According to Katie Strang over at ESPNNY.com, Rangers owner James Dolan was asked for comment surrounding the on and off CBA talks during the New York Rangers dog walk today.
"The only thing I can say is that I want us to play hockey."
Ms. Strang went on to say that Glen Sather when reached for comment, is "optimistic" the two sides can work something out in time.
- Perhaps this is just wishful thinking, but I hope that Rangers ownership is willing to sacrifice a little money for themselves to win a Stanley Cup in the next year or two. The Rangers might be asked to give up quite a bit as far as revenue sharing is concerned to ensure the well being of the league for the long term. Luckily Dolan isn't taking the hard-line position of 'no hockey until the league get their unilateral demands.' My optimism for an 82 game is slowly returning as long as the two sides continue to talk.
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This is not to say that he isn't incredibly greedy in many other ways, but I think it is pretty evident that Dolan could not care less about whatever it is Bettman and some of the other owners are trying to get from the players.
5 days until the lockout deadline and nearly a month before the season opener. There's still time...but it's fading fast. Get talking, guys!
Dolan wants our disgustingly overpriced seasons ticket money to pay for his Garden transformation. He's a greedy pig like all of the other owners.
@TheNYRBlog It gives me some hope hearing what Dolan said & then what Konopka said after the informal meetings last week. Fingers crossed!
@theNYRblogneill as walsh tweets dolan is actually making $ on the rangers- lots of it. noway he wants a lockout.
@ErinSharoni @TheNYRBlog not only that, check out MSG's stock, its nearly doubled in value since 1/1 hes rolling in the dough hand over fist
@KreiOfTheTiger dolan could still be super greedy and not want to give up a dime from his bottom line
@ErinSharoni @theNYRblogneill Nah, money doesn't buy you happiness. The Dolans are probably miserable. Yeah right.