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While the calendar continues to turn month by month, one thing has been consistent: a lack of NHL hockey.  Since the second lockout of Commissioner Gary Bettman’s tenure in the 2004-2005 season, hockey’s popularity in North America has grown exponentially.  The average attendance in the NHL last year was 17,455, higher than the rival NBA, and up 1.8% from two seasons ago, while the total attendance for the season ranked second in American professional leagues, behind the MLB.  So with all of this raging success and record revenue (over $3 billion, a new record), why have we not seen players on the ice this season? Gary Bettman. via bloguin.com Gary Bettman became commissioner of the NHL in February of 1993, and although the popularity has increased marginally every year, he has done nothing but destroy the league three times now.  The lockout of 2004-2005 was the first cancellation of an entire season in American pro sports history.  Every time Bettman appears to speak publicly, w...
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