"On February 1, 1993, Bettman's tenure as the first commissioner of the National Hockey League began, replacing Gil Stein, who served as the NHL's final president. The owners hired Bettman with the mandate of selling the game in the U.S. market, END LABOR UNREST complete expansion plans, and modernize the views of the "old-guard" within the ownership ranks."
The only 3 lockouts in NHL history are under Bettman. Yep, this man sure knows how to avoid labor disputes. Kinda like a fat kid can avoid eating cakes.
And yes, I do also blame the players. They get paid millions of dollars to play a game that people play for fun, but this man still has to ******* go.