Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/09/12 at 07:35 PM ET
from Jamie Samuelsen at the Detroit Free Press,
In the history of professional sports, I’m not sure there’s ever been a more disliked figure than NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. It doesn’t help that he looks and talks like a weasel. It doesn’t help that he has all the arrogance and smugness of NBA commissioner David Stern even though he’s made his game worse during his near two decades of power. And it doesn’t help that we live in Detroit and have been the victims of nearly every one of his silly decisions that supposedly make the sport better, but make things worse for Red Wing Nation.
So I come here not to praise Bettman because he had nothing to do with the fact that the Stanley Cup playoffs have been phenomenal up to this point. But I also can’t bash him and that takes some serious restraint. While the NBA has slogged through the first round and given us injury after injury, blowout after blowout and slugfest after slugfest, the NHL has provided us with the most entertaining month of hockey in years.
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