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by Alanah McGinley on 10/07/11 at 02:14 PM ET
From Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press (via Canada.com):
It raised a good point — what exactly has Bettman done to be so disliked, even hated, by so many Winnipeg and Canadian hockey fans?
Move Winnipeg and Quebec franchises to the U.S.? Fine, but last time we checked, the fact that there were no potential owners, terrible arenas, a low Canadian dollar in those days was not Bettman’s fault.
Neither are rainy days and losing lottery tickets but there is no shortage of people who act like the NHL commissioner ruins their every day.
Fast forward to 2011 and it is incomprehensible how Bettman can be reviled for ushering the league back to Winnipeg in 2011.
But that perception continues, in many media outlets, in many instances during the May 31 celebrations, even in a Winnipeg hair salon which proudly boasted in early June that Bettman was not welcome.
It’s logic at its wackiest.
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