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Should the Preds stay in Nashville?
Tue, August 14, 2007

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



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Ryan, remember Canada has 1/3 the league revenue. Meaning The US has 2/3. Which dollar would you cater to. So Separate Canada and the US. We operate on 1/3 the revenue and they take 2/3. Which league do you think the elite players would go to? Our great Canadian players would play for more money in the US. Also junior hockey doesn't have the attendance because its junior. I thought we were hockey fans. US sports sell out at all levels. Highschools have better attendance than our CFL. We only enjoy elite sports and define elite as the ones AMERICANS define as elite. Bills sell out, Ticats STRUGGLE.
wayne, 2007-06-29 08:03:02

Should we be surprised. Gary's plans for the NHL have failed and until he is removed from his position nothing will change North of the border. If it was about the game you'd want another team in the biggest hockey crazed market in the world!
Brad, 2007-06-29 07:51:37

more proof that gary bettman and the nhl is biased to towards canada. they made balsillie back out of the pittsburgh deal. now they won't let him buy the preds. instead they rather sell it for less money. come on, hockey is canada's sport. bettman will NEVER be able to "americanize" the nhl. give us our sport back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
C. L., 2007-06-28 23:09:24

The LITTLE Troll Betteann, has never cared for the CDN Fan. Not in the past, not now, or in the future. Why the owners put up with him, remains one of the great mysteries of life. The sooner he cleans out his desk, the sooner that things improve in the NHL.


Jack Marsh, 2007-06-28 21:56:36

Anymore teams in states is stupid.. It is clear it is just money... I was turned off baseball because of too many teams..now hockey has too many in American cites that don't do hockey any justice..
Bob Elliott, 2007-06-28 21:43:04

Here's a thought to the guy who said we already have a Canadian only league (OHL) - its actually the CHL and consists of the WHL, OHL and QMJHL. The reason it doesn't sell out is because its a JUNIOR league. Maybe we could add the 6 Canadian NHL teams (and possibly Hamilton, Quebec and Winnipeg... and lets throw Halifax in there as well) and make a CHL-premier league. All the Canadians would end up playing or at least wanting to play for this new league. Tickets would sell out in Toronto and Montreal like they always have and sales would be good in the other cities as well. Best of all... we wouldn't have to deal with those southern american teams we love so much.
David, 2007-06-28 21:40:54

I think I was probably one of the few people who actually thought Bettman was doing a good job in the NHL. That opinion is officially dead. The ratings on US Network TV are dead. The fans are staying away in many of the American cities and now he has the gaul, the audacity and the stupidity to move the team to Kansas City, and sell it for less? How pretentious is this ego maniac? I mean, the man cannot be stupid, or else he wouldn't be in the position he is in, but not movie a team to Canada, where we all know it will sell, is just plain wrong and he should lose his job for it. Bettman is a disgrace to the game and an embarassment to the league.
Dan, 2007-06-28 19:54:33

Where would the NHL be without Canadian hockey players think about it Bettman I would rather see a NHL team in Kitchener than Hamilton beside than Toronto would want a team than LOL
canadians fan, 2007-06-28 19:17:04

There is no doubt in my mind that the last thing the NHL wants is another Canadian Team. I doubt we will ever see a Canadian team win the Stanley Cup again unless Montreal sneaks in by a fluke. Just watch the refereeing they would make sure that the Canadian teams would play at a disavantage.

Its all money. Its unfortunate the games have not been too bad since changes have been made. I like the idea of a Stanley cup league all Canadian. Bettman no use for him.

Until next time maybe.


Allan, 2007-06-28 18:21:54

Since Mr. Bettman became the so called cheif of the NHL he has done nothing but instilled the fact that he is pro USA re: expamsion. He clearly is unacceptable to anothe franchise in Canada, never mind in Southern Ontario.
Rick, 2007-06-28 18:21:41

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