NAMES IN THE NEWS
Tigers and Red Wings owner MIKE ILITCH has dropped former
NHL President JOHN ZIEGLER as a special consultant to the teams.
"Insiders say it had nothing to do with the advice he gave Ilitch
(bad or otherwise) during the baseball and hockey work stoppages.
Instead it was about [Ziegler's] expense accounts. Apparently,
they were astronomical and when Ilitch saw them, he cam
dangerously close to apoplexy" (William Houston, Toronto GLOBE
AND MAIL, 2/24)....ROD LANGWAY is featured in today's N.Y. DAILY
NEWS. Langway is learning the hockey business playing for the
Richmond Renegades in the ECHL (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 2/24)....St.
Paul Saints President MIKE VEECK said he is part of an ownership
group considering buying an MLB team, possibly the Twins. Veeck:
"Maybe all of my goofy ideas wouldn't work, but I'd like to try"
(Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 2/24).