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SB Nation Reacts: Gary Bettman considered top commissioner

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Fans express confidence in the NHL commissioner.

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Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Blackhawks fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

As if 2020 wasn’t weird enough, the one-impossible has now happened – hockey fans like Gary Bettman.

In the latest SB Nation Reacts survey, fans were asked if they were confident in the NHL commissioner. Despite being booed for doing just about anything, fans actually gave Bettman a vote of confidence. More than 50 percent of fans trust the commissioner.

Taking things even further, fans responded they would rather have Bettman than any other commissioner among the four major leagues.

Fans were asked if Bettman was a better commissioner than his three counter parts – NBA’s Adam Silver, NFL’s Roger Goodell and MLB’s Rob Manfred. In each instance, NHL fans selected Bettman.

The questions come as all four commissioners deal with how their league will return from COVID-19. The MLB, NBA and NHL are all expected to return in late July while the NFL is on roughly its same schedule.

To vote in the Reacts surveys and have your voice heard each week, sign up here.