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Paul Kelly Meets With Panthers

from the Sun-Sentinal via the Santa Barbara News Press,

Thursday night, in a conference room of a New Jersey hotel, Kelly met with his 28th team - the Panthers - for more than an hour and a half.

Afterward, he noted some of the issues that matter to players:

Scheduling

This is a ‘‘big issue’’ with them, Kelly said. Players would prefer to increase the number of regular-season games from 82 to 84 and play no more than five preseason games - the current limit is nine.

Ice quality

Players are concerned about poor ice conditions they say increase the chance of injury and affect scoring. And cities with warm climates aren’t the only ones struggling to maintain a quality surface - Calgary and Boston are among the worst, Kelly said.

Europe

Players want to see revenues continue to grow and there’s growing support of ‘‘globalization.’‘

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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