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by Paul on 05/28/07 at 11:49 PM ET
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
Accordingly, it took a brave man to set foot in front of the assembled media hordes Monday and extol the virtue of the product that he was selling. That was commissioner Gary Bettman’s duty Monday and true to form, he stayed mostly on message — that while things were not perfect, the NHL’s challenges were “a mere fraction of what they were a few years ago.”
The most revealing moments came when Bettman talked about Canada and the possible return of the NHL north of the 49th parallel. Bettman essentially said the possibility of a return to the two markets that the NHL left in the 1990s — Winnipeg and Quebec — “intrigues me” and that while it isn’t something they’ve studied, “it seems to me more likely than it was two, three, four or five years ago.”
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