NHL, NHLPA Aim For Big Money World Cup Silver Optimistic About New Bucks' Arena Executive Transactions Hurricanes Seeing Smaller Crowds So Far Roberts Challenges Silver As She Settles In Columbus Approves $250,000 For All-Star Game Names In The News Executive Transactions Names In The News Wayne Gretzky Returns To IMG
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Published March 20, 1995
NHL Commissioner GARY BETTMAN, Rangers GM & President NEIL SMITH and Rangers captain MARK MESSIER led the contingent at a Rose Garden ceremony during which PRESIDENT CLINTON was presented with a miniature Stanley Cup and a Rangers jersey. Clinton: "We've been trying to arrange this visit for some time, but what's a few months to 54 years" (THE DAILY)....Blazers owner and Microsoft co-founder PAUL ALLEN will become the "majority outside investor" in DreamWorks, the new entertainment company being formed by Steven Speilberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg. Allen will reportedly invest about $500M, giving him a stake "equal to or just under 20%" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 3/20).... Royals VP GEORGE BRETT is negotiating to buy the Duluth Dukes of the Northern League, with RUSH LIMBAUGH as one of his partners (Peter Gammons, BOSTON GLOBE, 3/19)....The NHL has hired KEN ROSEN away from NBA Entertainment. He will now be in charge of NHL Productions, a new division in charge of various video productions (Kevin Paul Dupont, BOSTON GLOBE, 3/19).... Sources say JIM CORNO, VP/GM of SportsChannel Chicago, has expressed an interest in becoming President of MSG Network (Bob Raissman, N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 3/19)....BONNIE BLAIR was interviewed on ABC's "Good Morning America" on her retirement from skating. Blair: "Hopefully I have brought the sport to a newer level, a higher level, and given some others something to chase, something to go for. But I am going out on top. I am happy" (ABC, 3/20).