NHL Articles

 NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has done much to increase the visibility of the league in a crowded sporting landscape.  The question is: what did the league sacrifice to gain these fans?  Recall that Bettman learned the ropes of running a league under the tutelage of NBA Commissioner David Stern.  It is quite possible that Stern runs the most manipulated sport among the professional leagues.  Did Bettman bring those same tricks to the NHL?

Did the NHL Manufacture a Game Seven in the 2009 Stanley Cup?

Was the 2010 Gold Medal Game a Little Too "Hollywood"?

The 2009-2010 Phoenix Coyotes' Playoff Berth was a NHL Gift

NBC/Versus, Multiple Overtime Games, and the 2010-11 Stanley Cup

The Winter "Classic" (as Manipulated by the NHL & NBC)