Negotiations between hockey owners and players are going so well that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says he's "pleased with the process" -- even if he has been left outside the latest rounds of discussions.
Even with a lockout looming, the differences in dynamics surrounding the talks are stark when compared with negotiations of the past. But are they enough to save a hockey season? Scott Burnside takes a look.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, two team owners and the Canadian billionaire who is trying to buy the Phoenix Coyotes over the league's vehement objections agreed to submit to depositions in their complex bankruptcy battle.