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Who Would You Choose To Replace Gary Bettman?

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Gretzky, hell anyone who realizes hockey doesn't work in the desert/tropics would do just fine.

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In all seriousness, Ken Dryden would probably do a great job.

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I did a thread on this a while back, to which I suggested Don Cherry or Wayne Gretzky.

But I would also throw in names such as these:

Brian Burke - Former NHL exec and accomplished GM a strong personality and good negotiator.

Pat Quinn - See under "Brian Burke," save for being a NHL exec.

Ken Holland - Heard someone mention his name - he's a quality executive, one of the smartest guys in the business and cares a lot for the game.

Bobby Orr - Like Gretzky, one of the most repsected players of all time, and also has experience as an agent. Can garner enough support to make things happen.

Ken Dryden - See under "Bobby Orr." Perhaps he can make up for being such a political failure (all due respect, but his losing York Centre was terribly embarassing).

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Don Cherry, all Canadian league. Americans and Europeans burned at the stake.

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This.  He showed more intelligence in the first page of his book than Bettman has during the course of his entire life.

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Pointless thread

Obviously since Your asking if I was an Owner

I guess Bettman stays then and is not replaced, They didnt just have to give him a big extension, if they were not satisfied

As I have stated before a good chunk of the NHLPA has Bettman to thank too.

Without his over expansion and diluting the talent,

These guys would not be in the Big Leagues making the Big bucks, where everyone becomes a Millionaire

I see the fans being hateful of Bettman for obvious reasons

Maybe the Richer teams,who have to give back their expansion money to help these Teams continue to operate

If the players want to keep there membership rate up, they too will need to help subsidize these weaker Teams , not just the Owners

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I dont understand how the kids think that the players or we as fans have any say whatsoever in what the owners do or who they pick to be commissioner of the league.

We dont get to 'pick' this nor isit a popularity contest in the slightest.

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I vote Brian Burke. Much as people hate him, he's got the educational pedigree and actually gives a damn about the sport.

Also the idea that the owners are all in love with Bettman is overrated. See: Dolan, James. Bettman has done more right than wrong, but it wouldn't be outside the realm of possibility to see him thrown under the lockout bus if the owners continue to lose the PR war.

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It is only in the sense of making the owners happy. The fact that Bettman got a lenghhy extension with a rather nice raise would indicate he's doing exactly what the owners want. Something that goes way over the heads of far too many. Being the commissioner is all about making the owners happy. That's how you keep your job.

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It is only in the sense of making the owners happy. The fact that Bettman got a lenghhy extension with a rather nice raise would indicate he's doing exactly what the owners want. Something that goes way over the heads of far too many. Being the commissioner is all about making the owners happy. That's how you keep your job.

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Couldn't find this so started a thread. I know we all pretty much hate him, except a few weirdo's, but who would you choose to replace Gary if you were the owners? As a fan I know the obvious answer is anyone... literally anyone: baby cousin, sister, a clown (oh wait that's what we have now), Arnold "I'll be back" Schwarzenegger, Peyton Manning. The point is that it doesn't really matter because anyone is better, but it would be nice to have a legitimate replacement to consider...

My choice is Aaron Rome of course, What's the guy not good at right?

Derp...

http://www.brobible.com/gear/video/hercules-check-nhl-13

For good measure

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