Forest and Range Minister Rich Coleman was hobnobbing with ice rink royalty last Wednesday. One of our astute readers spotted him in the Orca Bay box at General Motors Place, socializing with National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman. Asked whether he gave Mr. Bettman any advice about the management of the league, Minister Coleman laughed and said, "I don't know whether he would have taken it anyway. I just asked him what he thought of the league 15 years later - because he's been the commissioner for 15 years - and whether he was satisified. And his remark is he's never satisfied." Also in the box were Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Bill Barisoff and Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini.
February 13, 2007