Ok, so do you blame the presidents for wars or the advisers/generals?There were two lockouts under Bettman (94-95 and 04-05). And the attendance is fairly obvious, there are more larger arenas in the league. Detroit probably has the oldest and smallest arena and that has been expanded via exemptions from the fire department to allow more peeps in. and the one smart thing that Bettman has done to increase viewers is to allow internet viewing and via cellphones. and is that really Bettman, or the people under him that are doing the job?
linkPuck Daddy said:Another hockey player gone too soon: Rick Rypien, who played parts of six seasons as a forward with the Vancouver Canucks, was found dead in his Alberta home on Monday.
Known primarily for his role as a fighter and physical presence in the lineup, Rypien amassed 226 penalty minutes in 119 NHL games. He was 27, and had signed with the Winnipeg Jets last month after a controversial season with the Canucks.