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Volume 25 No. 87
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Franchise Notes

In Denver, Mike Klis reported Brittany Bowlen is the "clear favorite" to one day take over for her father, Pat Bowlen, as Broncos owner. Brittany Bowlen begins a new job at McKinsey & Co. this week, and gaining that sort of experience is "considered a vital step" in her effort to "become qualified for consideration" as owner, as measured by team trustees. While there is "no timetable for how long Brittany Bowlen will work for McKinsey," the expectation is that when she "completes her term there she will be brought back to the Broncos for more team front-office experience" (9NEWS.com, 9/12).

HOCKEYTOWN, USA: In Detroit, Ted Kulfan noted the Red Wings introduced "several new ticket initiatives" for the upcoming season, along with "unveiling a 'refreshed' Hockeytown logo." The new logo is "inspired by the Red Wings' jersey." Meanwhile, beginning Sept. 17, there will be "at least 100 tickets every home game that cost $20, along with reduced-price Hockeytown Value Packs starting at $69." The Hockeytown Value Packs include a "pair of tickets and $20 concessions credit." The team will also have "discounted concessions and merchandise pricing at home games" (DETROITNEWS.com, 9/12).

SEEING GROWTH: Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas said that he is "relaxing" a rule set by his predecessor, Lou Lamoriello, on "not allowing players to sport beards and moustaches." Dubas said, "I want the players to be at their best, whatever their individual best may be. Part of that is letting them really express themselves in a professional manner and to try and be themselves the best they can." The CP's Joshua Clipperton noted Lamoriello's "strict set of rules" also included "no high numbers or in-game promotions featuring players" (CP, 9/13).