Gary Bettman

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Gary Bettman said : "Obviously, we're not going to move all seven Canadian franchises south of the 49th Parallel," External link

missoulian Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "You'll play for 10 to 12 days. You'll play a bunch of games without traveling. You'll go back, go home for a week, be with your family," "We'll have our testing protocols and all the other things you need. It's not going to be quite as effective as a bubble, but we think we can, if we go this route, minimize the risks to the extent practical and sensible" External link

missoulian Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “You’ll play for 10 to 12 days,” “You’ll play a bunch of games without traveling. You’ll go back, go home for a week, be with your family” External link

nytimes Saturday, November 14, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We're not going to move all seven Canadian franchises south of the 49th parallel ... so we have to look at alternative ways to play," External link

timescolonist Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “As it relates to the travel issue, which is obviously the great unknown, we may have to temporarily realign to deal with geography, because having some of our teams travel from Florida to California may not make sense,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, November 11, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We are exploring the possibility of playing in our own buildings without fans (or) fans where you can, which is going to be an arena-by-arena issue,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, November 11, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “You’ll play for 10 to 12 days,” External link

mlive Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : ''As it relates to the travel issue, which is obviously the great unknown, we may have to temporarily realign to deal with geography, because having some of our teams travel from Florida to California may not make sense,'' External link

koreatimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : ''We are exploring the possibility of playing in our own buildings without fans (or) fans where you can, which is going to be an arena-by-arena issue,'' External link

koreatimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman uvedl : "Je jasné, že nebudeme přesouvat všech sedm kanadských klubů na jih od 49. rovnoběžky. Proto je třeba hledat alternativní cesty, abychom mohli hrát," External link

ceskenoviny-en Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman řekl : "Kvůli problémům s cestováním, které přirozeně zůstávají velkou neznámou, bude možná potřeba ligu přeskupit s ohledem na geografickou polohu. Nedává moc smysl, aby některé týmy třeba z Floridy cestovaly do Kalifornie. Uvažujeme o zredukovaném programu zápasů a potom by bylo lepší ho mít více zaměřený na jednotlivé divize a geograficky centralizovaný, abychom potíže s cestováním vyřešili," External link

ceskenoviny-en Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman připustil : "Nebude to asi tak efektivní jako 'bublina', v níž jsme dohrávali minulý ročník, ale myslíme si, že takto lze minimalizovat rizika do té míry, aby to bylo praktické a dávalo to smysl. Je to jedna z věcí, o kterých mluvíme," External link

ceskenoviny-en Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman prohlásil : "Naším cílem je, abychom se postupně dostali do normálních kolejí a dlouhodobě pak mohli zase začínat sezonu na podzim a končit, než začne červenec," External link

ceskenoviny-en Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "You'll play for 10 to 12 days. You'll play a bunch of games without travelling. You'll go back, go home for a week, be with your family. We'll have our testing protocols and all the other things you need," External link

wsau Wednesday, November 11, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman added : "Obviously, we're not going to move all seven Canadian franchises south of the 49th Parallel, and so we have to look at alternative ways to play," "While crossing the U.S.-Canadian border is an issue, we're also seeing within the U.S. limitations in terms of quarantining when you go from certain states to other states. It's again part of having to be flexible" External link

wsau Wednesday, November 11, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Obviously, we're not going to move all seven Canadian franchises south of the 49th Parallel, and so we have to look at alternative ways to play," External link

irishsun Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Our goal is to get back to a normal schedule starting (next) fall and being done before July on a longer-term basis," External link

irishsun Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “As it relates to the travel issue, which is obviously the great unknown, we may have to temporarily realign to deal with geography, because having some of our teams travel from Florida to California may not make sense,” External link

tribtown Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We are exploring the possibility of playing in our own buildings without fans (or) fans where you can, which is going to be an arena-by-arena issue,” External link

tribtown Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Obviously, we’re not going to move all seven Canadian franchises south of the 49th Parallel, and so we have to look at alternative ways to play,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “You’ll play for 10 to 12 days,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “And while we’re in the middle of working on our return to play as well, which I hope to have put to bed soon, our goal is to get back to a normal schedule starting (next) fall and being done before July on a longer-term basis,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “You play for 10 to 12 days,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Obviously, we’re not going to move all seven Canadian franchises south of the 49th Parallel, and so we have to look at alternative ways to play,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "He always said 'yes' when hockey called," "We will miss him and send our condolences to his family and millions of friends and fans" External link

irishsun Monday, November 9, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “You have been simply magnificent at your craft,” “There’s nobody who does a play-by-play as well as you do. I just want to thank you for all of the incredible energy and effort you’ve given us and our fans” External link

eagletribune Monday, October 19, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "This represents what will be a return to normalcy," External link

newsday-USA Saturday, October 10, 2020 4:13:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Today marks another significant step on the journey to the Islanders' home opener of the 2021-22 season," "No one, particularly the loyal fans of the Islanders, can wait until the team skates onto the ice of the spectacular UBS Arena. In the meantime, we marvel at the vision of Islanders owners Scott Malkin and Jon Ledecky, the Oak View Group and Governor Cuomo, and the way they've worked together to turn that vision into reality - even remaining on schedule during these turbulent times" External link

abc7ny Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We really haven't focused precisely on what we're going to be doing next season," External link

wsau Wednesday, October 7, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “It was just over a week ago that we celebrated the successful completion of our 2019-20 return to play with the crowning of the Tampa Bay Lightning as Stanley Cup champions,” “Based upon what we have learned and what we know and what we still don’t know, I can say that we are now focused on a Jan. 1 start for next season” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "It was just over a week ago that we celebrated the successful completion of our 2019-20 return to play with the crowning of the Tampa Bay Lightning as Stanley Cup champions," “Based upon what we have learned and what we know and what we still don’t know, I can say that we are now focused on a Jan. 1 start for next season” External link

kiro7 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “It was just over a week ago that we celebrated the successful completion of our 2019-20 return to play with the crowning of the Tampa Bay Lightning as Stanley Cup champions,” External link

news18 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Nobody can tell me whether or not the border between Canada and the United States is going to be open by a certain date," External link

buffalonews Sunday, October 4, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “There’s no harder championship to win,” External link

nytimes Friday, October 2, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman told : "There were sleepless nights, and there were skeptics," External link

forbes Thursday, October 1, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "There is a sense of relief, but I'm also…" External link

forbes Thursday, October 1, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "But it’s all worth it now. We’re coming home with the Cup”. Before giving that trophy to Hedman, Bettman gave all the players credit for enduring a quarantine largely on their own for so long. “To be in this place at this time under these circumstances is remarkable and frankly overwhelming," “Frankly, all of the players who participated should feel like MVPs” External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "But it’s all worth it now. We’re coming home with the Cup”. Before giving that trophy to Hedman, Bettman gave all the players credit for enduring a quarantine largely on their own for so long. “To be in this place at this time under these circumstances is remarkable and frankly overwhelming," “Frankly, all of the players who participated should feel like MVPs” External link

news4jax Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “To win in this place at this time under these circumstances is remarkable and frankly overwhelming,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "But it’s all worth it now. We’re coming home with the Cup”. Before giving that trophy to Hedman, Bettman gave all the players credit for enduring a quarantine largely on their own for so long. “To be in this place at this time under these circumstances is remarkable and frankly overwhelming," “Frankly, all of the players who participated should feel like MVPs” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "But it’s all worth it now, we’re coming home with the Cup”. Before giving that trophy to Hedman, Bettman gave all the players credit for enduring a quarantine largely on their own for so long. “To be in this place at this time under these circumstances is remarkable and frankly overwhelming," “Frankly, all of the players who participated should feel like MVPs” External link

13newsnow Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “On whatever basis we may or may not be able to have fans in our buildings is something that may be well beyond our control in terms of local government regulations that will determine how much the shortfall is off of where we were and off of where we were projecting,” External link

denverpost Monday, September 28, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “On whatever basis we may or may not be able to have fans in our buildings is something that may be well beyond our control in terms of local government regulations that will determine how much the shortfall is off of where we were and off of where we were projecting,” External link

foxnews Monday, September 28, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “On whatever basis we may or may not be able to have fans in our buildings is something that may be well beyond our control in terms of local government regulations that will determine how much the shortfall is off of where we were and off of where we were projecting,” External link

usaToday Monday, September 28, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "If there's an option to consider, believe me, we're considering it," External link

chinadaily Monday, September 28, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Nobody can tell me whether or not the border between Canada and the United States is going to be open by a certain date, nobody can tell me what the state of COVID-19 is going to be, nobody can tell me whether or not our arenas will be able to have either socially distanced or fully occupied buildings," "So we're going to have to do the same thing we did to get ready for the return to play in August: explore all the options, be flexible and agile enough to implement when the time comes. We know it'll be less (money), we know there's a substantial revenue impact, but I'm comfortable that our franchises will be strong enough to weather this, and will come out stronger on the other side" External link

chinadaily Monday, September 28, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “There’s still too much we don’t know,” External link

simcoe Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “It’s no secret that attendance, directly and indirectly, impacts at least 50 per cent of our revenues,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, September 21, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “If there’s an option to consider, believe me, we’re considering it,” External link

koaa Monday, September 21, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Our goal is to get back to as great a sense of normalcy as possible under whatever circumstances are presented,” External link

koaa Monday, September 21, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we know it’ll be less (money), we know there’s a substantial revenue impact, I’m comfortable that our franchises will be strong enough to weather this,” “Our franchises will get through this and will come out stronger on the other side” External link

koaa Monday, September 21, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “If there’s an option to consider, believe me, we’re considering it,” External link

taipeitimes Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “How and when we do that is something that we don’t all have enough information to make any decisions,” External link

taipeitimes Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “If there’s an option to consider, believe me, we’re considering it,” External link

wkbn Sunday, September 20, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Our goal is to get back to as great a sense of normalcy as possible under whatever circumstances are presented,” External link

wkbn Sunday, September 20, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we know it’ll be less (money), we know there’s a substantial revenue impact, I’m comfortable that our franchises will be strong enough to weather this,” “Our franchises will get through this and will come out stronger on the other side” External link

wkbn Sunday, September 20, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “If there’s an option to consider, believe me, we’re considering it,” External link

foxnews Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Our goal is to get back to as great a sense of normalcy as possible under whatever circumstances are presented,” External link

foxnews Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Handing the Cup over to the captain of the winning team will probably be the first time since March 12 I’ll breathe a sigh of relief, and maybe I’ll get a full night sleep,” External link

foxnews Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "While we know it’ll be less (money), we know there’s a substantial revenue impact, I’m comfortable that our franchises will be strong enough to weather this," “Our franchises will get through this and will come out stronger on the other side” External link

foxnews Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "I anticipate playing a full season next season, 82 games, full playoffs," External link

afp-en Sunday, September 20, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "My preference would be to stay out of summer as much as possible," External link

afp-en Sunday, September 20, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "There is still so much we don't know," "Nobody can tell me whether or not the border between Canada and the United States is going to be open by a date certain. Nobody can tell me what the state of Covid-19 is going to be" External link

afp-en Sunday, September 20, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Dec. 1 has always been a notional date. I will not be surprised if it slips into later December. It could slip into January,” External link

cknw Sunday, September 20, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Yes, there will be a revenue hit,” “It’s no secret that attendance directly and indirectly impacts at least 50 per cent of our revenues” External link

cknw Sunday, September 20, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “If there’s an option to consider, believe me, we’re considering it,” External link

denverpost Sunday, September 20, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “How and when we do that is something that we don’t all have enough information to make any decisions,” External link

denverpost Sunday, September 20, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “How and when we do that is something that we don’t all have enough information to make any decisions,” External link

kiro7 Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “How and when we do that is something that we don’t all have enough information to make any decisions,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We applaud NHL players for recognizing the importance of this moment and for coming together as part of a genuine movement for change,” External link

