from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun, Gary Bettman was in the building and, you'd figure, was savouring the scene....
"These teams all embody the new NHL. Too many franchises were in too much trouble and couldn't be competitive.''
There are those who think this Stanley season, reduced to small markets Carolina, Buffalo, Anaheim and Edmonton with the game predominantly on OLN in the U.S.A. is a waste.
"We don't look at that. We look at what is going on on the ice. It's terrific.
"Half the people seem to suggest it's a negative because the major markets aren't represented. The other half seem to think having these four teams in the Conference Finals shows the new NHL is a success and is a breath of fresh air."