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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

"If the attendance mark is satisfied, even if it’s not, or if the city cures what would then be the default, this [Nashville Predators] team is not going anywhere."
"Gary Bettman
NHL Commissioner

Gary Bettman needs to learn how to admit he’s made a mistake. A good place to start would be his failed strategy of relocating Canadian teams to non-traditional southern hockey markets.

Back when Bettman blocked a move from Pittsburgh to southern Ontario but supported one to Kansas City, he made it clear he’s out to quash the possibility of a Hamilton or Kitchener-Waterloo team.

He should be ashamed of himself for hiding behind Nashville’s arena lease in order to prevent another move.

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