Gary Bettman

Gary Bettman

NHL Will Not Adopt Ban On Head Shots

After the second day of NHL general manager meetings in Florida, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the league will not ban head shots.

93-7 The Fan–03/16/2011

(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld, File)

Concussions, Head Shots Dominate NHL GM Meetings

The NHL general managers began three days of meetings on Monday with head injuries and how to prevent concussions leading the agenda.

93-7 The Fan–03/15/2011

Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Islanders

The Phillips File- Push To Eliminate Fighting from NHL Futile

Does anybody really think that this most recent outcry to ban fighting from hockey is going to change the sport? I’m here to tell you that fighting in hockey isn’t going anywhere.

93-7 The Fan–02/20/2011

Gary Bettman

Bettman Won’t Publicly Debate Lemieux’s Comments

TAMPA, Fla. (KDKA/AP) – NHL commissioner Gary Bettman released a statement on Thursday in response to Mario Lemieux’s comments about the state of the game. Last Friday, the Penguins and Islanders were involved in a […]

93-7 The Fan–02/18/2011

(Credit: KDKA)

NHL Takes Closer Look At Concussions

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Hits on Sidney Crosby have indefinitely sidelined the game’s premiere player, putting new pressure on the league to find ways to protect its players from concussions. “To manage, reduce and whenever possible […]


Gary Bettman

Boudreau’s Mom Not A Fan Of “24/7” Documentary

However NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman doesn’t mind Boudreau cursing, saying the cursing is party of the “the ultimate reality show.”

93-7 The Fan–12/22/2010

Gary Bettman

NHL Owners Conclude December Meeting

The NHL owners came to no dramatic conclusion after their two-day meeting on television rights, franchise updates and a new head shot rule and a rise in the salary cap next season.

93-7 The Fan–12/08/2010

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman with Vinnie & Cook

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined Vinnie and Cook on Wednesday, and he never doubted the Penguins would rise from the depths and become one of the league’s shining franchises again. Commissioner Bettman also tells us […]


NHL & Union Reach New 4-Year Deal

TORONTO (AP) The NHL and the officials’ union have reached a tentative deal on a new collective bargaining agreement just days before the opening of hockey’s regular season. The deal struck Monday is a four-year […]