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Seattle Sin Bin: Bettman talks to Baker

Seattle Times reporter/columnist Geoff Baker is tweeting today about his conversation today with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.

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There is no podcast today, but there is some business to be done in the Sin Bin, thanks to recent guest and Seattle Times sports business columnist Geoff Baker. After bringing us news from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver yesterday, Baker is at it again with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman today. We post the tweets without comment.

UPDATE 3:30 P.M.

Bettman gave a hint about potential expansion fees to a room full of Associated Press editors today. How does half a billion sound?

"From your question, you seem to be inferring that would be a lot of money for an NHL team," Bettman said, when the $500 million figure was posed to him. "I happen to believe that number — not that I'm confirming or denying it — would be not a lot of money. I think NHL franchises should be worth at least that."