AL-based Hibbert Sporting Goods announced the pricing
of an IPO of 1,133,197 shares of common stock at $27.75 per
share. The offering is being underwritten by Smith Barney,
NationsBanc Montgomery Securities, the Robinson-Humphrey Co.
and BancAmerica Robertson Stephens (Hibbert Sporting Goods).
...The NHLPA is "trying to encourage players to buy" off-ice
disability insurance, as players won't receive such
insurance under the CBA in effect until 2004. The NHLPA
says there around 200 NHL players who don't have the off-ice
disability insurance (DETROIT NEWS, 10/24).