Gary Bettman


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When the IOC comes to us and says, by the way we know it cost $15 to $20 million to send your players between insurance, charter costs and accommodations for the players' ... well we're not going to pay for that. If they don't value our participation why are we going. From our standpoint there may not be any next steps. Remember, this is February, there is no baseball, no football, it is just us and basketball and we just disappear. We don't get content for the NHL Network, we don't get content for our social media platforms and
Mar 21 2017
Gary Bettman has been quoted 16 times in 8 different articles. On this page, you will find all of Gary Bettman’s quotes organized by date and topic. Alongside each quote is a link back to the article where the quote was reported, so you can go back to the source for more context if you need it. Topics that Gary Bettman speaks about are World Cup, International Olympic Committee, and season, for example. Most recently, Gary Bettman was quoted in the article NHL's Bettman on Olympics: 'Assume we are not going' saying, “Why did we do it five times? Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time but we have been unable to quantify any benefit from it.”.
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It's been sensational. It's exactly what we expected. We wanted this to feel like and be a major event. We predicted that the competition would be better than any international tournament to date, that it would have a big-event feel.

The game plan is to use this (World Cup) as a foundation for new, more energized effort to give us a bigger presence outside of North America.

The fact we are doing a World Cup and we believe it is going to be huge success, and that we are going to continue to do it on a regular basis does not mean we can't also do the Olympics.

The fact that there are complications relevant to the stopping of our season in the middle at a very prime time ... and the difficulties of dealing with the International Olympic Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federation are really the factors if we continue to go.

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