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Gary Bettman
Gary Bettman

The commissioner of the National Hockey League, Gary Bettman has been in the position since 1993, but not without controversy. Bettman ascended to the position after serving as senior vice president for the NBA. Under his administration, the NHL has grown impressively, including the addition of six new teams during an aggressive expansion phase. He has been chastised by hockey fans for try…

Date of Birth: June 02, 1952


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"My feeling is that contracts should always be honored. ... This is a situation where a legally binding contract is not being honored and that's not right," Gary Bettman
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"Red Storey brought passion, dedication and enthusiasm to each and every game as an NHL referee." Gary Bettman
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"We will return this game to our fans with a promise - we will do everything in our power to be the best we can be and to earn your continued devotion. This was a terrible time for everyone associated with the game. We will do everything we can to make it up to you." Gary Bettman
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"I believe that I owe it to our fans, our business partners, all the people that work in and about the game, that I'm going to have to make an official announcement. But in some respects, I'm sort of doing that now because I think everybody understands the timetable." Gary Bettman
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"If you want to know how I feel, I'll summarize it in one word - terrible." Gary Bettman
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"What they say to you [in the media] publicly and what they say to us may not be the same thing." Gary Bettman
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"Red Storey brought passion, dedication and enthusiasm to each and every game as an NHL referee. Long after his retirement as on on-ice official, he continued to serve as one of the truly great ambassadors for the game ..." Gary Bettman
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"The cynics were predicting that by taking a year off, which obviously is something nobody wanted to do, we would have destroyed our following and our fans would never come back," Gary Bettman
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"Our clubs, our players and our fans want to take action, and they will do so together through their collections, through their donations and through the contributions generated by this special auction." Gary Bettman
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"In many quarters, there was a constant suggestion over the last year that the situation we found ourselves in would result in tremendous damage and that's not the case," Gary Bettman
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"It's also making things (fiscally) healthier at the AHL level as well as the NHL. I feel it already." Gary Bettman
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"It will take time for people to find us, to get into the habit, to get used to what the schedule is." Gary Bettman
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"My message to the kids and our fans is hockey's a great game. There's a lot of hockey being played at all levels. Get involved, do it. We will be back and we will be back better than ever and hopefully as soon as possible. Don't give up on the game. It's too good." Gary Bettman
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"It will give us a better opportunity than ever before to connect with our fans and sports viewers." Gary Bettman
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"For anybody to suggest two weeks into the season, when we're playing at 93 per cent capacity, that there are trouble spots, I think is looking for a negative story that isn't there, ... All our franchises will be fine." Gary Bettman
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"Two weeks into the season we're at 93 per cent capacity, ... That's a five per cent increase over 2003-2004." Gary Bettman
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"a framework that has enabled teams in smaller markets to sign top players." Gary Bettman
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"For a variety of reasons, the story has gotten ahead of itself. I won't speculate as to why. We're treating it very seriously. We'll get to the bottom of this." Gary Bettman
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"Even in those cases when there were instances of alleged provocation, we have made it clear that NHL personnel need to do everything possible to avoid a confrontation of fans, and the failure to do so is not acceptable." Gary Bettman
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"We understand very clearly the difference between protecting a goaltender from injury and helping the goaltender protect the area of the net from a goal." Gary Bettman
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"We understand very clearly the difference between protecting a goaltender from injury and helping the goaltender protect the area of the net from a goal," Gary Bettman
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