50 Most Influential: No. 38 — Bill Daly
NHLCHANGE FROM 2013: NOT RANKED
While he traditionally has remained under the radar, the NHL’s deputy commissioner is becoming more visible on highly publicized business efforts — from the league’s new media deal with Rogers Communications, to possible expansion, to a World Cup of Hockey and Olympics participation. He clearly has the trust of ownership and his boss, Gary Bettman.
NBA writer John Lombardo and Executive Editor Abraham Madkour discuss the reasoning behind Adam Silver being No. 1 on our Most Influential list.