Tuesday, June 06, 2006

News and Notes from the NHL

Bettman holds state-of-the-union address
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman defended his TV deals in the United States despite ratings that plunged this season in the face of a much better product on the ice.

NHL returns to Winnipeg for one game
The NHL is coming back to Winnipeg - for one game anyway. The Edmonton Oilers, hot on the heels of their Stanley Cup final appearance, will play Wayne Gretzky's Phoenix Coyotes in a pre-season game on Sept. 17 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.

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