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Goons are gone in the NHL: Fourth lines now have more skill

...competitiveness of our league, teams are more focused on having skilled players to make a difference," NHL Commiss ioner Gary Bettman said.Instead of sending a message with a fight, teams would rather do it by scoring. The average goals in a game...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-09-21/goons-are-gone-nhl-fourth-
Gary Bettman touts parity as NHL camps open

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is a happy man these days, leading a league that seems strong on the ice, in the stands and on TV."The entertainment value...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-09-17/gary-bettman-touts-parity-
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman isn't making any promises to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - NHL commissioner Gary Bettman spent the better part of the day Tuesday touring an arena under construction on the Las Vegas strip, shilling for season ticket...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-02-10/nhl-commissioner-gary-bett
Overtime

...NHLBoston to hold Winter ClassicThe Winter Classic is coming to the home of the New England Patriots.NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined officials from the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday to say the Original Six rivals would meet at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-29/overtime
Las Vegas, Quebec City submit expansion bids to NHL

...NHL's Board of Governors.The league doesn't anticipate expanding before the 2017-18 season and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has proposed an expansion fee of at least $500 million. That's a significant jump from the $80 million fee paid...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-07-21/las-vegas-quebec-city-subm
Blackhawks win Stanley Cup title over Lightning

...recovering from blood clots in his leg and lungs. After captain Jonathan Toews got the trophy from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, he handed it right to Timonen, who proudly hoisted it into the air. The Lightning had Nikita Kucherov back in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-06-15/blackhawks-win-stanley-cup
Southern franchises find success in hockey

...players are good, and they choose to come here because they're having success recruiting here."NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said late last month that the value of NHL franchises is going up with new TV contracts. USA Hockey's registration...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-05-15/southern-franchises-find-s
Blackhawks take 3-0 series lead against Wild

...clear if Watson will work Game 3 of the second-round series Tampa Bay leads 2-0.CONCUSSIONS: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman can be deposed to give testimony in a concussion lawsuit, a U.S. District Court ruled Tuesday.Former players suing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-05-05/blackhawks-take-3-0-series
NHL Notes: Selanne's No. 8 jersey retired

...for the franchise's most popular player and the 11th-leading goal-scorer in league history.NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Ducks owner Henry Samueli and Selanne's family joined two decades of former Ducks players in honoring the Finnish...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-01-11/nhl-notes-selannes-no-8-je
Surging Blackhawks beat Devils in shootout

...stars in the shootout.Jordin Tootoo and Stephen Gionta scored for New Jersey. OWNERS MEETINGS: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is playing down the possibility of relocating struggling franchises in Arizona and Florida.One day after putting the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2014-12-09/surging-blackhawks-beat-de