NHL’s Bettman says full schedule ‘not a reality’

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NEW YORK — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says it looks as if a full-82 game schedule “is not going to be a reality,” as the lockout nears its seventh week.

Speaking at a news conference announcing the New York Islanders’ move from Nassau Coliseum to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in 2015, Bettman seemed resigned to looking at a shortened season with the NHL and the players’ association still at odds after months of negotiations.

Bettman stated, in making the NHL’s most recent offer, that a deal needed to be in place by Thursday for the season to begin Nov. 2 and allow for each team to play a full 82-game slate. With no negotiations scheduled, reaching a deal in one day appears very unlikely.

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