DUCK, DUCK, GOOSED! GAUTHIER NAMED NEW TEAM PRESIDENT
The Mighty Ducks named Pierre Gauthier as the team's
new President. Gauthier signed a five-year contract.
Gauthier had served as the Ducks' Assistant GM from '93-95,
before becoming GM of the Senators (Mighty Ducks).
Gauthier's "first order of business" will be to hire a
coach. Another task will be "repairing the Ducks' tarnished
image before the season begins." Gauthier: "Once we get a
coach in place, it's going to stabilize the organization.
Then we'll talk about players and the rest of the
organization" (Elliott Teaford, L.A. TIMES, 7/17).
RADIO-GAGA: The Ducks also announced that they have
agreed to a multi-year contract with San Diego-based XTRA-AM
for the team's radio rights. XTRA replaces KRLA as the
team's flagship station. The team will retain rights to
sell most of the radio ad inventory (Mighty Ducks).