Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Challenges of job appear to be never-ending for Bettman
By Helene Elliott:
January 24, 2007

DALLAS — Tonight is the fun part, a gathering of players who have honorably carried their teams for years and youngsters entrusted with carrying the NHL into the next decade.But when the All-Star game concludes and the last in a likely goal barrage is recorded at the American Airlines Center, the hard part will begin for Gary Bettman.

He is known as the commissioner of the first major professional sports league to cancel a season because of a labor dispute, but his ability to handle an array of troubling issues may determine his ultimate legacy and the course of the NHL's future.

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