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John Ziegler

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Sports Executive

The Resume

    (February 9, 1934-October 25, 2018)
    President of the National Hockey League (1977-92)

Why he might be annoying:

    He began the movement of hockey in Sunbelt cities.
    He upset many Minnesotans when he approved the relocation of the Minnesota North Stars to Dallas, Texas.
    The league went on a 10 day strike under his watch (1992).
    He was a lawyer prior to being appointed NHL President.
    He was forced out as President after the league's owners didn't approve his strategy.
    He was replaced by former NBA executive Gary Bettman.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He kept the NHL's traditional names for conferences and divisions.
    He had a positive track record with the NHLPA and its president Alan Eagleson during his tenure.
    His tenure as NHL president spanned two and a half decades.
    He approved four former WHA franchises (Edmonton, Winnipeg, Quebec City and Hartford) as NHL expansion franchises.
    He was an excellent negotiator during his tenure.
    He succeeded the legendary Clarence Campbell as NHL President.
    He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (1987).

Credit: Ricky

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Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 72 Votes: 45.83% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 45 Votes: 57.78% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 13 Votes: 30.77% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 16 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 24 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 20 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 21 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 74 Votes: 78.38% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 76 Votes: 48.68% Annoying