In this photo taken April 19, 2011, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman poses at the offices of the National Hockey League in New York. Speaking after the NHL's Board of Governors meeting on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2011, during the All-Star weekend in Ottawa, Bettman remained hopeful a deal can be reached with one of three prospective buyers to keep the league-controlled Phoenix Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Photo by: Richard Drew

In this photo taken April 19, 2011, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman poses at the offices of the National Hockey League in New York. Speaking after the NHL's Board of Governors meeting on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2011, during the All-Star weekend in Ottawa, Bettman remained hopeful a deal can be reached with one of three prospective buyers to keep the league-controlled Phoenix Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)