Eddy Punch Clock wrote:
the Dogsalmon wrote:this is very good...i am rather happy about it...
I'll bet you are.
This is turning into a nightmare for that little prick.
I'm assuming you mean Bettman.....but how exactly is this a nightmare for him?
Vancouver, Detroit, Boston, San Jose, Pittsburgh, and Chicago are all out. None of them, with perhaps the exception of San Jose, will have any trouble filling the seats next year. Crosby's early exit might not have been at the top of his list, but it lets him rest easy with the explaination that anything can happen in the NHL.
Washington, Phoenix, LA, St. Louis, Philly, and Nashville, have all moved on to round two. Philly will alway get fans and have support, LA likely will too, but the other four teams, especially Nashville and Phoenix, are Bettman's expansion babies. This year's playoffs are a dream come true for him. The remaining two series are of no concern, and actually a win/win for Bettman. NYR and Ottawa are whatever, both teams always fill the seats, so who cares really. The other series means that either Florida gets into the second round, and they need that badly, or Bettman's good buddy Lou watches his team advance. So Gary is sitting around and just loving this.