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Why Does Everyone Hate Bettman

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I don't understand any of the Bettman hate other than maybe its the cool "thing" to do right now?

I used to Boo him too but then I realised he's made the NHL really strong like never before. Last year we passed the NBA in attendance average and hockey has never been this followed for a long time.

He allowed Winnipeg to have their team back too, yet Canadians on the most part still hate him?

He's only made hockey stronger. Am I the only one who feels this way about Bettman?

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try to sell hockey to non-traditional hockey markets............

he been commissioner for too long........time for a fresh start........

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Just listen to him talk, you will hate him soon enough.

But seriously, just use the search function. I'm sure 90% of the posts that show up will have negative comments about him.

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It's mostly his demeanor. He just comes off as a weasly, dishonest, unlikable, arrogant prick, really.

Everything else is mostly speculation or conspiracy theory.

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Do You really believe He cares about Hockey?

He has turned Hockey into a Business,with no ethics or integrity towards the Game

He singlehandly is destroying the Game !

What other Pro League changes its rules towards the Playoffs?

Which Other League changes its rules from game to game?

Which other League changes its rules depending on which period it is?

Which other League changes its rules,depending on the Score ?

Which other League changes its rules in OT?

Why isnt a penalty, a penalty at Any time?

Games are no longer being Reffed, They are being Managed

He is trying to make ALL the Owners money by Manufacturing parity,at the Expense of the Game.

Because its Playoff time again, regarding Last Years Playofffs

Do You really believe that they wanted Montreal to beat Boston,and have 2 Canadian Teams in the Final?

There would be zero interest in the USA if that happened.

Guaranteed as long as that Rat is around,That is something

You will Never see

He knows that Hockey,doesnt need to be sold in Canada for people to Watch

Teams dont even need to Win or be in contention for interest (Toronto prime example)

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Do You really believe He cares about Hockey?

He has turned Hockey into a Business,with no ethics or integrity towards the Game

He singlehandly is destroying the Game !

What other Pro League changes its rules towards the Playoffs?

Which Other League changes its rules from game to game?

Which other League changes its rules depending on which period it is?

Which other League changes its rules in OT?

Why isnt a penalty, a penalty at Any time?

Games are no longer being Reffed, They are being Managed

He is trying to make ALL the Owners money,at the Expense of the Game.

Because its Playoff time again, regarding Last Years Playofffs

Do You really believe that they wanted Montreal to beat Boston,and have 2 Canadian Teams in the Final?

There would be zero interest in the USA if that happened.

Guaranteed as long as that Rat is around,That is something

You wil Never see

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But has he not made hockey a lot stronger?

You guys have to admit he's doing something right.

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Hockey isn't a business to many people, it's a way of life, almost a religion, Bettman is viewed as the Jim Baker of that religion, he's taken something viewed as sacred and holy to many, and twisted and warped it into something unrecognizable to longtime followers for his own financial gain. This may be shocking to you, but some people still feel honesty, integrity and quality are more important than profit margin. Many people also feel he is taking Canadian fans for granted, he didn't do SFA to help Winnipeg or Quebec, but spends millions to keep Phoenix in place (didn't he say that no one wanted to own the Jets or Nordiques in those markets, guess what, no one wants to own Phoenix in that market either). He has also committed the cardnal sin of taking away the Saturday night game during the playoffs on many occasions. He represents everything that is wrong with hockey and pro sports in general, greed, corruption, hypocracy, lies, and a total distain for the fans and the sport itself.

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He is a literal ass!! I really wish someone would have pegged him with a glass of beer at the Finals presentation ceremony, one came close like ten feet. That would have made my year.

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Do You really believe He cares about Hockey?

He has turned Hockey into a Business,with no ethics or integrity towards the Game

He singlehandly is destroying the Game !

What other Pro League changes its rules towards the Playoffs?

Which Other League changes its rules from game to game?

Which other League changes its rules depending on which period it is?

Which other League changes its rules in OT?

Why isnt a penalty, a penalty at Any time?

Games are no longer being Reffed, They are being Managed

He is trying to make ALL the Owners money,at the Expense of the Game.

Because its Playoff time again, regarding Last Years Playofffs

Do You really believe that they wanted Montreal to beat Boston,and have 2 Canadian Teams in the Final?

There would be zero interest in the USA if that happened.

Guaranteed as long as that Rat is around,That is something

You will Never see

They know that Hockey,doesnt need to be sold in Canada for people to Watch

Teams dont even need to Win or be in contention for interest (Toronto prime example)

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Bettman loves the taste of cheesy sausage. Isn't that reason enough to hate him?

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While Bettman has implemented things that have strengthened the league he's also holding it back by trying to make it into something it's not. As fans we paid for that with a lockout to help league parity but really it was to make sure that teams that weren't making money had a chance to compete. That's the black and white of it. There's plenty of grey area as well but essentially it's that many feel he's held the league back more than he's improved it. Some of these teams have worked but then you look at Phoenix and think about how much better the league could be if just that one team wasn't a drain and was rather a real source of revenue.

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But has he not made hockey a lot stronger?

You guys have to admit he's doing something right.

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