Gary Bettman

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    This Morning's Reading Assignment: The Dallas Stars Bankruptcy Court Filings

    ​A Friend of Unfair Park asks this morning if we've gotten our hands on the Dallas Stars bankruptcy docs, which were filed, as expected, in a Delaware court at the end of the day yesterday. Why, as a matter of fact: On the other side you'll find a Tom Wolfe novel's worth of legalese, including, fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Now, About the Sale of those Dallas Stars

    ​After 15 months of delays, disputes and despair, the Texas Rangers emerged from bankruptcy. The goal now is to keep the Dallas Stars from going down the same pot-holed path. While he further dissolves his once-mighty sports empire by selling Liverpool Football Club in England, Tom Hicks is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Get the Hull Outta Here?

    That's what The Hockey News is insisting today -- that Brett Hull's done as co-general manager of Your Dallas Stars. On the very day owner Tom Hicks is scheduled to meet with his peoples to discuss the fate of Sloppy Seconds Avery, says Hull -- who brought Avery to Dallas in the first place ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Gary Bettman on Sean Avery: "Not Entirely Surprised It Got to This Point.'

    By now, you're no doubt aware that Sean Avery -- the Dallas Stars' filthy fourths, following his stints with Detroit, Los Angeles and New York -- got popped for a six-game suspension with some anger-management classes thrown in to boot. Says National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman in an NHL ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    The Top 10 Sports Zingers I Can Think of Off the Top of My Head

    Not saying Sean Avery isn't an asshole. Or a horrible teammate. Or, for that matter, a room-wrecker the Dallas Stars should consider dumping.I'm just saying he shouldn't have been suspended - or worse, pending this afternoon's meeting with NHL poobah Gary Bettman in New York - merely for his "sloppy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Sean Avery Got Suspended? For What?!

    "Sloppy seconds"? That's all he said? You're shitting me, right?I could've sworn Sean Avery played professional hockey, not pre-school hopscotch.Avery, signed by the Dallas Stars to be a well-dressed, sharp-tongued agitator, was suspended indefinitely by the NHL last night for daring to utter a phra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Star on Ice, or: Trying to Put Sean Avery's Suspension in Context

    Below, as you can see, we've added the video containing the, um, sloppy remarks for which Dallas Star Sean Avery received his indefinite suspension last night from National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman. Meanwhile, back in New York, Newsday's Arthur Staples is among those calling out the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Sean Avery Apologizes!

    This just in from Sean Avery, via his L.A.-based publicist, concerning the comments that got him indefinitely banned, at least till his meeting with National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman tomorrow:"I would like to sincerely apologize for my off-color remarks to the press yesterday from Cal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Sean Avery Really Should Keep His Mouth Shut About "Sloppy Seconds"

    Sean Avery, for a long while we thought your boorishwacky antics were adorable! Alas, turns out that the National Hockey League isn't so enamored -- because, moments ago, the league indefinitely suspended the Dallas Star for referring to a former flame, Old School co-star Elisha Cuthbert, as his "sl ... More >>

  • News

    December 9, 2004

    Icing's for Cake

    No hockey? Oh, what will we do now?

  • Culture

    January 21, 1999

    Taking shots

    A German hockey team claims that Stars goalie Roman Turek is its property

  • News

    July 31, 1997

    Meltdown man

    John Spano was just a dull, two-bit Dallas businessman before he tried to buy a professional hockey team. Now he's been charged with bank fraud, and his claims of wealth and business prowess are dissolving in the glare of scorching publicity.