Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 10/8/12

CHICAGO - MAY 03: Commissioner Gary Bettman of the National Hockey League speaks at a press conference before the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Vancouver Canucks in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on May 3, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Bruce Garriouch of The Ottawa Sun writes that there's some growing concern amongst some of the owners about the NHL Lockout and how long it could last. The belief is not everybody on the NHL's board of governors is happy the league is in the midst of its third lockout in 20 years -- all with Bettman at the helm -- and he's getting some heat to try to find a solution. With games cancelled up till October 24 and the NHL alreay at a $100 million loss from no preseason games, how deep do the waters of resistance run? How much heat Bettman has on him at the moment remains to be seen, but bear in mind this: Bettman doesn't need the full amount of owners to vote on accepting/rejecting NHLPA proposals. Dave Shoalts of The Globe & Mail has more on the powers Bettman lobbied and negotiated for when he took over as NHL Commissioner. There is legislation – he introduced a rule that allows him to reject a collective agreement proposal from the NHLPA with only eight votes from t...
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