'There won't be an amateur draft without an agreement so the NHL would like to have something in place by June.'
Archives for February 21, 2005
'Gary Bettman has spent his tenure as commissioner gloating that NHL games are played before near-capacity crowds, using attendance as an affirmation of the game's solid footing and widespread popularity. What he failed to notice, or chose to ignore, was the contrary signal being sent by the television audience. Viewers were souring on the sport…'.
'"Playing in Europe? No way," he says. "Being in Buffalo with my family far outweighed any benefits of playing in Switzerland and living out of a hotel all winter."'
Amerks a match for Joe Crozier’s fabled 1965 squad (Rochester D&C)