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Owners back Gary Bettman with 5-year contract extension

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Was just coming to post this. 5 more years of him...there has to be some way that he does not stick around any longer than that.

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Owners back Gary Bettman with 5-year contract extension

Wow, I guess this was done in November, but wasn't reported until today.

I've had enough of this guy. I think when the Red Wings start their decline (whenever that is), I'm focusing more attention on Baseball.

They like having a yes-man that is just a figurehead for them and never challenges them to improve the league and make the hard decisions... pathetic...

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There's so much negativity right now with concussions and teams going bankrupt, and they re-up this guys for 5 more years!? Other than the Red Wings, add to that the Tigers getting better, I really don't have a reason to watch hockey games.

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wow. this infuriates me so much i could rant for hours about how bad bettman is for the nhl yes, he has done a few good things. but we need someone running the league that has played the game at a high level. shannahan would make a great comish i think.

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You guys weren't expecting him to be gone, were you? Commissioners don't get fired or leave, like ever. Frustrating as it may be, the sniveling little weasel is here and here past the 5 years I would imagine dry.gif

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Well - ya gotta give the little turd credit where it's due...He got them the cap, tv ratings are slowly but steadily rising, and overall league parity.

I don't care for him, but obviously most of the owners do :brow:

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Well - ya gotta give the little turd credit where it's due...He got them the cap, tv ratings are slowly but steadily rising, and overall league parity.

I don't care for him, but obviously most of the owners do :brow:

Yep, 6 mil a year players in the AHL, tv ratings going up on channels that no one watches and guys getting away with taking people's heads off. Great job Gary!

esteef

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I can't say that I am surprised. Despite the fact that so many people can't stand the guy whenever you hear owners and gms (for the most part) talk about him they always seem to approve.. whats 5 more years anyways? :hehe:

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Ugh. Freaking horse s***.

No hockey on TV for me tonight or yesterday and yet there is like 9 basketball games on and 10 preseason baseball games.

Shanny for commish!

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Yep, 6 mil a year players in the AHL, tv ratings going up on channels that no one watches and guys getting away with taking people's heads off. Great job Gary!

esteef

versus is a great channel! if you like watching "whacked out sports", fishing, and bicycle racing! :huh:

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They like having a yes-man that is just a figurehead for them and never challenges them to improve the league and make the hard decisions... pathetic...

Sort of like the President of The United States is for our crappy Government...

...owners don't want someone there who knows whats best for the game (Shanahan) they want a lawyer there who knows whats best for them and their money...

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Every day presents a few cold and irritable reminders that this world is about as far away from being fair as it can be, no matter how fair we try to make it for everybody.

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Of course Bettman got a contract extension. You think Sidney Crosby wants to go back to blowing sailors for $5 a pop at The Manhole to cover his rent?

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Sigh... Why won't they get rid of him? :(

For all you people thinking Shanahan should have the job, you're wrong.

He lacks the legal education required by the NHL articles of incorporation. It will never be a former player unless they spend considerable time in college training for the position.

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Sigh... Why won't they get rid of him? :(

For all you people thinking Shanahan should have the job, you're wrong.

He lacks the legal education required by the NHL articles of incorporation. It will never be a former player unless they spend considerable time in college training for the position.

True, you need a degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. Look it ups, yo.

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One! Two! Three! Four! Five!

Five more years! Ah, hahahaha.

epic

True, you need a degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. Look it ups, yo.

Ken Dryden.

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