League may drop the puck in Jan.
TORONTO -- The new owner of the World Hockey Association says his league will be up-and-running this season, perhaps as early as the end of January.
Ricky Smith, a 47-year-old British Columbia native, purchased the rights to the defunct league in October and told The Hockey News he hopes to make an announcement by the end of November detailing his master plan.
"The amount of seriousness we've put into this is at an extremely high level ... and time and money," Smith said. "And it's ...
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