Koules returning to NHL ownership?

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  1. LadyStanley

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    CraigCustance 12:37pm via Web Just chatted w/former Lightning owner Oren Koules who said he had a talk with Gary Bettman today about returning to NHL as an owner.






    But absolutely no Barrie?
     
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    He's been a part of 2 ownership groups and both have ended with lawsuits, losing a potential bid and losing the Lightning. He has also pissed off advertisers, players, politicians and fans and was solely responsible for one of the worst coaching hires in recent memory.

    Maybe in a group where he has such a small piece that he wouldn't be allowed to speak to the media, fight fans on twitter, invite his son to play in a NHL prospect camp but other than that it will be another disaster.
     
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    Ha.

    Haha...

    Hahahahaha!

    Yeeeah. no... Maybe Koules will be a minor investor somewhere, but he certainly won't be a team owner. Everything he touches turns to pyrite.
     
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    how do you know it wasn't Barrie who did that to Tampa, :shakehead
     
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    Because it was Koules.

    It was Koules who attacked and lied to the media, his personal twitter account was used to attack fans, his choice to hire Melrose and obviously it wasn't Barrie who invited Miles Koules to prospect camp.
     
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    Tampa Bay has fans? :laugh:

    All kidding aside though, the NHL needs to learn from its previous mistakes. I don't see this guy being owner again, are there any NHL franchises for sale? I know there are always minor league ones, why doesn't he go own onw of them?

    If they let this guy own another franchise they might as well let Mr. Blackberry own one, Belisaille(sp?)
     
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    I predict on Dec. 21, 2012 he will be presented as the new owner of the Phoenix Coyotes.

    And the plagues will commence.
     
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    Not only that, we even have a Stanley Cup! How about you guys? :sarcasm:
     
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    I was making a joke. But....since you asked no I am not a Canuckleheads fan. I'm a Devils fan.
     
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    I'm for him owning the Coyotes to save them, if he wants a team let him have it. Just how I feel. Whether he has past sins or not to ammend for. If he has the cash, why not? It's his cash to spend and would be his team to do whatever he wants to.
     

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