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How is NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman viewed around the league?

I'm just curious how people in the hockey world generally view his work as NHL Commissioner...

Asked By: Variant7 - 6/2/2010
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Most of the players I've talked to over the last few years like the job he's done for both them and the league. The league's articles give the players the chance to veto his contract, and they've overwhelmingly endorsed him each time it's come up... More
Answered By: Like I'm Telling You Who I A - 6/3/2010
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Crosby's boyfriend
Answered By: Tim - 6/2/2010
 
doin as good of a job as can be done. any commisioner is not going to be well liked, but if bettman was not doing what the board of govoners wanted, he'd be gone already.
Answered By: Desert Dogs (in GMDM we trust!!) - 6/2/2010
 
Favors the American Teams more than the Canadian Teams.
Answered By: Luongold - 6/2/2010
 
doing his job....nobody on YA knows a d**n thing about business ...only their team
Answered By: Scott - 6/2/2010
 
He is doing a great job and it shows. The NHL is now the 3rd biggest sports league only behind the NFL and the MLB. And the NHL is catching up to the MLB very fast.
Answered By: ImpeachObama - 6/2/2010
 
I and everyone I know thinks Bettman is a super nerd and should be replaced with a Canadian who is interested in getting at least 2 more teams back in Canada.
Answered By: Brad NotPitt - 6/3/2010
 
I reckon it depends on who you talk to... More
Answered By: Leafsfan29-RIP Killer - 6/3/2010
 
He has a regular podcast and confronts the questions head on. I like the guy, but giving Pitt, let alone HOST the winter classic is complete bull.
Answered By: yammer77 - 6/3/2010
 
his boss(es) are pleased w/ his work. (And no, his bosses are NOT the fans). and he has demonstrated to be a good businessman for the league (or at least "act" like it). hard to argue w/ these results. it could be worse. Exhibit A: Selig. at least last night instant replay was used to confirm goals or non-goals.
Answered By: you - 6/3/2010
 
he's racist toward Canadian teams just like NBC
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Answered By: Mr. Hockey Guy #2 - 6/3/2010
 
not to impressed
Answered By: Kaoru - 6/3/2010
 
He may be the most biased owner in sports.
Answered By: BEST ANSWER HERE -> - 6/3/2010
 
He's not all bad, but he's made his fare share of screw-ups. So, the general public opinion is that he sucks... More
Answered By: jackavsfan - 6/3/2010
 
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