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Gary Bettman = Gene Simmons Greatest Failure

From an interview with Gene Simmons on MSNBC:

Q: What would you say has been your biggest failure?

A: I haven’t had too many big ones but for the past two years, I’ve been dancing with Gary Bettman [the NHL commissioner], trying to figure out some way to [get him to] hire Simmons Abramson. It hasn’t happened yet.

Q: That’s a failure, your inability to seal a deal with Bettman?

Simmons Abramson is the marketing firm founded by Gene Simmons and Richard Abramson, currently responsible for branding an Indy race near you with the slogan: “I Am Indy.” (Clever, clever stuff.)

So, would you hand over the NHL’s marketing to Gene Simmons?  Well, the NHL did that once already, actually…

Personally, I’m glad to know Bettman resisted going down this dark road again. smile

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  Tags: gene+simmons, kiss, marketing, nhl


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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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