January 6, 2013
Mediator gave NHL, players a helping hand
By BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency
NEW YORK - All the NHL and the NHL Players' Association needed to get together was a nudge.
That came from mediator Scot Beckenbaugh during lengthy meetings with both sides that started last Monday, continued all week and came to a head Saturday when he pushed the two sides back to the table to make a deal.
Beckenbaugh wouldn't have done that if he didn't feel the NHL and the NHLPA were closing in on a CBA. It was no wonder commissioner Gary Bettman thanked him.