Just when we thought the website war between the NHL and the NY Rangers was finished, the Rangers have struck back.
According to Newsday http://www.newsday.com/sp...0,5919151.story?track=rss
, the Rangers have asked the US District Judge to dismiss the case. here is the article.
Madison Square Garden Thursday asked a U.S. District Court judge to dismiss last month's claim by the NHL that alleged that the Rangers breached NHL bylaws by challenging league rules, a move that the league said could lead to disciplinary proceedings -- fines, suspension or even termination of ownership with a vote of three-quarters of the owners.
In documents filed Thursday, the Garden said that the league should have the lead in collective bargaining and on-ice rules, but not on certain aspects of marketing, such as team Web sites.
In a letter to the 29 other owners, MSG chairman James Dolan insisted that there was no attempt to undermine the basic business structure of the league, but some off-ice centralization made the NHL weaker by removing fans' loyalty to teams, which generate 92 percent of league revenues. "The growth of the NHL starts with fans' passion for the teams, not the other way around," Dolan wrote. "Rangers fans will inevitably become NHL fans. So too, Ducks fans will become NHL fans."
I hope the Rangers do get control of their website back as it was much more entertaining than the cookie-cutter everyone has same style just differentcolor websites