Breaking News - Gary Bettman calls emergency meeting with all 32 teams

Published February 15, 2023 at 5:05 PM

It's not everyday that the National Hockey League is forced to call an emergency meeting. Usually meetings are pre-planned months ahead of time, but sometimes things occur that forced the league to act swiftly. Today was one of those days.

According to Michael Russo the NHL has scheduled an emergency meeting for this afternoon to address the bankruptcy of one of the leagues biggest partners.

Told the NHL is holding a Board of Governors call in 15 mins

The call was scheduled to address the immediate issue facing multiple US based teams.

BREAKING: The Diamond Sports subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group has skipped a $140 million debt payment

This defaulted payment could result in Los Angeles, Anaheim, Arizona, Dallas, St. Louis, Minnesota, Detroit, Columbus, Nashville, Carolina, Tampa Bay, and Florida all losing their coverage and providing these markets with no television deals. All of these teams previously were covered by Bally Sports Networks.

If these teams are unable to salvage some deals, the NHL salary cap will not see a raise and could adversely impact the league for years to come.
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Breaking News - Gary Bettman calls emergency meeting with all 32 teams

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