Like him or loathe him, Bettman brings brains to bear


As the man who officially announced the NHL lockout and is seen as its architect, commissioner Gary Bettman is taking more darts than anyone in this dispute, even more than NHL Players’ Association executive director Donald Fehr.

… “The problem with entrepreneurs is because they are successful in one area they think they are successful in all areas,” said Karl Moore, an associate professor in the Desautels faculty of management at Montreal’s McGill University. He says Bettman’s style of management is old-fashioned, one that serves the shareholders first, but necessary considering the makeup of the NHL.

Read full article: The Globe and Mail, October 7, 2012