via the Detroit Free Press (right sidebar), "We're going to have a record year revenue-wise. All the teams in the league can compete."
"Now we have a league we can actually grow, and we can put a product on TV that's exciting to watch. I had felt like a voice in the wilderness" before the lockout. "At our league meetings, I would say, 'Our game stinks. The games are boring.' We had people, all they did was clutter the ice and grab anything that came close to them. There was no skill involved anymore because the big guys would just come and lay the lumber on the skill players. There were no great plays." Peter Karmanos, owner of the Carolina Hurricane