Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 03/05/09 at 05:44 PM ET
Yes, you read that right. Franchises losing money? Bah. Franchises losing fans? Double-bah!
Quotes from the Weekly World News indicate Gary thinks the NHL is BACK. And with a vengence, baby.
“I know there are reports that 11 of our 30 franchises, lost money last year”, said Bettman. “But honestly, we thought that number would be closer to 20, so we take that as a positive”.
Long ridiculed by hockey fanatics, for his lack of marketing and PR prowess, or understanding of the game itself, Gary is now being hailed by some as one of the few sports commissioners who situated his league well for an economic recession.
Clearly, the next logical step is expansion. Here’s the plan:
More from the WWN (as reliable a source as any other covering the NHL, I’m starting to believe):
“We want to put a team on the moon by 2010”, brags Bettman. “Think about it. We won’t have to share viewership with the other leagues. Space is cold, which works for quality ice. And think of all the cool team nickname possibilities.”
What about travel, one reporter asked Bettman? Said the Commish, “I think that’s an issue, sure, but a workable one.”
In this humble reporters opinion, Gary Bettman is a genius. Just not a smart one.
I thought it was such a great idea, I created my first campaign poster for this plan, to get the ball rolling…
On the other hand, perhaps they can just move NHL HQ to another planet. Hands up: How many fans fantasize about just sending Gary Bettman to the moon?
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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.
In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.
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