globalnews Friday, September 4, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I exercise my discretion to impose the aforementioned discipline—which I consider to be more appropriate given the specific circumstances of this case,” External link

foxnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said ( about Dale Hawerchuk ) : "The National Hockey League mourns the passing of Dale Hawerchuk, an instant and enduring star who captured the hearts of two hockey-loving cities, represented his country with class and distinction, and is one of the most decorated players in our game’s history," External link

buffalonews Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "The killing of George Floyd and ensuing demand for justice and equality that inspiringly swept our countries, required us to accept that what we have done to this point isn't enough," "So we must and will do more and be better to make our game a welcoming place for everyone" External link

wsau Sunday, August 2, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman told : “That’s a very profound question, and I think the answer is extraordinary times present extraordinary challenges. And it takes an extraordinary group of people with an extraordinary effort to get the result you want,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman told : “That’s a very profound question, and I think the answer is extraordinary times present extraordinary challenges. And it takes an extraordinary group of people with an extraordinary effort to get the result you want,” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman explained : "We've completed this training camp, and we were testing players regularly. We entered the bubble on Sunday in Toronto and Edmonton ... " External link

foxnews Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Protocols are very strict. The players have been great in adhering to them," External link

foxnews Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman told : “That’s a very profound question, and I think the answer is extraordinary times present extraordinary challenges. And it takes an extraordinary group of people with an extraordinary effort to get the result you want,” External link

kiro7 Friday, July 31, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “If there’s any point where I’m going to feel substantial emotion, it’ll be a sense of relief when I get to present the Stanley Cup,” “This has been, as I think I indicated before, an extraordinarily involved, difficult and unusual circumstance” External link

nytimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We still have a way to go to feel any sort of gratification," "If there's any point I'm going to feel substantial emotion, it'll be a sense of relief when I get to present the Stanley Cup" External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, July 28, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “If there's any point where I'm going to feel substantial emotion, it'll be a sense of relief when I get to present the Stanley Cup,” External link

buffalonews Monday, July 27, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “the presence or not of families is still a work in progress,” External link

gazette Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "One of the most unique and challenging endeavours any of us have ever been involved with," External link

barrie Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "I don't sit back and try and dislocate my shoulder trying to either pat myself or anybody else on the back," "If there's any point where I'm going to feel substantial emotion, it'll be a sense of relief when I get the present the Stanley Cup" External link

barrie Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We still have a way to go to feel any sort of gratification,” “If there’s any point I’m going to feel substantial emotion, it’ll be a sense of relief when I get to present the Stanley Cup” External link

click2houston Saturday, July 25, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said ( about Daryl Katz ) : "Daryl probably lobbied me harder than any other owner who was interested in hosting a hub, and that is not an exaggeration because there were multiple emails, multiple texts and multiple phone calls every single day until we announced we were coming to Edmonton," External link

barrie Friday, July 24, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman told : "It was a recognition by both sides that we were being confronted with an incredibly difficult and unprecedented situation," External link

CBC Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” “We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month, and that has been our goal since we paused our season on March 12” External link

nbcnewyork Monday, July 13, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “When we got to March 12 and decided to take the pause, that began a period of perhaps unprecedented collaboration and problem solving,” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, July 12, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said ( about Don Fehr ) : “I think Don and I both recognize labor peace was something we couldn’t even quantify how important it was,” “But we both knew that for the business of the game to come back strong, there was enough disruption going on in the world that we didn’t have to add to it” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, July 12, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “When we got to March 12 and decided to take the pause, that began a period of perhaps unprecedented collaboration and problem solving,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, July 12, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “When we got to March 12 and decided to take the pause, that began a period of perhaps unprecedented collaboration and problem solving,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said ( about Don Fehr ) : “I think Don and I both recognize labor peace was something we couldn’t even quantify how important it was,” “But we both knew that for the business of the game to come back strong, there was enough disruption going on in the world that we didn’t have to add to it” External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I think the question — not to push back on it too hard — presumes a level of dishonesty and a lack of integrity (that we) and the people we serve would reject categorically,” External link

simcoe Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I think the question — not to push back on it too hard — presumes a level of dishonesty and a lack of integrity (that we) and the people we serve would reject categorically,” External link

simcoe Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I think the question — not to push back on it too hard — presumes a level of dishonesty and a lack of integrity (that we) and the people we serve would reject categorically,” External link

simcoe Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "When we got to March 12 and decided to take the pause, that began a period of perhaps unprecedented collaboration and problem solving," External link

kiro7 Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I think Don and I both recognize labor peace was something we couldn’t even quantify how important it was,” “But we both knew that for the business of the game to come back strong, there was enough disruption going on in the world that we didn’t have to add to it” External link

kiro7 Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “When we got to March 12 and decided to take the pause, that began a period of perhaps unprecedented collaboration and problem solving,” External link

click2houston Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said ( about Don Fehr ) : “I think Don and I both recognize labor peace was something we couldn’t even quantify how important it was,” “But we both knew that for the business of the game to come back strong, there was enough disruption going on in the world that we didn’t have to add to it” External link

click2houston Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we believe we’re buttoned down at the provincial level in Ontario and Alberta, there are still a couple of details that we are just finalizing with the federal government at the federal level,” External link

edmontonjournal Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “In respect to testing, one of the reasons why we’re going where we’re going and have the hubs in places where there is less COVID-19 is that it gives us better access to testing, which we’re getting from commercial sources and we’re paying for,” “We wanted to make sure we’re not doing anything that takes away from the medical needs of the community and we’re comfortable that’s the case” External link

edmontonjournal Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “There is enough disruption going on in the world that we didn’t need to add to it,” External link

dailynews Saturday, July 11, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We’re switching from one grind to another,” External link

dailynews Saturday, July 11, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” “We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month, and that has been our goal since we paused our season on March 12” External link

wkbn Saturday, July 11, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” “We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month, and that has been our goal since we paused our season on March 12” External link

wwlp Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” “We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month, and that has been our goal since we paused our season on March 12” External link

usaToday Saturday, July 11, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” “We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month, and that has been our goal since we paused our season on March 12” External link

foxnews Saturday, July 11, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities," "We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month, and that has been our goal since we paused our season on March 12" External link

CBSnews Saturday, July 11, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” “We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month, and that has been our goal since we paused our season on March 12” External link

13newsnow Saturday, July 11, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” “We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month, and that has been our goal since we paused our season on March 12” External link

wcnc Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” “We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month, and that has been our goal since we paused our season on March 12” External link

12newsnow Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman added : “While we have all worked very hard to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” “We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month and that has been our goal since we paused our season” External link

dailynews Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Today the NHL and NHLPA announced a significant agreement that addresses the uncertainty everyone is dealing with, the framework for the completion of the 2019-20 season and the foundation for continued long-term growth in our league," "We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month and that has been our goal since we paused our season on March 12" External link

wsau Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” “We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month, and that has been our goal since we paused our season on March 12” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” External link

click2houston Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” External link

kiro7 Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “This has been more than just a wake-up call,” “There are players who are extremely focused, and this is an important issue for them as well” External link

wsvn Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “At parades and events across North America celebrating Pride, the NHL and our partners will be participating to send a message that is clear and unequivocal - hockey is for everyone,” “We are immensely proud of the work that members of our NHL and extended hockey families do to make all feel welcome in the world’s greatest game. Furthering inclusiveness is a year-round mission for the NHL and we are excited to highlight some of our efforts during this Pride Month” External link

masslive Friday, June 26, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Obviously, for any sport, if you have a major outbreak, it's going to change everything,” “But we're being told that an isolated case or a couple of isolated cases shouldn't interfere with the plans, and we should be able to move forward” External link

forbes Monday, June 22, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I think everybody can feel good, based on the combination of the play-in round and the way we’re going to run the playoffs, that this will be a full competition which will bring out the best in our teams and our players,” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "While the regular season was largely completed, we had a number of teams that were on the bubble," External link

wsau Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We are working particularly with the Canadian government about determining how we can deal with moving from the training camp phase to a possible hub in Canada," "Because obviously if the players would have to quarantine for 14 days in between training camp and going to the hub, that wouldn't work" External link

wsau Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "If there's one positive test -- again, this will be under the strict guidance of the medical people -- that person will be isolated," "And we'll be monitoring anybody, through contact tracing, that was in close proximity. Obviously, for any sport, if you have a major outbreak, it's going to change everything, but we're being told that an isolated case or a couple of isolated cases shouldn't interfere with the plans, and we should be able to move forward" External link

wsau Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, June 9, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, June 8, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

wkbn Friday, June 5, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "While nothing is without risk, ensuring health and safety has been central to all of our planning so far and will remain so," External link

yahoo-au Friday, June 5, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "While nothing is without risk, ensuring health and safety has been central to all of our planning so far and will remain so," External link

afp-english Friday, June 5, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "While nothing is without risk, ensuring health and safety has been central to all of our planning so far and will remain so," External link

afp-en Friday, June 5, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

12news Friday, June 5, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

newswest9 Friday, June 5, 2020 3:54:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

13newsnow Friday, June 5, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

12newsnow Friday, June 5, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

koaa Friday, June 5, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

bangordailynews Friday, June 5, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

usaToday Friday, June 5, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

usaToday Friday, June 5, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

usaToday Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

click2houston Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Obviously it weighs on his mind every day,” “The great thing is, I know some of the players, they do talk. Obviously, as a rookie, he just follows. ‘OK, this is what I have to do,’ (and) it makes it a lot easier” External link

denverpost Monday, June 1, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “You’re getting antsy because you see guys in Florida where ice (rinks) are open,” “Not only do you want to get out there, but it’s like those guys are going to have an advantage” External link

denverpost Monday, June 1, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Bill’s not in great health right now,” External link

denverpost Monday, June 1, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Obviously these are extraordinary and unprecedented times,” External link

crestonvalleyadvance Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We remain focused on the safety of our players, coaches, support staff and arena personnel,” “We will not set dates, choose sites or begin to play until we know what’s appropriate and prudent, and are approved to do so” External link

crestonvalleyadvance Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “The timing of our entry into Phase 3 again will be determined by guidance from medical and civil authorities,” External link

foxnews Friday, May 29, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Everything we have been focused on starts with the health and well-being of our players, the other personnel, in the communities in which we play," "We believe they will be playing over the summer and that we will be able to award a champion for the '19-'20 season" External link

foxnews Friday, May 29, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman added : "From a health standpoint obviously for the players we are worried about COVID-19," "Testing will be an important part of what we are doing" External link

foxnews Friday, May 29, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “By getting a bye, they’re going to be facing a team that just came out of a competitive series, and the concern was they needed to have some competition that might not put them at risk in terms of the playoffs but would give them an opportunity to play some real games,” “They needed some games that mattered to some extent in order to not be coming in against a team that just played a competitive series. The benefit and the curse of a bye, I suppose” External link

kiro7 Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “By getting a bye, they’re going to be facing a team that just came out of a competitive series, and the concern was they needed to have some competition that might not put them at risk in terms of the playoffs but would give them an opportunity to play some real games,” “They needed some games that mattered to some extent in order to not be coming in against a team that just played a competitive series. The benefit and the curse of a bye, I suppose” External link

news4jax Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Medical advisors tell us that, by the time we’re doing this over the summer, that will be a relatively insignificant number of tests relative to the number of tests that will be available,” External link

suntimes Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “If we go to a place that has less COVID-19 in the community, the likelihood of somebody — who has been tested through a training period, through training camp and now is centralized — [contracting it is lower],” “The more we can sort of create a bubble, the less likely we’ll have it” External link

suntimes Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We want to just be in a position to, in real time, have lots of options once we understand what the state of play is at the time we need to make the decision,” “We could pick one or two locations, but that might, if we made the decision today, not turn out to be as good a decision as one that we make three, four weeks from now because things are continuing to evolve in all of the places that we play” External link

wral Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We want to just be in a position to, in real time, have lots of options once we understand what the state of play is at the time we need to make the decision,” “We could pick one or two locations, but that might, if we made the decision today, not turn out to be as good a decision as one that we make three, four weeks from now because things are continuing to evolve in all of the places that we play” External link

wkbn Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We want to just be in a position to, in real time, have lots of options once we understand what the state of play is at the time we need to make the decision,” “We could pick one or two locations, but that might, if we made the decision today, not turn out to be as good a decision as one that we make three, four weeks from now because things are continuing to evolve in all of the places that we play” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We want to just be in a position to, in real time, have lots of options once we understand what the state of play is at the time we need to make the decision,” “We could pick one or two locations, but that might, if we made the decision today, not turn out to be as good a decision as one that we make three, four weeks from now because things are continuing to evolve in all of the places that we play” External link

