Strikes and lockouts have forced the cancellation of 4,876 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. 21.)
In more than half 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.