Gary Bettman

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

Gary Bettman (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Gary Bettman: Shanahan ‘Is Doing A Very, Very Good Job’

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman considers those complaints from various teams about their players receiving suspensions during the postseason as nothing more than “gamesmanship.”

CBS Chicago–04/20/2012

Marian Hossa lays on the ice after getting hit by Raffi Torres. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: The NHL Has Spun Out Of Control And Only Idiots Are Left To Fix It

The inconsistencies have left even non-hockey fans confused, but even worse, it has left the players on the ice confused.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2012

Nashville Predators winger Alexander Radulov congratulates goalie Pekka Rinne after defeating the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 11, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Predators Beat Red Wings 3-2 In Game 1

Gabriel Bourque scored two goals in his postseason debut, and the Nashville Predators held onto home-ice advantage by beating Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Wednesday night to open their Western Conference playoff series.


Aaron Volpatti and Daniel Carcillo drop the gloves. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Hockey Fighting On The Way Out

It has taken years to reach this point, but the combination of medicine, awareness, tragedy and marketing sense has pushed hockey to the brink of real culture change.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

Jonathan Toews. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Report: Chicago ‘On Radar’ For NHL All-Star Game

Weeks after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said there was a possibility Chicago could host a Super Bowl, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the city is being considered to host an NHL All-Star Game.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Sami Lepisto (20) and goalie Corey Crawford (50) watch for the puck during a Detroit Red Wings powerplay in the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game in Chicago on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Cherney)

A Glance At NHL’s Realignment Plan

The NHL approved a radical realignment plan Monday that will have a wide sweeping impact on both the regular season and playoffs.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2011

Gary Bettman (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

NHL Commissioner Bettman Expects Realignment in 2012

Gary Bettman believes the NHL will adopt a more balanced schedule when the relocated Winnipeg franchise likely moves to the Western Conference in 2012.

670 The Score–06/01/2011

Dustin Byfuglien

True North Purchases Thrashers, Will Move Team To Winnipeg

In a press conference on Tuesday morning True North Sports and Entertainment announced that they have have purchased the Atlanta Thrashers organization and plan to move the team to Winnipeg for this upcoming NHL season.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2011

Derek Boogaard

NHL Enforcer Boogaard Found Dead In His Apartment

It may be weeks before authorities know exactly how and why New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard died, although foul play is not immediately suspected.


Brent Seabrook (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Preventing Concussions In NHL Needs More Attention

The NHL just signed a new 10-year TV deal worth $2 billion. To show his appreciation for all those who made it possible, Commissioner Gary Bettman instructed club officials to share the news with concussed players by holding up two fingers in front of their faces.


Chicago Blackhawks vs Philadelphia Flyers - Stanley Cup Game

NHL Reaches New 10-Year Deal With NBC, Versus

In what Commissioner Gary Bettman is calling the most significant deal in league history, the NHL agreed to a contract that will keep them on NBC and Versus for the next 10 years.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011

Marty Turco

Report: Turco Bet With Canadiens Fan During Game

Accoridng to Montreal Canadiens fan, he and Chicago Blackhawks’ goalie Marty Turco had a friendly $5 bet riding on Tuesday night’s game.


John Scott

Bernstein: Here’s Why The NHL Won’t Ban Head Shots

After a couple days of double-talk and phony-baloney posturing to mollify fans and sponsors, the decision-makers at the NHL’s GM meetings refused to ban the hits to the head that are causing a frightening number of concussions.

670 The Score–03/16/2011

David Bolland

NHL GMs Vote Against Ban Of Head Shots

In the March 9 game agaisnt the Tampa By Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks’ center Dave Bolland took an elbow to the head and has missed every game since, with what is suspected to be a concussion.


Chicago Blackhawks

Blackhawks To Visit White House

When the Chicago Blackhawks travel to Washington to play the Capitals they’ll also make a trip by the White House to meet with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, according to the Chicago Tribune.


Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Islanders

NHL Commissioner Won’t Debate Lemieux, Comfortable With Discipline Given

A week ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders took the ice in a fight-filled game. Mario Lemieux bashed the NHL for the way it handled the excessive fights. The commissioner would rather let it go than debate over the discipline.