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  1. The NHL's Vegas expansion plans

    Craig Custance

    Gary Bettman's recent visit to Seattle became big news when word got out he was in town. Later, he'd explain that he was just in the neighborhood, attending playoff games in California, and wanted to see exactly what the latest was with Chris Hansen'...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  2. Options growing for NHL expansion

    Craig Custance

    It was a departure for Gary Bettman. As he stood in the Pebble Beach conference room last week and took questions about the state of the NHL, expansion came up more than once. At times, he sounded like he wanted to pull the reins in on the talk. "...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  3. Patient approach to playoffs right move

    Craig Custance

    TORONTO -- One of the things one NHL general manager said he appreciates about Gary Bettman is that, during meetings like Tuesday's in Toronto, he does a good job of getting the temperature of the room on important issues and is willing to make tweak...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  4. Booming NHL ready for big steps forward

    Craig Custance

    This season, just returning to the ice was enough to generate huge interest in the NHL. After a long lockout, fans returned to the NHL in a big way and on Sunday following his (second) Detroit Winter Classic announcement, Gary Bettman pointed out tha...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  5. NHL looks to Champions League, World Cup for next leap -- NHL

    Craig Custance

    The National Hockey League is riding high and as Craig Custance writes, planning extends from outdoor games to Champions League to the sale of the Coyotes.

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2013
  6. NHL - Realignment throws relocation into question

    Craig Custance

    As the NHL prepares to realign next season, questions remain as to how the potential relocation of a franchise could affect things. And Seattle's beautiful new arena proposal is adding fuel to the fire. Plus, the weekly mailbag.

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  7. NHL - What would league look like if every player was suddenly a ...

    Craig Custance

    Should the CBA talks break down there's a chance every existing contract could be voided, making every player a free agent. What would that world look like? Who would be the top targets? How much would they earn? Craig Custance explores with an NHL exec.

    Blog | Conversation | December 19, 2012
  8. NHL - Where do CBA talks go from here?

    Craig Custance

    There are some who believe the NHLPA's disclaimer of interest could expedite an agreement ... others think it could crush the NHL in years of court battles. Craig Custance explains the true impact of the move.

    Blog | Conversation | December 17, 2012
  9. NHL - The NHL's disappearing middle class?

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the battle over contract term limits and why players feel it could greatly limit the money going to mid-level players.

    Blog | Conversation | December 10, 2012
  10. Can NHL survive another lost season?

    Craig Custance

    It was a question that brought out the most passionate response from Gary Bettman during a news conference that was as heated as any he has conducted as commissioner. On a Thursday when talks between the NHL and the NHLPA completely imploded after...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  11. NHL - Can the NHL survive another lost season?

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance dives into the madness that surrounded the NHL's CBA drama Thursday night, noting that while progress may be closer than it appears, the league's likely belief that it can survive another lost season is a cause for fan concern.

    Blog | Conversation | December 07, 2012
  12. Finding the CBA 'sweet spot'

    Craig Custance

    First, you have to credit NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, which probably isn't something hockey fans want to hear right now. The target of fan and player frustration for most of the lockout might have saved the season with his idea to step away f...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  13. NHL - How the calendar, revenue projections can lead to CBA compr...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance speaks with sports economists to try and ascertain the sweet spot when it's most beneficial to the league to stop delaying and finally cut a deal at the bargaining table.

    Blog | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  14. NHL - Jarome Iginla's future just one of many big questions if se...

    Craig Custance

    While there is new hope in the NHL CBA negotiations, Craig Custance looks at some of the unintended consequences of a potential lost season, including some big free agents in front offices and the future of NHL icons Jarome Iginla, Teemu Selanne and more.

    Blog | Conversation | November 05, 2012
  15. NHL - Lockout spoiling Minnesota Wild's big summer

    Craig Custance

    As the lockout endures, the Minnesota Wild have yet to bring a significantly upgraded roster together. It ruined the momentum of a monumental summer, and will the Wild's new players have enough time to jell and compete in the West?

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2012
  16. NHL - Players financially prepared for long lockout

    Craig Custance

    Even as negotiations continue to stall, most players seem to be prepared to endure a long work stoppage according to Craig Custance.

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2012