Commish also wants labor concessions
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman wants to pair a new labor agreement with rules changes that would bring back offense to a league where defense has been emphasized increasingly for a decade.
The problem: Neither the league nor its players union knows when substantive negotiations will begin on a labor deal, much less when there will be a settlement.
Another problem: In a sport where even minor changes are fought by traditionalists and hard liners who prefer physical ...
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