International Hockey League president Bud Poile says he is "99 percent sure" the IHL will have a team in Denver next season.

Colorado Rangers owner Dennis Champine is negotiating with the parent New York Rangers and prospective buyer Richard Gerry of Aurora."A sale has not come about yet," Poile said Thursday. "A couple of things still have to be done. I'm pretty positive. The schedule has been done and Colorado is on the schedule, which I am sending out today."