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Columnists Sound Off On NHL All-Star Festivities
Published January 25, 2007
SCHEDULE: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, on not changing the unbalanced
schedule: “We’re in the middle of a three-year rotation and to force the change
before we finish the cycle probably would be unfair to some of the teams. So
the notion is we have one more year of this and then we’ll make whatever change
everybody’s comfortable with” (“Mike and the Mad Dog,” YES Network, 1/24).
| Some Criticize Bettman After
BOG’s Scheduling Vote
MINORITY REPORT: Bettman, “opening a luncheon this week on diversity in hockey, proudly made note of 39 cities offering inner-city programs with the help of the league.” But he said that he is “not satisfied with the number of minorities in the NHL — currently 31,” or about 5% of all players (AP, 1/25).