Bettman says NHL will consider expanding video review

Sports 05/27/19, 21:00

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday the league will consider expanded video review after some high-profile missed calls during the playoffs.During his annual speech prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Bettman said general managers will discuss potential expansion of video review next month. He didn't even wait ...

Arbitrator upholds Voynov suspension but says he served half

Hockey 05/23/19, 17:49

An arbitrator upheld Slava Voynov's one-season NHL suspension Thursday but is giving him credit for serving half of it in 2018-19.Commissioner Gary Bettman suspended the former Los Angeles Kings defenseman for the upcoming season and the 2020 playoffs after determining he committed acts of domestic violence. The NHL Players Association ...

Hockey luminaries attend Red Kelly’s funeral in Toronto

Hockey 05/10/19, 15:54

Family, friends and many of hockey's most luminous names bid farewell to Red Kelly at the NHL great's funeral Friday.The eight-time Stanley Cup champion played 20 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs. He died at 91 on May 2, exactly 52 years after the Maple Leafs ...

Parity party: 2019 NHL playoffs showcase Bettman’s vision

Sports 05/05/19, 13:18

There's a P-word on players' and coaches lips this playoffs, and it has nothing to do with getting pucks in deep."Parity in the league, it's insanely tight," Colorado coach Jared Bednar said.This has been the postseason of parity with all four division champions gone and the potential that the seventh- ...

NHL suspends Voynov for 2019-20 season for domestic violence

Sports 04/09/19, 13:54

The NHL suspended defenseman Slava Voynov on Tuesday for the 2019-20 season and 2020 playoffs after determining he committed acts of domestic violence.Commissioner Gary Bettman suspended Voynov for what the league called unacceptable off-ice conduct. The 29-year-old Russian could have his eligibility restored on July 1, 2020, based on good ...

Pro leagues, gambling industry are now the happy couple

Basketball 03/28/19, 16:08

A year ago, Nevada was the only state where single-game sports bets were legal, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman expected to be successful in persuading the Supreme Court to maintain that status quo.Listen to him now."What we've learned is it's another point of engagement for fans. It started with daily ...

NHL embraces more betting, joins with 3rd gambling operator

Sports 03/28/19, 13:15

The NHL entered its third partnership in six months with a gambling operator on Thursday, another step in its embrace of business opportunities that come with legal sports betting.The league announced the deal with William Hill shortly before Commissioner Gary Bettman spoke at a sports gambling summit organized by the ...

NHL’s furthest south outdoor game will be in Cotton Bowl

Sports 03/20/19, 18:43

Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop tossed a football around at Cotton Bowl Stadium on the first day of spring while teammate John Klingberg played with a soccer ball.That historic football field will be covered by a sheet of ice and converted into a hockey rink for them to play their ...

Bettman: NHL owners not ‘looking for a fight’ in CBA talks

Sports 01/25/19, 17:39

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the owners aren't "looking for a fight" when it comes to collective bargaining negotiations with the players.The current CBA runs until 2022, but the league and players each have the option this September to terminate it effective Sept. 15, 2020. Bettman indicated Friday at a ...

Puck and player tracking coming to NHL next season

Sports 01/25/19, 12:36

Puck and player tracking is coming to the NHL next season.Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the long-expected news Friday during All-Star Weekend in San Jose, California. The league is partnering with German-based company Jogmo World Corp. to put microchips on player jerseys and inside game pucks. Antennas in all 31 NHL ...

NHL and NHLPA meet to discuss CBA, World Cup of Hockey

Sports 01/11/19, 01:52

The NHL and NHL Players' Association held a lengthy meeting to discuss keeping the current collective bargaining agreement past 2020 and agreed to meet again next week to continue the talks.The sides met for more than two hours Thursday to talk about a CBA extension that could pave the way ...

Bettman: Seattle will host NHL draft and All-Star weekend

Hockey 01/09/19, 19:30

On his first trip to Seattle since the city was granted the NHL's 32nd franchise, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced a couple more rewards for the future franchise's investment.Bettman said the league has promised Seattle it will host All-Star weekend within its first seven seasons, with the team slated to begin ...

2020 Winter Classic to be held at Cotton Bowl

Sports 01/01/19, 15:46

The 2020 Winter Classic will be held at the Cotton Bowl in Texas.The Dallas Stars will host the 12th edition of the NHL's annual outdoor game on New Year's Day. But Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league hasn't decided on their opponent.Bettman also announced the Heritage Classic will return on ...

Fans abuzz after NHL awards its 32nd franchise to Seattle

Hockey 12/04/18, 15:59

John Barr understood it was likely a foregone conclusion and yet as NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman spoke nearly 3,000 miles away, he found himself getting emotional watching the televisions in the packed bar.Barr was among fans watching Tuesday morning as Seattle was awarded an NHL expansion franchise following a unanimous ...

NHL Board of Governors to vote on Seattle expansion

Hockey 12/02/18, 16:54

Seattle is one step away from landing an NHL franchise.Team and city executives have already secured more than 30,000 season-ticket deposits, got an arena plan passed through local government and wowed the executive committee of owners. It all pays off Tuesday when the NHL Board of Governors is expected to ...

Caps’ Wilson has suspension cut to 14 games by arbitrator

Hockey 11/13/18, 12:02

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has had his 20-game suspension reduced to 14 by a neutral arbitrator and is eligible to play immediately.Wilson has already served 16 games of his suspension for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis forward Oskar Sundqvist in each team's preseason finale.The ruling ...

More afternoon games could boost NHL popularity in Europe

Football 11/03/18, 02:33

Aleksander Barkov is quick to point out the NHL is so popular in Finland that tickets to two games in Helsinki sold out in less than five minutes."It shows how much they love the game," the Florida Panthers captain said. "There's good reason to do that every year."The NHL is ...

Bettman: NHL plans regular season games in Prague, Stockholm

Hockey 11/01/18, 13:58

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said that the NHL is planning to play a season-opening game in Prague and another two games in Stockholm next season.Bettman, speaking before the Florida Panthers and the Winnipeg Jets play for the first of their two regular-season games in Finland on Thursday, said the league ...

NHL partners with MGM to share data for sports betting

Basketball 10/29/18, 11:18

The NHL is following the NBA's lead by partnering with MGM Resorts International and providing the company with data for use in sports betting. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the agreement Monday. The Las Vegas-based casino giant is the league's first official sports betting partner. As part of the agreement, MGM gains access ...

Capitals F Tom Wilson’s 20-game suspension upheld by Bettman

Hockey 10/25/18, 12:11

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson's 20-game suspension for an illegal check to an opponent's head in a preseason game has been upheld by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.Bettman's decision was announced Thursday, a week after a hearing that lasted nearly 7½ hours.Bettman ruled that the initial ruling by the Department of ...

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