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
The man is nothing more than an over-self- inflated NBA lawyer who really knows diddly about hockey or Canada.
Give him enough time and he will totally ruin the NHL.
It's time the MLESL had some real local competition so give Hamilton or Kitchener or London or Halifax a chance and quit putting franchises in American cities who don't know the difference between a puck and a half-roll of used stick tape.
BJ, 2007-06-28 15:21:10
Mark, 2007-06-28 14:54:08
Wayne wear a hat outside you are suffering from a heat stroke and cant afford any more damage to your limited brain cells!
Jimmy, 2007-06-28 14:46:47
"The NHL isn't snubbing Canada, they are snubbing Balsillie. They don't want another Bruce McNall - who only bought a team because he wanted status."
That's pretty much it in a nut shell. To concur with what Ted said, Balsillie has been his own worst enemy throughout this whole process, and has no one to blame but himself if he walks away empty-handed.
As for Bettman being against Canadian teams, the biggest benefactors of Bettman's standoff with the NHLPA were the small market (read Canadian)teams.
With Canadian teams in the final the past three years, the Bettman hates Canada argument just doesn't wash.
Jaunque, 2007-06-28 14:37:48
Ed, 2007-06-28 14:13:42