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  1. The Sheer Joy of Draft-Watching Gary Bettman

    Sean McIndoe

    "We have a trade to announce." Those six words have to rank among hockey fans' favorite phrases. And ironically, that's especially true when they're spoken by one of the sport's most unpo...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  2. How You'd Fix It: Grantland Readers Fix the NHL

    Sean McIndoe

    Last week, we tried to fix the NHL. We increased scoring, improved the standings, ended diving, and reduced (but didn't eliminate) fighting. We killed the puck-over-glass penalty and brought back home whites. And most importantly of all, we made Gary...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  3. 20 Years of Awkwardness: A Celebration of Gary Bettman Stanley Cu...

    Sean McIndoe

    The Stanley Cup will be in the building tonight in Boston, with the Chicago Blackhawks one win away from claiming the championship. And that means it's time to get excited about one of the highlights of the NHL season: Watching commissioner Gary Bett...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  4. 10 Veteran Players Looking for Their First Stanley Cup

    Sean McIndoe

    Over the course of its history, the NHL has developed a long list of playoff traditions that hockey fans now hold dear: the playoff beard, the post-series handshake, the color-coordinated fans, and most important of all, booing Gary Bettman. Recen...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  5. NHL Opening Weekend: The Blues Shine, the Red Wings (Might) Stink...

    Sean McIndoe

    It's probably foolish to try to read anything into two days' worth of games, especially when half the players in the NHL are still trying to get back to pre-lockout form. But that's no reason not to try, so here are 10 random observations from the NH...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  6. The First Draft of Gary Bettman's Hockey Hall of Fame Induction S...

    Sean McIndoe

    Monday night saw the induction of the four newest members of the Hockey Hall of Fame. The night was a celebration of excellence, and featured a universally positive vibe — or at least it did right up until NHL commissioner Gary Bettman decided ...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  7. Flowchart: What Sport Should Hockey Fans Follow?

    Sean McIndoe

    NHL owners let yesterday's self-imposed deadline for a new CBA come and go, refusing to even meet with Donald Fehr and the NHLPA. This comes one week after Gary Bettman apparently stormed out on the players' counteroffer presentation. The league has ...

    Blog | October 26, 2012