"One of the great tragedies that happened over the summer with respect to the Coyotes and Hamilton and, before that, with respect to the Predators and Hamilton, is that expectations were built up. I don't want to do that to people.
"The fact is, the lines of communications are open. We understand the possibilities but we're not in position to make any promises at this time other than: If we're going to be in a situation either by relocation or expansion where a franchise is a possibility, these are markets that are going to be looked at seriously."
"If I didn't know any better, I would think I was living in a time warp. It's as if the complaint was drafted 30 years ago. Since that time, case after case after case has established a sports league's right to control the location of its franchises. Maybe they haven't been paying attention."
"They did the right thing this year by advancing funds and infusing money to keep [the Coyotes] going, and it is good for the players and good for the league. At this point you need someone who can stand alone and handle the financial consequences."
The U.S. Tennis Association insists it's exploring a roof only to end rain delays at the 23,733-seat Arthur Ashe Stadium - but the Queens Chamber of Commerce views it as a shot to bring a second pro hockey club to the city.