Hockey's Greatest Villain

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  1. Bring Back Bucky

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    Who has had the greatest negative impact on hockey in the past 25 years??? We're excluding the current powers that be, you can debate them on the business of hockey boards. These are guys that popped in my head, don't assume I hate them all, I am just thinking of people who have had either an effect on the game or on people's perception of it.

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    Pocklington. :mad:
     
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    Harold Ballard?
     
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    HM: Tony Twist
     
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    Graham James
     
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    Hard to argue with that. :(
     
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    Him and Harold Ballard would be my picks.
     
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    Bob Goodenow's starting to piss me off.
     
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    agreed
     
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    Well recently I'd have to say Tony Twist is pissing me off.
     
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    Todd because he is an animal. And the water works didnt help him. Get better Moore.
     
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    I only said Ziegler because he's the one who started the over-expansion of the early 90s in places there shouldn't be hockey before Bettman took over

    On a side note, don't you think that it's just a cooler title to be "NHL President" than "NHL Commissioner"? Why'd they change that?
     
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    Gary Bettman and Bob Goodenow, both of them single handedly destroyed the game to the point where there isn't even a 2004-05 season. The only thing worse than the horrible hockey related incidents of years past is having no hockey at all, and you can thank Bettman and Goodenow for that.
     
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    ex-NHLPA boss Alan Eagleson, with Harold Ballard coming a distant second..
     
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    Eagleson without a doubt. Followed by Harold Ballard.
     
  16. Harold Ballard
    Graham James
    Al Eagleson
    Brian Shaw
     
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    Wirtz has only held back hockey in Illinois Indiana and lower Wisconsin. Eagleson has screwed over so many people...
     
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    Gary Bettman. He moved teams from Quebec, Winnipeg to places like Nashville, Phoenix, etc.
     
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    With this whole lockout business and teams losing money, Wirtz' cheapness is actually starting to look smart. I still hate his guts though for all the years of pain he has caused. I dont know if he has really "held back hockey." Just pissed off a lot of fans in the Mid West.
     
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    They would get my vote as well.

    Others have had other negative impacts on certain teams and such, but these two are going to damage the game like no others before.
     
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    Eagleson and Graham James win this one in a tie boys.
     
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    Wow. I've never seen that video of Eagleson flipping off the Russian crowd during the Summit Series. He did it during the game... on the ice! The man's balls demand admiration.
     
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    No-one compares to Graham James.... sorry but he and whoever sexually abused those children at Maple Leaf Gardens both are hockey's greatest villains....
     
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