Maybe there was a radiator nearby alsoScott wrote:THe other thing could have been the place where he wanted to move the team. Maybe he got beat about the battery by Sabre and Leaf muscle.
You're not allowed to do thatnewarenanow wrote:Holy crap. I went on a date with my wife, and I come home to this. Either 1) the NHL does not want this team to move no matter what, which will hurt the team in Plan 'B' negotiations if it comes to that and 2) this may go on longer than I can take anymore. I think this is the craziest sale in the world.
I don't know whether to take this as good news, or bad news.
Amazing. If I'm Balsillie, I certainly want the option to move "my" team if that is what it comes down to.
Balsillie was ready to shell out some $175M for the team and yet he may be expected to shell out $millions more to build a new arena while you have IOC saying "Hey, give us the license and we'll front $290M for a new arena."
Don't get me wrong, I'd like to see the Pens stay; however, I don't want this Plan B money coming out of my pocket while the IOC IS WAVING MONEY IN OUR FACES!
Peter wrote:YOu can't blame him. If I "buy a business" and somebody mandates how I run it, I would want out too.
newarenanow wrote:I just thought of one bad scenario, and that is all it is, a thought.
What if the IOC doesn't win, Plan 'B' isn't good, and then Lemieux sells it to Boots in KC now that he has those rights in the Sprint Center?
Anyone think of that.
And before anyone jumps on me, that is just a thought. It means nothing.
RedLightDistrict wrote:Precisely! Imagine you're buying a McDonald's franchise and the owner of the Wendy's, Burger King, and Taco Bell you compete with want to dictate if you can move your restaurant and declare they can take you over.
ANd to add that franchise is for a specific area.... that's the way it works.netwolf wrote:RedLightDistrict wrote:Precisely! Imagine you're buying a McDonald's franchise and the owner of the Wendy's, Burger King, and Taco Bell you compete with want to dictate if you can move your restaurant and declare they can take you over.
That's not an accurate comparison. If you want to relate it to restaurants, it would be more accurate to say you are buying a McDonald's franchise, and the people at McDonald's corporate HQ tell you what you can and can't do with it. Which they could and would, BTW.
Someone refresh my memory didn't they announce JB agreeing to BUY the team on opening night ???? HMMMMMMMMMMMBowser wrote:The pressure for Mark Cuban to now buy the Penguins has increased with today's development and his recent comments about wishing he had bought the team.
If Cuban wants to ever make another talk radio show, newspaper column/story, or tv appearance - he *MUST* buy this team or he loses 100% credibility in this city.
netwolf wrote:That's not an accurate comparison. If you want to relate it to restaurants, it would be more accurate to say you are buying a McDonald's franchise, and the people at McDonald's corporate HQ tell you what you can and can't do with it. Which they could and would, BTW.
I don't either damnit that's why I thought I'd askBowser wrote:Guins - I don't remember the exact date or game but it was around the beginning of the season.
Couldn't said it better myselfDraftnik wrote:Pittsburgh is a good hockey market. The NHL does not want to lose it. The parallels between Pittsburgh and St. Louis are very close with 3 pro sports teams, aging rust belt cities, similar DMA population, etc.
Pittsburgh never bottomed out like St. Louis is doing at the gate. They lost 4K last year and ~ 4K more this year.
This city is very viable with a capitalized ownership group and a decent arena deal. It is nice to see Bettman drawing a line in the sand for us. On the other hand the threat of relocation has to be real if Plan B is necessary, otherwise the Pens won't get the best possible deal. This is a difficult situation, but Onorato really has nothing to lose by giving the Pens what they want since they aren't using tax $$$.
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