82 NHL Season Unlikely 25 Oct 12

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is conceding that an 82-game regular season is unlikely.  Speaking at a press conference to announce the New York Islanders’ pending move to Brooklyn yesterday, Bettman said the union has opted not to negotiate off the league’s proposal from last week that called for a 50-50 split of revenue.  Bettman says a labor deal would have to be in place by Thursday in order for that to happen and the two sides aren’t even talking.