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Published September 26, 1997
GENERAL: The Lightning will donate 10% of all ticket revenue from their home opener October 1, to the Children's Cancer Center in a tribute to Lightning C John Cullen who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma last March (Lightning)....In Seattle, Blaine Newnham wrote that drawing 3 million fans for the season "is a big deal," and that the Mariners "will be close" to 3.2 million. Team President Chuck Armstrong said that the team "will make money" for the first time its 20-year history (SEATTLE TIMES, 9/25).... Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford, on the team's financial state: "The situation isn't quite as bad as the perception. If we draw 10,000, we'll lose about the same as we lost in Hartford last season" (HARTFORD COURANT, 9/26).