Can NHL survive another lost season? 

December, 7, 2012

Gary BettmanAP 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.