Does the NHL commissioner need to be free from owners' control?
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12-08-2012, 09:35 PM
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I think if the original ideal were realized, it would involve the following.
NHLPA head (Fehr)
NHL head (Bettman)
A jointly-agreed upon neutral party. Ideally this would be a pragmatic and fair individual.
The first name that popped into my head for the last one wasn't Dryden or Gretzky or any of the standard names; it was actually Paul Kelly.
It sounds to me, from the OP, that the in the original idea the Commissioner was supposed to be that 3rd party between the NHL and the NHLPA.
Now it is pretty clear that today the office is representative of the owners.
A committee of Dryden, Gretzky and lets say Keenan for S&G's might be better than just appointing just one person.
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