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  1. 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
  2. A day at the 2013 NHLdraft

    Katie Baker

    Boos for Gary Bettman, cheers for Martin Brodeur, and a big afternoon for this year's top NHL prospects in Newark, New Jersey.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 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. NHL Apocalypse Watch: Its Rider Was Named Death, and Hades Was Fo...

    Katie Baker

    At the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference this past winter, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke was asked to identify the best negotiator he'd worked with throughout his career. "Gary Bettman," he said. "There's smart — and t...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  7. NHL Apocalypse Watch: The Beast Ascendeth Out of the Bottomless P...

    Katie Baker

    So what was it that made YOU finally lose your mind over the NHL lockout? For me, it was a charity hockey game in Atlantic City meant to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief! Not that there was anything wrong with the Operation Hat Trick game or...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  8. NHL Apocalypse Watch: Sun Black as Sackcloth

    Katie Baker

    "It's just frustrating," Sidney Crosby told reporters last Monday. "You kind of hear the same things coming out of the meetings all the time ... it's almost to the point where you don't want to ask because you know you're going to get the same answer...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  9. Why the NHL needs to rid themselves of Gary Bettman

    Bill Simmons

    Before getting to the Week 11 picks, let's take a moment to honor the incompetence of the NHL commissioner.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2012
  10. 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
  11. The Complete NHL Lockout FAQ, Part 2

    Gabe Feldman

    For Part 1, click here. We're less than two weeks away from the opening day of the 2012-13 NHL season, which can only mean one thing — the players are locked out. It's time to take a closer look at what the NHL lockout is all about and when...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  12. About Last Night: Pack Attack Does In Chicago

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Jay Cutler threw four interceptions and the Packers scored a touchdown on a fake field goal as the Packers dominated the Bears 23-10. Following the fake...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  13. About Last Night: Are The Giants Haunting Brady?

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said that his team's pass-rushers are in Tom Brady's head. And at least one of them — the insanely creepy Jus...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  14. 12 Quick Thoughts on the Winter Classic

    Katie Baker

    As Craig Custance and I discussed on our podcast Tuesday, The NHL Winter Classic feels like nothing so much as a wedding. There's almost a full year of build-up and planning, of finding vendors and making the most minute of arrangements. Check in at ...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  15. Hall of Fame goaltender Ken Dryden on Sidney Crosby, Gary Bettman...

    Ken Dryden

    What do you do before you know (for sure)?

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2011
  16. No Place Like Home?

    Katie Baker

    "I think it is clear, and I say this perhaps as a matter of observation, and as a matter of fact: There is probably no worse major-league facility right now in North America than the Nassau Coliseum." - Gary Bettman, 2009 * * * During the NHL A...

    Blog | July 28, 2011