Gary Bettman

Patrick Kane, left, and Patrick Sharp. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks In Line To Start Western Finals On Sunday

Anaheim would have home-ice advantage on Chicago, which would have it over Los Angeles.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2014

Gary Bettman. (Getty Images)

NHL Commissioner Bettman Reiterates Support For World Cup-Style International Hockey Tournament

The NHL is weighing whether its players should continue to play in the Olympics.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2014

George Parros is carted off ice after being involved in a fight. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Silverman: Get Rid Of Fighting In The NHL, Once And For All

The drum beat is getting louder for the NHL to put an end to fighting.

670 The Score–10/03/2013

Gary Bettman.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Silverman: Bettman Not Backing Down On Hockey’s Biggest Stage

Remember when there was no hockey for the first four months of the season?

CBS Chicago–06/14/2013

Gary Bettman. (Photo by 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

Corey Perry. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Silverman: Players For Blackhawks To Consider As NHL Trade Deadline Looms

Now that the streak is over, it’s time for the Chicago Blackhawks to get on with the business of winning another Stanley Cup.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2013

Brian Urlacher and Devin Hester. (Photos by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Silverman: Follow the Pope – Sports Resignations That Should Happen

You don’t have to be the head of the Catholic Church to resign. Here’s a list of 10 resignations that should happen.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2013

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp

Silverman: Shortened Season Will Bring More Excitement – Not Less – To NHL

The Blackhawks are going to be excellent entertainment most nights for fans who will forget their lockout-induced anger at hockey.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2013

A fan at a Detroit Lions game shows his displeasure with the NHL Lockout. (Getty Images)

Lockout Over: NHL Reaches Labor Deal

Hockey is back, and it took nearly four months and one long night to get the game back on the ice.


Roger Goodell

Baffoe: All The Commissioners Just Suck

So, yeah, our fearless leaders all suck. And while what Tagliabue did gives us a sliver of hope that they can’t be megalomaniacs in their fields all the time, ultimately fans have to sit back and shake their heads.

670 The Score–12/12/2012

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)

Mediators Fail To Help In NHL Labor Fight

The NHL, the players’ association and now even federal mediators agree on one thing: the bickering sides are nowhere near a deal that would put hockey back on the ice.

670 The Score–11/29/2012

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

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

Bettman Says Full Season ‘Not Going To Be Reality’

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says it looks like a full-82 game schedule “is not going to be a reality,” as the lockout nears its seventh week.

670 The Score–10/24/2012

Gary Bettman (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Bettman, NHL Make New Offer In Hope Of Full Season

The NHL has made a new offer to the players’ association that proposes a 50-50 split of hockey-related revenue and a full 82-game season starting Nov. 2.

670 The Score–10/16/2012

NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHLPA’S Fehr: ‘I Think We’re Making Progress’

The NHL and the players’ association resumed meetings Thursday to try to end the monthlong lockout.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2012

Gary Bettman (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Silverman: Bettman Trying To Bully NHL Players Once Again

Gary Bettman may not look like it, but he’s a bully.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

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)

NHL Commissioner: ‘Wide Gap’ Still Remains In NHL Labor Talks

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said a “wide gap” remains in labor talks between the league and the NHL Players’ Association in issuing his first public comments on Wednesday, a day after the union presented its offer.

670 The Score–08/15/2012

Raffi Torres. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Ruling Coming On Whether Torres’ Suspension Could Be Cut For Hit On Hossa

A published report says the Phoenix Coyotes’ Raffi Torres could see his suspension reduced, more than two months after he delivered a hit on the Blackhawks’ Marian Hossa that left the winger out for the rest of the teams’ playoff series.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2012