Nothing is more exciting for a prospect or marginal NHL player than being called up from the minors.
Last year, Dallas Stars chief financial officer Robert Hutson gave a 95-page declaration in support of the team’s Chapter 11 petition (the team was eventually sold out of bankruptcy to Vancouver businessman Tom Gagliardi).
One of the quirks of NHL lockouts is that minor league teams can wind up stacked — STACKED — with talent. That’s because players still on their entry-level contracts can still be assigned to the minors without having to clear waivers.
Yesterday, I wrote a story for the Citizen about the Senators polling fans to find out what would get them to forgive and forget the whole lockout fiasco and maybe buy a ticket again (you can read the full story here). Here’s a screen capture of the actual poll (click to view larger).