<...>It makes me mad that he has to say something like this. Don't get me wrong, if they want a new arena they should get one. However why does the NHL think it has the right to demand local governments to pay for their new toys??? <...>
He's a lawyer. That means chances he is a liberal are very high. Then, if he's a liberal, then it is in his blood, government must help him, otherwise <...insert any threatening...>
get rid of this *******, the sooner, the better.
There is plenty to criticize Bettman on. This instance I feel is a major stretch. He's actually trying to help the Oilers, he's saying the same things he's said about the Islanders situation, he's not being any "harder" on Canadian teams, and to think that as a conspiracy is just, I don't know, not right? His job is to represent the owners, so of course he's going to battle for the "poor", if he wasn't good at his job he wouldn't be in his position for almost 20 years.
One word. Capitalism. Many seem to forget this simple word.