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Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby brwi on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:34 am

Been rumored for a while and looks like the NHL promptly went from having the Coyotes' franchise around their neck and getting rid of that albatross this past week to now it being NJ:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozanian ... r=yahootix
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby Pitt87 on Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:07 pm

Yikes... might be time to rethink 3 franchises in 30 miles....
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby canaan on Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:35 pm

the conspiracy theorist in me wants to point out the 77 million they dont have to pay to the finger-pointing fruitcake who bailed less than a month ago.
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:28 pm

There was rumor here in Philly that someone involved in the front office of the Sixers was going to buy the Devils. The outrage being voiced was hilarious to listen to.
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby no name on Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:59 pm

Wow and the league is looking to expand, they shouls be looking at contraction.
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:04 pm

Move them to Seattle.
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby Great58 on Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:35 pm

canaan wrote:the conspiracy theorist in me wants to point out the 77 million they dont have to pay to the finger-pointing fruitcake who bailed less than a month ago.

So manybe the will have a first round draft pick next season, after all. :scared:
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby Crankshaft on Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:28 pm

The Devils would be the first team to move that has won a league championship, right?
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby brwi on Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:45 pm

Looks like there are two groups battling to buy the Devils and both actually have MONEY, believe it or not. I thought you were automatically disqualified as a potential NHL owner if you actually had money and didn't try loan-shark financing to buy a team. I have a feeling the arena is maybe the bigger asset to potential buyers than the hockey franchise.
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:41 am

Pitt87 wrote:Yikes... might be time to rethink 3 franchises in 30 miles....

Eight million plus, you'd think this area cold support three.
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby mikey287 on Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:18 am

brwi wrote:Looks like there are two groups battling to buy the Devils and both actually have MONEY, believe it or not. I thought you were automatically disqualified as a potential NHL owner if you actually had money and didn't try loan-shark financing to buy a team. I have a feeling the arena is maybe the bigger asset to potential buyers than the hockey franchise.


No question about it. The Devils are a break-even team at best. If someone believes they can turn this arena into something more profitable (was not top-50 busiest in the world in Q1 2013, after being 11th in 2012) and believes in Newark's chance at a revival, they'll be some serious bidders. That's the only real lucrative thing about it.
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:16 am

WIP is in a panic this morning speculating that the Sixers owner is going to buy the Devils and then move them and the Sixers to Seattle.
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby columbia on Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:20 am

Angelo Cataldi needs to calm down and have a hoagie.
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby no name on Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:43 am

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:WIP is in a panic this morning speculating that the Sixers owner is going to buy the Devils and then move them and the Sixers to Seattle.


Seattle would approve the building of a new arena in a second if that owner really wanted to go there.
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby JS© on Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:18 am

Crankshaft wrote:The Devils would be the first team to move that has won a league championship, right?


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Ottawa Senators played in the NHL from 1917 until 1934, winning anywhere between 9 and 11 championships (it's debated on how many of those count as a championship; see wiki page.)

The old Sens ended up moving to St. Louis in 1934 and folded a year later due to cost of travel.
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby Crankshaft on Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:27 am

So, basically no team with real Stanley Cup championships. :lol:
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:55 am

Crankshaft wrote:The Devils would be the first team to move that has won a league championship, right?


Didn't the original senators win some?

EDIT: Oh, well I never read the rest of the thread when I come to a post I want to respond to. meh.
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby DelPen on Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:18 pm

They made a huge mistake building their arena in Newark. The city is trash and it's not any easier to get to from Bergen County than the Meadowlands.

They should have built it in Hoboken, all NJ transit leads to Hoboken and you are a 15 minute ride by PATH from lower Manhattan.

I took the PATH from Manhattan to Newark once, it's a long ride and then after that, I'm stuck in Newark unless someone drives me home or I take the PATH back to Manhattan and transfer some more to get to Hoboken and train home or the PA to take a bus home.
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby Pitt87 on Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:17 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:
Pitt87 wrote:Yikes... might be time to rethink 3 franchises in 30 miles....

Eight million plus, you'd think this area cold support three.


Not the people, the fragmentation and relative location to NYC. Attendance was fine, but they needed a deep playoff run last year to make even just a little money. Keep in mind that they own a venue that is more expensive to operate than MSG and recently lost an NBA tenant. Everything points in the wrong direction.
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby mikey287 on Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:24 pm

Crankshaft wrote:So, basically no team with real Stanley Cup championships. :lol:


Hmm...?
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby columbia on Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:29 pm

It looks like the Sixers owner is buying them.
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby MRandall25 on Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:41 pm

mikey287 wrote:
Crankshaft wrote:So, basically no team with real Stanley Cup championships. :lol:


Hmm...?


A better way to put it would probably be "No team that has won a Cup in the Post-1967 expansion era has relocated".
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby mikey287 on Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:46 pm

Got it. My "hating on history" alarm went off, that's all...
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby Crankshaft on Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:44 pm

mikey287 wrote:Got it. My "hating on history" alarm went off, that's all...


Wasn't hating on history. Was a tongue in cheek comment.
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Re: Devils about to be taken over by the NHL

Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:31 pm

mikey287 wrote:Got it. My "hating on history" alarm went off, that's all...

:thumb:
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