Biznasty gets confirmation from Gary Bettman on where Connor Bedard will be drafted

BY MARCO    JANUARY 4, 2023  (1:42 PM)
It should be mentioned at the outset that we do not personally believe that the National Hockey League lottery is rigged in advance. If it were, it would be highly criminal to tamper with the draft winners.

For what follows, we are simply reporting a highly controversial statement that was heard on the extremely popular Spittin' Chiclets podcast, formed by mostly former NHL players.

Here is what is said in a video that was released today:

Basically, the guys are saying that Bedard will be a generational talent, along with Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin and Connor McDavid.


"He shoots the puck like Matthews, he sees the game like Crosby and he's so dynamic. [...] This is a lottery that will change the course of an NHL franchise's history."

Now here's the juicy part of what was reported, and it gets really interesting:

"Connor Bedard can start looking for apartments in Scottsdale (Arizona) at this point."

"After what happened with the Chicago Blackhawks (with all the controversies), they won't get the first overall pick. Forget it. And I believe that when the vote is official, and when Tempe (in Arizona) decides to build an arena (for the Coyotes), knowing that Arizona is Gary Bettman's baby, Connor Bedard will be a Coyotes player next season.

They never won the lottery, they never drafted first overall, they will have a new arena... Connor Bedard is going to Arizona and it's going to be incredible for this city and for this franchise. He's going to Arizona"

Former NHLer Paul Bissonnette then adds, probably in jest, but still:

"I know Bedard is going to Arizona. I talked to Gary Bettman about it yesterday."

Back to the fact that you have to take all of this with a very large grain of salt. However, coming from a very reputable podcast like this, from people who are known in the business, there is still something intriguing about it.

Are you also suspicious as they are about the possibility that Bedard is definitely going to Arizona?

To listen to the segment, it's here :


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