Found September 23, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said that the sale of the Florida Panthers is in progress and that he anticipates a timely resolution to their ownership situation. "I know the two parties are working very hard on the transaction. They're going to try to consummate that as quickly as possible" Bettman said after Monday's Board of Governors meeting at the New York Hilton in midtown Manhattan. The New York Post reported the sale of the team last week saying it was "imminent" with the mystery owner believed to be businessman Vincent Viola according to a report by South Florida's 640-AM Sports. Cliff Viner has been the majority owner of the struggling franchise which finished with the worst record in the league last season since 2009. "They are working on concluding the transaction as quickly as possible" Bettman said though he did not confirm the interested ownership group involved. Bettman would not answer questions about the anticipated tim...
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