There have been few occasions over the last decade or so where Gary Bettman was the envy of the other major sports league's commissioners.
This is one of them.
League revenues are surging, players are being paid well and there is parity like we've rarely seen before.
But most importantly there are no Barry Bonds, Mike Vicks or Tim Donaghys.
Mr.Bettman doesn't have to decide if he w... Read More »
Welcome to the 2007 NHL off-season. That would be the new NHL. The cap-era NHL. The fiscally responsible NHL.
The $8-million per year for Scott Gomez NHL.
This would be a good time to re-read the title of this blog.
As they have before and as they always will, NHL general managers will bid all their pretty pennies on the top unrestricted free agents available this summer. Keep in mind... Read More »
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Favorite TeamsI grew up a Montreal Canadiens fan living in Ottawa. I cheered them on when they lost the Stanley Cup to Calgary in 1989 and when they won it in 1993. The Ottawa Senators were in their infancy then and have had to battle for my affection for 15 years. The two are virtually tied in the race for my support. It's to the point where I don't cheer at all when a goal is scored during a divisional game between these rivals.
Most Hated TeamsI guess Toronto becomes the de facto enemy to both my favorite teams.
Best Hockey MemoriesMontreal's 8-5 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in March of 1995. My first and only game at th Forum. What a place it was.
As a hockey player, I compare to...... a not very good one. I can pass and I've got a good slapshot but I don't skate to fast. I learned long ago that baseball, I play, and hockey, I watch.