30 July 2007
SI.com: (what's the) Best piece of advice you got in your first year.
Goodell: Deal with issues directly. Face your detractors.
SI.com: Who'd it come from?
Goodell: Gary Bettman [the NHL commissioner]. He said, "Don't avoid the people who are saying things that you don't agree with." ... It really resonated with me. I've always tried to talk to people who have different perspectives.
Wait he said what?
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