680news Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:22:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We want to just be in a position to, in real time, have lots of options once we understand what the state of play is at the time we need to make the decision,” “We could pick one or two locations, but that might, if we made the decision today, not turn out to be as good a decision as one that we make three, four weeks from now because things are continuing to evolve in all of the places that we play” External link

click2houston Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Obviously these are extraordinary and unprecedented times," External link

CBC Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "It's been an important day for sports and for the NHL in this incredibly unique, difficult and trying time," External link

CBC Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We remain focused on the safety of our players, coaches, support staff and arena personnel," "We will not set dates, choose sites or begin to play until we know what's appropriate and prudent, and are approved to do so" External link

CBC Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We don’t need to make a decision today. We’ll probably need to make one in three to four weeks, and at that point we would be able to better evaluate how Covid-19 is in a particular place,” External link

gulf-times Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “As we seek some return to normalcy, this is an important day for NHL fans,” External link

ibtimes Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Obviously, there are lots of things to be done,” External link

news4jax Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “If it has to slide more, then it’ll slide,” External link

news4jax Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We don't need to make a decision today. We'll probably need to make one in three to four weeks, and at that point we would be able to better evaluate how COVID-19 is in a particular place," External link

ibtimes-uk Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We hope this is a step back toward normalcy," External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Any plan for the resumption of play by definition cannot be perfect," "But we believe we have constructed an overall plan that includes all teams that as a practical matter might have had a chance of qualifying for the playoffs when the season was paused, and this plan will produce a worthy Stanley Cup champion who will have run the postseason gauntlet that is unique to the NHL" External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Obviously, there are lots of things to be done,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “If it has to slide more, then it’ll slide,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We are hopeful the Return To Play Plan will allow us to complete the season and award the Stanley Cup in a manner in which the health and safety of our players, on-ice officials, team staff and associated individuals involved are paramount," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Realistically if we’re in training camp mid-July, that would be a good thing, and if we can be playing by the end of July or the beginning of August, that would be a good thing too,” “But if it has to slide more, then it’ll slide. There’s a reason that we’re not giving you dates now because anybody who gives you a date is guessing, and we think we’d rather take a more holistic approach to doing this” External link

680news Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While nothing is without risk, ensuring health and safety has been central to all of our planning so far and will remain so,” External link

oxfordtimes Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Realistically if we’re in training camp mid-July, that would be a good thing, and if we can be playing by the end of July or the beginning of August, that would be a good thing too,” “But if it has to slide more, then it’ll slide. There’s a reason that we’re not giving you dates now because anybody who gives you a date is guessing, and we think we’d rather take a more holistic approach to doing this” External link

wncn Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said ( about Association ) : “We hope this is a step back toward normalcy,” “We think we’ve been able to work very collaboratively with the Players’ Association and the players to come up with a framework that is fair and has integrity and should result in a terrific, competitive playoffs and the awarding of the best trophy in all of sports” External link

wncn Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Realistically if we’re in training camp mid-July, that would be a good thing, and if we can be playing by the end of July or the beginning of August, that would be a good thing too,” “But if it has to slide more, then it’ll slide. There’s a reason that we’re not giving you dates now because anybody who gives you a date is guessing, and we think we’d rather take a more holistic approach to doing this” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said ( about Association ) : “We hope this is a step back toward normalcy,” “We think we’ve been able to work very collaboratively with the Players’ Association and the players to come up with a framework that is fair and has integrity and should result in a terrific, competitive playoffs and the awarding of the best trophy in all of sports” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While nothing is without risk, ensuring health and safety has been central to all of our planning so far and will remain so,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, May 27, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “The reason there are so many cities still in contention is we didn’t want to be in a situation with things in the world moving so quickly, changing from day to day, we didn’t want to get locked in,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, May 27, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We need to make sure that there’s enough testing available — and we’ll be needing lots and lots of testing but we don't want it to interfere with the medical needs of the community,” External link

forbes Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “When we get through Phase 2, we’re going to get a better sense of when to start training camp and how long we need to have training camp in Phase 3,” External link

forbes Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman told : “We think sports does brings people together and it helps them heal from difficult times,” External link

forbes Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While nothing is without risk, ensuring health and safety has been central to all of our planning so far and will remain so,” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We’ve considered lots of options. By getting a bye, they’re going to be facing a team that just came out of a competitive series, and the concern was they needed to have some competition that might not put them at risk in terms of the playoffs but would give them an opportunity to play some real games, and that was the thinking that went into this,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Realistically if we’re in training camp mid-July, that would be a good thing, and if we can be playing by the end of July or the beginning of August, that would be a good thing too,” “But if it has to slide more, then it’ll slide. There’s a reason that we’re not giving you dates now because anybody who gives you a date is guessing, and we think we’d rather take a more holistic approach to doing this” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said ( about Association ) : “We hope this is a step back toward normalcy,” “We think we’ve been able to work very collaboratively with the Players’ Association and the players to come up with a framework that is fair and has integrity and should result in a terrific, competitive playoffs and the awarding of the best trophy in all of sports” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Any of those cities are capable of hosting the playoffs, but we don’t want to announce a site today because the situation is fluid,” “We’ll be in a better position to make a decision in three weeks, when we have an idea of the situation as regards the virus and any government restrictions” External link

montrealgazette Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "It's conceivable that we're playing at the end of July," External link

wsau Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We need to do a tremendous amount of testing without disrupting current health care needs," External link

tricitynews Wednesday, May 27, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While nothing is without risk, ensuring health and safety has been central to all of our planning so far and will remain so,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, May 27, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We remain focused on the safety of our players, coaches, support staff and arena personnel,” “We will not set dates, choose sites or begin to play until we know it is appropriate and prudent and are approved to do so” External link

nytimes Wednesday, May 27, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While nothing is without risk, ensuring health and safety has been central to all of our planning so far and will remain so,” External link

worcesternews Wednesday, May 27, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We are hopeful the Return To Play Plan will allow us to complete the season and award the Stanley Cup in a manner in which the health and safety of our players, on-ice officials, team staff and associated individuals involved are paramount," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We hope this is a step back toward normalcy,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Any plan for the resumption of play by definition cannot be perfect,” “But we believe we have constructed an overall plan that includes all teams that as a practical matter might have had a chance of qualifying for the playoffs when the season was paused, and this plan will produce a worthy Stanley Cup champion who will have run the postseason gauntlet that is unique to the NHL” External link

therepublic Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We are hopeful the Return To Play Plan will allow us to complete the season and award the Stanley Cup in a manner in which the health and safety of our players, on-ice officials, team staff and associated individuals involved are paramount," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We hope this is a step back toward normalcy,” External link

wncn Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Any plan for the resumption of play by definition cannot be perfect,” “But we believe we have constructed an overall plan that includes all teams that as a practical matter might have had a chance of qualifying for the playoffs when the season was paused, and this plan will produce a worthy Stanley Cup champion who will have run the postseason gauntlet that is unique to the NHL” External link

wncn Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “It’s really the doctors who are going to be guiding as to what the right circumstance and response should be, should we have a positive or more than one positive,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I want to make clear that the health and safety of our players, coaches, essential support staff and our communities are paramount,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman disse : “Não podemos apresentar nenhuma data fixa porque o cronograma depende das circunstâncias e das necessidades dos jogadores” External link

istoe Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “At the pause, we committed to resuming play only when appropriate and prudent,” “We are hopeful the Return To Play Plan will allow us to complete the season and award the Stanley Cup in a manner in which the health and safety of our players, on-ice officials, team staff and associated individuals involved are paramount. Accordingly, an essential component of the Plan is a rigorous, regular schedule of testing” External link

wwlp Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "At this time we're not fixing dates because the scheduled of our return to play will be determined both by developing circumstances and the needs of our players," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Fans [are] telling us in overwhelming numbers that they want us to complete the season, if at all possible," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “One will be the site for the resuming Eastern Conference clubs, the other will play host to the resuming Western Conference clubs,” “Each will have secure arenas, practice facilities, hotels, and local transportations for our players, coaches, and essential staff” External link

foxnews Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “The timing of our entry into Phase 3 again will be determined by guidance from medical and civil authorities,” “While we are anxious to open camps as soon as possible, we don’t envision doing so before the first half of July” External link

foxnews Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “At this time, we are not fixing dates because the schedule of our return-to-play will be determined by both developing circumstances, and the needs of our players,” “Again the final determination will depend on COVID-19 conditions, testing availability, and government regulations” External link

foxnews Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We hope this is a step back toward normalcy,” External link

news4jax Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Any plan for the resumption of play by definition cannot be perfect,” “But we believe we have constructed an overall plan that includes all teams that as a practical matter might have had a chance of qualifying for the playoffs when the season was paused, and this plan will produce a worthy Stanley Cup champion who will have run the postseason gauntlet that is unique to the NHL” External link

news4jax Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said ( about Association ) : "The Return to Play Plan is the result of weeks of constructive dialogue with the National Hockey League Players Association and we are grateful for their co-operation," External link

afp-en Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “There’s light at the end of the tunnel, which is great for everybody,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “As we seek a return to normalcy, this is an important day,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We anticipate playing in the summer and into the early fall,” “At this time, we are not fixing dates because the schedule of our return to play will be determined both by developing circumstances and the needs of our players” External link

wkrn Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Since March 12, we have been hopeful and optimistic that, while developing all options and alternatives, we could get to this point,” External link

denverpost Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we are anxious to open camps as soon as possible, we don’t envision doing so before the first half of July,” External link

denverpost Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We’re doing this because we’re hearing from our fans overwhelmingly that they would like us to conclude the season (and) they want the game back,” External link

denverpost Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We remain focused on the safety of our players, coaches, support staff and arena personnel,” “We will not set dates, choose sites or begin to play until we know it is appropriate and prudent and are approved to do so” External link

nytimes Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Any plan for the resumption of play by definition cannot be perfect,” “But we believe we have constructed an overall plan that includes all teams that as a practical matter might have had a chance of qualifying for the playoffs when the season was paused, and this plan will produce a worthy Stanley Cup champion who will have run the postseason gauntlet that is unique to the NHL” External link

wral Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "The health and safety of our players and support staff... are paramount," External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "The final determination will depend on COVID-19 conditions, testing availability and government regulations," External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We anticipate playing over the summer and into the early fall," External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Although we are anxious to get back on the ice, we will not do it until it is safe to do so," External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "The health and safety of our players and support staff... are paramount," External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "The final determination will depend on COVID-19 conditions, testing availability and government regulations," External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We anticipate playing over the summer and into the early fall," External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Although we are anxious to get back on the ice, we will not do it until it is safe to do so," External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "While nothing is without risk, ensuring health and safety has been central to all of our planning so far and will remain so," "Let me assure you that the reason we are doing this is because our fans are telling us in overwhelming numbers that they want us to complete the season if at all possible" External link

wsau Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We believe we have constructed an overall plan that will produce a worthy Stanley Cup champion," "While we are hopeful we will be able to resume play for the Stanley Cup, we intend to do it with timetable that allows us to get back to a full calendar for the 1920-21 season" External link

