Strikes and lockouts have forced the cancellation of 4,673 games in the big four North American pro sports leagues (the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB) over the past 40 years. (Numbers current as of Dec. 14.)
In 64 per cent of these lost games either NHL commissioner Gary Bettman or current NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr (or both) were involved. Learn more about their track records, and those of the four leagues, in the graphic below.