Can NHL survive another lost season?
December, 7, 2012
By Craig Custance | ESPN.com
AP Photo/Luis M. AlvarezGary Bettman was as passionate as he's ever been addressing the media Thursday night.It was a question that brought out the most passionate response from Gary Bettman during a news conference that was as heated as any he has conducted as commissioner.
On a Thursday when talks between the NHL and the NHLPA completely imploded after coming so tantalizingly close to a conclusion, it became a reality that the Stanley Cup may not be awarded for the second time in eight seasons.