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The Three Little Pigs: Balsillie, Bettman, and the Toronto Maple Leafs

Published by on May 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

A puppet, a giant, and a man on a mission makes for an interesting test of wills.

THE PUPPET - GARY BETTMAN

It's easy for people to target Mr Bettman and say he's the cause of all the evil behind the "apparent" NHL blockade of another franchise in Canada. If we look at his role in the NHL it really is clear however that he is merely a puppet for the rest of the NHL brass.

There is probably no brass more powerful in the league than those "brilliant minds" at the headquarters of The Toronto Maple Leafs. Considering that they are a revenue generating machine for NHL and an original six team and also in what some might call the the hockey centre of the universe for the NHL, they carry tons of weight.

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