A local group trying to keep the Predators in Nashville is on the verge of signing a letter of intent.
Owner Craig Leipold has been working with a group of local investors to finalize a bid for the team since flying to New York on July 18 for a meeting with NHL officials.
Leipold has been trying to sell his franchise because he said he has lost $70 million since being awarded the team in June 1997.
This might mean that the team is not moving anywhere for now. Is this good news for the NHL?
Preds staying, for now
Steve, 2007-07-03 19:45:47
Kudos to Jimmy for standing up for Hamilton and being so passionate about them getting a team. I do not live in Hamilton but I do live in the golden horseshoe and I would support a NHL team in Hamilton. I think it would almost be as hard to get tickets for any Hamilton games as it is in Toronto especially when the Leafs were in town.
Matt, 2007-07-02 15:12:27
Kansas has had a NHL team before back in the mid 1970's and it moved to Colarado after 2 or 3 years then it moved from Colarado again after only a few years to New Jersey to what are now the Devils. It will be another flop, nothing has changed in Kansas ie a big population boom so it wont work there yet again.
Hamilton may not get the Preds but I believe Mr.Basillie will go after another team in trouble like Atlanta or even the Florida Panthres. There are several teams that could be up for sale and maybe a few more now that the salary cap is going up again this year to $ 50 million or so. Thats the third straight year the cap has gone up and some owners werent spending up to the limit back when the cap came in, how many teams wont even be close to the new cap of $ 50 million, several I will bet. Bettman is killing hockey in the USA with his stubborness and will slowy do the same here in Canada, he has to be replaced before its too late to savage the mess he is making by putting teams in nin hockey markets that will fail. He will have teams that didnt work out in the markets he hand picked and will eventually run out of places to relocate them over and ver again. There are a few places in the USA that are always mentioned for relocating or expansion like Las Vegas, Portland, Houston if say they all get a team and they dont work out where do they all go ? Canada finally ? But thats many many years down the road if it happens. We need a Canadian running the NHL who knows hockey, not some lawyer that came over from the NBA!
Jimmy, 2007-06-30 03:10:08
Wayne the Ti-Cats didnt struggle for fans last year as we avevraged over 25,000 a game way more than Toronto which was under 20,000. Your statements are total rubbish, you make things up or use out dated info from years and years ago! Get a clue for once and start making some sense for a change.
Jimmy, 2007-06-29 14:09:42