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by Alanah McGinley on 08/03/11 at 06:34 PM ET
What’s The Thing You Secretly Respect Gary Bettman For The Most?
“The fact he comes out to present the Conn Smythe trophy and Stanley Cup, knowing he’s going to get booed and heckled mercilessly, and yet carries on with his little speeches and presentations as if there’s nothing amiss.
“Could any of us go out there and face that avalanche of verbal abuse from 18, 000 fans who hate your guts? I doubt it. Say what you will about Bettman, and I believe he deserves most of the criticism he gets, but I respect that he doesn’t shy away from the Cup presentation ceremony, even when he knows he’s going to be heaped with abuse. Especially if he’s making the presentation to the visiting team.”
Maybe this is an interesting question for all of us. It’s so easy to criticize Bettman, but if pressed, could you share something you actually respect him for?
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