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#1 Salviaman

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:46 PM

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman's salary has more than doubled since the 2004-05 lockout with his current salary at $7.5 million for the fiscal year ending June 30 of last year, according to SportsBusiness Journal.

Bettman received a 4 percent increase during the 2009-10 season. The league's most recent tax filing showed $5,787,524 in base salary, $826,369 in other compensation, $877,587 in deferred compensation and $25,988 in benefits.

According to the report, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig earns $18.35 million annually and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earns $10.9 million. NBA commissioner David Stern's salary is not reported publicly but is believed to be more than $10 million.

Bettman was paid $3.7 million the year of the lockout, but total revenue generated by the NHL, NHL Enterprises and member clubs has increased from $2.1 billion to $2.9 billion during that period, according to SportsBusiness Journal.

The tax filing also showed NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly's pay increased 7.4 percent to more than $2 million and senior vice president Colin Campbell earned $1.5 million.

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:47 PM

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman's salary has more than doubled since the 2004-05 lockout with his current salary at $7.5 million for the fiscal year ending June 30 of last year, according to SportsBusiness Journal.

Bettman received a 4 percent increase during the 2009-10 season. The league's most recent tax filing showed $5,787,524 in base salary, $826,369 in other compensation, $877,587 in deferred compensation and $25,988 in benefits.

According to the report, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig earns $18.35 million annually and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earns $10.9 million. NBA commissioner David Stern's salary is not reported publicly but is believed to be more than $10 million.

Bettman was paid $3.7 million the year of the lockout, but total revenue generated by the NHL, NHL Enterprises and member clubs has increased from $2.1 billion to $2.9 billion during that period, according to SportsBusiness Journal.

The tax filing also showed NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly's pay increased 7.4 percent to more than $2 million and senior vice president Colin Campbell earned $1.5 million.

http://espn.go.com/n...led-nhl-lockout

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:51 PM

No wonder it took Stamkos so long to agree to his contract, I'd want more then Buttman if I was him too! :ph34r::hehe:

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:01 PM

This is a big LOL :thumbdown:

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:06 PM

The owners all like the job he is doing. I say good for him. I just hope that there isn't a lockout when the CBA expires. We don't need another debacle like we had last time the CBA expired.
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:25 PM

Geez, here we all thought Ericsson's contract was bad.
 
 
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 11:16 PM

Reasonable salary, really. He probably does just as much work as any athlete, constant meetings, planning, public affairs, travel, etc. I'm pretty sure Bettman probably lives his job and puts in as much time and a lot of travel as the athletes do.

Whatever our feelings of Bettman, the fact is he has overseen the rebuilding of the sport into a much more marketable, and arguably more popular version nationally. At least he did something (as much as I hate to admit it) to earn the raise, unlike some of our other corporate CEOs who profit while their companies implode.

And this will probably be the one and only time you see me defend Bettman.
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 11:25 PM

Sure that is what he's making this year but whats his cap hit?
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 02:57 AM

It sounds a lot, but in the unreal world of executive salaries it really isn't. The CEO of my employers got a $27M bonus last year :ranting:
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:54 AM

I'll give him 7.5 cents to go away.
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 07:37 AM

Geez, here we all thought Ericsson's contract was bad.


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Posted 26 July 2011 - 07:44 AM

Pound-for-pound, he's the world's most expensive manure spreader.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 08:31 AM

The owners all like the job he is doing. I say good for him. I just hope that there isn't a lockout when the CBA expires. We don't need another debacle like we had last time the CBA expired.

The players won't make $$$ if there's a lock-out for the 2012/2013 season.

The owners won't make $$$ either.

Will Gary get his paycheck?

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 08:58 AM

Sure that is what he's making this year but whats his cap hit?

and you have to factor in the fact that it's a 35+ contract, so no cap relief for early retirement

I wonder if it's a front loaded contract?

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 09:02 AM

Terrible overpayment.
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:04 PM

So he makes almost as much as the NFL and NBA commissioners. That seems out of whack to me given that the total value of those leagues is probably much higher than the NHL's.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:17 PM

Here is an idea. Since he basically owns the Yotes, he should give his salary directly to the payroll so they can actually sign players up to the cap, get better, and stay there like he keeps harping on about!
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:00 PM

The players won't make $$$ if there's a lock-out for the 2012/2013 season.

The owners won't make $$$ either.

Will Gary get his paycheck?

I remember reading somewhere that Gary didn't get a paycheck either during the lockout. He could have made money, but he instead opted to not get paid. I believe that he donated it to charity or something like that. It has been a while since I read that source, I will see if I can find it. That makes sense actually because if the NHL isn't making money, then he shouldn't make any either.

Edited by Nightfall, 26 July 2011 - 01:02 PM.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:33 PM

To put this in perspective, since the lockout Bettman's salary doubled and Datsyuk's did not.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 02:01 PM

So another bash Bettman thread... how original...
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