Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/06/06 at 10:40 AM ET
For the only time in three seasons, the Toronto Maple Leafs are travelling through western Canada. The people who run the National Hockey League from New York have no problem with that. If there is one specific person to blame for this, it is Lou Lamoriello, supreme ruler for life of the New Jersey Devils. It has long been Lamoriello's firm belief that hockey's lack of acceptance in the United States was due in large part to the lack of rivalries. And the best way to build these rivalries, he holds, is to increase the number of divisional games. So with the support of his close friend Gary B. Bettman, the NHL commissioner, Lamoriello was able to get his wish.read on note 8:02am- I originally found this story at 24 Hours Vancouver, then found Al's story. Therefore I changed the link...
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