NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 16:  National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman looks down as he announces that the 2004-05 season is being canceled during a news conference at the Westin New York, Times Square, February 16, 2005 in New York City. The NHL becomes the first North American professional league to cancel an entire season because of a labor dispute. This year will also be the first time the Stanley Cup is not awarded since 1919, when the finals were canceled because of a flu epidemic.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)