Did he actually answer the Tikkanen question? I've always wondered what happened there myself.
Nah. His reply was, more or less, "I appreciate your support and suggestions, but on the other hand I have a letter from another fan who feels the exact opposite as you. Please have faith in the team's management to do the best we can to put a winning team on the ice," or something along those lines. I was just excited to get a reply.
Although I've since heard rumors that it had something to do with Tikkanen not adhering to the team's dress code on the road or something. The guy must have looked like a slob.