The Boston Bruins announced that they have a 92% renewal rate for their Season Ticket Holders and plan to celebrate their most loyal fans by designating October 20th "Fan Appreciation Night" and giving them the game for free. In addition to the free game, the following is a list of other amenities & incentives for Boston Bruins Season Ticket Holders.
from the Washington Post (reg. req.), Washington Capitals defenseman Brendan Witt has asked to be traded to a team that can contend for the Stanley Cup next season, Witt said yesterday.
Witt, a veteran of nine seasons in Washington, figures to be one of the Capitals' top players on the blueline. But with the team in a rebuilding process that could take years, Witt, 30, said he wants to win now and would like to be moved by the time training camp begins in mid-September.
from the Toronto Sun, The desire to play at home, start anew and be re-united with Jason Allison could lead 2003 Team Canada hero Anson Carter to the Maple Leafs.
With the acquisition of Eric Lindros up in the air, the Leafs still are looking for a free-agent right winger while Carter's agent, Pat Brisson, says he seeks a one-year deal somewhere for his client to re-establish his career.
"(Toronto) makes sense," Brisson said last night. "We've talked to them among six or seven teams, but it's premature to say anything, because I could get a call tonight and he'd be gone elsewhere.
from the Detroit News, Ken Holland said season-ticket information will be released in the next day or two.
The Wings expect to mail information to season-ticket holders by the end of the week.
Note: This is the 3rd such comment like this from the Wings in the last 3 weeks.
More signings today and yesterday via Sportsnet.
update 10:59am, According to a reader and supplier of information to Kukla's Korner, Val Bure has narrowed his choices to LA Kings and Chicago, with the Blackhawks being the favorite to sign Bure.