Morning Hits: Bettman Talks Salary Cap, Concussions and Seattle

  • Chris Johnston: Gary Bettman said the weaker Canadian dollar could put next year’s salary cap at $69 or $70 million.
  • Chris Johnston: Bettman is fine with the NHL’s concussion protocol and the way teams are adhering to it: “I’m not a doctor and you’re not a doctor.”
  • Brian Wilde: Bettman said they will look at using independent doctors when evaluating brain trauma.
  • Brian Wilde: Bettman on Seattle … The key issue is the arena and how the group is focused on a NBA team. Bettman sounded upbeat on the Seattle market though.