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Air Canada may pull sponsorship

Updated: March 11, 2011, 9:49 AM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- In an unusually public faceoff between a pro sports league and one of its major sponsors, Air Canada has threatened to pull support for the National Hockey League, saying that violent play on the ice hurts the airline's brand image.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded Thursday that his teams could retaliate by deciding to stop using Air Canada for charter flights, an important source of revenue for the airline.

The exchange between the commissioner and the biggest ...

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