afp-en Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I want to make clear that the health and safety of our players, coaches, essential support staff and our communities are paramount,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We don’t envision (opening training camps) until the first half of July at the earliest,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Although we are anxious to get back on the ice, we will not do anything until we are assured by medical professionals and the relevant government authorities that it is safe and prudent to do so," External link

abcactionnews Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “As we seek a return to normalcy, this is an important day,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We remain focused on the safety of our players, coaches, support staff and arena personnel. We will not set dates, choose sites or begin to play until it is appropriate and prudent and are approved to do so,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We are looking at eight or nine locations. I am told that there can be enough capacity, and certainly over the next couple of months, there will be more capacity," "But that is a fundamental question, and we certainly can't be jumping the line in front of medical needs" External link

chinadaily Friday, May 22, 2020 5:16:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Do we do an abbreviated regular season, because our competitive balance is so extraordinary, it's hard to tell how the season would have ended?" External link

chinadaily Friday, May 22, 2020 5:16:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I don’t think anybody has a fixed timetable, particularly in North American right now,” External link

dailynews Friday, May 22, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We'd like to complete this season," External link

foxnews Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "I don't think anybody has a fixed timetable, particularly in North America right now," External link

foxnews Tuesday, May 19, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I don’t think anybody has a fixed timetable, particularly in North America right now,” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We certainly can’t be jumping the line in front of medical needs,” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman asked : “Do we complete the regular season when we’re given the opportunity?” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We’d like to award the Stanley Cup,” “And our fans are telling us overwhelmingly that’s what they’d like us to do, because people have an emotional investment in this season already” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Everything we do is going to be governed by the doctors, the medical people and by governments at all levels,” “A lot of the issues we’re confronting ultimately are going to be resolved for us by other people… and that’s why we have to be doing a lot of contingency planning” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman expliqué : "une douzaine d'équipes en un seul lieu" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman insisté : "Nous aimerions décerner la Coupe Stanley" "Et nos fans nous disent massivement que c'est ce qu'ils aimeraient que nous fassions, parce que les gens se sont déjà investis émotionnellement dans cette saison" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman řekl : "Myslím, že teď nikdo nemá přesně daný plán, zvlášť v Severní Americe. Od začátku pauzy 12. března tvrdě pracujeme na tom, abychom dokázali zareagovat na všechny možnosti. Stále však panuje velká nejistota," External link

ceskenoviny-en Tuesday, May 19, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman expliqué : «une douzaine d'équipes en un seul lieu» External link

24heures Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Do we complete the regular season when we’re given the opportunity?” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I am told that there can be enough (testing) capacity, and certainly over the next couple of months, there will be more capacity,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman expliqué : «une douzaine d'équipes en un seul lieu» External link

la-croix Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman insisté : «Nous aimerions décerner la Coupe Stanley» External link

la-croix Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “That is what fans are telling us they’d like us to do,” External link

southwalesargus Monday, May 18, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "I don't think anybody has a fixed timetable, particularly in North America right now," External link

yahoo-au Monday, May 18, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We certainly can't be jumping the line in front of medical needs," External link

yahoo-au Monday, May 18, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman asked : "Do we complete the regular season when we're given the opportunity?" External link

yahoo-au Monday, May 18, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We'd like to award the Stanley Cup," "And our fans are telling us overwhelmingly that's what they'd like us to do, because people have an emotional investment in this season already" External link

yahoo-au Monday, May 18, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Everything we do is going to be governed by the doctors, the medical people and by governments at all levels," "A lot of the issues we're confronting ultimately are going to be resolved for us by other people... and that's why we have to be doing a lot of contingency planning" External link

yahoo-au Monday, May 18, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “That is what fans are telling us they’d like us to do,” External link

thecourier Monday, May 18, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “That is what fans are telling us they’d like us to do,” External link

yorkpress Monday, May 18, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “That is what fans are telling us they’d like us to do,” External link

worcesternews Monday, May 18, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I believe that if the right time comes, and the right circumstances, based on all of the options that we’re considering and our ability to execute them, we’ll get this season done,” “I don’t want to sound Pollyanna, but cancelling is too easy a solution. That means you stop working hard to do all of the things that we’re doing, and I ultimately believe that there will be an opportunity” External link

denverpost Saturday, May 16, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "It's got to be fair, it's got to have integrity, and if we have to do it over the summer on some modified basis, then we'll do it on that basis," External link

news18 Friday, May 15, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "It's got to be fair, it's got to have integrity, and if we have to do it over the summer on some modified basis, then we'll do it on that basis," External link

nation-ke Friday, May 15, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "It's got to be fair, it's got to have integrity, and if we have to do it over the summer on some modified basis, then we'll do it on that basis," External link

afp-english Friday, May 15, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "It's got to be fair, it's got to have integrity, and if we have to do it over the summer on some modified basis, then we'll do it on that basis," External link

afp-en Friday, May 15, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman uvedl : "Nechci znít jako nenapravitelný optimista, ale zrušení sezony by bylo příliš jednoduché řešení. Znamenalo by to, že jste se přestali snažit. Věřím, že dostaneme možnost dohrát ročník," External link

ceskenoviny-en Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I believe that if the right time comes, and the right circumstances, based on all of the options that we’re considering and our ability to execute them, we’ll get this season done,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “States are reopening, cities are reopening,” “And if we do the right things, I think we’ll be able to finish the season” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I believe that if the right time comes, and the right circumstances, based on all of the options that we’re considering and our ability to execute them, we’ll get this season done,” External link

680news Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “States are reopening, cities are reopening,” “And if we do the right things, I think we’ll be able to finish the season” External link

680news Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "I believe that if the right time comes, and the right circumstances, based on all of the options that we're considering and our ability to execute them, we'll get this season done," External link

wsau Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "States are re-opening, cities are re-opening," "And if we do the right things, I think we'll be able to finish the season" External link

wsau Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Obviously we hope to be playing in front of fans by next season," "But if we finish in August or September, there's no magic to starting in October anymore. We can start in November. We can start in December. You're going to be a little flexible with the schedule, because we want to be able to bring the game back, both to conclude this season on some basis and to have a full regular season next year. If that means we need to be more flexible, then that's what we'll do" External link

wsau Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "I believe that if the right time comes, and the right circumstances, based on all of the options that we're considering and our ability to execute them, we'll get this season done," External link

nampa Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I believe that if the right time comes, and the right circumstances, based on all of the options that we’re considering and our ability to execute them, we’ll get this season done,” “I don’t want to sound Pollyanna, but canceling is too easy a solution. That means you stop working hard to do all of the things that we’re doing, and I ultimately believe that there will be an opportunity” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman wrote : “I am delighted, and not surprised, to know that you are a hockey fan. I, like you, cannot wait for the return of our game,” External link

globalnews Thursday, May 7, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “The location could be anywhere besides a [COVID-19] hot spot” External link

timescolonist Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman disse : "Temos muita flexibilidade sobre a data de início da próxima temporada" External link

em Friday, May 1, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman told : "We don't want them playing games until they're back in game shape," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, May 1, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman told : "We don't want them playing games until they're back in game shape," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, May 1, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman told : "We don't want them playing games until they're back in game shape," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 1, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman told : "We don't want them playing games until they're back in game shape," External link

business-standard Friday, May 1, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman told : "We don't want them playing games until they're back in game shape," External link

nampa Friday, May 1, 2020 7:48:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman told : "We don't want them playing games until they're back in game shape," External link

afp-en Friday, May 1, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Having the committee that's been put together with the players is important so that we can get the feedback on the issues that are important to them and how to resolve them, and that we can be communicating how we're focusing on the things we think that need to be done," "It's been extraordinarily collaborative, constructive and cooperative, and I couldn't be more pleased with the interaction that we're having" External link

wsau Friday, May 1, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Among the scenarios we’re looking at is potentially as many as four [cities] because we need a lot of ice,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Among the scenarios we’re looking at is potentially as many as four (cities) because we need a lot of ice,” External link

680news Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "I think there will be some social distancing for a while," External link

wsau Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Among the scenarios we're looking at is potentially as many as four (cities) because we need a lot of ice," External link

barrie Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Among the scenarios we’re looking at is potentially as many as four (cities) because we need a lot of ice,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Among the scenarios we’re looking at is potentially as many as four (cities) because we need a lot of ice,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman uvedl : "Možná že to bude jen ve dvou městech, ale to se teď nedá předjímat. Nemusí to být ani nutně podle divizí, i když centralizace by podle divizí být mohla," External link

ceskenoviny-en Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman dodal : "Musí tam být také tréninkové prostory, protože když soustředíte sem nebo osm klubů na jedno místo a budete hrát spoustu zápasů bez cestování, musíte mít také led pro trénink," External link

ceskenoviny-en Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman uvedl : "Myslím, že to nějaký čas bude bez sociálního kontaktu. Budou tam roušky, bude tam dezinfekce. Bude tam spousta věcí, ale to nám budou schopny nejlépe říct zdravotnické orgány a vláda," External link

ceskenoviny-en Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman uvedl : "I když hráči mohli v posledních týdnech pracovat na své fyzičce, faktem je, že nikdo z nich prakticky nestál na bruslích. Budeme muset zajistit, aby byli (před návratem) v odpovídající kondici pro zápasy, protože nechceme riskovat zranění a jejich kariéry," External link

ceskenoviny-en Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman vysvětlil : "Když se pozitivní test objevil v NBA a museli zrušit zápas, bylo tím pro mě všechno jasné. Při tom počtu, kolik nás je v hokeji, jsme věděli, že jakmile by byl testován pozitivně nějaký hráč, všechno by se tím změnilo," External link

ceskenoviny-en Friday, March 13, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman prohlásil : "Naše víra a očekávání jsou takové, že jakmile se věci vrátí do normálu a bude to bezpečné, budeme se moci vrátit zpátky k hokeji, dokončit sezonu a nakonec někoho ocenit i Stanley Cupem," External link

ceskenoviny-en Friday, March 13, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman uvedl : "Rozhodl jsem se, že bude lepší tomu všemu předejít a nečekat do chvíle, až bude mít jeden z našich hráčů také pozitivní test, protože je s velkou pravděpodobností zřejmé, že bychom bez toho sotva prošli zbytkem sezony až na její konec," "Poslali jsme proto všechny domů, požádali je, ať se nějakou dobu drží v karanténě, a budeme i nadále vývoj ohledně koronaviru sledovat" External link

ceskenoviny-en Friday, March 13, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman uvedl : "Na to v tuto chvíli ani nelze odpovědět. Je to něco, čím se nyní společně s mými spolupracovníky denně zabýváme. Bude to mít nějaký vývoj, budeme zvažovat všechny možné situace a vše, co můžeme dělat. Věřím, že se vrátíme do normálního režimu, a to nejen v NHL a všech dalších sportech," External link

ceskenoviny-en Friday, March 13, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman řekl : "Naše ligy sdílejí zařízení a uzamykatelné prostory, takže je nyní pravděpodobné, že někteří členové komunity NHL budou v určitém okamžiku pozitivně testováni. V tuto chvíli proto není vhodné pokračovat v zápasech," External link

ceskenoviny-en Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman dodal : "Naším cílem je, jakmile to bude možné, pokračovat, abychom mohli sezonu dohrát a nejlepší tým získal Stanleyův pohár. Do té doby děkujeme fanouškům NHL za trpělivost a doufáme, že všichni zůstanou zdraví," External link

ceskenoviny-en Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT



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Gary Bettman said : "Obviously, we're not going to move all seven Canadian franchises south of the 49th Parallel," External link

missoulian Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "You'll play for 10 to 12 days. You'll play a bunch of games without traveling. You'll go back, go home for a week, be with your family," "We'll have our testing protocols and all the other things you need. It's not going to be quite as effective as a bubble, but we think we can, if we go this route, minimize the risks to the extent practical and sensible" External link

