Bettman got 4% raise last year

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  1. LadyStanley

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    That's a high cap hit, maybe they can trade him to a rebuilding league.
     
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    he should get a rasie AND a bonous. he's doing a GREAT job!! keep up the good work Mr.Bettman!!

    of course i should say i'm from winnipeg and we just a got a team again so that may have played a little bit of a factor why i think he's doing good. :)
     
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    eh he's doing a good job imo. compared to stern in the nba who makes 23 million and that league is a train wreck. can't complain with his pay and the direction the league is going
     
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    his employers are happy, so there you go.
     
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    meh he was a bit of an ass when they announced winnipeg got their team, so i really wouldn't give him too much credit for that.
     
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    The list of transgressions for Bettman is surprisingly small:
    -- moving the awards to Vegas
    -- no resolution for the Phoenix situation

    That's pretty much it. The vast majority of things he's blamed for are not on him at all. Things like:
    -- Southern expansion
    -- Six divisions & dropping the Adams, Patrick, Norris and Smythe names.
    -- QUE, WIN, HAR, MIN relocating
    -- Atlanta "failing"
     
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    I got a 10% raise last year and I'm pretty sure he had more of an impact on his company's bottom line than I did. I have no problem with executive compensation; it's the market value of a unique skill-set.
     
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    I'll second that, Bettman is doing a great job and an even larger raise is in order!:D

    PS I'm also from Winnipeg and the fact that we got a team back has no bearing on my opinion of Bettman.;)
     
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    Did Bettman really do anything to get Winnipeg a team? Didn't he just shrug and go "Well, okay, if no one in Atlanta wants to buy the team because they won't own an arena, I'll rubber stamp a sale"

    The same argument I use to say MIN, HAR, QUE and WIN weren't his doing applies here.
     
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    Gary Bettman doing a great job my ass the guy has screwed up the NHL. so bad it ain't funny oh where to start .

    -Southern USA. expansion
    -1994 - 1995 lockout cost the NHL. half a season
    -2005 lockout cost the NHL. the entire 2005 season
    -Atlanta failing
    -The Coyotes fiasco
    -Lost the big TV. deal do to the 2005 lockout
    -The NHL. went from the #1 in the early 90's all way down to #5 right now out of all the major North American sports & are endanger being over taken by the MLS. & droping down to #6 under Bettman's reign .

    The only reason Bettman still has his job is because most the NHL. BOG. are just as corrupted as he is & are also just a bunch of yes men .
     
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    Funny, nobody challenged that idea yet you felt the need to defend it.
     
  13. I like how Bettman makes more then Jarome Iginla.
     
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    As you should. Bettman is the highest ranking executive officer in a multi-billion dollar industry. Iginla is just an employee of one of 30 teams.

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    Decided on by the BoG in the late 80's long before GB was hired. Only Columbus, Minensota, Atlanta, & Nashville were even awarded during his tenure.

    And if the big market owners didn't sand bag him, it's likely we would have had a salary cap in '95 and no second lockout.

    Then blame Goodenow - he could have gotten pretty much the same CBA before '05 if he had been willing to negotiate.

    And how, exactly is GB to blame for that?

    Blame JB/Rodier/Moyes for that - after that first strike, GB did what any league would have done.

    Got that big deal in the first place and it had already expired before the lockout. The new ESPN deal signed before the lockout (ESPN2 only, no NHL 2Night) was for even less than the post-lockout OLN deal.

    Sigh. The NHL was by no measure #1 in the 90's - back then it was, as it is now, behind the NFL, MLB, & NBA. And if you bring up the SI Cover thing, I will have to slap you.

    They are his bosses. They hired him. They like what he's done. they've renewed him multiple times with raises.

    He works for them - not for you, not for me, not for "The Game", not for the players.
     
  16. Fugu

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    What are his accomplishments?


    (And Atlanta was entirely under his watch, as was Boots, Moyes, OK Hockey et al.)
     
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    I was being proactive. ;)
     
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    I see a Hamilton resident is a bit upset that they didnt get a team under bettman :laugh:
     
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    I can't believe Bud Selig makes over $18 million. Bettman and the NHL are headed in the right direction at least.
     
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    How much does the average CEO of a 3 billion dollar/year company make? I'm willing to bet a vast sum of money it's a lot more than 7.5M
     
  21. Fugu

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    Well he's not the CEO of a $3 billion dollar company. 85-90% of NHL revenues are made by the individual teams.
     
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    Surprise Surprise People actully defend this clown & shift the blame on others the fact is that this guy & his yes men has done more harm than good for the NHL. .
     
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    The only reason why Winnipeg got the Jets back is because of David Thompson & 20+ billions .
     
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    All I have to say is. ..

    LoL
     
  25. PlagerBros*

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    Perhaps you should look up the word "industry" and then rethink this statement.

    Nice job not bothering to respond to any of the facts presented to you...and continuing to not understand the purpose and use of punctuation.
     
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