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08:22 AM ET 11.07 | Among the owners considered doves who are largely outnumbered by hawks, James Dolan may lead the way. In short, anything that Bettman wants, Dolan is said to wish for the opposite. He's a strange cat who operates out of the spotlight. ... In 2008, Dolan and the Rangers sued the NHL for control of its own web site. The Rangers lost, Bettman made threats, and the two settled out of court. With a $1 billion renovation of Madison Square Gardens underway, as many as 60 dark nights wasn't what Dolan had in mind. Especially with a Rangers team that could produce huge playoff revenues. But although he is not Bettman-friendly, Dolan is in such a small minority that he can not pose much of a threat for the commissioner.

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November 7, 2012  08:26 AM ET

Bettman-friendly?

That's certainly not term overly used.

November 7, 2012  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Bettman-friendly?

That's certainly not a term overly used.

* a term

November 7, 2012  08:48 AM ET

Here is my surprised face

:O

November 7, 2012  08:56 AM ET

Woooooohoooooooooooo

WGAF?

November 7, 2012  09:28 AM ET

If you have friends like Dolan you don't need enemies. He doesn't like the Dwarf, common sense, fans or much else either. :-(

November 7, 2012  09:44 AM ET

In 2008, Dolan and the Rangers sued the NHL for control of its own web site. The Rangers lost, <b>Bettman made threats</b>, and the two settled out of court.


Threats? Like what, he was going to punch his knees?

November 7, 2012  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

In 2008, Dolan and the Rangers sued the NHL for control of its own web site. The Rangers lost, <b>Bettman made threats</b>, and the two settled out of court. Threats? Like what, he was going to punch his knees?

or spit on his crotch...........

November 7, 2012  10:02 AM ET

In short, anything that Bettman wants, Dolan is said to wish for the opposite

And this is a bad thing?

November 7, 2012  10:05 AM ET

1 Billion renovation.
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Wow, I didn't realize they spent that much. That is a lot of popcorn and hot dogs.
I don't blame him for wanting to get his team on the ice.
I agree, the Rangers look like a legitimate threat and have the parts to go deep into a playoff unless the wheels somehow fall off or they get tramped on by a pumped up rival.

November 7, 2012  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

In 2008, Dolan and the Rangers sued the NHL for control of its own web site. The Rangers lost, <b>Bettman made threats</b>, and the two settled out of court. Threats? Like what, he was going to punch his knees?

LOL - i think more along the lines of a "very stern talking to !!!"

November 7, 2012  10:14 AM ET
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or spit on his crotch...........

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! ;)

November 7, 2012  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

1 Billion renovation.=============Wow, I didn't realize they spent that much. That is a lot of popcorn and hot dogs.I don't blame him for wanting to get his team on the ice.I agree, the Rangers look like a legitimate threat and have the parts to go deep into a playoff unless the wheels somehow fall off or they get tramped on by a pumped up rival.

MSG....once its fully completed by this time next year...will be the arena that everyone other one will be compared to...we are talking state of the art......

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November 7, 2012  12:09 PM ET
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MSG....once its fully completed by this time next year...will be the arena that everyone other one will be compared to...we are talking state of the art......

How are the cup holders?

November 7, 2012  12:25 PM ET

"Dolan is in such a small minority that he can not pose much of a threat for the commissioner."


I think the tide is starting to shift.

November 7, 2012  01:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

MSG....once its fully completed by this time next year...will be the arena that everyone other one will be compared to...we are talking state of the art......

I dunno. It's tough to retrofit an existing (an old) arena to be as nice as some of the newer buildings. Certainly, you don't think MSG will be better than the Barclay's arena in Brooklyn do you? :)))

November 7, 2012  01:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

How are the cup holders?

More importantly, what is in the cup holders?

November 7, 2012  02:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

How are the cup holders?

Beauty is in the eye of the cup holder ?

November 7, 2012  02:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Beauty is in the eye of the cup holder ?

I miss Spiny. :-)

 
November 7, 2012  02:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

More importantly, what is in the cup holders?

I'm guessing over-priced, tepid beer.

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