“Bad news for Gary Bettman’s haters: it doesn’t sound like he’s hanging up the loafers anytime soon,” writes James O’Brien on his ProHockey Talk Website in connection with Sports Illustrated’s star writer Michael Farber reporting that the National Hockey League signed its commissioner to a new contract that goes through the 2021-22 season. “In case you’re wondering about the timing, that deal runs through the league’s current Collective Bargaining Agreement with the NHLPA,” Obrien continues. “Farber didn’t specify the financial terms, so we can only imagine if his “cap hit” exceeds that of the $10.5 million pulled in by Jonathan Toews* and Patrick Kane*. (There’s a decent chance, as it was last reported at $9.6 million.)” *Chicago Blackhawks professionals.
This story first appeared in the blog, The Sport Intern. The editor is Karl-Heinz Huba of Lorsch, Germany. He can be reached at ISMG@aol.com. The article is reprinted here with permission of Huba.