03-11-2005, 10:35 PM
03-11-2005, 11:37 PM
As much as I would like too, I think he has the long term health and safety of the NHL in mind, more then the NHLPA does. People weren't too happy with Tagliabue when the NFL went on strike, and now it is the healthiest professional sports league out there. The NFL CBA is the model for all other sports to follow. Without men like Bettman making tough decisions the NHL could very easily turn into MLB with only a few teams being financially independent and propping up the rest of the league.