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Gary Bettman running low on hope

Updated: October 24, 2012, 8:15 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- With labor negotiations stalled, there does not appear to be any hope of preserving a full 82-game season by Thursday's deadline. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said as much Wednesday.

"Unfortunately, it looks like an 82-game season is not going to be a reality," Bettman said at a news conference from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where the Islanders announced they would be relocating starting with the 2015-16 season.

Bettman painted a bleak picture on the state of negotiations ...

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