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SBD/January 9, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
NHL Clubs Continue Damage Control, Beef Up Staff As Season Approaches
Published January 9, 2013
AROUND THE LEAGUE: Sharks GM Doug Wilson on Monday "offered an apology on behalf of everyone involved with the NHL's embarrassing four-month shutdown." Wilson: "There's been a real impact. That's beyond unfortunate. It's sad and it's been real. All of us included in this game, and this is speaking for the game, do owe an apology that our fans had to go through this and the people that were impacted by it. It's the truth" (CSNBAYAREA.com, 1/8)....Jets Senior Dir of Corporate Communications Scott Brown said "not even a single" ticket was cancelled. Brown: "People could have cancelled. They had the option to cancel. And no one did" (WINNIPEG SUN, 1/9)....Honda Center recruiters are "starting to pull job applications to hire more than 100 new part-time workers so the arena is ready" when the Ducks return to the ice (OCREGISTER.com, 1/8)....A Nashville TENNESSEAN editorial states, "We hope the 10-year term of this agreement signals a commitment from the NHL for stable labor relationships that allow franchises and communities to build upon without wondering what the next hiccup will be" (Nashville TENNESEAN, 1/9).