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Commish: Games key to improvement

Updated: September 29, 2010, 7:45 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Kicking women's hockey out of the Olympics would be a "huge mistake," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday.

Twenty years after the first world championships, women's hockey is still a developing sport throughout much of the world. The best way to inspire future players and encourage national federations to devote resources to the women's game is through major events like the Olympics, Bettman said.

"My own view is it's very important to support women's hockey, to ...

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