Incompetence on Ice: Why Gary Bettman is the Worst Commissioner in Sports

October 21st, 2010 by Josh McMullen Leave a reply »

Most faithful readers will remember my diatribe last year, naming Major League Baseball’s Bud Selig as the worst commissioner in the history of organized sports.

I’ve decided that’s not the case.

There is one that is worse, and he’s running a sport he has no business running. If the powers that be had the sense God gave an orangutan, they’d throw him out on his backside right away.

I’m talking, of course, about NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.

First off, he’s just a coward, plain and simple. Most of you will remember the Chicago Blackhawks’ Nicklas Hjalmarsson’s hit on Buffalo Sabres star Jason Pominville that sent one of the NHL’s iron men to the sidelines with a concussion. Amidst the urging of one of the best goalies of this era, Ryan Miller, Bettman had the chance to send a message to NHL enforcers: we will not tolerate hits from behind and hits that can cause serious injury.

Instead, he too ...

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