I literally have no idea why the commissioner of the fourth largest sport in North America is taking in a postseason hockey game in a general admission seat, but I don’t hate it either. Perhaps ole Gary B’s pulling off his best impression to prove to the great fans of Winnipeg, Manitoba that he actually watches hockey.
Or perhaps he’s just there to mingle with the fans for a little PR 101.
Either way, the jury’s still out on whether or not he’s dead or alive in this picture.
I can basically envision this entire sequence going down like this:
Random Winnipeg Jets fan decked out in whiteout gear head to toe: “Excuse me, Mr. Bettman. Would you mind if I got a picture with you?”
Gary Bettman: “Why certainly.”
*Random Jets fan snuggles up nice and closely to Gary Bettman to pose for picture.”
Gary Bettman’s brain: “Quick! Act natural, Gary. Do your best not to look like a lifeless mannequin wearing a $3,000 suit.*
Random Jets fan: “Thanks a lot, Mr. Bettman!”
Gary Bettman: “You’re welcome. Enjoy the rest of the first half.”
Gary Bettman’s brain: “You nailed it, Gary!”
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