Gary Bettman

Worthless NHL lockout produces little change

It was always going to end this way, with cooperation and compromise begrudgingly conquering greed and bluster.  No one thought the process would take four months, or that the impetus for...

NHL owners are at war with their own incompetence

The comic absurdity of the NHL lockout has reached new heights. If you still have the stomach for it, consider the following line of argument as it bleeds on into the future.  Throughout this...

NHL plays dangerous gambit with fans

NHL Deputy Commisioner Bill Daly spooned out a dollop of napalm, and served it up as ice cream.

With Winter Classic cancellation, NHL proves to be own worst enemy

The NHL leadership is after only one kind of agreement: one that involves the NHLPA begging on its hands and its knees.

Nothing to Fehr? Glimmers of hope despite NHL lockout setback

Will the parties in the NHL dispute conclude that sharing a 3.3 billion-dollar pie is better than letting it maggot-laden mush?

Will hockey be back on November 2? NHLPA's time to decide is now.

Will hockey be back on November 2?

Bruins’ thuggery sets template for playoff hockey violence

The Bruins set a precedent last year for players treating hockey like war, and now the violence is out of hand. With even Sidney Crosby starting to get in on the act, it's time to call for change.

Christmas wishes from The Sports Couple

We here at the Sports Couple are never happy. We constantly debate, dissect and analyze the makeup of our favourite sports. After 11 months and 16 days, we’ve come up with our 2011 Christmas wishlist...

When hockey and headshots collide

Does it take the loss of the NHL’s brightest star to make progress in hockey’s constant concussion battle?