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Does Gary Bettman deserve his $7M salary?
Mon, July 12, 2010

QMI Agency

Commissioner Gary Bettman's pay package increased to $7.23 million US in 2008-09, the SportsBusiness Journal reported Monday.

While his pay rose just 1.7% from the previous season, Bettman's compensation has almost doubled since his pre-lockout total of $3.77 million.

Bettman's pay ranks behind MLB commissioner Bud Selig ($18.35 million) and NFL boss Roger Goodell ($10.9 million).

Given that other sports leagues in North America pay their top boss more, do you think Bettman is adequately compensated for his work leading the NHL? Have your say in our forum.

Bettman tops $7M in pay



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He is useless, he does not deserve a cent of what he makes. He hates Canada, and that is where hockey was invented and all of the rules have changed to suit jerks like him,.
G. Reid, 2010-07-12 20:53:34

It is no wonder that a family cannot even think of taking their three kids to a hockey game. The salary is a watse but the players are also on notice that the good times are over when it comes to the crazy amounta they are being paid.
irate former fan, 2010-07-12 20:34:31

I can't believe that Bettman is paid so much just to RUIN the best sport in the world. He insists on keeping teams in losing markets ignoring Canadian cities who can not only support a NHL team but really want a team for something more that a tax right off. He's an arrogant little man who is outrageously over-paid.
Tim Marche, 2010-07-12 20:30:17

Perhaps the league office should have a salary cap too.
Don, 2010-07-12 20:13:45

He is more than adequately compensated. Without a real US television contract, he should be earning between $1 and $2MM.

After the Phoenix fiasco it's hard to take him seriously. He could have brought Balsillie on board with a minimum Phoenix guarantee. Instead, he chose to chase off someone with the bucks, the heart, and the passion. It seems he'd rather pick up third tier US losers who are one bad decision away from bankruptcy as the ownership base for the NHL.

When he's gone the weakness in this league will be exposed and it won't be pretty. What do expect from an NBA clerk?
Steve E, 2010-07-12 19:44:31

Bettman is booed out of every public venue that he appears in, you tell me who wants him to be payed at all let alone that kind of money.
jim, 2010-07-12 19:08:35

Betman deserves to be hung by his neck until he is dead!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mike Southin, 2010-07-12 19:08:09

The only thing Bettman deserves is unemployment. He's useless as a commissioner, and to the NHL.
Piero, 2010-07-12 18:25:58

The mouse that squeaks, not even half that
wayne s green, 2010-07-12 18:14:36

When the President of the United Stes earn what? $450,000 a year and suppose to be the most powerful man in the world, doesn ANYONE deserve to earn $7000,000 per year? I don't think so, especially that little weasel. He's fighting to keep Pheonix in a consistently losing market instead of allowing it to be moved to a profitable one...not very good business sense for someone earning that kind of pay!
Mike, 2010-07-12 18:07:34

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