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Bettman still believes in a new Coliseum

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. (Nov. 22, 2011)

(Credit: AP)

OTTAWA--NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said he would “find it hard to believe” a deal will not be worked out to replace or refurbish Nassau Coliseum, thus keeping the Islanders on Long Island, before the lease expires in 2015.

"They still have three-and-a-half years to go,” Bettman said in an informal session following a news conference here during All-Star Weekend. “I find it hard to...

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