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Gary Bettman Has Been On This Earth For 60 Years

via Lynn Hoppes of ESPN,

Gary Bettman, commissioner of the National Hockey League, was born today in Queens, N.Y.

The 60-year-old Bettman, a graduate of Cornell University and New York University School of Law, has been commissioner since 1993.

Bettman’s controversial decisions and presiding over two labor stoppages have made him unpopular in various arenas. He is regularly booed by NHL fans.

“You’re always going to have critics,” Bettman told Maxim magazine in 2008. “What I’ve always told people: If I take the ice and it’s completely silent, then I’ll know I’m in trouble.”

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Booo.

Posted by ThatGuy from Michigan on 06/02/12 at 05:40 PM ET

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Have a good one, Gary, then save us from Donald Fehr.

Posted by Al on 06/02/12 at 08:45 PM ET

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United front of fans to be silent when Bettman takes the ice!

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 06/03/12 at 12:46 AM ET

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