Bettman has destroyed the league through overexpansion, specially into nontraditional and noninterested markets, terrible TV contracts and attempting to act and compete on a level with MLB, the NBA and the NFL.
The player union has destroyed the league through absolutely ridiculous contract requests, some in part in Bettman's aspiration to make the NHL one of the big 3.
The owners have destroyed the league through letting this s**t slide for so long.
Screw em all. The only side effect of no NHL is Sportscenter going from bad to worse with all of the NBA highlights.