Brian Burke For NHL Commissioner?

April 3rd, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter

With so many NHL fans calling for the head of current NHL commissioner Gary Bettman these days, one has to wonder just how long it will be before there is serious pressure to replace him?

Bettman has served as the NHL’s Commissioner since February 1, 1993, which equates to just under two decades of work.

While there are plenty of fans out there that are quick to throw Bettman under the bus it must be noted that under the guidance of Bettman the NHL has grown it’s revenues from $400 million in 1993 to a whopping $2.2 billion sports industry.

Bettman has also been on hand to add six expansion teams into the fold, albeit with various levels of success.

Through it all Bettman has tried his best to give America what it wants, trusting in his belief that he can change American culture to include the great game of hockey, with the ultimate goal of one day making the NHL a household name to all.

While Bettman should be applauded for increasing revenues and expanding into Southern markets I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the dark side of his reign, including, but not limite ...

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