from Sean Gentille of The Sporting News,
The Buffalo Sabres, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, Phoenix Coyotes, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks released statements in the hours after the owners locked out the players at midnight on Saturday.
The letters, generally speaking, thanked fans for their patience, showed hope in a quick resolution, gave contact information and promised more in the days ahead.
The Wild, ironically enough, also explicitly supported the league's attempt to significantly cut players' salaries. Minnesota signed Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to matching 13-year, $98 million contracts in the offseason—the exact sort of deals the NHL is trying to eliminate.
"(We) support the League’s position and trust our NHL negotiating team is looking out for the long-term interests of the game," the statement read.
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