Over 2000 NHL games have been cancelled due to Gary Bettman’s tenure as the commissioner, and yet he still has found himself a way to sneak into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a “builder.”
This guy has cost hockey fans so much and the fact he is being inducted in the Hall of Fame just flat out is bullshit. What has this man really done to move the game along with the current times or helped establish it as one of the four major sports? If anything, in his tenure as commish the sport of hockey has been passed by golf, nascar, UFC, and wrestling at times yet we have never made a push to break the top three sports of football, baseball and basketball.
From a fan’s standpoint, Bettman has been nothing but toxic towards the NHL and has no right to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, especially on the same day as the true hall of fame inductees. How can you put Gary Bettman in the same fucking sentence as Martin Brodeur when it comes to Hall of Fame inductees. That phrase right there pained me to even type.
Willie O’Ree and Gary Bettman are not in the same league, as a matter of fact they are not even in the same sport! O’Ree was the first black man to play in the NHL, paving the way and serving as an inspiration towards a generation of colored hockey players. Bettman on the other hand is responsible for three separate lock-outs and the fox tracking puck….Get the fuck out of here with that nonsense
The fact that an active player cannot be inducted into the Hall of Fame but this piece of shit commissioner can slither his way into and share space with the likes of Scotty Bowman, James E. Norris, or Frederick Stanley is truly a disgrace.