Report: Bettman will address owners regarding lockout on Sept. 13

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Perhaps a Sept. 13 Board of Governors’ meeting is the “real” deadline for a lockout.

CSNPhilly.com’s Tim Panaccio quotes a “league source” who claims that Gary Bettman will address the Board of Governors on that date to “re-affirm” that the owners are on board for a work stoppage.

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After a series of steady (if divisive meetings) dominated the last couple months, the NHLPA and owners said that they don’t currently have a plan to meet up again.

Maybe something will change in the next week-plus, but if not, hockey fans might get the bad news a couple days earlier than many expected.