sport of hockey to survive outside the Canadian market, it is crucial that there are as few Canadian teams and more American teams as possible in the NHL. It is also important that for the Stanley Cup finals that it is better for the sustainability for the league in the long term if it is 2 American teams playing for the Cup.”

    Quote:

    “Don’t get me wrong, I like the fact that there are Canadian teams in the NHL. But realistically, there should really be only 3 teams in Canada (Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver). While I was happy that Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa had made it to the finals in recent years, it is clear to any observer that they got as far as they did because the superior American teams that they beat did not take them seriously.”

    I am going to say this right now, if the Flames, Oilers, or the Senators relocate (which won’t happen anytime soon) the NHL will lose a lot of fans in Canada guaranteed and this is a true fact.

    Quote:

    “Gary Bettman clearly has a balancing act. One, he must appear neutral
    during the playoffs.”

    Neutral? He didn’t appear to look neutral! Did you not see Bettman after his Penguins were down 5-0 during game 5 in Detroit? He had a look of worry on his face because he wanted to hand the Cup to Sidney Crosby who to Gary and the marketing staff at the NHL is the biggest and best thing since sliced bread.

    Quote:

    “Nowadays, California boasts 3 NHL teams and Canada’s national sport is
    getting American attention even in the most southern areas of the US,
    especially in Hollywood where it counts.”

    Do you not see or notice how empty Tampa Bay’s, Florida’s, Atlanta’s, heck even Phoenix’s hockey arenas are? The Coyotes for their preseason game on Tuesday night against Los Angeles had 1,000 people in the stands… 1,000 PEOPLE!!! I don’t think hockey is getting attention in the states of Arizona, Florida, or Georgia.

    Quote:

    “I think that in order for hockey to survive, the Stanley Cup finals
    should be 2 American teams going against each other. The Canadian
    audience will always be there to watch (where else will they go?) and
    American TV revenues will be there to help support the league. I think
    that an acceptable alternative is an American team VS The Toronto Maple
    Leafs because Toronto is the most well-known Canadian city in the eyes
    of Americans. Toronto has the Blue Jays in MLB and the Raptors in the
    NBA so if Toronto makes it to the Stanley Cup finals, the ratings won’t
    suffer as much in the crucial US market”

    Define ‘The Canadian audience will be always be there to watch’ There WILL NOT be much of an audience in Canada if three Canadian teams are gone from the league… in fact the audience in Canada will go way down the drain if this were to happen (which once again I will say that Canada will not lose anymore teams or the league will lose a lot of it’s fans as a result)

    Quote:

    “Canadians need to stop being so selfish about wanting more NHL teams. It is clearly disturbing to see this amount of America-bashing bordering on racism and xenophobia. And Canadians should stop whining about wanting a Canadian team to win another Stanley Cup–stop living in the past! Hockey in the USA is the way of the future and Gary Bettman clearly understands this.”

    Do you honestly think that Kansas City, Las Vegas & Phoenix are better NHL markets than Winnipeg & Hamilton? Also, you say people are bashing America which in your words is bordering on “racism and xenophobia” It’s the idea of keeping a failing franchise in Phoenix that is being attacked. Not America that is being bashed. So therefore it does not come across as racist or xenophobic.

    Canadians should stop whining about wanting a Canadian team to win another Stanley Cup? Give up on our favourite Canadian NHL team is pretty much what you said there. Hockey in the USA is the way of the future? Give me a break.

    Quote:

    “So count me as a Canadian who wants to save the Phoenix Coyotes and understands that having an NHL team in Hamilton would be disastrous for the other teams in the area: TORONTO (Canada’s true capital) and especially BUFFALO (people who can’t get tickets to Toronto games go there instead). Why are Canadians so selfish by wanting to hurt Buffalo?

    If you want to save the Phoenix Coyotes, that’s your choice. As for a team in Hamilton being disastrous to the Leafs & Sabres, the Leafs would make a ton of money through territorial compensation with a team in Hamilton and yes Buffalo would lose some fans though at the same time, the Sabres would gain some new fans from the Buffalo, Rochester and Western New York areas who want to go and see their games at the HSBC Arena and the Sabres would also receive territorial compensation with a team in Hamilton so in a nutshell, the Sabres would not be affected too much.

    My $.05!

  12. 12 Umberto Sep 18th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Tavington you’ve gotta be kidding me. How can you even really believe that hockey needs less Canadian teams? Is it the fact that people in Canada love hockey. Or the fact that they will pay to go see it. I come from a very large family (who happen to be American) and we are spread all over the country. My cousin Rick in Arizona will on occasion go to a Coyotes game and has never seen more than 7500 people there, the arena is very hard to get to from the actual city of Phoenix (as its in Glendale a P.O.S. out of the way suburb). It will not survive there. My cousin Jason lives in Dallas and when they won the cup there was no news coverage, no one cared. These places will not survive (Dallas might they are always competitive). Hockey will survive in the northern states because they have the ability to naturally form ice.

