NHL owners support lockout

Updated: September 13, 2012, 9:36 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

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.

There ...

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