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Who Is Gary Bettman Kidding With the Talk of Winnipeg?

Published by on May 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

So Gary Bettman is now calling the good citizens of Winnipeg to come to his aid, saying that if the Phoenix Coyotes must move to Canada, he prefers Winnipeg to Hamilton.

This is nothing but a ploy to divide Canadian opposition and make himself seem less anti-Canadian.

He knows very well that Winnipeg doesn't have an NHL-size arena.  Their new arena only seats 15,000 which 1,500 less than the New York Islanders, which has been condemned by its owner, Charles Wang, as being too small.

Hamilton's arena, which Bettman claims is "too old" (an odd argument considering that Calgary and Edmonton's arenas are older) holds 17,000 seats and can be expanded to hold 200 luxury boxes against Winnipeg's 62. 
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