missoulian Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “You’ll play for 10 to 12 days,” “You’ll play a bunch of games without traveling. You’ll go back, go home for a week, be with your family” External link

nytimes Saturday, November 14, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We're not going to move all seven Canadian franchises south of the 49th parallel ... so we have to look at alternative ways to play," External link

timescolonist Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “As it relates to the travel issue, which is obviously the great unknown, we may have to temporarily realign to deal with geography, because having some of our teams travel from Florida to California may not make sense,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, November 11, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We are exploring the possibility of playing in our own buildings without fans (or) fans where you can, which is going to be an arena-by-arena issue,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, November 11, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “You’ll play for 10 to 12 days,” External link

mlive Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : ''As it relates to the travel issue, which is obviously the great unknown, we may have to temporarily realign to deal with geography, because having some of our teams travel from Florida to California may not make sense,'' External link

koreatimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : ''We are exploring the possibility of playing in our own buildings without fans (or) fans where you can, which is going to be an arena-by-arena issue,'' External link

koreatimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman uvedl : "Je jasné, že nebudeme přesouvat všech sedm kanadských klubů na jih od 49. rovnoběžky. Proto je třeba hledat alternativní cesty, abychom mohli hrát," External link

ceskenoviny-en Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman řekl : "Kvůli problémům s cestováním, které přirozeně zůstávají velkou neznámou, bude možná potřeba ligu přeskupit s ohledem na geografickou polohu. Nedává moc smysl, aby některé týmy třeba z Floridy cestovaly do Kalifornie. Uvažujeme o zredukovaném programu zápasů a potom by bylo lepší ho mít více zaměřený na jednotlivé divize a geograficky centralizovaný, abychom potíže s cestováním vyřešili," External link

ceskenoviny-en Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman připustil : "Nebude to asi tak efektivní jako 'bublina', v níž jsme dohrávali minulý ročník, ale myslíme si, že takto lze minimalizovat rizika do té míry, aby to bylo praktické a dávalo to smysl. Je to jedna z věcí, o kterých mluvíme," External link

ceskenoviny-en Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman prohlásil : "Naším cílem je, abychom se postupně dostali do normálních kolejí a dlouhodobě pak mohli zase začínat sezonu na podzim a končit, než začne červenec," External link

ceskenoviny-en Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "You'll play for 10 to 12 days. You'll play a bunch of games without travelling. You'll go back, go home for a week, be with your family. We'll have our testing protocols and all the other things you need," External link

wsau Wednesday, November 11, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman added : "Obviously, we're not going to move all seven Canadian franchises south of the 49th Parallel, and so we have to look at alternative ways to play," "While crossing the U.S.-Canadian border is an issue, we're also seeing within the U.S. limitations in terms of quarantining when you go from certain states to other states. It's again part of having to be flexible" External link

wsau Wednesday, November 11, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Obviously, we're not going to move all seven Canadian franchises south of the 49th Parallel, and so we have to look at alternative ways to play," External link

irishsun Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Our goal is to get back to a normal schedule starting (next) fall and being done before July on a longer-term basis," External link

irishsun Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “As it relates to the travel issue, which is obviously the great unknown, we may have to temporarily realign to deal with geography, because having some of our teams travel from Florida to California may not make sense,” External link

tribtown Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We are exploring the possibility of playing in our own buildings without fans (or) fans where you can, which is going to be an arena-by-arena issue,” External link

tribtown Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Obviously, we’re not going to move all seven Canadian franchises south of the 49th Parallel, and so we have to look at alternative ways to play,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “You’ll play for 10 to 12 days,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “And while we’re in the middle of working on our return to play as well, which I hope to have put to bed soon, our goal is to get back to a normal schedule starting (next) fall and being done before July on a longer-term basis,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “You play for 10 to 12 days,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Obviously, we’re not going to move all seven Canadian franchises south of the 49th Parallel, and so we have to look at alternative ways to play,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "He always said 'yes' when hockey called," "We will miss him and send our condolences to his family and millions of friends and fans" External link

irishsun Monday, November 9, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “You have been simply magnificent at your craft,” “There’s nobody who does a play-by-play as well as you do. I just want to thank you for all of the incredible energy and effort you’ve given us and our fans” External link

eagletribune Monday, October 19, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "This represents what will be a return to normalcy," External link

newsday-USA Saturday, October 10, 2020 4:13:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Today marks another significant step on the journey to the Islanders' home opener of the 2021-22 season," "No one, particularly the loyal fans of the Islanders, can wait until the team skates onto the ice of the spectacular UBS Arena. In the meantime, we marvel at the vision of Islanders owners Scott Malkin and Jon Ledecky, the Oak View Group and Governor Cuomo, and the way they've worked together to turn that vision into reality - even remaining on schedule during these turbulent times" External link

abc7ny Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We really haven't focused precisely on what we're going to be doing next season," External link

wsau Wednesday, October 7, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “It was just over a week ago that we celebrated the successful completion of our 2019-20 return to play with the crowning of the Tampa Bay Lightning as Stanley Cup champions,” “Based upon what we have learned and what we know and what we still don’t know, I can say that we are now focused on a Jan. 1 start for next season” External link

masslive Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "It was just over a week ago that we celebrated the successful completion of our 2019-20 return to play with the crowning of the Tampa Bay Lightning as Stanley Cup champions," “Based upon what we have learned and what we know and what we still don’t know, I can say that we are now focused on a Jan. 1 start for next season” External link

kiro7 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “It was just over a week ago that we celebrated the successful completion of our 2019-20 return to play with the crowning of the Tampa Bay Lightning as Stanley Cup champions,” External link

news18 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Nobody can tell me whether or not the border between Canada and the United States is going to be open by a certain date," External link

buffalonews Sunday, October 4, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “There’s no harder championship to win,” External link

nytimes Friday, October 2, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman told : "There were sleepless nights, and there were skeptics," External link

forbes Thursday, October 1, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "There is a sense of relief, but I'm also…" External link

forbes Thursday, October 1, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "But it’s all worth it now. We’re coming home with the Cup”. Before giving that trophy to Hedman, Bettman gave all the players credit for enduring a quarantine largely on their own for so long. “To be in this place at this time under these circumstances is remarkable and frankly overwhelming," “Frankly, all of the players who participated should feel like MVPs” External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "But it’s all worth it now. We’re coming home with the Cup”. Before giving that trophy to Hedman, Bettman gave all the players credit for enduring a quarantine largely on their own for so long. “To be in this place at this time under these circumstances is remarkable and frankly overwhelming," “Frankly, all of the players who participated should feel like MVPs” External link

news4jax Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “To win in this place at this time under these circumstances is remarkable and frankly overwhelming,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "But it’s all worth it now. We’re coming home with the Cup”. Before giving that trophy to Hedman, Bettman gave all the players credit for enduring a quarantine largely on their own for so long. “To be in this place at this time under these circumstances is remarkable and frankly overwhelming," “Frankly, all of the players who participated should feel like MVPs” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "But it’s all worth it now, we’re coming home with the Cup”. Before giving that trophy to Hedman, Bettman gave all the players credit for enduring a quarantine largely on their own for so long. “To be in this place at this time under these circumstances is remarkable and frankly overwhelming," “Frankly, all of the players who participated should feel like MVPs” External link

13newsnow Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “On whatever basis we may or may not be able to have fans in our buildings is something that may be well beyond our control in terms of local government regulations that will determine how much the shortfall is off of where we were and off of where we were projecting,” External link

denverpost Monday, September 28, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “On whatever basis we may or may not be able to have fans in our buildings is something that may be well beyond our control in terms of local government regulations that will determine how much the shortfall is off of where we were and off of where we were projecting,” External link

foxnews Monday, September 28, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “On whatever basis we may or may not be able to have fans in our buildings is something that may be well beyond our control in terms of local government regulations that will determine how much the shortfall is off of where we were and off of where we were projecting,” External link

usaToday Monday, September 28, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "If there's an option to consider, believe me, we're considering it," External link

chinadaily Monday, September 28, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Nobody can tell me whether or not the border between Canada and the United States is going to be open by a certain date, nobody can tell me what the state of COVID-19 is going to be, nobody can tell me whether or not our arenas will be able to have either socially distanced or fully occupied buildings," "So we're going to have to do the same thing we did to get ready for the return to play in August: explore all the options, be flexible and agile enough to implement when the time comes. We know it'll be less (money), we know there's a substantial revenue impact, but I'm comfortable that our franchises will be strong enough to weather this, and will come out stronger on the other side" External link

chinadaily Monday, September 28, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “There’s still too much we don’t know,” External link

simcoe Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “It’s no secret that attendance, directly and indirectly, impacts at least 50 per cent of our revenues,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, September 21, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “If there’s an option to consider, believe me, we’re considering it,” External link

koaa Monday, September 21, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Our goal is to get back to as great a sense of normalcy as possible under whatever circumstances are presented,” External link

koaa Monday, September 21, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we know it’ll be less (money), we know there’s a substantial revenue impact, I’m comfortable that our franchises will be strong enough to weather this,” “Our franchises will get through this and will come out stronger on the other side” External link

koaa Monday, September 21, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “If there’s an option to consider, believe me, we’re considering it,” External link

taipeitimes Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “How and when we do that is something that we don’t all have enough information to make any decisions,” External link

taipeitimes Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “If there’s an option to consider, believe me, we’re considering it,” External link

wkbn Sunday, September 20, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Our goal is to get back to as great a sense of normalcy as possible under whatever circumstances are presented,” External link

wkbn Sunday, September 20, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we know it’ll be less (money), we know there’s a substantial revenue impact, I’m comfortable that our franchises will be strong enough to weather this,” “Our franchises will get through this and will come out stronger on the other side” External link

wkbn Sunday, September 20, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “If there’s an option to consider, believe me, we’re considering it,” External link

foxnews Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Our goal is to get back to as great a sense of normalcy as possible under whatever circumstances are presented,” External link

foxnews Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Handing the Cup over to the captain of the winning team will probably be the first time since March 12 I’ll breathe a sigh of relief, and maybe I’ll get a full night sleep,” External link

foxnews Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "While we know it’ll be less (money), we know there’s a substantial revenue impact, I’m comfortable that our franchises will be strong enough to weather this," “Our franchises will get through this and will come out stronger on the other side” External link

foxnews Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "I anticipate playing a full season next season, 82 games, full playoffs," External link

afp-en Sunday, September 20, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "My preference would be to stay out of summer as much as possible," External link

afp-en Sunday, September 20, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "There is still so much we don't know," "Nobody can tell me whether or not the border between Canada and the United States is going to be open by a date certain. Nobody can tell me what the state of Covid-19 is going to be" External link

afp-en Sunday, September 20, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Dec. 1 has always been a notional date. I will not be surprised if it slips into later December. It could slip into January,” External link

cknw Sunday, September 20, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Yes, there will be a revenue hit,” “It’s no secret that attendance directly and indirectly impacts at least 50 per cent of our revenues” External link

cknw Sunday, September 20, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “If there’s an option to consider, believe me, we’re considering it,” External link

denverpost Sunday, September 20, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “How and when we do that is something that we don’t all have enough information to make any decisions,” External link

denverpost Sunday, September 20, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “How and when we do that is something that we don’t all have enough information to make any decisions,” External link

kiro7 Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “How and when we do that is something that we don’t all have enough information to make any decisions,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We applaud NHL players for recognizing the importance of this moment and for coming together as part of a genuine movement for change,” External link

globalnews Friday, September 4, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I exercise my discretion to impose the aforementioned discipline—which I consider to be more appropriate given the specific circumstances of this case,” External link

foxnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said ( about Dale Hawerchuk ) : "The National Hockey League mourns the passing of Dale Hawerchuk, an instant and enduring star who captured the hearts of two hockey-loving cities, represented his country with class and distinction, and is one of the most decorated players in our game’s history," External link

buffalonews Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "The killing of George Floyd and ensuing demand for justice and equality that inspiringly swept our countries, required us to accept that what we have done to this point isn't enough," "So we must and will do more and be better to make our game a welcoming place for everyone" External link

wsau Sunday, August 2, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman told : “That’s a very profound question, and I think the answer is extraordinary times present extraordinary challenges. And it takes an extraordinary group of people with an extraordinary effort to get the result you want,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman told : “That’s a very profound question, and I think the answer is extraordinary times present extraordinary challenges. And it takes an extraordinary group of people with an extraordinary effort to get the result you want,” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman explained : "We've completed this training camp, and we were testing players regularly. We entered the bubble on Sunday in Toronto and Edmonton ... " External link

foxnews Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Protocols are very strict. The players have been great in adhering to them," External link

foxnews Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman told : “That’s a very profound question, and I think the answer is extraordinary times present extraordinary challenges. And it takes an extraordinary group of people with an extraordinary effort to get the result you want,” External link

kiro7 Friday, July 31, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “If there’s any point where I’m going to feel substantial emotion, it’ll be a sense of relief when I get to present the Stanley Cup,” “This has been, as I think I indicated before, an extraordinarily involved, difficult and unusual circumstance” External link

nytimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We still have a way to go to feel any sort of gratification," "If there's any point I'm going to feel substantial emotion, it'll be a sense of relief when I get to present the Stanley Cup" External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, July 28, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “If there's any point where I'm going to feel substantial emotion, it'll be a sense of relief when I get to present the Stanley Cup,” External link

buffalonews Monday, July 27, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “the presence or not of families is still a work in progress,” External link

gazette Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "One of the most unique and challenging endeavours any of us have ever been involved with," External link

barrie Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "I don't sit back and try and dislocate my shoulder trying to either pat myself or anybody else on the back," "If there's any point where I'm going to feel substantial emotion, it'll be a sense of relief when I get the present the Stanley Cup" External link

barrie Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We still have a way to go to feel any sort of gratification,” “If there’s any point I’m going to feel substantial emotion, it’ll be a sense of relief when I get to present the Stanley Cup” External link

click2houston Saturday, July 25, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said ( about Daryl Katz ) : "Daryl probably lobbied me harder than any other owner who was interested in hosting a hub, and that is not an exaggeration because there were multiple emails, multiple texts and multiple phone calls every single day until we announced we were coming to Edmonton," External link

barrie Friday, July 24, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman told : "It was a recognition by both sides that we were being confronted with an incredibly difficult and unprecedented situation," External link

CBC Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” “We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month, and that has been our goal since we paused our season on March 12” External link

nbcnewyork Monday, July 13, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “When we got to March 12 and decided to take the pause, that began a period of perhaps unprecedented collaboration and problem solving,” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, July 12, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said ( about Don Fehr ) : “I think Don and I both recognize labor peace was something we couldn’t even quantify how important it was,” “But we both knew that for the business of the game to come back strong, there was enough disruption going on in the world that we didn’t have to add to it” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, July 12, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “When we got to March 12 and decided to take the pause, that began a period of perhaps unprecedented collaboration and problem solving,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, July 12, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “When we got to March 12 and decided to take the pause, that began a period of perhaps unprecedented collaboration and problem solving,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said ( about Don Fehr ) : “I think Don and I both recognize labor peace was something we couldn’t even quantify how important it was,” “But we both knew that for the business of the game to come back strong, there was enough disruption going on in the world that we didn’t have to add to it” External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I think the question — not to push back on it too hard — presumes a level of dishonesty and a lack of integrity (that we) and the people we serve would reject categorically,” External link

simcoe Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I think the question — not to push back on it too hard — presumes a level of dishonesty and a lack of integrity (that we) and the people we serve would reject categorically,” External link

simcoe Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I think the question — not to push back on it too hard — presumes a level of dishonesty and a lack of integrity (that we) and the people we serve would reject categorically,” External link

simcoe Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "When we got to March 12 and decided to take the pause, that began a period of perhaps unprecedented collaboration and problem solving," External link

kiro7 Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I think Don and I both recognize labor peace was something we couldn’t even quantify how important it was,” “But we both knew that for the business of the game to come back strong, there was enough disruption going on in the world that we didn’t have to add to it” External link

kiro7 Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “When we got to March 12 and decided to take the pause, that began a period of perhaps unprecedented collaboration and problem solving,” External link

click2houston Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said ( about Don Fehr ) : “I think Don and I both recognize labor peace was something we couldn’t even quantify how important it was,” “But we both knew that for the business of the game to come back strong, there was enough disruption going on in the world that we didn’t have to add to it” External link

click2houston Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we believe we’re buttoned down at the provincial level in Ontario and Alberta, there are still a couple of details that we are just finalizing with the federal government at the federal level,” External link

edmontonjournal Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “In respect to testing, one of the reasons why we’re going where we’re going and have the hubs in places where there is less COVID-19 is that it gives us better access to testing, which we’re getting from commercial sources and we’re paying for,” “We wanted to make sure we’re not doing anything that takes away from the medical needs of the community and we’re comfortable that’s the case” External link

edmontonjournal Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “There is enough disruption going on in the world that we didn’t need to add to it,” External link

dailynews Saturday, July 11, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We’re switching from one grind to another,” External link

dailynews Saturday, July 11, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” “We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month, and that has been our goal since we paused our season on March 12” External link

wkbn Saturday, July 11, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” “We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month, and that has been our goal since we paused our season on March 12” External link

wwlp Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” “We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month, and that has been our goal since we paused our season on March 12” External link

usaToday Saturday, July 11, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” “We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month, and that has been our goal since we paused our season on March 12” External link

foxnews Saturday, July 11, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities," "We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month, and that has been our goal since we paused our season on March 12" External link

CBSnews Saturday, July 11, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” “We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month, and that has been our goal since we paused our season on March 12” External link

13newsnow Saturday, July 11, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” “We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month, and that has been our goal since we paused our season on March 12” External link

wcnc Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” “We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month, and that has been our goal since we paused our season on March 12” External link

12newsnow Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman added : “While we have all worked very hard to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” “We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month and that has been our goal since we paused our season” External link

dailynews Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Today the NHL and NHLPA announced a significant agreement that addresses the uncertainty everyone is dealing with, the framework for the completion of the 2019-20 season and the foundation for continued long-term growth in our league," "We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month and that has been our goal since we paused our season on March 12" External link

wsau Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” “We know that all of our fans are excited about our return to the ice next month, and that has been our goal since we paused our season on March 12” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” External link

click2houston Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we have all worked very hard to try to address the risks of COVID-19, we know that health and safety are and will continue to be our priorities,” External link

kiro7 Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “This has been more than just a wake-up call,” “There are players who are extremely focused, and this is an important issue for them as well” External link

wsvn Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “At parades and events across North America celebrating Pride, the NHL and our partners will be participating to send a message that is clear and unequivocal - hockey is for everyone,” “We are immensely proud of the work that members of our NHL and extended hockey families do to make all feel welcome in the world’s greatest game. Furthering inclusiveness is a year-round mission for the NHL and we are excited to highlight some of our efforts during this Pride Month” External link

masslive Friday, June 26, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Obviously, for any sport, if you have a major outbreak, it's going to change everything,” “But we're being told that an isolated case or a couple of isolated cases shouldn't interfere with the plans, and we should be able to move forward” External link

forbes Monday, June 22, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I think everybody can feel good, based on the combination of the play-in round and the way we’re going to run the playoffs, that this will be a full competition which will bring out the best in our teams and our players,” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "While the regular season was largely completed, we had a number of teams that were on the bubble," External link

wsau Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We are working particularly with the Canadian government about determining how we can deal with moving from the training camp phase to a possible hub in Canada," "Because obviously if the players would have to quarantine for 14 days in between training camp and going to the hub, that wouldn't work" External link

wsau Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "If there's one positive test -- again, this will be under the strict guidance of the medical people -- that person will be isolated," "And we'll be monitoring anybody, through contact tracing, that was in close proximity. Obviously, for any sport, if you have a major outbreak, it's going to change everything, but we're being told that an isolated case or a couple of isolated cases shouldn't interfere with the plans, and we should be able to move forward" External link

wsau Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, June 9, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, June 8, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

wkbn Friday, June 5, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "While nothing is without risk, ensuring health and safety has been central to all of our planning so far and will remain so," External link

yahoo-au Friday, June 5, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "While nothing is without risk, ensuring health and safety has been central to all of our planning so far and will remain so," External link

afp-english Friday, June 5, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "While nothing is without risk, ensuring health and safety has been central to all of our planning so far and will remain so," External link

afp-en Friday, June 5, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

12news Friday, June 5, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

newswest9 Friday, June 5, 2020 3:54:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

13newsnow Friday, June 5, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

12newsnow Friday, June 5, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

koaa Friday, June 5, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

bangordailynews Friday, June 5, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

usaToday Friday, June 5, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

usaToday Friday, June 5, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

usaToday Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

click2houston Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We prefer as a general matter brackets for a whole host of reasons,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Obviously it weighs on his mind every day,” “The great thing is, I know some of the players, they do talk. Obviously, as a rookie, he just follows. ‘OK, this is what I have to do,’ (and) it makes it a lot easier” External link

denverpost Monday, June 1, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “You’re getting antsy because you see guys in Florida where ice (rinks) are open,” “Not only do you want to get out there, but it’s like those guys are going to have an advantage” External link

denverpost Monday, June 1, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Bill’s not in great health right now,” External link

denverpost Monday, June 1, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Obviously these are extraordinary and unprecedented times,” External link

crestonvalleyadvance Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We remain focused on the safety of our players, coaches, support staff and arena personnel,” “We will not set dates, choose sites or begin to play until we know what’s appropriate and prudent, and are approved to do so” External link

crestonvalleyadvance Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “The timing of our entry into Phase 3 again will be determined by guidance from medical and civil authorities,” External link

foxnews Friday, May 29, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Everything we have been focused on starts with the health and well-being of our players, the other personnel, in the communities in which we play," "We believe they will be playing over the summer and that we will be able to award a champion for the '19-'20 season" External link

foxnews Friday, May 29, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman added : "From a health standpoint obviously for the players we are worried about COVID-19," "Testing will be an important part of what we are doing" External link

foxnews Friday, May 29, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “By getting a bye, they’re going to be facing a team that just came out of a competitive series, and the concern was they needed to have some competition that might not put them at risk in terms of the playoffs but would give them an opportunity to play some real games,” “They needed some games that mattered to some extent in order to not be coming in against a team that just played a competitive series. The benefit and the curse of a bye, I suppose” External link

kiro7 Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “By getting a bye, they’re going to be facing a team that just came out of a competitive series, and the concern was they needed to have some competition that might not put them at risk in terms of the playoffs but would give them an opportunity to play some real games,” “They needed some games that mattered to some extent in order to not be coming in against a team that just played a competitive series. The benefit and the curse of a bye, I suppose” External link

news4jax Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Medical advisors tell us that, by the time we’re doing this over the summer, that will be a relatively insignificant number of tests relative to the number of tests that will be available,” External link

suntimes Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “If we go to a place that has less COVID-19 in the community, the likelihood of somebody — who has been tested through a training period, through training camp and now is centralized — [contracting it is lower],” “The more we can sort of create a bubble, the less likely we’ll have it” External link

suntimes Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We want to just be in a position to, in real time, have lots of options once we understand what the state of play is at the time we need to make the decision,” “We could pick one or two locations, but that might, if we made the decision today, not turn out to be as good a decision as one that we make three, four weeks from now because things are continuing to evolve in all of the places that we play” External link

wral Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We want to just be in a position to, in real time, have lots of options once we understand what the state of play is at the time we need to make the decision,” “We could pick one or two locations, but that might, if we made the decision today, not turn out to be as good a decision as one that we make three, four weeks from now because things are continuing to evolve in all of the places that we play” External link

wkbn Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We want to just be in a position to, in real time, have lots of options once we understand what the state of play is at the time we need to make the decision,” “We could pick one or two locations, but that might, if we made the decision today, not turn out to be as good a decision as one that we make three, four weeks from now because things are continuing to evolve in all of the places that we play” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We want to just be in a position to, in real time, have lots of options once we understand what the state of play is at the time we need to make the decision,” “We could pick one or two locations, but that might, if we made the decision today, not turn out to be as good a decision as one that we make three, four weeks from now because things are continuing to evolve in all of the places that we play” External link

