Fire Gary Bettman sign now

We the fans of the game hockey and the NHL request the dismissal of Commissioner Gary Bettman. Mr Bettman came to power by forming an Old Boys Club with the owners of the NHL teams then ousting former president Mr John Ziegler because of a 10 day strike. Since Mr Bettman gained control of the NHL we have seen 2 strikes one lasting half of a season in 1994/95 and the other strike canceled the entire 2004/05 season. Those facts on their own merits brings into question Mr Bettmans ability to run the NHL. Adding to those facts are since the forming of the Old Boys Club Mr Bettman has the ability to change NHL Constitution and rules of the game to suit his own personnel agenda. One example of his changing the Constitution is in this excerpt from a 2007 Globe and Mail article.

"Section 4.3 of the constitution states, among other things, "No franchise shall be granted for a home territory within the home territory of a member without the written consent of that member."
But the league has a different interpretation.
"There is no single-vote veto to a relocation," NHL vice-president Bill Daly said, citing the league's Bylaw 36 which states that on advice of counsel the NHL uses a simple majority to approve or turn down franchise relocation, above and beyond provisions in its constitution that might indicate teams have veto power.
Commissioner Gary Bettman has applied the majority vote for all relocation's during his tenure and is on record as saying a majority vote would be applied to any relocation to Southern Ontario.

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An example of a rule change that has hurt the game is the instigator rule, Since its implementation there has been a rise in hitting from behind and careless stick work injuring numerous star players. Commissioner Gary Bettman is trying to expand to the southern States to increase revenues from the larger television market, On the surface this is a very viable option. But his implementation of this is draining the grassroots of hockey witch is hurting the game and the NHL in the long run. Mr Bettman has moved the Minnesota North Stars to Dallas (1993), the Quebec Nordiques to Denver (1995), the Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix (1996) and the Hartford Whalers to North Carolina (1997). With these 4 teams moving 3 of them are struggling and the fourth has never made a profit and loses millions of dollars each year forcing the team into bankruptcy proceedings. Mr Jim Balsille has offered to buy the troubled team out of bankruptcy and relocate them to a more viable location in Southern Ontario and back to a grassroots market. But Mr Bettman is doing everything in his power to keep the team in a non hockey market. Does this sound like a rational man or a man with a vendetta Please bring back respectability to the game and the NHL by dismissing Mr Gary Bettman.

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  • 04 January 2016800. Carolyn L
    I support this petition
  • 01 January 2016799. Vicente O
    How a non-hockey guy got this job is beyond me. Fire him now before he kills the NHL. City, Province/ State Detroit, Michigan
  • 13 December 2015798. Patrick G
    Bettman SUCKS! City, Province/ State Granby, Quebec, Canada
  • 13 December 2015797. Keith M
    I support this petition
  • 02 December 2015796. Jerett Ellison
    I support this petition
  • 30 November 2015795. Ken C
    its time for a change and bring back hockey to the ones who love it City, Province/ State Port Burwell Ontario
  • 23 November 2015794. Martin R
    I support this petition
  • 21 November 2015793. Shelby P
    Fire him! City, Province/ State Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • 20 November 2015792. Maria D
    This man clearly needs to be fired!!!!!
  • 09 November 2015791. Ryan Noble
    I support this petition
  • 09 November 2015790. Thierry L
    Bettman is a rat. City, Province/ State Quebec
  • 09 November 2015789. Paul S
    I support this petition
  • 08 November 2015788. Michael J
    Enough is Enough...the league is becoming an embarrassment.
  • 02 November 2015787. Al A
    fire him!!
  • 26 October 2015786. Lincoln L
    We need a change please. City, Province/ State Surrey, BC
  • 17 October 2015785. Steve B
    I support this petition
  • 14 October 2015784. Mark L
    I support this petition
  • 11 October 2015783. Rick P
    I support this petition
  • 10 October 2015782. John H
    get rid of the bum City, Province/ State Detroit, Mi
  • 24 September 2015781. Min L
    I support this petition
  • 13 September 2015780. Bob P
    A disgrace to the game and cares nothing about the player safety City, Province/ State Lancaster PA
  • 12 September 2015779. Shawna G
    I support this petition
  • 08 September 2015778. David Lm
    I support this petition
  • 31 August 2015777. Brian Hull
    Fire shit piece of shit now! City, Province/ State NEWARK DE
  • 25 August 2015776. Jonathan L
    I support this petition
  • 20 August 2015775. David W
    I support this petition
  • 09 August 2015774. Charles S
    Gary, youalways have ignored the true shareholders of this great game, we the fans. City, Province/ State Oakville, Ontario

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