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Gary Bettman Goes to War, Imposes Sanctions on Hamilton

Published by on May 20, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Hamilton, Ontario may never get an NHL team by doing things the way the league wants.

Jim Balsillie has been denied on two separate occasions in his attempts to bring a team to Hamilton, and a possible third denial is imminent.

While Gary Bettman may not like Balsillie personally or professionally, this is not the reason Hamilton does not have a team.

It has become abundantly clear that the Toronto Maple Leafs are pulling the strings behind the scenes.

Southern Ontario is considered Leaf Nation. A referendum may be in order to decide whether or not Hamilton can be considered a distinct society within this nation.

The word “nation” is key in the thinking of Leaf managem...

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