The Instigator

The Instigator

How Gary Bettman Remade the League and Changed the Game Forever

Book - 2012
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Gatehouse details the unlikely ascension of a fatherless Jewish kid from Long Island, who never played hockey and can barely skate, to the sport's biggest job. It examines his motivations, peels back his often prickly demeanour, and explains how a true outsider to the game manages to lead, confound, and keep order.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking, 2012.
ISBN: 9780670065929
Characteristics: 344 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,24 cm.

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Mar 30, 2016

Love him or hate him (and most hockey fans in Canada as well as the Northeast and Midwest states are in the latter category) there is no doubt Gary Bettman has made the sport a serious business, and the owners and players rich beyond their wildest dreams. This is the story of how he's done it, and why he may be the most powerful of the Big Four sports' commissioners.

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