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Gary Bruce Bettman (born June 2, 1952) is the commissioner of the National Hockey League (NHL), a post he has held since February 1, 1993. Previously, Bettman was a senior vice-president...

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Gary Bettman Addresses Media Regarding Coyotes Sale Part 2/2

Goldwater digs in heels in blame battle with Bettman By: Gary Lawless of the Winnpeg Free Press NHL commissioner Gary Bettman pointed his finger at the Goldwater Institute on Tuesday night blaming them for stalling the league's sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to Matthew Hulsizer. Goldwater fired back on Wednesday. Here is Goldwater's response to Bettman: "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Tuesday night accused the Goldwater Institute of blocking a scheme under which Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer would receive a greater than $100 million taxpayer subsidy to buy the Coyotes. The independent taxpayer watchdog organization is not party to the arrangement but has attempted to obtain public records related to the deal to determine its legality. Bettman refused to accept the Goldwater Institute's invitation to meet in a transparent setting open to journalists, stating, "the situation is far too serious for such game play." Goldwater Institute President Darcy Olsen responded, "It sounds like Commissioner Bettman is playing a game of his own: Hide the ball." The City of Glendale has been under a court order to provide the Institute with records pertaining to the Coyotes sale since July 2009, but the city has delayed multiple requests for public documents and instructed its attorneys to "ignore" the Goldwater Institute's public information requests. The Goldwater Institute argues that citizens have the right to know how public officials plan to spend more than $100 million tax <b>...</b>
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