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Gary Bettman's handshake gets blown off by NHL first round draft pick


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Joshua Deeds
June 30, 2024  (4:36 PM)
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Ben Danford
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The 31st pick in the NHL Draft didn't take long to do what we all wanted to do to Commissioner Gary Bettman.

The Leafs acquired the 31st overall pick from the Edmonton Oilers using it to select Ben Danford, a 6'1" OHL defenseman.
While moving along the handshake line to welcome him to the NHL, he would pass on a handshake from Bettman.
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A move we all would do given the chance:
Maple Leafs draft pick Ben Danford with the Gary Bettman handshake snub

He's gonna fit in just fine!

Of course, he did shake the hands of those with the confidence enough to draft him with GM Brad Treliving, Coach Craig Berube, but that is a given.
Gary Bettman felt the diss, as he wasn't given the same respect as Maple Leafs personnel.
He just earned cool points from this Edmonton Oilers fan! Bettman screwed Canada again! Payback is coming!


Fans will undoubtedly love Danford if this is how he operates. Gary Bettman's name is infamous in hockey for his terrible job as NHL Commissioner, 30+ years in.
Danford scored 33 points(1 G, 32 A) in 64 games with the Oshawa Generals in the OHL.
In the OHL playoffs, Danford would continue to contribute with 10 points( 4 G, 6 A) in 21 games.
He was expected to go later in the second or third round, but this would make his draft spot seem questionable, by pundits and scouts around the league.
The snub of Bettman, should continue unabated.
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