Wolf Pack Sign On For Six More Years
"This hockey shirt is wonderful. I wonder which one of these
guys is Wayne Gretzky?" (Chris Rutsch photo)
The future of the Wolf Pack in Hartford-- put into serious jeopardy when Madison Square Garden was dumped as the managers of the Hartford Civic Center in favor of AEG/Northland two months ago-- was given a breath of life today when the Rangers signed a multi-year affiliation deal (said to be for six years) for the Wolf Pack with AEG/Northland.
Per the agreement, AEG/Northland will assume responsibility for the day-to-day business operations of the Wolf Pack (marketing, sponsorship and ticket sales), while MSG and the Rangers will retain ownership of the Wolf Pack and continue to be responsible for on-ice team decisions, including coaching and player movement.
The deal is rumored to include a provision that terminates the agreement if an NHL team is ever brought to Hartford. Information about similar provisions involving the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, and Thomas Pöck's checking ability remains as yet not leaked to the public.