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NHL: No new lockout talks scheduled

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- No new talks aimed at ending the 93-day-old NHL lockout are planned as players vote on whether to decertify their union, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says.

NHL labor talks break off

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A contract proposal from NHL players was rejected by club owners Thursday and talks aimed at saving the hockey season came to at least a temporary end.

NHL talks resume amid signs of progress

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Negotiators seeking to end the 81-day-old NHL lockout reconvened Wednesday amid signs of progress toward a deal that would save the 2012-13 season.

Players, NHL owners may meet face-to-face

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Locked-out NHL players could meet directly with a committee of team owners in a bid to restart stalled collective bargaining talks, the league said Sunday.

NHL cancels games through mid-December

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The National Hockey League on Friday canceled all its regular-season games through Dec. 14 and the All-Star Weekend in late January.

NHL lockout talks end with no progress

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- NHL owners and players Wednesday broke off contract talks with no new progress toward ending a 2-month-old lockout, Commissioner Gary Bettman said.

NHL, players union resume bargaining talks

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- NHL officials and player union representatives Monday resumed collective bargaining negotiations in New York to end the 2-month-old lockout.

NHL, players union to resume labor talks

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Talks to end the NHL's 2-month-old lockout will resume Monday, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said Saturday.

Fourth day of NHL talks yields no result

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A fourth consecutive day of negotiations again failed to end the NHL lockout Friday, and no further talks were immediately scheduled.

NHL talks to continue Friday

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A third consecutive round of National Hockey League labor talks produced no agreement Thursday, but another session of negotiations was set for Friday.

NHL cancels more regular-season games

TORONTO, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The National Hockey League said Friday it is canceling another week of regular-season games in the absence of a deal with locked-out players on a new contract.

NHL rejects players' proposal

TORONTO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday the NHL Players Association and owners are "not speaking the same language" after owners rejected three union offers.

NHL labor talks to resume Thursday

TORONTO, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The National Hockey League announced Wednesday collective bargaining talks with its players would resume Thursday.

NHL proposes 50-50 revenue split

TORONTO, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The National Hockey League offered locked-out players a new proposal Tuesday, designed to provide a 50-50 split of revenues and a Nov. 2 start to the season.
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Gary Bettman
National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks at a press conference on November 4, 2005 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)
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Gary Bruce Bettman (born June 2, 1952) is the commissioner of the National Hockey League (NHL), a post he has held since February 1, 1993. Previously, Bettman was a senior vice-president and general counsel to the National Basketball Association (NBA). Bettman is a graduate of Cornell University and New York University School of Law.

Under Bettman, the NHL has seen rapid growth of league revenues, from $400 million when he was hired to over $2.2 billion in 2006–07. He also oversaw the expansion the NHL's footprint across the United States, with six new teams added during his tenure, bringing the NHL to 30.

However, Bettman has also been in the middle of controversy during his tenure. He has often been criticized for attempting to "Americanize" the game, and expanding the league into non-traditional hockey markets such as the American South at the expense of the more traditional markets in Canada and the Northern United States. Bettman was also a central figure of two labor stoppages, including the 2004–05 NHL lockout that saw the entire season canceled. These controversies have made him unpopular among fans around the league.

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