Gary Bettman refutes relocation reports

Updated: May 12, 2011, 9:05 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman refuted reports Thursday that an announcement was imminent on the sale and relocation of the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg.

"So people just make this stuff up, right?" said Bettman, who was attending Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Detroit Red Wings and San Jose Sharks. "Where's the accountability from all the people who a month ago were saying that Phoenix was definitely going? Whatever is being written [about ...

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