Report: NHL has ‘no desire’ to settle concussion lawsuit

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Just because the NFL settled its concussion lawsuit, don’t be so sure the NHL will do the same.

According to an internal memo that was distributed to the Board of Governors this week and acquired by Yahoo Sports, the NHL believes it has a stronger case than the NFL did and that “despite extensive discovery to date, we have yet to find any document or other evidence that would tend to support the plaintiffs’ theory of the case.”

Due to the lack of “smoking gun,” the hockey league has “no desire” to engage in settlement talks.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has maintained all along that the plaintiffs’ case is without merit.

Related: Former players argue they had ‘no knowledge’ of concussion science