680news Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:22:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We want to just be in a position to, in real time, have lots of options once we understand what the state of play is at the time we need to make the decision,” “We could pick one or two locations, but that might, if we made the decision today, not turn out to be as good a decision as one that we make three, four weeks from now because things are continuing to evolve in all of the places that we play” External link

click2houston Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Obviously these are extraordinary and unprecedented times," External link

CBC Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "It's been an important day for sports and for the NHL in this incredibly unique, difficult and trying time," External link

CBC Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We remain focused on the safety of our players, coaches, support staff and arena personnel," "We will not set dates, choose sites or begin to play until we know what's appropriate and prudent, and are approved to do so" External link

CBC Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We don’t need to make a decision today. We’ll probably need to make one in three to four weeks, and at that point we would be able to better evaluate how Covid-19 is in a particular place,” External link

gulf-times Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “As we seek some return to normalcy, this is an important day for NHL fans,” External link

ibtimes Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Obviously, there are lots of things to be done,” External link

news4jax Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “If it has to slide more, then it’ll slide,” External link

news4jax Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We don't need to make a decision today. We'll probably need to make one in three to four weeks, and at that point we would be able to better evaluate how COVID-19 is in a particular place," External link

ibtimes-uk Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We hope this is a step back toward normalcy," External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Any plan for the resumption of play by definition cannot be perfect," "But we believe we have constructed an overall plan that includes all teams that as a practical matter might have had a chance of qualifying for the playoffs when the season was paused, and this plan will produce a worthy Stanley Cup champion who will have run the postseason gauntlet that is unique to the NHL" External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Obviously, there are lots of things to be done,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “If it has to slide more, then it’ll slide,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We are hopeful the Return To Play Plan will allow us to complete the season and award the Stanley Cup in a manner in which the health and safety of our players, on-ice officials, team staff and associated individuals involved are paramount," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Realistically if we’re in training camp mid-July, that would be a good thing, and if we can be playing by the end of July or the beginning of August, that would be a good thing too,” “But if it has to slide more, then it’ll slide. There’s a reason that we’re not giving you dates now because anybody who gives you a date is guessing, and we think we’d rather take a more holistic approach to doing this” External link

680news Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While nothing is without risk, ensuring health and safety has been central to all of our planning so far and will remain so,” External link

oxfordtimes Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Realistically if we’re in training camp mid-July, that would be a good thing, and if we can be playing by the end of July or the beginning of August, that would be a good thing too,” “But if it has to slide more, then it’ll slide. There’s a reason that we’re not giving you dates now because anybody who gives you a date is guessing, and we think we’d rather take a more holistic approach to doing this” External link

wncn Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said ( about Association ) : “We hope this is a step back toward normalcy,” “We think we’ve been able to work very collaboratively with the Players’ Association and the players to come up with a framework that is fair and has integrity and should result in a terrific, competitive playoffs and the awarding of the best trophy in all of sports” External link

wncn Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Realistically if we’re in training camp mid-July, that would be a good thing, and if we can be playing by the end of July or the beginning of August, that would be a good thing too,” “But if it has to slide more, then it’ll slide. There’s a reason that we’re not giving you dates now because anybody who gives you a date is guessing, and we think we’d rather take a more holistic approach to doing this” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said ( about Association ) : “We hope this is a step back toward normalcy,” “We think we’ve been able to work very collaboratively with the Players’ Association and the players to come up with a framework that is fair and has integrity and should result in a terrific, competitive playoffs and the awarding of the best trophy in all of sports” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While nothing is without risk, ensuring health and safety has been central to all of our planning so far and will remain so,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, May 27, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “The reason there are so many cities still in contention is we didn’t want to be in a situation with things in the world moving so quickly, changing from day to day, we didn’t want to get locked in,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, May 27, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We need to make sure that there’s enough testing available — and we’ll be needing lots and lots of testing but we don't want it to interfere with the medical needs of the community,” External link

forbes Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “When we get through Phase 2, we’re going to get a better sense of when to start training camp and how long we need to have training camp in Phase 3,” External link

forbes Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman told : “We think sports does brings people together and it helps them heal from difficult times,” External link

forbes Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While nothing is without risk, ensuring health and safety has been central to all of our planning so far and will remain so,” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We’ve considered lots of options. By getting a bye, they’re going to be facing a team that just came out of a competitive series, and the concern was they needed to have some competition that might not put them at risk in terms of the playoffs but would give them an opportunity to play some real games, and that was the thinking that went into this,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Realistically if we’re in training camp mid-July, that would be a good thing, and if we can be playing by the end of July or the beginning of August, that would be a good thing too,” “But if it has to slide more, then it’ll slide. There’s a reason that we’re not giving you dates now because anybody who gives you a date is guessing, and we think we’d rather take a more holistic approach to doing this” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said ( about Association ) : “We hope this is a step back toward normalcy,” “We think we’ve been able to work very collaboratively with the Players’ Association and the players to come up with a framework that is fair and has integrity and should result in a terrific, competitive playoffs and the awarding of the best trophy in all of sports” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Any of those cities are capable of hosting the playoffs, but we don’t want to announce a site today because the situation is fluid,” “We’ll be in a better position to make a decision in three weeks, when we have an idea of the situation as regards the virus and any government restrictions” External link

montrealgazette Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "It's conceivable that we're playing at the end of July," External link

wsau Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We need to do a tremendous amount of testing without disrupting current health care needs," External link

tricitynews Wednesday, May 27, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While nothing is without risk, ensuring health and safety has been central to all of our planning so far and will remain so,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, May 27, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We remain focused on the safety of our players, coaches, support staff and arena personnel,” “We will not set dates, choose sites or begin to play until we know it is appropriate and prudent and are approved to do so” External link

nytimes Wednesday, May 27, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While nothing is without risk, ensuring health and safety has been central to all of our planning so far and will remain so,” External link

worcesternews Wednesday, May 27, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We are hopeful the Return To Play Plan will allow us to complete the season and award the Stanley Cup in a manner in which the health and safety of our players, on-ice officials, team staff and associated individuals involved are paramount," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We hope this is a step back toward normalcy,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Any plan for the resumption of play by definition cannot be perfect,” “But we believe we have constructed an overall plan that includes all teams that as a practical matter might have had a chance of qualifying for the playoffs when the season was paused, and this plan will produce a worthy Stanley Cup champion who will have run the postseason gauntlet that is unique to the NHL” External link

therepublic Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We are hopeful the Return To Play Plan will allow us to complete the season and award the Stanley Cup in a manner in which the health and safety of our players, on-ice officials, team staff and associated individuals involved are paramount," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We hope this is a step back toward normalcy,” External link

wncn Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Any plan for the resumption of play by definition cannot be perfect,” “But we believe we have constructed an overall plan that includes all teams that as a practical matter might have had a chance of qualifying for the playoffs when the season was paused, and this plan will produce a worthy Stanley Cup champion who will have run the postseason gauntlet that is unique to the NHL” External link

wncn Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “It’s really the doctors who are going to be guiding as to what the right circumstance and response should be, should we have a positive or more than one positive,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I want to make clear that the health and safety of our players, coaches, essential support staff and our communities are paramount,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman disse : “Não podemos apresentar nenhuma data fixa porque o cronograma depende das circunstâncias e das necessidades dos jogadores” External link

istoe Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “At the pause, we committed to resuming play only when appropriate and prudent,” “We are hopeful the Return To Play Plan will allow us to complete the season and award the Stanley Cup in a manner in which the health and safety of our players, on-ice officials, team staff and associated individuals involved are paramount. Accordingly, an essential component of the Plan is a rigorous, regular schedule of testing” External link

wwlp Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "At this time we're not fixing dates because the scheduled of our return to play will be determined both by developing circumstances and the needs of our players," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Fans [are] telling us in overwhelming numbers that they want us to complete the season, if at all possible," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “One will be the site for the resuming Eastern Conference clubs, the other will play host to the resuming Western Conference clubs,” “Each will have secure arenas, practice facilities, hotels, and local transportations for our players, coaches, and essential staff” External link

foxnews Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “The timing of our entry into Phase 3 again will be determined by guidance from medical and civil authorities,” “While we are anxious to open camps as soon as possible, we don’t envision doing so before the first half of July” External link

foxnews Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “At this time, we are not fixing dates because the schedule of our return-to-play will be determined by both developing circumstances, and the needs of our players,” “Again the final determination will depend on COVID-19 conditions, testing availability, and government regulations” External link

foxnews Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We hope this is a step back toward normalcy,” External link

news4jax Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Any plan for the resumption of play by definition cannot be perfect,” “But we believe we have constructed an overall plan that includes all teams that as a practical matter might have had a chance of qualifying for the playoffs when the season was paused, and this plan will produce a worthy Stanley Cup champion who will have run the postseason gauntlet that is unique to the NHL” External link

news4jax Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said ( about Association ) : "The Return to Play Plan is the result of weeks of constructive dialogue with the National Hockey League Players Association and we are grateful for their co-operation," External link

afp-en Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “There’s light at the end of the tunnel, which is great for everybody,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “As we seek a return to normalcy, this is an important day,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We anticipate playing in the summer and into the early fall,” “At this time, we are not fixing dates because the schedule of our return to play will be determined both by developing circumstances and the needs of our players” External link

wkrn Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Since March 12, we have been hopeful and optimistic that, while developing all options and alternatives, we could get to this point,” External link

denverpost Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “While we are anxious to open camps as soon as possible, we don’t envision doing so before the first half of July,” External link

denverpost Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We’re doing this because we’re hearing from our fans overwhelmingly that they would like us to conclude the season (and) they want the game back,” External link

denverpost Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We remain focused on the safety of our players, coaches, support staff and arena personnel,” “We will not set dates, choose sites or begin to play until we know it is appropriate and prudent and are approved to do so” External link

nytimes Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Any plan for the resumption of play by definition cannot be perfect,” “But we believe we have constructed an overall plan that includes all teams that as a practical matter might have had a chance of qualifying for the playoffs when the season was paused, and this plan will produce a worthy Stanley Cup champion who will have run the postseason gauntlet that is unique to the NHL” External link

wral Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "The health and safety of our players and support staff... are paramount," External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "The final determination will depend on COVID-19 conditions, testing availability and government regulations," External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We anticipate playing over the summer and into the early fall," External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Although we are anxious to get back on the ice, we will not do it until it is safe to do so," External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "The health and safety of our players and support staff... are paramount," External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "The final determination will depend on COVID-19 conditions, testing availability and government regulations," External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We anticipate playing over the summer and into the early fall," External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Although we are anxious to get back on the ice, we will not do it until it is safe to do so," External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "While nothing is without risk, ensuring health and safety has been central to all of our planning so far and will remain so," "Let me assure you that the reason we are doing this is because our fans are telling us in overwhelming numbers that they want us to complete the season if at all possible" External link

wsau Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We believe we have constructed an overall plan that will produce a worthy Stanley Cup champion," "While we are hopeful we will be able to resume play for the Stanley Cup, we intend to do it with timetable that allows us to get back to a full calendar for the 1920-21 season" External link

