September 8, 1994 |
The $13.5 million the Mighty Ducks spent signing young draft picks this summer might have seemed positively un-Disneylike, but Walt Disney Co. Chairman Michael Eisner says he approves. "It's just like the movie business. You have to know where to be frugal and where to be generous," said Eisner, who visited camp Wednesday in Anaheim and is back at work after undergoing heart bypass surgery in July. "It's all about talent--and stars and talent may not necessarily be the same," he said.
September 3, 1993 |
The Mighty Ducks open training camp next Friday at Anaheim Arena, and the team has announced many sessions will be open to the public at no charge. The opening session from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. next Friday and the Sept. 11 workout from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. will both be open. Schedules for other open workouts have not been announced. Coach Ron Wilson expects about 45 players to report as the team prepares for its first exhibition game Sept. 18 against Pittsburgh at Anaheim Arena.
September 16, 1994 |
Hal McRae, one of five black managers in the major leagues, was fired by the Kansas City Royals on Thursday. McRae, 49, was one of the most popular players in team history but did not achieve the same success as a manager. "I think Hal has done everything possible with the club he had," said Royal General Manager Herk Robinson. "He's done a good job. But as we move forward we feel we can find a manager who can better lead us into the next several years with the younger players."
December 2, 1993 |
Deadlocked. Stupefying as it seems--incredible as it is--the Mighty Ducks are tied with the Kings. At the start of the season, it figured the only time Southern California's two NHL teams would be even in the standings was right then--before anybody had won a game.
September 8, 1993
Valeri Karpov, a third-round draft choice who the Mighty Ducks projected could step into the lineup immediately, remains unsigned with no further talks scheduled as players report for training camp today. "He's turned down our offer, so the way it stands, it looks like he'll stay in Russia," said General Manager Jack Ferreira, who had predicted Karpov could add much-needed scoring help.