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LATEST | Former NHLer goes on a rant and calls out Bettman and the NHL

Published February 2, 2023 at 4:44 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

The latest report showed that the NHL's numbers were down 22% percent and nothing is going according to Bettman's plan.

The number of viewers is going down every day in the US and it is constantly losing interest in its fanbase.


Carlo Colaiacovo, now a retired player, who spent a total of 13 years in the NHL, took a rant on Twitter and stated what was wrong with the NHL :


"I hope this is a wake-up call for change in the NHL. Fans are losing interest.
-No rivalries
-lacking storylines
-more buzz around talk of trades than actual trades
-poor marketing of stars
-too many math equations
-horrible playoff format
Just to name a few things."


Clearly, the NHL has taken a path that doesn't develop its market, though the fact that the cap hasn't risen in a few years, definitely doesn't help. Trades are harder to pull off, teams are hesitant with their money and now cap space is a truly powerful asset. Who would have thought that a point-per-game player like Max Pacioretty could ever be dealt for pocket change?

The NHL clearly needs a change, do you think after 30 years of service Gary Bettman should be shown the door?
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