Gary Bettman Done? Time for the NHL to Move in a Professional Direction

November 29th, 2012 by Don Gibson Leave a reply »
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman finally said something today that actually makes sense.

He stated that it might be time for representatives on both sides, NHL Executives such as himself included, as well as members of the NHLPA, to step aside so that progress might be made in the NHL talks. 

Executive Director Bill Daly affirmed this assertion:

"After spending several hours with both sides over two days, the presiding mediators concluded that the parties remained far apart, and that no progress toward a resolution could be made through further mediation at this point in time." 

Now, I am sure that Gary Bettman is a fine fellow, the kind of guy you could have a very nice conversation with, but he has now overseen the NHL through three work stoppages—1994, 2005, 2012.

Isn't it time that someone told him that it isn't good enough?

Forwards are judged by their goals, assists and plus/minus. Defencemen are judged by their plus/minus and hits. Goalies are judged by the goals against. Coaches are judged by their win/lose percentage.

NHL commissioners should be judged by games played. ...

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