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
I think Mr.Balsillie is a very smart business man and knows something we arent aware of.I believe he can pull it off and move the Preds to Hamilton and not pay the Leafs or Sabres any teritory money or very little if anything. His lawyer isnt some guy that just graduated law school last year, he is probably the best money can buy. Mr.Balsillie has more money than he knows what to do with so I think there is no stopping him once he makes his mind up on an idea. All the power to Mr.Balsillie!!
Its about time there was a change in the " old boys club" ie Wirtz, Snider etc and Mr.Balsillie is that guy, he will be like a breath of fresh air with new ideas on how to make the NHL better.
Go Hamilton Predators GO!!
Jimmy, 2007-06-17 22:19:56
so if it go to Hamilton the people of that area need to support it by going to games and cheering. not sitting on your hands or laptops like most companies ticket holders
roger, 2007-06-16 14:41:43
I am sick and tired of the Leafs putting an overpriced and underperforming product on the ice. If anything the Preds will force the leafs to do better 'cause they finally have some competition! I just hope Buffalo Sabres can survive.
AR, 2007-06-15 16:02:47