Discussion in 'The Business of Hockey' started by Guy Legend, Jul 18, 2005.
I would like to see Cuban get into hockey somehow. He creates headlines....although most times he makes an ass out of himself.
Seriously though....the NHL needs exposure. The media loves Mark Cuban.
Remember - "There's no such thing as bad publicity.*"
*unless your last name is Bertuzzi or McSorley
He just stated publicly (two days ago at a Cubs game at Wrigley Field) that he would like to buy the Pittsburgh Pirates, if they go on the block. He's from Pittsburgh and a big Pirate fan and all around baseball fan. I think he can only do one at a time.
You can see his public statements in the Pittsburgh Papers sports section:
He also publicly stated that the NHL is "the best league to buy into today."
You never know what could happen.....
I could just picture him trying to run on the ice to yell at an official or at least hanging over the top of the glass.
Seriously. Or trying to get into the bench of another team to yell at their Coach because of a cheap shot.
As much of a screwball as Cuban is, he's been fabulous for the Mavericks, turning them from joke into contender.
Considering he's from Pittsburgh, I wouldn't be surprised to see him take a shot at helping the Pens stay in Pittsburgh.
He has said he has no interest in the Pens.......
.......and the Pens have a new owner up for approval. As soon as the vote goes through, Lemieux will become a minority owner with only a 5% stake......he's selling the rest.
Cuban has also been reportedly interested in buying the Cubs and Pirates. Seems he's shopping around.
Yeah, Cuban's interest in the Penguins went awry back in 2000 when Lemieux bought the team. The two apparently didn't get along too well which is a really big shame...but I think Cuban wanted minority ownership with majority power so I can't really blame Lemieux for doing what he did...but still it would be nice to have him in on the ownership.
Still, if, and that's a big if, Cuban decides to put another team onto his resume I'd say it's the Pirates. It's his hometown team and they're in desperate need of someone like him.
Mark Cuban going after the Blues franchise?
Got this story here:
(ST. LOUIS, MO) -- With the "for sale" sign still hanging outside of the Blues' offices, a report out of the St. Louis Business Journal has identified a very interesting potential buyer for the franchise.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has apparently expressed an interest in purchasing the Blues, but said it was "not something I can comment on."
It seems he expresses interest in every team on the market anymore.
He "expressed" on Dallas sports radio that he was not interested in the Blues, but he was much more evasive about the questions regarding the baseball teams.
Baseball would make more sense. He could split his time more easily between the two teams with baseball and basketball rather than two concurrent seasons like hockey and basketball.
When did you hear this? The above article from July 25th seems to contradict your statement.
The article is wrong and is based on speculation. "Word on the street" is not a good source.
Cuban does interviews all the time here in Dallas. His name has been attached to the Cubs, the Pirates, the Penguins, and now the Blues. Why? For the same reason that Paul Allen has been a rumored NHL owner for 10 years now: because he has money. He even laughs about that. He went to a Cubs game while in Chicago on business, and the next day all the Chicago papers have him interested in buying the team.
Until Cuban comes out and says he's interested, all we have is rumor and a weak one at that.
Just a few days ago, Cuban requested and reviewed terms of the Economic Development Loan that the Pirates received from the state of Pennsylvania to build PNC Park.
This was according to www.postgazette.com