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Gary Bettman made right call on Southern California hockey
Gary Bettman made right call on Southern California hockey

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman knew what was coming Monday as soon as the question began. A little more than 21 years ago, at a news conference in Anaheim to announce the birth of the Ducks franchise — then called the Mighty Ducks — he got into the spirit of the thing and joined a group of dignitaries in blowing air through a small wooden duck call that produced a loud quaaaack. The first words reminding him of that day inspired Bettman to reenact that duck-call moment, certainly one of the most memorable occasions in the team’s early history. “I don’t have the call but I have the picture,” Bettman said Monday before the Ducks...

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