The New York Post reports Monday that Gov Dannel P. Malloy has formed a group that will attempt to bring the NHL back to Connecticut.
According to The Post, Malloy has approached a least one potential owner. The story also says the prospective owner was told there is a plan to build a new arena and it may not necessarily be in Hartford.
A Malloy spokesman told The Post the governor has been approached by others concerning the pursuit of an NHL team.
In the past, Malloy has downplayed the possibility of the NHL returning to Hartford. Malloy said a year ago that while he had talked to commissioner Gary Bettman, the NHL was not close to returning to Connecticut.
"Please don't hold your breath," Malloy told The Courant.
But Malloy is a hockey fan and was the force behind the decision to upgrade UConn's program to Hockey East. UConn will play games at the XL Center after joining Hockey East in 2014.
Here's a link to The New York Post story.
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