Mediator turns final 2 days into NHL labor deal
NEW YORK -- The player who joins the storied list of NHL MVPs in the upcoming shortened season owes at least a share of it to federal mediator Scot Beckenbaugh, who won't lace up a skate but may be the biggest reason the league is back on the ice.
Beckenbaugh orchestrated a frenetic final 48 hours of negotiations that eventually produced a tentative deal between the league and the players early Sunday morning that will end the four-month lockout and save the season.
"I would be remiss ...
Read full story