Discussion in 'The Business of Hockey' started by Leaf Lander, Dec 18, 2004.
where is he now?
Probably pickled in a jar sitting in a closet at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Seriously, the guy was a blip on the hockey history screen. The hardest he worked was to get himself into the hall.
I thought Gil was a great NHL President for the brief time that he served the league. I think Ziegler retired in 92', and Bettman came in 93', so Gil served as the hero of 1992. We need more short-term 60-day league president/comissioners to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. I will list Gil's acclompishments:
-putting his foot down on the Lindros Trade. Those greedy Nordiques tried trading him twice! Thank god ol' Gil was there to "lay down the law"
-handing the Canadiens their 23rd Stanley Cup (the last cup Canada won)
-putting teams in great hockey markets like Miami, FL and Anaheim, CA
-trying to rename Lord Stanley's cup to the "The Honorable Gil Stein Award For Excellence", which was voted down by the owners.
Actually, that was Bettman's first cup presentation.
lol not true