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Does Bettman really care about NHL?

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In happier times, Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews is presented the Stanley Cup by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman after the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010.

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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman hasn't been very flexible when it comes to negotiating with the sport's players on a new collective bargaining agreement.

STEVE LUNDY | Staff Photographer

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Once again, Gary Bettman has let a few NHL owners shut down a $3 billion business that has never been in better shape. I asked an NHL executive last week how many owners we're talking about here, and he said he thought the number was between six and eight. Let's call it eight, for the sake of argument.
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    • In happier times, Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews is presented the Stanley Cup by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman after the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010.
    • NHL commissioner Gary Bettman hasnít been very flexible when it comes to negotiating with the sportís players on a new collective bargaining agreement.
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