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Gary Bettman Estimates NHL Salary Cap Will Increase By Nearly $6M Next Year
Published April 23, 2014
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BIGGER ISN'T BETTER? Bettman said that AT&T Stadium in Arlington "could be a possibility" for an NHL game, "just don't expect it anytime soon." In Ft. Worth, Travis Brown noted the key to bringing an outdoor NHL game to AT&T Stadium "would be ticket sales." Bettman said, "I certainly wouldn't rule it out. ... Our focus will be on making sure that when we're ready to come that it would be sold out. All of our outdoor games get sold out and that's a big stadium" (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 4/22).
A WATCHFUL EYE: In Winnipeg, Gary Lawless writes the NHL "needs to expand video review to calls other than goals and add coaches' challenges." Do it "slow and get it right." Pick one infraction then "throw some money at research, equipment and personnel." Then "tweak." Once one rule "is up and running, consider more." Referees can "call the infraction tightly and coaches can challenge." Have the reviews "done by the war room in Toronto and if the call is wrong, take the penalty off the board" (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, 4/23).