NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to reporters after meeting with team owners in New York. Photo: AP NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to reporters after meeting with team owners in New York. Photo: AP
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to reporters after meeting with team owners in New York. Photo: AP
Tim Noonan
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Tim Noonan

Right field: A power play we can do without

NHL lockout is latest example of how the commissioners who run North American sports are detached from passionate fans

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to reporters after meeting with team owners in New York. Photo: AP NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to reporters after meeting with team owners in New York. Photo: AP
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to reporters after meeting with team owners in New York. Photo: AP
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Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan has been crafting uniquely provocative columns for the SCMP and SMP for more than a decade. A native of Canada, he has over 20 years’ experience in Asia and has been a regular contributor to a number of prominent publications, including Time magazine, Forbes, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The Independent.