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12-10-2012, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
It would be more accurate to compare the lost games as percentage of their league's available games. This reeks of gerrymandering.
Ask and it is given.

From the time Gary Bettman took office to today, 10.1% of NHL regular season games have been lost. No games have been lost in the six years that Roger Goodell has run the NFL. 2% of NBA games have been lost under David Stern's watch (28 years) and 2% of MLB games have been lost under Bud Selig's leadership (20 years).

Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
Is it ever possible to blame Bettman for his management of the NHL for nearly two decades now? One more nail in this NHL fan's coffin.
Context matters. The wishes of individual owners matter. The willingness of the players association to compromise matters. That being said, the % of games lost under Bettman's watch is higher than the % of games lost by the NFL, NBA, and MLB combined, and its not even close. Pretty damning evidence of a job poorly done.

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