Originally written on Goon's World  |  Last updated 9/3/12
Jack Todd of the Montreal Gazette has really hit the nail on the proverbial head with this zinger on Garry Bettman – I see the guy as a bully and a smug narcissist whose time has passed him by.
Jack Todd, Montreal Gazette --- You have to hand it to Gary Bettman – the man has all the animal bases covered. Bettman has the cheek of a cat burglar, the determination of a pit bull and the stubbornness of a mule. He treats hockey fans like a bunch of monkeys and his latest offer to the NHLPA was pure, unadulterated horse patootie.

Bettman’s most recent stunt was so cute, it could have been a Kodak Moment. First, he hit the players with an “offer” that was more like a rollback to 1994.

Then, when he softened that “offer” ever so slightly, he made like he had offered an enormous concession. Bettman is like a bully neighbour who knocks on your door and says he’s going to be taking your house, your wife, your kids, your cars and your dog. You mutter something about places where the sun don’t shine and he leaves.
Bettman’s face would also probably be a popular choice for NHL fan’s dart boards. I do think there is a reason that he is booed when the Stanley Cup is presented to the winning teams after the cup clinching games – he is one of the most polarizing figures in the game of hockey. #FIREBETTMAN


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