NHL Appoints Pandora's Heidi Browning CMO Oilers Want To Host Hockey's World Juniors, World Cup Cubs Sign Theo Epstein To Five-Year Extension NFL Exec Says "Low Likelihood" Of China Game Reasons Sought For Why NFL Ratings Are Down NHL Could Skip '18 Games, Return For Beijing Cherington, Epstein Get Credit For Red Sox Supreme Court Asked To Reject Concussion Deal Gretzky To Play Role In NHL Centennial Plans NFL Viewership Continues Rocky Start To '16
Published December 9, 1997
NHL: In Edmonton, prospective local owners of the NHL Oilers met with Premier Ralph Klein "to discuss a possible role for the province in saving the financially troubled" team (EDMONTON JOURNAL, 12/9)....In FL, NHL Panthers President Bill Torrey said that he "expects" the team to purchase the AHL expansion franchise previously awarded to FL broadcast exec Bill Paxson. He added the team could play at the Miami Arena (MIAMI HERALD, 12/7)....The Senators unveiled their third jersey with a red background. It will be worn eight times after the All-Star break (Senators). OTHER NOTES: ABC's Al Michaels interviewed Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones at halftime of last night's Panthers- Cowboys "MNF" game. Jones, on his involvement in next year's coaching process: "I got involved in the NFL because I was passionate about the game, about football. I enjoyed playing it. But I think it'll stop short of me being the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys ("MNF," ABC, 12/8)....The N.Y. POST reports that the Yankees dismissed Hideki Irabu's interpreter, Kota Ishijima, and four other non-uniformed employees "three weeks before Christmas." Also dismissed were equipment manager Nick Priore, massage therapist Michael Silverwise, video coordinator Carl Taylor and consulting psychiatrist Fran Pirozzolo. The Yankees had no comment in the report (N.Y. POST, 12/9)....The Indians sold 600,000 tickets over the weekend in the first two days that '98 general admission seats were put on sale (Indians).