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The Last Word: Bettman, Knuble face the media

Updated: April 16, 2009, 9:42 AM ET
By Scott Burnside

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman met with reporters during the first intermission of Wednesday night's Flyers-Penguins game and noted Pittsburgh had sold out its 108th straight game at Mellon Arena. And that the team's local television ratings were at an all-time high. And that construction of a new arena is well under way across the street from the Penguins' current digs.

"So things are looking pretty good in Pittsburgh," Bettman said.

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