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Blackballing Rule Changes

from Bruce Dowbiggin of the Globe and Mail,

There was a time when discreet, private assassination was the preferred method of blackballing a sports rival such as Balsillie, the Research In Motion billionaire. But the subtler arts have given way to a more public process of story leaks, open letters and good-old intemperate media availabilities with reporters.

When NHL commissioner Gary Bettman declared that a queue-jumping Balsillie was not grovelling, er, dignified enough to own an NHL franchise (losing scads of money in Nashville or Phoenix being more dignified than making piles of dough in Hamilton), the battle for hockey hearts and minds went directly to the media and the blogosphere.

more plus other hockey notes including some XM Home Ice changes…

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  Tags: jim+balsillie

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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