Cuban wants an NHL team...(TSN)

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  1. CupDrought67

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    Mark Cuban is on tsn's off the record show saying he is still interested in buying an NHL team in a big market and even more interested in the penguins ... if mario wants to call him.

    Cuban as an owner would rock.
     
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    I'm down.
     
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    Where was his intrest last year? :shakehead

    I believe he wanted to buy the team before, but Lemieux said "thanks, but no thanks".
     
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    I never thought cuban was a hockey fan until watching this show.
     
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    He wanted to partner up with Lemieux when Mario was buying the team out of bankruptcy. I forget the details.

    Hopefully Cuban is still interested two years from now, if Mario's looking to unload.
     
  6. bure94

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    Cuban will own the Houston Hurricanes.
     
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    link?
     
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    Cuban saying that HDNet (i think he owns) will be all over crosby and he thinks that mario is doing bad things by putting out all this negativity when Sidney's buzz is still going on. He also said that the NHL needs a lebron james of hockey and that sydney might be him.
     
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    TSN .. the show just finished. Theres no link it was on tv.

    Edit: this is about the only link I can give you. http://www.tsn.ca/shows/otr/
     
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    Ahhh.. lame. I saw him a little while back on ESPN talking about the NHL though... or was is MSNBC... whatever.

    And I think the reason Mario said "no" to him investing in the Pens was because he wanted too much control.
     
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    What about St.Louis? Aren't they for sale, and St. Louis isn't that small.
     
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    Funny I thaught about that too, but I think he wants an establish team, not one he would relocate... but then again no one saw the North Stars move comin'
     
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    Cuban would be absolutely perfect for the Pens. Besides being from Pittsburgh, his deep pockets would allow the franchise to stay in the city if the arena issue drags on.
     
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    I love Cuban. He gets a bad reputation as a Steinbrenner-esque owner who tries to control everything too much and always wants the spotlight on him but he is great for the Mavericks and the NBA. Unlike Steinbrenner he hires basketball people and let's them do their jobs, but he is also very personally connected to all of his players and fans.

    He'd be a blessing for the NHL, especially if he buys a franchise in an unconventional hockey market like the south.
     
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    didn't lemieux just sell most of the team to someone?


    One thing this will do though is that it will be almost impossible for the current ownership to move the team if there is someone with more money willing to keep them there. Why didn't he get in a year ago?
     
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    No. Mario's group was going to sell to a group headed by a San Jose businessman, Williams "Boots" Del Biaggio, but they backed out of the deal after winning the Crosby sweepstakes, although Del Baggio picked up a small minority stake in the team.
     
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    Lemieux should definitely sell to Cuban if he wants to keep the Penguins in Pittsburgh. That way the team will be able to build an arena with private funds as opposed to being dependent on government revenues, which don't look very promising.
     
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    Thats great and hopefully it could pull trump and branson in to compete with cuban :biglaugh:
     
  19. Mario the player - magnificent
    Mario the owner - sheer stupidity.


    He's had his chances to make this team stable financially, he wins the Crosby lottery and now he's suddenly come down with the case of arrogance? Man in a year or 2 when he loses money again, he'll be building up some stupid hype about a new owner.


    I am a huge fan of Mario the player, not soo much of Mario the owner and operator.
     
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    :shakehead
     
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    Come on Hicks..put the Stars on the market again.
     
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    cuban should buy the canadiens and move them to houston
     
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    Is that really you? Not one word is misspelled!
     
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    Chicago definitely needs a new owner... one that will atleast let em watch home games on tv.
     
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