Gary Bettman, NHL Use Bully Tactics To Keep Phoenix Coyotes from Move

December 15th, 2010 by Joe Mikolai Leave a reply »
October 11, 2009—that's the day news broke that Quebec City mayor Regis Labeaume and others were interested in possibly reviving the NHL in Quebec, and ever since that day I, along with very few other B/R writers, have followed their attempts to do just that through monthly articles.

Yesterday's news out of Glendale, Ariz., changed most of that when Gary Bettman and his cronies, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and Owner Matthew Hulsizer went against the will of the people to keep the NHL franchise in a place it never belonged in the first place—the desert.

Hulsizer strong-armed his way into the NHL to get a piece of the pie.

In the spirit of Christmas, he's giving the few Coyotes fans there are, a HUGE gift—by taking on declining ratings, soaring debt and paltry attendance.

He just bought himself into the most inept franchise in the NHL—a literal no-win situation with a weaker fan base that has never produced a profit.

How dumb can he be?

It's nothing personal against Hulsizer, but we were denied a chance to see something really special, a nostalgic NHL team returning to the land they ...

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