2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Further Evidence of Gary Bettman’s Mistakes

May 30th, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
On Friday afternoon, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the league would host it's annual Winter Classic on New Year's Day 2011 in Pittsburgh, PA, and would feature the host Penguins and Washington Capitals.

Bettman also indicated that the Capitals would host a game in the next 2-3 years as well.

I immediately called foul, pointing out that this will be the second appearance in just four Classics for Pittsburgh and guaranteeing two games to Washington in the next four leaves 28 teams wondering when they'll get a shot at making an obscene amount of money.

Then came Saturday night, when the Stanley Cup Finals began.

In front of the 100th consecutive sellout crowd at the United Center in Chicago, the Blackhawks hosted the Philadelphia Flyers. The game wasn't the best played by either team, but it provided a wonderfully epic back-and-forth opening two periods of physical hockey with a lot of scoring.

The United Center averaged over 104 decibels, climaxing at 121 during the national anthem and 118 when Dave Bolland scored a short-handed goal early in the game. To put that noise into context, 120 decibels equates ...

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