NHL owners support lockout
NEW YORK -- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman received a unanimous vote from owners Thursday in support of a league-imposed lockout should no deal be reached by midnight ET Saturday.
Bettman met with the board of governors here, and although he already had the authority to implement a work stoppage, his constituency stood behind the league's position of a lockout.
The NHL and NHL Players' Association traded proposals Wednesday but remain far apart on core economic concepts.
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