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08:40 AM ET 11.26 | Give hockey fans a chance, and they will treat NHL commissioner Gary Bettman with hostility. The NHL returned, at least for a night, as Team New York defeated Team Philly/New Jersey, 10-6, in a benefit game before a sellout crowd of 10,792 hockey-starved fans at Boardwalk Hall on Saturday night. "We want hockey! We want hockey!" they chanted as the official attendance was announced early in the third period. It was reportedly the first hockey sellout in Atlantic City since 1933. ... Before the game and during the latter stages of the third period, there were chants of "Fire Bettman!" "Bettman sucks!" chants also echoed around the old arena. The Penguins' James Neal scored four goals to pace New York. Martin Brodeur was the losing goalie.

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November 26, 2012  09:05 AM ET

I don't think he was there Danny. He was offered in the raffle. Everybody loves cranky lawn-jockeys.

November 26, 2012  09:06 AM ET
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Why the hell would he even go??

Very good question. Unless boos and curses are music to his ears. Wouldn't surprise me.

November 26, 2012  09:19 AM ET

Bettman belittled at charity game

Would have been a more fitting headline

November 26, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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Why the hell would he even go??

excellent question ?? He has got to stop handing off the Cup to the winner each year also......brutally awkward television.

November 26, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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excellent question ?? He has got to stop handing off the Cup to the winner each year also......brutally awkward television.

Probably not going to be a problem this year.

November 26, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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excellent question ?? He has got to stop handing off the Cup to the winner each year also......brutally awkward television.

Not a problem, every few years there is no handoff of the Cup. Not gonna be one in 2013.

November 26, 2012  09:39 AM ET
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Probably not going to be a problem this year.

Great minds, etc.

November 26, 2012  09:44 AM ET

"Before the game and during the latter stages of the third period, there were chants of "Fire Bettman!" "Bettman sucks!" chants also echoed around the old arena."

That's what happens when fans spend too much time on FN reading Canuck's posts. :-)

November 26, 2012  09:48 AM ET
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excellent question ?? He has got to stop handing off the Cup to the winner each year also......brutally awkward television.

Sorry your Stamps came up short against the Argo-nots, HC. Must've been surreal watching any kind of Cup celebration in Toronto.

Next year, HC. Get 'em next year.

November 26, 2012  09:56 AM ET
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Sorry your Stamps came up short against the Argo-nots, HC. Must've been surreal watching any kind of Cup celebration in Toronto. Next year, HC. Get 'em next year.

I'm sure Justin Trudeau probably slipped a little something into the Stamps water bottles...

November 26, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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I'm sure Justin Trudeau probably slipped a little something into the Stamps water bottles...

Probably just a little payback. Wasn't it in Calgary Mick slipped a little something into Margaret?

November 26, 2012  10:22 AM ET
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Sorry your Stamps came up short against the Argo-nots, HC. Must've been surreal watching any kind of Cup celebration in Toronto. Next year, HC. Get 'em next year.

A little "short"?
Well only if you would consider the difference between Chara and Bettman little...:-)
ARRRRGGGGOOOOOOS

November 26, 2012  10:24 AM ET

There is no story when it has anything to do with booing Bettman...Now booing Bieber at the half time show last night....Priceless. :-)

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November 26, 2012  11:40 AM ET
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Sorry your Stamps came up short against the Argo-nots, HC. Must've been surreal watching any kind of Cup celebration in Toronto. Next year, HC. Get 'em next year.

Our back up QB was schooled by Toronto's Starting Quarterback. I was hung over like a rat from a weekend party in Kanaskis. Watching that embarrassing offensive performance just extended the nausea ;-)

November 26, 2012  11:43 AM ET

Our back up QB was schooled by Toronto's Starting Quarterback. I was hung over like a rat from a weekend party in Kanaskis. Watching that embarrassing offensive performance just extended the nausea ;-)

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November 26, 2012  12:08 PM ET
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A little "short"?Well only if you would consider the difference between Chara and Bettman little...:-)ARRRRGGGGOOOOOOS

The knife was already up to the hilt in HC's heart. Did you have to come along and give it a twist?

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