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If the Coyotes Leave, Does That Mean Gary Bettman Fails As Commissioner?

Published by on June 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Gary Bettman. Most Canadian hockey fans hate him. I hate him. I think that he is among the worst commissioners in any professional sport ever.

When Bettman was in his early years in the office of the NHL Commissioner, the NHL had more fans than the NBA. Now, it's hard to even fathom a world where the NHL Playoffs are on all the time on ESPN, and the NBA is banished to Versus.

When Bettman took over, the league was fun and exciting. Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, and Ray Bourque were consistently on highlight reels.

But you know what happened. Over expansion. Moving towards the southern United States. Bettman was probably thinking "Hey, there's no teams south of Washington other than the Kings. The Kin...

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