|NHL Betting – Bettman Isn’t Well Liked By Hockey Fans|
|Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:15|
From Bet Online players to diehard hockey fans, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman doesn’t get a lot of respect in hockey circles for a multitude of reasons, but the overarching theme is that he is trying to change the game and take it far from its roots.
Bettman has been the commissioner in the NHL since February 1993, and he used to work for the NBA, where he put his law degree to use and helped construct their soft salary cap. Under his watch, the NHL expanded in the United States as Bettman put teams in places such as Nashville, Florida, Anaheim and Atlanta, which has since moved to Winnipeg. Sport betting online players even know that the league had no business expanding to these non-traditional markets; of the 11 teams with the lowest attendance in the NHL, five are from the southern United States, and two were from the western part of the country. All you have to do is point to the issues that the league has had with Phoenix, who had the lowest attendance in the league, but still weren’t allowed to move to Canada and specifically, Hamilton.
Bettman has also tried to rein in fighting, which is still one of the most popular parts of the game and the instigator rule has backfired as players are now taking liberties with the opposition and players can no longer police the game as they used to.
The league had two lockouts under Bettman and a third is looming over this season, so you may not see the NHL in your online sportsbook (which you can see here), thanks to Gary Bettman.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 August 2012 23:24|