Players dish on politics, gay marriage 

October, 10, 2012

Gary BettmanDave Reginek/NHLI/Getty ImagesAn anonymous player poll showed zero support for NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.
In the D.C. issue of ESPN the Magazine (grab a copy if you haven't yet), there's a two-page spread that confidentially examines the politics of athletes across all four major professional sports. It's a fascinating look at the personal political views of the athletes we cover and watch compete at the highest levels.

And in comparing the NHL views to those of other sports, there were some surprising differences. Other differences were not so surprising.