What does everyone think about this arena issue? Is there cause for hope or not?
Its sickening that this team's fate is going to be determined by the same machine politics that are destroying this area, and I dont see any way around it now. The three stooges want the penguins to talk to them, but what they dont sem to grasp is that why should the ownership continue to lose $ talking, with no outcome certain, when they could just sell this team outright for a nice profit. And dont kid yourselves, most likely its already a done deal, and its just a matter of crossing t's and dotting I's after the ratnicks get that license. How LA has 2 teams, and Toronto doesnt mystifies me, and Im sure there are groups there that could buy this club and make a boatload of cash playing there with 87 in the lineup. They could play in Ricoh Coliseum while a new building is being buiilt in North York, charge a bundle of cash fo the limited seating, and sell out every game. Its been done before, when the flames moved to CGY they played in a phone both known as the corral until the saddledome was finished.
Gary Bettman must be having a fit knowing this market is going down the chute, He hasnt even stopped by this year, has he?