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Gary Bettman’s Controversial New Schedule Adjustment: What You Need to Know

The NHL has long struggled to grow the game of hockey and attract new fans. It appears that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has devised his own solution to the league’s marketing problems.

According to a recent report by NHL insider Darren Dreger, the league is looking for new ways to market the NHL to the public next season. One suggestion is to have all 32 teams play on the same day, resulting in a total of 16 games played in one day.

This could lead to some interesting scheduling conflicts, as many fans may miss out on watching games they wanted to see in favor of another. Another idea is for the NHL to use rivalry games as the main marketing pieces throughout the day. Let’s hope Bettman understands what he’s doing.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
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