FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference in New York. With the Olympics less than a year off and both sides talking tough,

 

              FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference in New York. With the Olympics less than a year off and both sides talking tough,
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference in New York. With the Olympics less than a year off and both sides talking tough, chances that NHL hockey players won't compete in the Winter Games are only slightly better than a snowball in well, Sochi. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)