The Instigator: How Gary Bettman Remade the NHL and Changed the Game Forever

The Instigator: How Gary Bettman Remade the NHL and Changed the Game Forever By Jonathon Gatehouse, The Instigator How Gary Bettman Remade the NHL and Changed the Game Forever Two decades of lockouts soaring ticket prices and on ice tinkering have convinced many hard core fans that the NHL s long time commissioner Gary Bettman is the devil in disguise but this book exami
  • Title: The Instigator: How Gary Bettman Remade the NHL and Changed the Game Forever
  • Author: Jonathon Gatehouse
  • ISBN: 9781600788154
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Instigator: How Gary Bettman Remade the NHL and Changed the Game Forever By Jonathon Gatehouse, Two decades of lockouts, soaring ticket prices, and on ice tinkering have convinced many hard core fans that the NHL s long time commissioner Gary Bettman is the devil in disguise, but this book examines his motivations, peels back his often prickly demeanor, and explains how he manages to lead, confound, and keep order It details the unlikely ascension of a fatherless JeTwo decades of lockouts, soaring ticket prices, and on ice tinkering have convinced many hard core fans that the NHL s long time commissioner Gary Bettman is the devil in disguise, but this book examines his motivations, peels back his often prickly demeanor, and explains how he manages to lead, confound, and keep order It 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 The seven fold increase in gross revenue during Bettman s 20 year tenure as NHL commissioner makes him a business success story, and on his watch, professional hockey has also expanded far beyond its regional strongholds By taming the NHL s famously fractious owners, all but busting its players union, and enforcing a lawyerly discipline even on trash talk, Bettman has become a figure of almost unrivaled power in the business of sports, and this biography delves into how his influence shapes rival leagues in other countries, dictates the schedule of the Olympic Winter Games, and spills onto the ice itself.
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    About "Jonathon Gatehouse"

    1. Jonathon Gatehouse

      Jonathon Gatehouse is a senior correspondent for Maclean s magazine and was formerly a reporter for the National Post and Montreal s Gazette He lives in Toronto with his wife and children, plays hockey three times a week, and has a dog named Wendel.

    778 thoughts on “The Instigator: How Gary Bettman Remade the NHL and Changed the Game Forever”

    1. It seems people either love him or hate him And with the NHL lockout heading past the ninety day mark and into the Christmas holidays, I thought it was time to look at the biography of Gary Bettman, the man who began this latest war between professional hockey players and team owners with the third lockout in league history.The book, entitled The Instigator How Gary Bettman Remade the League and Changed the Game Forever, is informative and offers a good deal of insight into the figure hero to so [...]


    2. Gary Bettman has often been described as the most reviled man in Canada After reading this even handed biography, I have to admit, I no longer revile him I now kinda admire him.This was a very readable book, with lots of information about specific teams the Phoenix Coyote and return of the Winnipeg Jets, stories that matter to me, are well covered The business behind the NHL was interesting and easy to understand for a non business person like me I recommended this book to my husband, who is als [...]


    3. An intriguing read about the man hockey fans seem to hate Reading about him will help you better understand him, but you may still curse while reading it.


    4. A fair and balanced look at the reign of the NHL commissioner, as well as a comprehensive look at the league s finances.



    5. I have booed Gary Bettman and would do so again I m not alone As a former fan, I don t like what the league did to the Blues in the 90 s and I don t like what Gary Bettman did to the sport during his ongoing tenure.The author presents what seems to be a pretty complete and fair picture of Bettman and the league Sometimes he can be viewed as a good guy, sometimes as a bad guy The book really helped me understand the league dynamics both before and after Bettman arrived Agree with his vision or no [...]


    6. Jonathon Gatehouse s The Instigator How Gary Bettman Remade the NHL and Changed the Game Forever is a strange hybrid of a book Not truly a biography, not quite a sports book, and not really a business book, it combines those different non fiction genres into an informative, easy to read book.The author of this book realizes that in order to understand the game of professional hockey as it exists today, you must understand where it was before the current commissioner took over In order to underst [...]



    7. Interesting, in depth and informative A bit heavy on the factuals at times, specifically regarding contracts, annual revenue, escrow and so on, but certainly worth a read if you follow the NHL.


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