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DENVER'S OTHER HOCKEY TEAM SEEKS COMPENSATION BEFORE LEAVING
Published June 27, 1995
An "eviction notice" from the city gives the IHL Denver Grizzlies 90 days to find a home other than McNichols Arena. The Grizzlies do not dispute the eviction, but are seeking compensation from Comsat Video Enterprises for improvements they made to McNichols and for "improving the Denver hockey market." Grizzlies President Bernie Mullin meets with San Antonio officials today, while Owner David Elmore was in Salt Lake yesterday. Salt Lake is Elmore's first choice, but Jazz Owner Larry Miller, who also owns the Delta Center, wants a five-year lease. The Grizzlies would prefer a shorter arrangement. Sacramento and San Diego are other possibilities (Adrian Dater, DENVER POST, 6/27). WHAT'S IN A NAME? Indications are that Denver's NHL team will be called the "Black Bears." The law firm that represents the Nuggets, also owned by Comsat, filed the name with the CO Secretary of State for copyright protection (Adrian Dater, DENVER POST, 6/27).