While Gary Bettman has reportedly threatened large fines, supposedly up to $1 million against owners speaking about the lockout, Dolan told Strang “The only thing I can say is that I want us to play hockey.”
Rangers assistant captain Brad Richards told Strang, “We just want to play. We just want to get it figured out. From my experience last time, no one even talked at this point. I don’t even know if anyone talked for a while into the lockout, so, a lot of people are trying to figure things out right now.”
The last time James Dolan spoke publicly about the Rangers was when he said that the Rangers are “close” to the Stanley Cup.