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Vegas needs to avoid NHL betting blackout

The NHL commissioner is showing a liking for Las Vegas, so that’s a start. Gary Bettman is planning to expand the 30-team league, and Seattle, Portland, Ore., Kansas City and Quebec City are on his short list. But he’s definitely ready to bring ice to the desert, according to a report from the Vancouver Province.

Rangers center Moore’s comeback an unbelievable story

It would be hard to find a player more worthy of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy than New York Rangers center Dominic Moore — who returned to the NHL this season after taking a leave of absence from the league in the spring of 2012 to care for his wife, Katie, after she’d been diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer.

Bettman: No expansion on NHL’s radar

The NHL commissioner said the league has no plans to expand right now but will keep an eye on the MGM-AEG arena project that could one day bring Las Vegas into the fold. The NHL is in town this week for its annual Awards Show Tuesday at Wynn Las Vegas.