afp-en Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I want to make clear that the health and safety of our players, coaches, essential support staff and our communities are paramount,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We don’t envision (opening training camps) until the first half of July at the earliest,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Although we are anxious to get back on the ice, we will not do anything until we are assured by medical professionals and the relevant government authorities that it is safe and prudent to do so," External link

abcactionnews Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “As we seek a return to normalcy, this is an important day,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We remain focused on the safety of our players, coaches, support staff and arena personnel. We will not set dates, choose sites or begin to play until it is appropriate and prudent and are approved to do so,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We are looking at eight or nine locations. I am told that there can be enough capacity, and certainly over the next couple of months, there will be more capacity," "But that is a fundamental question, and we certainly can't be jumping the line in front of medical needs" External link

chinadaily Friday, May 22, 2020 5:16:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Do we do an abbreviated regular season, because our competitive balance is so extraordinary, it's hard to tell how the season would have ended?" External link

chinadaily Friday, May 22, 2020 5:16:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I don’t think anybody has a fixed timetable, particularly in North American right now,” External link

dailynews Friday, May 22, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We'd like to complete this season," External link

foxnews Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "I don't think anybody has a fixed timetable, particularly in North America right now," External link

foxnews Tuesday, May 19, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I don’t think anybody has a fixed timetable, particularly in North America right now,” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We certainly can’t be jumping the line in front of medical needs,” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman asked : “Do we complete the regular season when we’re given the opportunity?” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “We’d like to award the Stanley Cup,” “And our fans are telling us overwhelmingly that’s what they’d like us to do, because people have an emotional investment in this season already” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Everything we do is going to be governed by the doctors, the medical people and by governments at all levels,” “A lot of the issues we’re confronting ultimately are going to be resolved for us by other people… and that’s why we have to be doing a lot of contingency planning” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman expliqué : "une douzaine d'équipes en un seul lieu" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman insisté : "Nous aimerions décerner la Coupe Stanley" "Et nos fans nous disent massivement que c'est ce qu'ils aimeraient que nous fassions, parce que les gens se sont déjà investis émotionnellement dans cette saison" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman řekl : "Myslím, že teď nikdo nemá přesně daný plán, zvlášť v Severní Americe. Od začátku pauzy 12. března tvrdě pracujeme na tom, abychom dokázali zareagovat na všechny možnosti. Stále však panuje velká nejistota," External link

ceskenoviny-en Tuesday, May 19, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman expliqué : «une douzaine d'équipes en un seul lieu» External link

24heures Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Do we complete the regular season when we’re given the opportunity?” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I am told that there can be enough (testing) capacity, and certainly over the next couple of months, there will be more capacity,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman expliqué : «une douzaine d'équipes en un seul lieu» External link

la-croix Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman insisté : «Nous aimerions décerner la Coupe Stanley» External link

la-croix Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “That is what fans are telling us they’d like us to do,” External link

southwalesargus Monday, May 18, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "I don't think anybody has a fixed timetable, particularly in North America right now," External link

yahoo-au Monday, May 18, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We certainly can't be jumping the line in front of medical needs," External link

yahoo-au Monday, May 18, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman asked : "Do we complete the regular season when we're given the opportunity?" External link

yahoo-au Monday, May 18, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "We'd like to award the Stanley Cup," "And our fans are telling us overwhelmingly that's what they'd like us to do, because people have an emotional investment in this season already" External link

yahoo-au Monday, May 18, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Everything we do is going to be governed by the doctors, the medical people and by governments at all levels," "A lot of the issues we're confronting ultimately are going to be resolved for us by other people... and that's why we have to be doing a lot of contingency planning" External link

yahoo-au Monday, May 18, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “That is what fans are telling us they’d like us to do,” External link

thecourier Monday, May 18, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “That is what fans are telling us they’d like us to do,” External link

yorkpress Monday, May 18, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “That is what fans are telling us they’d like us to do,” External link

worcesternews Monday, May 18, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I believe that if the right time comes, and the right circumstances, based on all of the options that we’re considering and our ability to execute them, we’ll get this season done,” “I don’t want to sound Pollyanna, but cancelling is too easy a solution. That means you stop working hard to do all of the things that we’re doing, and I ultimately believe that there will be an opportunity” External link

denverpost Saturday, May 16, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "It's got to be fair, it's got to have integrity, and if we have to do it over the summer on some modified basis, then we'll do it on that basis," External link

news18 Friday, May 15, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "It's got to be fair, it's got to have integrity, and if we have to do it over the summer on some modified basis, then we'll do it on that basis," External link

nation-ke Friday, May 15, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "It's got to be fair, it's got to have integrity, and if we have to do it over the summer on some modified basis, then we'll do it on that basis," External link

afp-english Friday, May 15, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "It's got to be fair, it's got to have integrity, and if we have to do it over the summer on some modified basis, then we'll do it on that basis," External link

afp-en Friday, May 15, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman uvedl : "Nechci znít jako nenapravitelný optimista, ale zrušení sezony by bylo příliš jednoduché řešení. Znamenalo by to, že jste se přestali snažit. Věřím, že dostaneme možnost dohrát ročník," External link

ceskenoviny-en Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I believe that if the right time comes, and the right circumstances, based on all of the options that we’re considering and our ability to execute them, we’ll get this season done,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “States are reopening, cities are reopening,” “And if we do the right things, I think we’ll be able to finish the season” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I believe that if the right time comes, and the right circumstances, based on all of the options that we’re considering and our ability to execute them, we’ll get this season done,” External link

680news Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “States are reopening, cities are reopening,” “And if we do the right things, I think we’ll be able to finish the season” External link

680news Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "I believe that if the right time comes, and the right circumstances, based on all of the options that we're considering and our ability to execute them, we'll get this season done," External link

wsau Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "States are re-opening, cities are re-opening," "And if we do the right things, I think we'll be able to finish the season" External link

wsau Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Obviously we hope to be playing in front of fans by next season," "But if we finish in August or September, there's no magic to starting in October anymore. We can start in November. We can start in December. You're going to be a little flexible with the schedule, because we want to be able to bring the game back, both to conclude this season on some basis and to have a full regular season next year. If that means we need to be more flexible, then that's what we'll do" External link

wsau Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "I believe that if the right time comes, and the right circumstances, based on all of the options that we're considering and our ability to execute them, we'll get this season done," External link

nampa Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “I believe that if the right time comes, and the right circumstances, based on all of the options that we’re considering and our ability to execute them, we’ll get this season done,” “I don’t want to sound Pollyanna, but canceling is too easy a solution. That means you stop working hard to do all of the things that we’re doing, and I ultimately believe that there will be an opportunity” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman wrote : “I am delighted, and not surprised, to know that you are a hockey fan. I, like you, cannot wait for the return of our game,” External link

globalnews Thursday, May 7, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “The location could be anywhere besides a [COVID-19] hot spot” External link

timescolonist Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman disse : "Temos muita flexibilidade sobre a data de início da próxima temporada" External link

em Friday, May 1, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman told : "We don't want them playing games until they're back in game shape," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, May 1, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman told : "We don't want them playing games until they're back in game shape," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, May 1, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman told : "We don't want them playing games until they're back in game shape," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 1, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman told : "We don't want them playing games until they're back in game shape," External link

business-standard Friday, May 1, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman told : "We don't want them playing games until they're back in game shape," External link

nampa Friday, May 1, 2020 7:48:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman told : "We don't want them playing games until they're back in game shape," External link

afp-en Friday, May 1, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Having the committee that's been put together with the players is important so that we can get the feedback on the issues that are important to them and how to resolve them, and that we can be communicating how we're focusing on the things we think that need to be done," "It's been extraordinarily collaborative, constructive and cooperative, and I couldn't be more pleased with the interaction that we're having" External link

wsau Friday, May 1, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Among the scenarios we’re looking at is potentially as many as four [cities] because we need a lot of ice,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Among the scenarios we’re looking at is potentially as many as four (cities) because we need a lot of ice,” External link

680news Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "I think there will be some social distancing for a while," External link

wsau Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : "Among the scenarios we're looking at is potentially as many as four (cities) because we need a lot of ice," External link

barrie Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Among the scenarios we’re looking at is potentially as many as four (cities) because we need a lot of ice,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman said : “Among the scenarios we’re looking at is potentially as many as four (cities) because we need a lot of ice,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman uvedl : "Možná že to bude jen ve dvou městech, ale to se teď nedá předjímat. Nemusí to být ani nutně podle divizí, i když centralizace by podle divizí být mohla," External link

ceskenoviny-en Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman dodal : "Musí tam být také tréninkové prostory, protože když soustředíte sem nebo osm klubů na jedno místo a budete hrát spoustu zápasů bez cestování, musíte mít také led pro trénink," External link

ceskenoviny-en Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman uvedl : "Myslím, že to nějaký čas bude bez sociálního kontaktu. Budou tam roušky, bude tam dezinfekce. Bude tam spousta věcí, ale to nám budou schopny nejlépe říct zdravotnické orgány a vláda," External link

ceskenoviny-en Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman uvedl : "I když hráči mohli v posledních týdnech pracovat na své fyzičce, faktem je, že nikdo z nich prakticky nestál na bruslích. Budeme muset zajistit, aby byli (před návratem) v odpovídající kondici pro zápasy, protože nechceme riskovat zranění a jejich kariéry," External link

ceskenoviny-en Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Gary Bettman vysvětlil : "Když se pozitivní test objevil v NBA a museli zrušit zápas, bylo tím pro mě všechno jasné. Při tom počtu, kolik nás je v hokeji, jsme věděli, že jakmile by byl testován pozitivně nějaký hráč, všechno by se tím změnilo," External link

ceskenoviny-en Friday, March 13, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman prohlásil : "Naše víra a očekávání jsou takové, že jakmile se věci vrátí do normálu a bude to bezpečné, budeme se moci vrátit zpátky k hokeji, dokončit sezonu a nakonec někoho ocenit i Stanley Cupem," External link

ceskenoviny-en Friday, March 13, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman uvedl : "Rozhodl jsem se, že bude lepší tomu všemu předejít a nečekat do chvíle, až bude mít jeden z našich hráčů také pozitivní test, protože je s velkou pravděpodobností zřejmé, že bychom bez toho sotva prošli zbytkem sezony až na její konec," "Poslali jsme proto všechny domů, požádali je, ať se nějakou dobu drží v karanténě, a budeme i nadále vývoj ohledně koronaviru sledovat" External link

ceskenoviny-en Friday, March 13, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman uvedl : "Na to v tuto chvíli ani nelze odpovědět. Je to něco, čím se nyní společně s mými spolupracovníky denně zabýváme. Bude to mít nějaký vývoj, budeme zvažovat všechny možné situace a vše, co můžeme dělat. Věřím, že se vrátíme do normálního režimu, a to nejen v NHL a všech dalších sportech," External link

ceskenoviny-en Friday, March 13, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman řekl : "Naše ligy sdílejí zařízení a uzamykatelné prostory, takže je nyní pravděpodobné, že někteří členové komunity NHL budou v určitém okamžiku pozitivně testováni. V tuto chvíli proto není vhodné pokračovat v zápasech," External link

ceskenoviny-en Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Gary Bettman dodal : "Naším cílem je, jakmile to bude možné, pokračovat, abychom mohli sezonu dohrát a nejlepší tým získal Stanleyův pohár. Do té doby děkujeme fanouškům NHL za trpělivost a doufáme, že všichni zůstanou zdraví," External link

ceskenoviny-en Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT



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commissioner74.85%EN11/16/201716/11/2017
president1.11%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
hockey league commissioner1.31%EN09/26/201726/09/2017
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Gary BettmanEU11.90%
Gary BettmanPL11.90%
Gary BettmanFI11.90%
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Gary BettmanPT0.07%
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