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Bettman: NHL owners not ‘looking for a fight’ in CBA talks

By Josh Dubow (AP Sports Writer) SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday the owners aren’t ”looking for a fight” when it comes to collective bargaining negotiations with the players. The current CBA runs until 2022, but the league and players each have the option this September to terminate it effective Sept. 15, 2020. Bettman said at a news conference at All-Star weekend that the owners are mostly satisfied with the last two negotiations that instituted a salary cap and then provided an even split of hockey-related revenues between players and owners. ”There’s no question that the league is healthier now dramatically,” Bettman said. ”We wouldn’t be where we are today if we didn’t have a s ...
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