Commissioner Gary Bettman just addressed the media here at the NHLPA meetings in Las Vegas. He was expected to be in with the players for 45 minutes, but the session lasted about two hours. He spoke for about 40 minutes and then took questions from the players on a variety of topics.
Here’s what he had to say about the drug testing policy:
“While we didn’t discuss specifics, conceptually everyone in the room agreed that this isn’t a sport where the players really have a problem but we can probably do more together to make the drug program look and act better than it does,” he said.
The players took a short break and have more business to attend to, and NHLPA head Paul Kelly will talk to us after that.