Chatting with Gary

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to the CP on the NHL’s last four surviving teams:

Interesting, exciting and not totally unexpected…The system has created the type of competitive balance that we envisioned.


Oh dip! These are the most random four markets I’ve ever seen. If there’s an Anaheim-Carolina Finals, I might have to be the first NHL commissioner to call off a game due to humidity.

But seriously. I’m super impressed with Edmonton. Almost all of their trades and moves have paid off, from the elderly-yet-surprisingly-effective Dwayne Roloson to Michael Peca to Chris Pronger. GM Kevin Lowe put together a great team this year.
Someone should take Lowe down to the Blue Mile.