Found April 25, 2013 on Fox Sports Ohio:
As the Columbus Blue Jackets continue their playoff push tonight against the Dallas Stars, its not lost on NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman that Columbus had the 2013 All-Star Weekend, lost it because of the lockout, and now wants it back. We know we owe Columbus an All-Star Game, he said via an email from NHL spokesman Frank Brown Thursday. We are looking forward to formalizing our future events schedule (which should happen soon) and having one there in the future. Bettman has always been supportive of the Columbus market. He worked side-by-side with the club to keep hockey in Columbus, making several visits to Central Ohio when the Nationwide Arena deal was being put together and then, dont forget, the All-Star Game was awarded to Columbus long before the players looked like these 2013 Jackets. And now that the product on the ice is starting to meet Bettmans expectationsas well as the clubsfolks are starting to notice that winning brings national attention. And if Columbus ever want...
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