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Gary Bettman

NHL owners approve new labour deal; players to vote

National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman. Photo: AFP

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman secured unanimous ownership support for the pending labour deal, then apologised to everyone hurt by the long lockout and said he isn’t going anywhere.

Thursday, 10 January, 2013, 9:14am

Hockey season to begin after negotiations succeed

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman

It looks like there will be a hockey season after all - shortened for sure, but perhaps back in business in a week or so.

The NHL and the players' association reached a tentative agreement yesterday to end a nearly four-month-old lockout that threatened to wipe out what was left of an already abbreviated season.

7 Jan 2013 - 3:11am

NHL owners consider deal proposed by players

A nearly empty hockey stick rack of the Buffalo Sabres shows the devastating impact of the dispute on the NHL, which already has lost three months of its season. Photo: AP

The NHL and the players' association will start the new year right where they ended the old one, at the bargaining table trying to reach agreement to play the game.

The sides got together on Monday for the first time since December 13, and the union brought along a counter-proposal in response to the 288-page contract offer the NHL presented last Thursday.

2 Jan 2013 - 3:09am

NHL lockout claims another 104 matches through December 30

The National Hockey League eliminated 16 more days from the regular-season schedule, and if a deal with the players' association is not reached soon, the whole season could be lost.

The league wiped out all games up until December 30 in its latest round of cancellations.

12 Dec 2012 - 2:37am

Short Sport, November 23, 2012

West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels plays a shot during the second day of the second cricket Test match between Bangladesh and The West Indies at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on November 22, 2012.

NHL owners review union's latest offer

23 Nov 2012 - 12:44am

NHL wipes out 53 more games as talks stall

NHL wipes out 53 more games as talks stall

The NHL's next cuts will be the deepest and most costly.

21 Oct 2012 - 1:50am

NHL, players union unable to agree on how to split revenues

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. Photo: AP

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said talks to end the lockout of players and salvage a full season were "not progressing," based on the latest counter-proposals from players.

The two sides met for just over an hour on Thursday at players union headquarters.

20 Oct 2012 - 3:39am

Right field: A power play we can do without

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to reporters after meeting with team owners in New York. Photo: AP

He is a short man whose posture belies his height. In public, his head tilts back while his jaw thrusts forward in a particularly smug and imperious manner. Napoleonic is the word that immediately comes to mind. But even the raging egomaniac Napoleon had nothing on NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and his fellow sporting czars.

14 Oct 2012 - 2:36am

NHL lockout begins as deadline passes

Gary Bettman

A labour stand-off between the NHL and its players spiralled as the collective-bargaining agreement expired and league commissioner Gary Bettman locked out the players.

Bettman and the owners officially locked out the players for the second time in eight years when the current contract expired at midnight on Saturday.

17 Sep 2012 - 3:22am

NHL owners vote to set lockout deadline

NHL's Gary Bettman

Commissioner Gary Bettman received a unanimous vote from the NHL owners in support of a lockout of the players if the two sides can't reach a deal by midnight tonight (US time).

Neither side appears to be willing to budge, making it unlikely that better proposals from the owners or the players union will be presented before the new collective bargaining agreement deadline arrives.

15 Sep 2012 - 1:53am