Red Light Racicot, on 07 April 2011 - 03:14 PM, said:
Can anyone produce some kind of documentation (or what have you) that supports this accusation?
You're telling me Bettman has it in for the Canucks and the other Canadian teams? I imagine all the refs and executives would have to be in on it as well, as he would need to give them all instructions. Conspiracy. Wow.
That is beyond far fetched. We are dominating the standings for one thing. The six Canadian franchises rake in lots of profit, why would Bettman mess with that?
I dont believe in any conspiracy theory, but here is one thing to consider.
You are the president of a large American based company, the Stanley Cup playoffs are about to begin, the Montreal Canadiens are playing the Vancouver Canucks.
Do you buy air time?
Or let's say the Chicago Blackhawks are playing the New York Rangers?
We are talking a few million viewers here that either will or wont watch those finals depending on who is in them.
That advertising money is what makes the NHL a lot of its money.