Pat Verbeek

Gov. Malloy Open To Having NHL Hockey Back In Hartford

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday he is talking to investors seeking to bring an NHL franchise to Hartford, but he emphasized the return of hockey remains a remote possibility.

"I have spoken to individuals who have expressed a desire to bring a team to Hartford,'' Malloy said during an afternoon press conference.

Malloy said that The New York Post incorrectly reported Sunday that he had formed a group to work on bringing big-time hockey to Connecticut.

"I have not put a committee together,'' Malloy said. ''If you are sincere and you want to meet with us, we will meet with you. But to date, I have had no meetings with anyone about their specific interest.''...