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Amerks exploring affiliation options for ’11-’12

As a three-year affiliation with the Florida Panthers (NHL) comes to an end after this season, the Rochester Americans (AHL) ownership is exploring other affiliation options — as well as the feasibility of going independent. The issue in Rochester: the lack of veteran players to improve the team’s record and presence in the community. The […]

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Bettman: Oh, Canada?

Once an outspoken opponent of shifting franchises north of the border, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is warming to the idea of franchises returning to Winnipeg and Quebec City. There are others in the NHL much more enthusiastic about the NHL returning to hockey hotbeds in Canada, and apparently their thinking is rubbing off on the […]

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Panthers seek debt relief from Broward County

The owners of the NHL’s Florida Panthers are seeking to renegotiate their lease on BankAtlantic Center to lower yearly payments and free up cash for operations. The Panthers are looking to decrease their yearly payments by $2.5 million annually through 2016, with a $1 million raise in 2017. The lease would also be extended by […]

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