Donald Fehr

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Gay-Affirming NHL Way Ahead Of The Game

When it comes to acceptance of gay players, the NHL is already way ahead of the NBA.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2013

Gary Bettman. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL Owners, Players To Meet For 3rd Straight Day As Optimism Builds

The tenor turned a bit after a second straight marathon day of NHL labor talks. Gone was some of the lightheartedness and rare optimism expressed about 24 hours earlier.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2012

Gary Bettman. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Bettman’s Arrogance Forces No. 2 Men Into Action

Gary Bettman is not the commissioner of the NHL.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2012

Don Fehr, executive direction of the NHLPA. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Fehr’s Memo To Players Dampens Recent Optimism

Over the course of the last few days, the NHL and NHLPA have been meeting in a “secret location” (New York) discussing the NHL Lockout, and presumably, working on ways to get the season going again.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2012

Viktor Stalberg #25 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates with the puck past Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes in the first period of Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Arena on April 21, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

On Ice: NHL Locks Out Its Players

The clock struck midnight, and the NHL turned into another sports league closed for business.


Gary Bettman (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Silverman: NHL Once Again Getting Ready To Push Players To The Brink

The NHL is the only league in the history of North American professional sports to cancel a full season due to labor difficulties.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

Cubs vs Sox

Cubs And White Sox May Soon Have Easier Road To Postseason

Both the Cubs and White Sox watched this year’s MLB Playoffs from the couch. But, in two years it might be easier for them to make it into the postseason action.