'After John Rigas, who has cancer and a heart condition, serves two years of his sentence, the Bureau of Prisons can ask for a reduction if it concludes he has less than three months to live, U.S. District Judge Leonard Sand said. The judge, who presided over the trial in New York, ordered both Rigases to surrender to prison officials on Sept. 19.'
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'The federal judge sentencing Rigas admonished him for his lack of remorse and said he would have imposed a greater prison term if not for Rigas' old age and ill health.'
'Rigas' son Timothy, 49, who like his father was convicted last year of bank fraud, securities fraud and conspiracy, was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Sand could have sentenced both men to life.'
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'Do you see MacArthur playing at the AHL level prior to the NHL?
JB: I see him playing two years in the AHL, just getting accustomed to the pro game. After two years, he should be ready for the National Hockey League.'
'"We saw virtually all of their home games and we discuss the team all the way down and back," Regier said. "Lindy has been on the ice with the team, helping Rochester head coach Randy Cunneyworth and his assistants Doug Houda and Jim Corsi, the goaltending coach. We sent our video crew and our strength and conditioning coaches there as well. Rochester has been using a lot of our resources and it's been a great learning experience for all of us."'
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'Because of his spectacular start in Buffalo and his Stanley Cup brilliance in Pittsburgh, it is likely this hockey legend will end up in Hockey's Hall of Fame.'
'I believe an NHL under a salary cap will benefit fans. In the short term there will be a number of exciting changes, the most likely of which seems to be an entry draft lottery. The NHL will try to crack down on obstruction but as always this effort will be short lived and halfway through the season the crack down will be over. I believe the only lasting changes will be a salary cap linked to league revenues, smaller goalie equipment, and a lowered eligibilty age for unrestricted free agents.'
‘ It would be a good idea if the NHL came to grips with the fact that it is still a niche sport, so why not go back to rabid hockey cities such as Winnipeg and Quebec City? For that matter why not consider a European Division of the NHL?’