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Gary Bettman: No update on potential Islanders sale

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks with the media

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PHILADELPHIA -- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday he did not have an update on the possible sale of the Islanders, saying only that team owner Charles Wang has received interest from “a number” of potential buyers.

“The last public communication on this was Charles Wang’s statement [March 28] saying he is listening to the expressions of interest he’s getting and he hasn’t decided...

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Gary Bettman discusses the NHL labor dispute (video)

Highlights from Gary Bettman addressing the media Thursday to discuss the NHL labor dispute which threatens to cause a lockout as Saturday turns to Sunday. addCustomPlayer('nma9r5epkep51h8ly3kqi1wpj', '891cec8dca9044e3bc366526539c43bc', 'rznwmweoigr01kd6dexrjeck6', 480, 420, 'perfnma9r5epkep51h8ly3kqi1wpj-rznwmweoigr01kd6dexrjeck6', 'eplayer4');...

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Video: Bettman, Fehr update NHL CBA talks

Here are the highlights from Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr addressing the media Wednesday, Aug. 15, about the state of negotiations between the NHL and the players on a new collective bargaining agreement. addCustomPlayer('1w3m68ya5zyk91lchcwlbcqgpz', '891cec8dca9044e3bc366526539c43bc', 'ucta6csta79t147lp9klmxdfa', 300, 360, 'perf1w3m68ya5zyk91lchcwlbcqgpz-ucta6csta79t147lp9klmxdfa', 'eplayer2');...

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Bettman still believes in a new Coliseum

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

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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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