NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman releases statement after Joel Quenneville resignation

Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville has resigned in disgrace this evening after his role in covering up sexual abuse during his time coaching the Chicago Blackhawks was made public. He stepped down shortly after his in-person meeting with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, who issued the following statement moments ago: Statement from NHL Commissioner Gary … Read more

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman issues league-wide memo in wake of Blackhawks controversy

The identity of the former Chicago Blackhawks player who brought to light explosive sexual assault allegations against the team has been revealed as Kyle Beach, a 2008 Draft selection who suffered abuse at the hands of then-video coach Brad Aldrich during the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The full details of the report that was released … Read more

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman pushes back on “inaccurate” reports

While the starting date for the 2020-21 National Hockey League season has yet to be made official thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, a further complication has arisen stemming from the League asking the players to re-open the six-year CBA agreement that was signed in July. Due to the likelihood of fans not attending games next … Read more

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman: Draft Lottery process “was fair”

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman decided to pour a little salt in the wounds of Detroit Red Wings fans everywhere when he offered his thoughts on the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery process. To put it simply, he believes that the process was “fair”, saying that the eight teams that were in the expanded playoffs would have … Read more

Red Wings could potentially not play for 10 months under NHL plan

The news that hockey fans everywhere had been wanting to hear came through today – the National Hockey League has decided to scrap the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams instead of 16 if they’re able to resume play, according to commissioner Gary Bettman. Unfortunately for the … Read more

Gary Bettman names 10 ‘hub’ cities being considered to host Stanley Cup Playoffs

On Tuesday, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman met with NHL general managers and he announced that the 2019-20 regular season is officially over and that a Stanley Cup Champion will be decided via a 24-team tournament. Bettman also said two host cities will hold the tournament that the following cities are under consideration: Vegas, Toronto, Chicago, … Read more

Gary Bettman says 2019-2020 regular season is over, 24 teams to compete for Stanley Cup

According to reports, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has officially ended the 2019-2020 regular season and 24 teams will now compete for the Stanley Cup via a tournament. The announcement came on Tuesday afternoon while Bettman met with NHL general managers. The exact format for the 24-team tournament has not yet been revealed. Bettman says the … Read more

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman gives sobering update of remaining schedule

The spread of the novel coronavirus has caused the shutdown of sports leagues across North America as well as the rest of the world with no clear update as to when normal operations can resume. The National Hockey League has seen different suggestions of how the season could resume, but the latest update from commissioner … Read more

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman suggests potential “creative” playoff format

The National Hockey League made the decision to pause their regular season schedule one day after the NBA did the same in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus. The timing of the decision came when several teams were jockeying for position in the standings and looking to solidify their … Read more

NHL suspends remainder of 2019-2020 season

UPDATE:  According to reports, the NHL has suspended the remainder of the regular season due to COVID-19. The @NHL has suspended the regular season due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/8nNa3nSPD9 — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) March 12, 2020 The @NHL pauses 2019-20 season. https://t.co/WMePei4clH pic.twitter.com/W5Hqmk3kX7 — NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 12, 2020 From … Read more