But he will MAKE them a smart investment, damnit! Seriously, though, how did Bettman bend this guy over a barrel? Are there risque pictures somewhere?
Some might say he's being realistic; supposedly he has to present a plan to turn around the Coyotes' fortunes during the negotiations. I'd be interested to hear what he'll do beyond (hopefully) fielding a competitive team, as that doesn't appear to be enough.
Here's Five For Howling's take.