Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 11/19/12

CHICAGO - MAY 03: Commissioner Gary Bettman of the National Hockey League speaks at a press conference before the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Vancouver Canucks in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on May 3, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Ok, most of us know about the current saga playing out in the NHL. We’re in a lockout and, at least to us, it seems never-ending. Supposedly, this argument is between NHL players and owners. However, I think it’s between two men with big egos–Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr. Here I’m going to give you some reasons why Bettman should not be allowed near these negotiations. Honestly, he should be fired altogether. Let’s begin, shall we? First and foremost Bettman’s been the central figure in three (yes, THREE!) lockouts during his tenure as NHL Commissioner. Just a year and a half after he was hired to end labor unrest the NHL played a shortened 48-game season due to a lockout. 10 years later he was again in the middle of a labor mess and this time it cost the league the ENTIRE 2004-05′ season. As if that isn’t bad enough the league seemed to finally be growing and gaining national attention since the last one wiped out the whole season. Instead, we’re watching old re-runs of games from...
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