Mets Unlikely To Make Another Splash In Free Agency Bettman Says NHL Fielding Expansion Inquiries Phillies Not Planning To Increase Payroll NHL Seeks Balance Between Excitement, Player Safety Sounders To Increase Capacity In '14 Dolphins Investigation Won't Wrap In '13 Blazers President Enjoys Busy First Year Redskins Sorting Through Shanahan Options Bettman: NHL Salary Cap To Increase MLB Attorneys: Selig Previously Denied A's Move
Published February 19, 1998
Red Wings holdout Sergei Fedorov signed an offer sheet with the Hurricanes, and the NEWS & OBSERVER's Steve Politi writes that for a team "that's already going to lose more than" $25M this year, "the deal," six years, $38M, "is mind- boggling." Politi: "It's a bold -- and very expensive -- move by a struggling team that's attempting to generate excitement in a new market" (NEWS & OBSERVER, 2/19)....In Nashville, country music stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will co-host Hockey Tonk Jam March 4 for the NHL expansion Predators, the "next push" by the team to meet NHL season- ticket and suite requirements. The Predators will invite more than 2,000 corporations that have yet to buy season tickets (BANNER, 2/18)....49ers co-Owner Edward DeBartolo Jr.'s legal troubles are examined in a front-page feature in the WALL STREET JOURNAL. With DeBartolo facing a possible indictment over a LA gaming license, lawyers for the government "won't say whether they are willing to enter into settlement talks, which might open a way for Mr. DeBartolo to return to his beloved 49ers" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 2/19).