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#61 Neb00rs

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:19 AM

Ok, if we're being honest here, I think people hate Bettman because of who he is a how he looks. Some people are just more hateable then others. Again I'm being honest here: I think it's just the way he looks, his demeanor and his voice. That's the psychology of it. He is just the kind of person that people are put off by.

He probably hasn't done anything as commisioner that a different commish would have done.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 07:55 AM

Ok, if we're being honest here, I think people hate Bettman because of who he is a how he looks. Some people are just more hateable then others. Again I'm being honest here: I think it's just the way he looks, his demeanor and his voice. That's the psychology of it. He is just the kind of person that people are put off by.

He probably hasn't done anything as commisioner that a different commish would have done.


True, he does look untrustworthy...

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Someone had a much better one with the NHL press conference logos in the background. I was too lazy to find it.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 08:41 AM

These are all the reasons he should be praised. under his tenure, more teams in the south (yes, needed in order to secure tv contracts) made the game more fun to watch, and must importantly, made the playing field level, more parity. we don't have hte ny yankee's in this league.I think the guy has been good for hockey. they will still boo him because you always boo the commish in any sport.


-The NHL is still struggling with making money with the TV contracts, and VS is still way behind ESPN in terms of viewership.
- The league is not any more fun to watch than it was years ago. Hockey goes through phases and the clutch and grab era of 95-05 was just an era. Would you prefer the 80's stat-driven era? I honestly do not find more joy in seeing a game thats 7-5 than 3-1 and now the goals actually mean something. Plus now we have the Brodeur-trapezoid rule, instigator rule which in turn has helped lead to more players taking liberties to other player's heads, and now the refs call a whistle for every single tap on another player.
- You are the first one to say that parity and level playing field is a good thing, outside the owners who were struggling financially before the lockout. Now, every team in the league is the same and dynasties are nearly impossible to build with parity. Plus with the overall watering-down of the game, the NHL is worse off than it was 20 years ago.
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:07 PM

He'll definitely get booed forevermore in New Jersey now, that much is guaranteed.
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:45 PM

If I ever see him, no matter where it is, I will not hesitate to boo him and exclaim "you killed hockey you _____"
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:59 PM

I tried to be reasonable... but eff Bettman. Eff him right in the ay.
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 10:00 PM

I used to absolutely despise him, but I have recently grown to understand his positions on things more and more. That said, I still don't agree with many things that he has done, and now only mildly dislike him.

Ok, now I hate him again.
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 10:09 PM

I hated him before, now I really hate him.
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 10:17 PM

the answer is this....this is the reason why he gets booed...
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 10:22 PM

bettman actually goes to about 10 Devils games/year. he sits in my row (there are 4 seats in section 7 that are for the NHL - Bill Daly goes to about 25 games/year).

after this, i honestly cannot see him entering the arena except for major events. i mean, i've always been civil to him and actually said hello. i've been introduced to him before by a mutual friend. i've actually seen him outside of hockey games at other events and spoken with him for 30 seconds or so.

and if i saw him now, i would honestly make some comment about how this was a disgraceful play by the league.

he simply can't set foot in the Rock unless the Cup is in the house.
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 10:30 PM

bettman actually goes to about 10 Devils games/year. he sits in my row (there are 4 seats in section 7 that are for the NHL - Bill Daly goes to about 25 games/year).

after this, i honestly cannot see him entering the arena except for major events. i mean, i've always been civil to him and actually said hello. i've been introduced to him before by a mutual friend. i've actually seen him outside of hockey games at other events and spoken with him for 30 seconds or so.

and if i saw him now, i would honestly make some comment about how this was a disgraceful play by the league.

he simply can't set foot in the Rock unless the Cup is in the house.


c'mon, let's not go all HOI here. this is resolved and mostly forgotten by september.
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 10:37 PM

c'mon, let's not go all HOI here. this is resolved and mostly forgotten by september.


I don't know with Devils fans. I hope Bettman for his own sake doesn't step into The Rock. Like you said earlier...everyone in the league offices approved...and as Bettman was about to sign off on it...he ripped off his suit to reveal a Graves' Rangers jersey and then used his 'denied' stamp.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 10:40 PM

I don't know with Devils fans. I hope Bettman for his own sake doesn't step into The Rock. Like you said earlier...everyone in the league offices approved...and as Bettman was about to sign off on it...he ripped off his suit to reveal a Graves' Rangers jersey and then used his 'denied' stamp.

This is all part of the Bettman conspiracy against the Devils. Any other team this deal would be accepted.


Kings ESPECIALLY.

this would be a non-issue if he signed with LA

i bet lobardi is laughing his ass off right now
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 10:40 PM

because he's midget b!tch who hates the Devils! God I hate him right now!
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 10:42 PM

Who's your father?
Who's your father?
Who's your father, Gary?
You don't have one, you're a bastard,
You're a bastard, Gary!

sing it with me!!! :whistling:
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 10:46 PM

why will he continue to get booed - especially in NJ? July 20, 2010
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 11:04 PM

Well tonight, now we know
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 11:20 PM

Yup. This thread has it's answer.
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 11:27 PM

He'll definitely get booed forevermore in New Jersey now, that much is guaranteed.


yeah, I think this is true even if it is resolved in a short time
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 11:30 PM

SpeakoftheDevs I reject Bettman's stupid face. http://bit.ly/biA2Mu
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