Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Bettman wants to tout the "Original 12" now, haha


  • Please log in to reply
62 replies to this topic

#1 Rhah

Rhah

    2nd Line Scorer

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 502 posts
  • Location:Champaign, IL

Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:30 PM

http://espn.go.com/n...ight-new-owners

"We know the future is extraordinarily bright," said Bettman, who referred to the Blues as a member of the NHL's "Original 12" franchises. "The balance sheet looks much, much better, much, much stronger.



#2 VM1138

VM1138

    Legend

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,516 posts
  • Location:Michigan

Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:59 PM

http://espn.go.com/n...ight-new-owners


Well...some respect has to go out to the second wave of teams like the Flyers, Blues and Sabres...but I hope this doesn't become a marketing gimmick. The Original 6 is elite and WAY older than the extra teams that make up the "Original 12."
Check out my short e-book on the Red Wings' 1937 Stanley Cup championship entitled: "Nothing Could Keep 'Em Down." Please download it from my profile at Smashwords: https://www.smashwor...ile/view/victor

New e-book: The Spanish-American War: A Brief History. Relatively short, introductory read for casual history buffs and people who want to learn more about a forgotten war that changed America. Available at BN.com, Smashwords, Kobo, and Diesel E-Books right now. Same link as above.

#3 thegerkin

thegerkin

    Statue of Liberty!!!

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,562 posts
  • Location:Grand Rapids, MI

Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:26 PM

Oh, f*** NO. Doing this disrespects Detroit, Toronto, Chicago, Boston, New York and Montreal.

#4 evilzyme

evilzyme

    Games a gongshow.

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,095 posts
  • Location:Howell, Michigan

Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:30 PM

This would be the biggest slap in the face to the O6 teams.... I can't even equate words right now....

Pavel Datsyuk - "Pasha" - #13
"Got no fun if you got no puck"
'"I like ladies" - Towards the Lady Byng trophy
"Hannnnnnnnnnk"
"Okay $5 now"

 

I'm Don Cherry and Danny DeKeyser is my Kadri.


#5 Bluenote#24

Bluenote#24

    Jr. Prospect

  • Member
  • 17 posts
  • Location:St.Louis Missouri Section 301 row B

Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:25 PM

This would be the biggest slap in the face to the O6 teams.... I can't even equate words right now....


Don't get your panties in a wad :lol: "Original 12 buddies"

#6 xtrememachine1

xtrememachine1

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,427 posts
  • Location:Pittsburgh

Posted 10 May 2012 - 11:11 PM

“If you're going to get mad at me everytime I do something stupid then I guess I'll have to stop doing stupid things!” - Homer Simpson

This feels like an appropriate quote for Gary Bettman.

#7 Drake_Marcus

Drake_Marcus

    Pariah

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,335 posts
  • Location:Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:34 AM

Don't get your panties in a wad :lol: "Original 12 buddies"


Fine. We can be "original 12 buddies" but I'm not wearing this charm bracelet.
Dedicated to lulz once lost:
Posted Image
Thanks TeeMan!

"We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas
of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage" --H.P. Lovecraft

#8 MabusIncarnate

MabusIncarnate

    The Truth Is Out There

  • Silver Booster Mod
  • 2,203 posts
  • Location:Monteagle, Tennessee

Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:43 AM

I'm not particularly "offended" by this, and i'm not sure really what the rage is all about. He's not standing on a podium saying historically the original six is now the original twelve and throw the tradition of the original six out the window. He could call them part of "The First Expansion six" but that's just kind of dumb. If you want to get technical the Wings joined the league 15 years after Toronto and Boston, but neither of them are trying to claim they should be "The Original Two" or anything like that.

St. Louis is one of the first 12 NHL teams, just like Vancouver and Buffalo are part of the original 14, and so on and so forth. He isn't claiming to change the historical original six to the original twelve, I think the quotation was taken very out of context if you read it again, all that's being stated here is St. Louis was one of the first 12 teams to join the NHL, which in fact they were.

Guys I know it's the offseason and we are really bored, but come on. If I can be honest, they can market whatever they want, I remember growing up and there being a lot of speculation if there would even be an NHL in the future because of the lack of fan base and it was a struggling sport for a long time. Anything he does to improve the status of the sport, bring in more fans, and keep it afloat doesn't bother me in the slightest, but I don't even think it will go as far as a marketing scheme or anything like that. I think it was just a completely misinterpreted quotation from an article.

Just because, here's a timeline of the NHL teams and when they entered the NHL.

1917- Montreal, Toronto
1924- Boston
1926- Chicago, NYR
1932- Detroit
1967 (Expansion)- Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Dallas (Minnesota and California)
1970- Vancouver, Buffalo
1972- NYI, Caroliona (Hartford),Calgary (Atlanta)
1974- Washington, New Jersey (Kansas City and Colorado)
1979- Colorado (Quebec), Edmonton, Phoenix (Winnipeg)
1991- San Jose
1992- Ottawa, Tampa Bay
1993- Anaheim, Florida
1998- Nashville
1999- Atlanta
2000- Minnesota, Columbus

13585921555_24551f5658.jpg


#9 Drake_Marcus

Drake_Marcus

    Pariah

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,335 posts
  • Location:Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:10 AM

Posted Image

California Seals. f*** yeah!



Edit: image resize, holy s***.

Edited by Drake_Marcus, 11 May 2012 - 01:12 AM.

Dedicated to lulz once lost:
Posted Image
Thanks TeeMan!

"We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas
of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage" --H.P. Lovecraft

#10 joshy207

joshy207

    Black Ace

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,437 posts
  • Location:Berkley, MI

Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:44 AM

Just because, here's a timeline of the NHL teams and when they entered the NHL.