    Gary Buttman is an a$$hat. He is in no way neutral, ever. And how is money made in the American television market when you can’t even watch hockey on most service providers? You can’t. And isn’t it weird that when you move a northern team to a northern state it has the ability to succeed? The same people that watched hockey when there were 21 teams are the same ones who watch it now. And isn’t it weird that what you say to be the best thing to happen to hockey was in the pre-Buttman era.

    In order for hockey to survive you need to have teams that make money. No one watches hockey in the south. And I don’t remember the last time any Toronto team was any good, MLB, NHL, or NBA. I do know that if they have some competition they will have to start winning some hockey games.

    Also, they are not being racist against American teams, just teams that don’t make money (i.e. Southern teams). They are not being xenophobic (fear of the unknown) because they know that it’s bad for the league.

    I could careless if a Canadian hockey team wins the cup or not but if arenas need to compete for business it can only lead to good things. And remember folks Canadian teams do NOT want there to be any
    more Canadian teams (especially Toronto). It has nothing to do with hurting buffalo and everything to do with saving hockey.

  13. 13 xMRxWHEELSx Sep 19th, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    NHL – BETTMAN = WHAT? U ANSER THIS

  14. 14 Tavington Sep 21st, 2009 at 10:27 am

    I’ll fess up, I should clarify that I was being sarcastic (like Swift’s “A modest proposal”). I wrote that little screed about 5 years ago during Calgary’s run towards the Stanley Cup final, and I can see it’s still prescient today (with only slight modification). It’s one thing to see Canadian teams not winning the Stanley Cup for 16 years now, it’s quite another to see a non-hockey market like Tampa Bay win a Stanley Cup and they have to fill up their arena with comps and give-away tickets.

    It would be far honorable to see your team lose to a team from Minnesota, Detroit or Boston, places where people actually care about hockey.

    The problems with the NHL are twofold:

    1. Teams in areas of the US where people don’t care about hockey in the hopes of getting a large American television audience.
    2. Toronto’s monopoly in the Southwestern Ontario market

    Gary Bettman, while a fun target for vitriol is nothing but a symptom. Replace him, and you’d get another lackey who provides short-term get rich schemes for the team owners.

    The best long term solution for sustainability of the NHL is fairly simple: expand into mostly Canadian markets where people love and crave a hockey team to cheer for. If you expand into an American city, it should be somewhere where there are actual hockey fans. If you have more Canadian teams, you’ll reach a larger share of the Canadian TV audience which is where the real money from hockey broadcasting comes from anyway.

    So, taking Nietzsche’s advice “The easiest way to destroy a cause is by becoming it’s most enthusiastic advocate”, I may just start an obnoxious “Save our Coyotes” website with a few anti-Canada rants thrown in for good measure ;) (all tongue in cheek of course)

    Cheers,
    Tav

  15. 15 Sens Fan Sep 21st, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Tavington, did you fess up and say you were sarcastic because I quoted the majority of your post? I was just asking if me quoting most of your post was the reason why you admitted that you were being sarcastic. No hard feelings. It’s all good. :)

    Since you mentioned expanding into mostly Canadian markets, name two Canadian cities you would choose to expand/relocate into and why. I would appreciate hearing what you have to say.

    Sens Fan

  16. 16 Tavington Sep 22nd, 2009 at 6:55 am

    I fessed up because although I’m a troll, I mostly do it for laughs.

    I think the following 3 are fairly evident and viable for expansion/relocation:

    Quebec City – more viable than a lot of current NHL franchises in the US
    Winnipeg – had an NHL team before, can do so again.
    Hamilton – obvious choice for the under-served SW Ontario market

    The following 2 I suggest for historical/sentimental reasons:

    -Seattle Metropolitans
    -Victoria Cougars

  17. 17 Umberto Sep 24th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    So how about these newest developments to the Balsillie offer! http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=AnGjR7iADYj5R9UfFyqLrSMmvLYF?slug=ap-coyotes-bankruptcy&prov=ap&type=lgns

    He says the Coyotes can finish the season in Glendale. This gives the NHL what they want by the same type of buyer that they will inevitably get to move the team next year. He gonna give Glendale 25 Million in cash up front and another 25 when he leaves.

    And low and behold they are have so many problems trying to sell tickets that they’ve lowered the price of their seats.

    Gretzky already jumped off the burning ship, which makes me believe that he thinks Balsillie will end up on top in the bankruptcy court.

