ESPN The Magazine's Chris Smith finds out that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is looking out for the league and his legacy.
What is the best way for the NHL to avoid a Tim Donaghy-like mess? Not putting its head in the sand and acknowledging it could actually happen.
Sure, it's a dubious time for the NHL. But canceling the 2004-05 season is the best thing Gary Bettman could have done.