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Risk-taker-in-chief: How Bettman has delivered

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 01 / 23 / 17

G ary Bettman was the change agent the NHL desperately needed. Named the first commissioner in NHL history in 1993, he was determined to enhance the look, feel and reputation of the rudderless league. In an interview the day before he was int...

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