By STEPHEN WHYNO EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman raised the possibility of next season beginning after the tentatively planned Dec. 1 start date, even while the plan remains for each team to play 82 games and the league hold a full playoffs. Much like its plan to resume this season, the league…Bettman: Next NHL season could start in December or January — Boston Herald
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on Tuesday afternoon dismissed any notion that the league will not be able to resume its season and award the Stanley Cup at some point in the next several months. Appearing as a guest late in a virtual town hall hosted by the San Jose Sharks for members of its business…NHL commissioner says cancelling season “not something I’m even contemplating” — Times-Standard
In Yann Martel’s philosophical novel, Life of Pi, the main character finds himself stranded at sea for almost a year with a 450-pound tiger that may or may not be an actual tiger. It’s terrifying, at first. The tiger is hungry. It wants to eat. It’s always threatening to attack. But in the end, they…Fehr and Bettman riding out NHL storm together — Toronto Sun
The NHL is at a pause due to the coronavirus outbreak, but Gary Bettman is optimistic there will be a 2019-20 Stanley Cup champion. The NHL commissioner joined NHL Network on Friday and addressed the paused season, how there originally were plans to continue the season without fans until Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested…NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Optimistic Stanley Cup Champion Will Be Crowned — NESN.com
The NHL is at a pause due to the coronavirus outbreak, but Gary Bettman is optimistic there will be a 2019-20 Stanley Cup champion. The NHL commissioner joined NHL Network on Friday and addressed the paused season, how there originally were plans to continue the season without fans until Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. Bettman even shared his thoughts about the Stanley Cup Final. According to Los Angele Times’ Helene Elliott, Bettman believes “we will be able at some point to get through the season and award the Stanley Cup.” When the season hit the pause button, the Boston Bruins were atop the NHL standings with 100 points and were in the midst of a stellar season after losing Game 7 of the Cup Final last June. Of course, only time will tell who the 2019-20 champion will be, if the season indeed is able to resume.