Found September 16, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
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. a bit more...

Eyes on the Enemy: New Jersey Devils

Notable players lost: Zach Parise (MIN) Notable players obtained: Bobby Butler (OTT), Krystofer Barch (FLA) Drafted: Stefan Matteau- 1st round, 29th overall It has been that kind of offseason for the Eastern Conference champions. It is virtually impossible for a team to lose a 30 goal scorer and only acquire a pair of fringe NHL'ers in return, to expect any kind of return...

Wild try to keep fans from bailing during lockout

The Minnesota Wild are offering season ticket holders 10 percent interest in return if they keep their accounts paid in full during the NHL lockout and don't request a refund. The Wild announced Monday they'll credit those season ticket holders for any canceled games, plus 10 percent interest on the dollar value of tickets for the lost games. That can be applied toward future...
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