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"We want the young kid to play, ... We want [center Brian] Sutherby to play, we want [right wing Boyd] Gordon to play. Semin will play a big role as we move forward." Ted Leonsis
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"We are extremely pleased the NHL and Players Association have reached an agreement in principle and look forward to the ratification process. We are excited about the prospects of returning to the ice and welcoming our fans back to the MCI Center." Ted Leonsis
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"[Leonsis also said the team plans to retain its veterans, adding that the contract of 35-year-old goaltender Olaf Kolzig won't be bought out. Kolzig is in the final season of a five-year contract that will pay him $4.94 million this season. (Clubs have a one-time opportunity this week to buy out players for two-thirds of their remaining contract and not have it count against their salary cap.)] Out of the gate . . . we are keeping our veterans, ... My goal is to ice a competitive team this year." Ted Leonsis
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"From an economic standpoint, the league is much healthier, so as you grow your revenues you can proportionately grow your payrolls. The business model has been right-sized. We are not stressed now about the economics. Now we have to go about reselling the game." Ted Leonsis
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"This first year [under the league's salary cap economic system] we're going to see what we have," Ted Leonsis
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"It never should have happened, ... I remain committed to being an accessible owner. ... Additionally, I accept the league's findings and understand that regardless of the circumstances, I must be held to a higher standard than the general public." Ted Leonsis
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"We have to allow our young players an opportunity to play and progress, ... For some that opportunity will be this year. For others, it will be next year or the year after." Ted Leonsis
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"The first check he threw to start the game, I said, 'That's my boy. That's what we want, ... We want our star players to work hard and be a part of the team. Every time we got down, he answered, and that's what superstars do." Ted Leonsis
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"We are making every effort to bring him here, ... George spoke to the agent [Friday] night, as did I. We both want him here." Ted Leonsis
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"We want to introduce him to the city," Ted Leonsis
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"As a league, we will have less TV revenue, and locally I don't think we can expect to increase our ticket revenue. However, our ticket prices are going down even more. That price reduction may help attendance, but we don't anticipate it helping overall revenues." Ted Leonsis
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"We need some help on the blueline and we have some money to spend there," Ted Leonsis
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"There's going to be a lot of expectations on this young man, being the first pick in the draft, but I ask that we allow ourselves some patience. We're going to build a team around him, a very strong, young, aggressive team, and he is certainly a great fundamental building block for us to go forward on." Ted Leonsis
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"I know we have work to do. My goal is to get back to 10,000 or 12,000 season ticket holders in two to three years and to run the team as a break-even proposition, have fun and build a team that can compete for the long haul." Ted Leonsis
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"We have been honest and open about this plan and will improve year after year until we get to our collective goal." Ted Leonsis
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"We have 20 first-round picks in camp and we will go through growing pains. But it will make the core team of prospects stronger and we won't change our strategy." Ted Leonsis
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"When you're young and you buy entertainment-oriented businesses, you do it so you can package them in a way that enhances their value. I've always believed that to build the Internet you build a community of interests. Then you supply content to strengthen the sense of community - and a hockey team is content." Ted Leonsis
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"One day when he's ready, then I can think about deals like that." Ted Leonsis
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"I asked the brother, 'What did she say? She said 'I'm proud of him, but we have to win the game.' I'm like, 'That's exactly the way to do it." Ted Leonsis
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"There is this primordial soup brewing of more bandwidth, more storage, more devices and more people creating content which is inherently digital. The lightning that struck is that the people have rapidly adopted all this even faster than we in the industry conceived, and bypassed the traditional media." Ted Leonsis
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"We did not have high expectations purely because of renewal rates." Ted Leonsis
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