After spending most of the season promoting my “fire Gary Bettman” campaign I’ve learned I may have to back off a little bit from that approach. As much as I think the American Lawyer does all he can to screw up the game I love, I do have to give him credit. The NHL just announced that it has generate a record $2.9 billion in revenue this year. Most due to things like their new sponsorship deal with Molson Coors but also increased revenues at the Winter Classic and All-Star game. The Winter Classic is new under the Bettman regime along with the smash hit HBO series 24/7.
No matter how bad the NHL keeps screwing up its disciplinary problems, people seem to be loving the game more than ever. So for the first and probably the last time, I say kudos to you Gary Bettman.