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NHL’s Bettman Is Now Dean Of Commissioners

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is fully comfortable with being the dean of those in charge of major North American sports. Being the oldest — well, that is a different story.


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NHL Says It’s Sorry To Fans In Newspaper Ads

Echoing last week’s remarks by Commissioner Gary Bettman, the NHL is using full-page newspaper ads Thursday to tell fans it’s sorry for the lockout that delayed the season and trimmed the schedule from 82 games to 48.


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Proud Players Thrilled That Hockey Is Back

Flyers All-Star Claude Giroux received the wakeup call he waited to hear for 113 days. Locked out for months, the NHL was indeed ready to drop the puck.


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NHL, Union Reach tentative Agreement

With the season on the line, the NHL and the players’ association agreed on a tentative pact to end a 113-day lockout and save what was left of a fractured schedule.


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Mediation To Continue In NHL Talks

A federal mediator bridged the widening gap between the NHL and the NHLPA during 12 hours of talks, without getting the fighting sides in the same room.


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NHL, Union Return To Bargaining Table Tuesday

The NHL and the players’ association are returning to the bargaining table Tuesday, hoping momentum generated over the weekend can lead to a long-awaited labor deal.


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NHL Cancels Games Through November

The NHL has canceled all its games through the end of November because of the labor dispute between owners and players.


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NHL & Union Still Talking, But Not Negotiating

The NHL and the players’ association are still talking, but have no plans yet to return to the bargaining table.


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Gretzky Still Thinks NHL Will Be Back By 2013

Professional hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky is still more optimistic than everybody else when it comes to the NHL lockout ending at a somewhat reasonable time.


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NHL Commissioner Says Lockout Looms

With only two days left to avoid another damaging NHL lockout, players and owners huddled in separate circles to discuss what now seems inevitable.


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NHL & NHLPA Break Talks Until Next Week

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr provided updates on the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations after talks ended on Thursday in Toronto.


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NHL Prepared For Lockout In September

NHLPA executive director Don Fehr has maintained the two sides can continue discussions beyond Sept. 15, and there is no need for the league to lock out its players.