NEW YORK (AP) So long as fans keep their chants clean, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has no issue with Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry being compared to pop star Katy Perry.
"I don't think taunting chants at players on the other side of the ice, assuming the language is acceptable, is intended to be sexist in the slightest," Bettman said during his annual meeting with Associated Press Sports Editors on Friday. "It's like when you call a goaltender a sieve and they chant that. Is that now inappropriate?"
When reminded that sieves don't have feelings, Bettman nodded in agreement.