Posted September 17, 2012

Teemu Selanne: Gary Bettman is NHL’s most hated person


Some NHL players are critical of commissioner Gary Bettman. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Anaheim Ducks veteran scorer Teemu Selanne has cast his venom on NHL commissioner Gary Bettman regarding the current owners lockout of the players. Selanne’s untranslated comments first appeared on his Finnish blog Salama.

Selanne comes out firing calling Bettman the NHL’s “most hated person,” and blaming him for the league’s labor conflicts.

Selanne wonders if Bettman would be willing to give up his $8 million salary for a year. Bettman and NHLPA director Donald Fehr have said they will not draw their salaries during the lockout.

The Morning Line at Yardbarker reports the translated text.


Teemu Selanne has played for about 20 years.  I think he is qualified to judge Bettman, who has never played the game.  If the  owners and players want this lockout over sooner than later, they have to get rid of Fehr and Bettman.  These two idiots don't give a damn about hockey. They are two people who are only unterested in winning an argument among millionaires, not the Stanley Cup!!!


@JoeYerdonPHT Or as @psamp would say, Teemu for Grand Galactic Inquisitor