1917- Montreal, Toronto
1924- Boston
1926- Chicago, NYR
1932- Detroit
1967 (Expansion)- Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Dallas (Minnesota and California)
1970- Vancouver, Buffalo
1972- NYI, Carolina (Hartford), Calgary (Atlanta)
1974- Washington, New Jersey (Kansas City and Colorado)
1979- Colorado (Quebec), Edmonton, Phoenix (Winnipeg)
1991- San Jose
1992- Ottawa, Tampa Bay
1993- Anaheim, Florida
1998- Nashville
1999- Atlanta
2000- Minnesota, Columbus


Detroit entered the league in 1926 with Chicago and NYR, and Hartford joined with the other WHA teams in 1979

#11 akustyk

akustyk

    how painful is painful?

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,170 posts
  • Location:Voorburg, Dutchland

Posted 11 May 2012 - 02:05 AM

I don't like the wording "Original" in the sentence. let's keep original with 6 and if needed make something out for those 12, otherwise it'd be confusing which is in fact original.

I'm not offended, I'm actually tired of the megalomania of many O6 fans who think their team is 2nd coming of Jesus Christ and everything outside the O6 is just pretenders to produce decent hockey. if you look at playoff results from recent years - those other un-original 6 have as much if not more success. and many of newer franchises are doing more than good job, often in much worse economy.


mind you... I'd rather support Predators or Lightning with their solid job overall but limited history and fanbase, than Maple Laughs or Canadiens with their giant d* about their history and brutal product on the ice.

#12 Hatethedrake!

Hatethedrake!

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,496 posts
  • Location:Ontario

Posted 11 May 2012 - 05:52 AM

I'm just waiting for Bettman to make all 30 teams wear a 20th anniversary patch for the Nashville Predators celebrating their rich hockey history as one of the original 30. Bettman will say...The Nashville Predators and the Detroit Red Wings both share a rich history of hockey tradition and these 2 teams should be the gold standard of how to be a successful hockey franchise. Then Bettman will honour past Red Wings greats like Howe, Yzerman, Lindsay, Delvecchio and Lidstrom. While at the same time past Preds legends such as Vokoun, Legwand, Tootoo and Erat will be honoured. Bettman will close the ceremony saying...THESE 2 HISTORIC FRANCHISES MIRROR EACH OTHER IN EVERY WAY and SHOULD BE PROUD TO BE A PART OF THE ORIGINAL 30.
Jordan Tootoo will wreck shop.

We need someone like Parise that can penetrate the box.-blueadams

#13 frankgrimes

frankgrimes

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,739 posts

Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:01 AM

Why didn't he call them what they are? One of the first 12 teams to enter the league but the term Original should only be long to the six teams who built up this league. Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Boston, Chicago and New York. Though it would go hand in hand with the disgraceful marketing of Original Six duells these games are sold out in no time and yet the NHL doesn't seem to really market them.

Edited by frankgrimes, 11 May 2012 - 06:06 AM.

kftx.jpg

 

The Offseason of truth ...

Welcome to hockeytown Jonas aka Lundquist 2 Gustavsson!

blank cheque for The Captain or Jim Star Nil please..


#14 55fan

55fan

    All mine 'til 2-0-1-9

  • HoF Booster
  • 12,876 posts
  • Location:Fargo, ND

Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:50 AM

Pssht. The next thing you know, he'll be saying Ringo was one of the Original Beatles.

It's not so much that it's insulting (which it is) but that in saying it, he looks like a complete idiot who knows nothing about the history of the sport (which he is).

Now that I think of it... I guess this isn't anything we didn't already know.

Perhaps we could call them the "O6:TNG".

#15 Dave

Dave

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,174 posts
  • Location:Chesapeake, Virginia

Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:05 AM

Oh, f*** NO. Doing this disrespects Detroit, Toronto, Chicago, Boston, New York and Montreal.


How?

#16 ogreslayer

ogreslayer

    1st Line All-Star

  • HoF Booster
  • 1,958 posts
  • Location:Indianapolis

Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:23 AM

Original 12? Original 12??? If you want to brand them, call them the "Second half-dozen teams added" or something like that. NOT Original 12.

#17 cusimano_brothers

cusimano_brothers

    Legend

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,605 posts
  • Location:Niagara Falls, ON

Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:26 AM

Look at Uncle Gary, showing how little he knows about the history of his League! This is yet another line for his Wikipedia entry, under the heading of "Legacy".
He needs to read a book about the history of the League. That way, he'll find out how many cities had original teams (the answer is three). Perhaps Bill Daly can read it to him.

"Mess up tomorrow, don't mess up now".

- Harry James Benson, CBE.


#18 WizardOfOz30

WizardOfOz30

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Gold Booster
  • 4,726 posts
  • Location:Michigan

Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:47 AM

Original 6 is just that - original. You do not add to that, find another marketing ploy if that is the angle you're going for.

Posted Image

Thanks Offsides


"If I could sum up my career in Detroit, I was a perfect goalie for the team at the perfect time. I just wanted to be a Red Wing, that's it." Chris Osgood, July 19, 2011

#19 Valas19

Valas19

    4th Line Grinder

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 219 posts
  • Location:Livonia, MI

Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:36 AM

Perhaps we could call them the "O6:TNG".


Ha! Nice!
Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

#20 ami

ami

    1st Line Sniper

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 760 posts
  • Location:San Diego, CA

Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:08 PM

some lawyers think history begun next day they begun law school.
this lawyer seems different, he is making a hell of career in marketing





Similar Topics Collapse

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users