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11-18-2012, 02:46 PM
Just the tip!
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Originally Posted by Crease View Post
Per Article VII of the NHL Constitution, an officer (including the Commissioner) may be removed with a two-thirds majority vote of all Member Clubs present and voting on the matter.

Bettman has in his contract a clause that requires 50% + 1 to pass a CBA that he approves, and requires a 75% super majority to pass a CBA he does not approve. In other words, Bettman, with the support of 8 owners, can block any CBA from ratification.
Contract law is a bit murky a direct majority of the BoG could likely vote to break that clause and pay whatever severance package Gary want to go quietly. As I see it if they really want to fire him they will fire him. Gary will likely sue because he a lawyer and that what they do and the NHL will settle.

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