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THE IHL DELAYS DECISION ON BAN ON SIGNING NHL PLAYERS
Published December 19, 1994
The IHL put off a decision on lifting its ban on signing locked-out NHL players. IHL Commissioner Bob Ufer doesn't expect IHL teams to sign many NHLers because of his league's $1.2M salary cap and the effect of locker-room atmosphere (Mike Weaver, SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 12/18). In Philadelphia, Gary Miles warns, "Watch your backs, NHL." But NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman denies the IHL is a threat: "They view themselves as a different brand of entertainment and hockey than we are. I think people make more out of that than is really there." Ufer: "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that we're headed in the right direction. We are major league in all ways except ticket prices" (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 12/18).