Im not gonna quote stats but this is what I know as a lay-fan with Gary as the Commish...
So of course you all saw the interview with Gary Bettman during the fabulous come back victor of our NYIsles over the smurfs. I have heard many people boo him and at times make fun of him during many on-ice presentations especially at last years Stanley Cup. So what do you think of Gary? My opinion below...
- Faster, more exciting, intense games
- Agreement with KHL to honor contracts
- Uninterrupted participation of the NHL in the Olympics
- Expansion of the league without diluting the talent player pool
- Exciting playoff series'
- Protecting the NHL from idiots like World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) and taking the players side against them.
- Finally: A Consistent plan for the future mixed with an ever evolving positive but simply rule changes to protect the players while keeping the level of the game superb.
If you disagree please tell me..I am asking really not just pimping for Gary...though his rate is $40/hr if you are interested.