Gary Bettman


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I don't view the Nassau Coliseum as a viable option. I don't think it makes a lot of
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Oct 05 2017
Gary Bettman has been quoted 29 times in 17 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 Despite concerns on the ice, NHL players still reluctant to donate brains for concussion studies saying, “Playing hockey isn't the same as playing football.”.
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Mar 24 2017 - Olympic Games

As things stand today, you should assume we're not going. If nothing changes, I don't see anybody participating. If somebody proposes something that's pragmatic, that's radically different, that gets the attention of the clubs where they say, You know what, we don't like going, but on balance it's worth it because of this,' we'll have to look at it again. I don't know. It's something I would have to go back to the clubs on because the clubs are overwhelmingly negative on the

Mar 21 2017 - Olympic Games

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

Mar 21 2017 - Olympic Games

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

Feb 25 2017

While in a particular case, and one such as this, the ten (10) game penalty may seem harsh, the purpose of Rule 40 is to protect the Officials and ensure the integrity of the game. Therefore, any inappropriate conduct by Players vis-a-vis Officials cannot be condoned or

Jan 30 2017

It is incredible disruptive. What business in the prime of its selling season shuts down for three weeks. It affects the competitiveness of the league, it affects the schedule not just for those three weeks but for the rest of the season with

Jan 30 2017

We disappear when football and baseball are gone and it's just us and basketball. It's very, very difficult to manage a season with that type of

Jan 30 2017 - Olympic Games

There's the worldwide stage that the Olympics provides except they don't promote NHL hockey. They take the players and run their own tournament. It's great to have the world's best-on-best play but, in the final analysis, the restrictions that the IOC (International Olympic Committee) imposes are difficult when you're in our situation, particularly where we are the only sports league or sport that has to stop its season to participate if we choose to participate (at the Games). There's nothing new on that

Jan 04 2017

It would be a challenge to find anyone who took greater pride in being a Boston Bruin than Milt Schmidt did – be it as a player, an executive or an ambassador over the 80-plus years he served the franchise, the City of Boston and the National Hockey

Jan 04 2017

An ultimate competitor, a mainstay of two Bruins Stanley Cups as a player and architect of two more as the Bruins' general manager, Milt was a landmark presence in Boston's sports

Sep 30 2016

The premise behind the way we did this event was we hadn't done it in over a decade, let's bring it back, let's bring it back big and

Sep 30 2016

It's safe to say there will be another World Cup and more and more World Cups on a regular basis. We haven't sat down with the Players' Association yet to decide whether or not if it should be in four years or three years or five years. That's something that will be on the

Sep 26 2016

I'm not going to disagree with him (Daly).feedback

Sep 23 2016

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

Sep 16 2016 - Olympic Games

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

Sep 16 2016 - Olympic Games

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

Sep 16 2016 - Olympic Games

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

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