The Top 10 Reasons To Fire Gary Bettman

Sean JoyceContributor IApril 30, 2009

The Top 10 Reasons To Fire Gary Bettman

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    DALLAS - JANUARY 23:  NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to the press after meeting with the Board of Governors at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel on January 23, 2007 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

10. He Got Rid of White Home Jerseys

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    BOSTON - APRIL 18:  Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins celebrates teammate Chuck Kobasew's goal against the Montreal Canadiens during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs on April 18, 2009 at the TD Bank

9. He Stopped the Sport for an Entire Year

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    NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 16:  National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman looks down as he announces that the 2004-05 season is being canceled during a news conference at the Westin New York, Times Square, February 16, 2005 in New York City. The NHL becom

8. He took fighting out of the NHL

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    ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 27:  (R-L) Center Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks fights with center Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks at the beginning of Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Honda

7. He Stretched the League Too Thin

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    ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 27:  Mike Brown #13 of the Anaheim Ducks celebrates a goal by Francois Beauchemin #23 as Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks looks on during Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs a

6. He Got Rid of the Old Divisions

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    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 2:  NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman attends the NHL and Esquire season launch party at Esquire North on October 2, 2007 in New York City.  (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for NHL)

5. He Took Teams Out of Canada

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    LONDON,ON - JANUARY 3:  Canadian Flag ceremony skater prior to start of game against Team USA on January 3, 2008 at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario. Team USA defeated Team Pacific 3-2 and earned a spot in the gold medal game against Team Ontario

4. He Made the Worst TV Contract in Sports History

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    LAS VEGAS - APRIL 06:  NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference discussing the 2009 NHL Awards at the Ghostbar at the Palms Casino Resort April 6, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2009 NHL Awards will be held at the Palms on June 18, 20

3. He Made Hockey Boring

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    MONTREAL - JANUARY 25: Gary Bettman and Shelli Bettman attend the NHL All Star Game at Bell Centre on January 25, 2009 in Montreal.  (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images for NHL)

2. He Expanded Too Far South

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    GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 11:  General view of action between the Anaheim Ducks and the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on April 11, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Ducks in 5-4 in an overtime shootout.  (Photo by Ch

1. He Was Sent to Kill Hockey By David Stern

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    ATLANTA - APRIL 29:  NBA Commissioner David Stern greets fans courtside as the Miami Heat take on the Atlanta Hawks during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Philips Arena on April 29, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User express
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