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Gary Bettman's speech at the Hockey Hall of Fame was ... awkward

Bettman's on stage and the crowd doesn't seem too interested.
Bettman's on stage and the crowd doesn't seem too interested.

I guess they didn't really have a choice but to let the commissioner of the National Hockey League speak for a minute or two at this year's Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony, but man, that doesn't mean the crowd had to like it.

Bettman did indeed talk, and the speech was fine, honoring the four inductees as is typical. He even alluded to the lockout, talking about the "difficult times" the league currently faces. Meanwhile, the crowd, including the four inductees, made the thing super, super awkward/awesome.