DEAL WITH THE DEVILS COULD COME THIS WEEK
A deal to keep the Devils in NJ could come "no later than
mid-week," according to Larry Brooks of the N.Y. POST. Brooks
reported Sunday that the team and NJSEA are in a "nuts and bolts"
phase of negotiations and are "progressing toward a favorable
conclusion," according to "knowledgeable sources" (N.Y. POST,
7/9). NJSEA General Council Joel Kobert told this morning's N.Y.
TIMES: "We're very close, it could be announced before Tuesday."
No formal talks are scheduled for today (N.Y. TIMES, 7/10).