  18. 18 cragar77 Sep 26th, 2009 at 5:38 am

    Here is a great column from Damian Cox in Friday’s Toronto Star. http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/article/700780

  19. 19 Sens Fan Sep 30th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2009/09/30/sp-hockey-coyotes.html

    Judge rejects both Coyotes bids

    Judge Redfield T. Baum made his decision on the fate of the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday, rejecting bids from both the NHL and Jim Balsillie for the beleaguered franchise.

    The Canadian billionaire and the league have been embroiled in a bitter fight over the franchise in an Arizona bankruptcy court since the team filed for bankruptcy protection in May.

    Though Balsillie’s bid, at $242.5 million US, was higher than the league’s bid of $140 million, the judge in his written decision leaned toward the NHL’s bid as the best of the two.

    “It seems to the court that the defect in the NHL’s bid could be easily cured by the NHL,” Baum wrote.

    “In hockey parlance, the court is passing the puck to the NHL who can decide to take another shot at the sale net or it can pass off the puck.”

    What worried Baum most about the league’s bid is that it allows which unsecured creditors will be paid in full — a list that doesn’t necessarily involve owner Jerry Moyes and former coach Wayne Gretzky.

    “There has been no determination that the Moyes and Gretzky claims are not ‘legitimate creditors.’ It would be inherently unjust for this court to deprive them of their possible rightful share of any proceeds without first providing all involved a fair trial on their claims,” Baum said.

    Baum denied the NHL’s offer “without prejudice,” but rejected Ballsillie’s bid “with prejudice.” Awarding the franchise to Balsillie had the potential to open a Pandora’s Box of problems for all four professional sports leagues in North America.

    “In the final analysis, the court cannot find or conclude that the interests of the NHL can be adequately protected if the Coyotes are moved to Hamilton without first having a final decision regarding the claimed rights of the NHL and the claims of the debtors and [Balsillie],” Baum said.

    Baum suggested that he might reject both bids when a court supervised auction ended a couple of weeks ago.

  20. 20 ralphy Oct 6th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Has Bettman ever been to Canada? In my city, the OHL reigns supreme, only because geographically, we are 6hr or 8to 10 hrs from a Canadian NHL team. 6^hrs being Detroit. There’s no doubt we could sustain at least a few correctly placed teams in Canada and they would actually have bums in the seats. Which also translates into related products, etc. I thought he was a business man, not an anti Balsillie man.

  21. 21 Umberto Nov 10th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=505626

    So yeah now the league is trying to do everything Balsillie was trying to do. Douchebags.

  22. 22 Bob le Blob TM Nov 29th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    oops never mind that, i meant to say:

    funny how the league has now refused over 100 million dollars to sell some of thiir failed teams to outside interests. now THAT S integrity!

    oh wait, half of the current owners are either in jail or going to be. nevermind.

  23. 23 Sens Fan Nov 30th, 2009 at 11:04 am

    “funny how the league has now refused over 100 millions dollars to sell some of their failed teams to outside interests. now THAT S integrity!”

    Just because those outside interests are thinking about moving a team to Canada and Bettman thinks we are guillble and stupid enough to believe that it’s not something against Canada? Bettman needs to think of a more creative way to spin things because it’s very OBVIOUS to see that he has a personal vendetta towards Canada and possesses the mentality of a fraudulent criminal mastermind just like some of the NHL’s current & former owners.

    Does anybody know when Bettman’s contract expires? If anyone has the answer, please post here.

  24. 24 Mr Bettman Dec 25th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    LOL folks, I will never leave haha!!! Looks like Ottawa has attendance issues, aparently nobody likes hockey in canaduh. Move the Sens to Houson!!!

  25. 25 Mr Bettman Dec 25th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    GO Bettman go!!!!!!!!

  26. 26 Sens Fan Dec 25th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Mr. Bettman,

    YOU SUCK

    Stop ruining hockey and resign you classless tool :-Z

  27. 27 Sens Fan Dec 25th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Mr. Bettman,

    YOU SUCK

    Stop ruining hockey and resign you classless tool >:

  28. 28 Bill Daly Dec 26th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Hats off to Mr Commish for taking time to address his fans. I wonder what Jim Baldsilly is doing for the holidays? Not owning an NHL team I bet lol…

  29. 29 Mr Bettman Dec 26th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Good point Bill, Baldsilly and his lawyer Richard Rodi-idiot will never own a team haha. Oh well, on to better things now I guess, like giving another 8 million dollars to USA hockey while hockey canaduh gets zero. Sounds great to me! Merry Bettmanas everyone!

  30. 30 Goon-Squad Jan 31st, 2010 at 11:35 am

    A Canada hating troll, on a fire Bettman site?
    Probably a Deserted Dogs fan too, eh?
    Loser.

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  35. 35 Sens Fan Jul 31st, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    This is a website about hockey, NOT for posting links which are considered SPAMMING. Post this useless crap elsewhere.

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