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Commish: 'A luxury tax will not work'

Updated: December 1, 2004, 8:20 PM ET
Associated Press

EDMONTON, Alberta -- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reiterated the league's position that it won't consider the players' proposed luxury tax.

"They claim that will fix our problems, I'm here to tell you today ... that a luxury tax will not work and it will create a potential for future disaster in the NHL," Bettman said Tuesday at an Edmonton Chamber of Commerce breakfast.

Bettman, who received a standing ovation at the end of his speech, also reiterated that the owners ...

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