• Petitioned The NHL

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Fire Gary Bettman as NHL Commissioner

    1. Petition by

      Jared Cornelia

      Wilmington, DE

An entire year of NHL hockey was lost in 2004-2005 due to the inability of the NHLPA and the NHL owners to work out a mutually-agreeable Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for both sides.

The current CBA expires on September 15, 2012 and, if a new agreement is not in place by that date, the NHL will experience another lockout. This means fans of the NHL might have to endure another year without NHL hockey or, at the very least, a shortened season.

Gary Bettman, as NHL Commissioner, is ultimately responsible for whether or not this occurs. As Commissioner, his role is to broker mutually-agreeable terms for both sides in the CBA. Considering that the 2004-5 lockout occurred on his watch, and considering we are potentially faced with another lockout, he is starting to show that he is not able to do his job with a reasonable degree of success.

If the NHL endures another lockout, the undersigned respectfully requests that the NHL fire Mr. Bettman as Commissioner and appoint a new individual to the post.

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    • Christopher Jelinek JOLIET, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Huge Hockey fan

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    • Nicholas O'Donnell DETROIT, MI
      • almost 2 years ago

      BECAUSE I'M SICK OF NOT HAVING HOCKEY. THIS GUY BETTMAN IS AN IDIOT

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      • almost 2 years ago

      Bettman has alienated the grass roots of hockey and the strong fans. He has not only put the income of owners and players in jeopardy, but thousands of area workers who rely heavily on game day work. Bettman has shown by his decisions of team locations that he does not know the hockey fan or the business as a whole.

      We are on the verge of the second lost season after a record income. If the deal that Bettman negotiated in 2005 is so unworkable, then why is he negotiating it again?

      Time for a change.

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    • john nolan HENDERSON, NV
      • about 2 years ago

      bettman is destroying the nhl

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    • Andrew Hazel PITTSBURGH, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      I love the NHL and it is something I look forward to. It is a highpoint of the year for me and for many others. If Bettman can't do his job, we should find someone that can do it for him.

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