pensfan20 wrote:MarioLemieux1992 wrote:cubannewarenanow wrote:IN a way, I wouldn't mind him being owner, but in another way, I don't want him.
He'd spend the money to field a competitive team
He's passionate about the sport and I think would be more involved
I know if we sign a 30 year lease, and get the new arena, the team is here to stay, but I'd feel better having a hometown guy (although there is none out there)
I'm still p*ssed about the drop out before the license was awarded (although that may have saved the team)
I guess there really is no cons.
Cuban has backed out of so many offers that IF he ever did buy the team i would not be convinced that he would keep the team here in the long run. He is all about making more and more money and if he thought the team would fetch more money out west then he would move the team in a heartbeat. (of coarse thats if the NHL allowed it, but im still not totally convinced that the NHL would resist as much as they say they would)
I have to disagree with you. I think Cuban is more of a fan, and even though he didn't buy the team, he would NEVER move a Pgh team if he did own one.
He only attempted to buy the team twice.
The first time, he wanted majority ownership in the Lemieux Group, but Mario didn't want any of that.
The second time, he was part of the Mursteing group that didn't get selected. He didn't back out.