Discussion in 'Fugu's Business of Hockey Forum' started by CapitalPunishment, Oct 4, 2006.
oh **** thats the guy that wants to move them.
A picture of Mario in his house moments after the sale
Penguins sale "imminent"
I'll be so jealouse of Waterlooians... just like Colorado they'll have virtually immediate SCC favorties.
This is much more real than the Fingold deal.
COuld be good, could be bad. Should know more in the next few days.
Forgive me if I'm sounding naive... but the last sale didn't go down because the NHL wasn't allowing him to move them. So why does this make it more likely that the Pens will move?
Just have to see how it all plays out. The Pens have two plans for an arena in place.
They have the land bought, and ready to be cleared early next year, with an arena for the 09 season.
All that needs signed is the lease by the new owner.
They were purchased by RIM
this is the guy that wants to move them to hamilton right?
That was before. He's looking to keep the team in town as long as a new arena is built.
I think much more will be found out in the next few days since there is probably gonna be a PC about the sale.
TSN is reporting it.
tsn says they are sold... the tv that is, is saying that
i hoe they stay in Pittsburgh rather than moving to Hamilton. Going from a smallish market to an even smaller market doesn't make much sense.
Coming soon to the Blackberry arena near you the Pittsburgh/Hamilton/Ok City/Kansas City/Las Vegas/Portland/Seattle Penguins. (did i miss anyone?)
Everybody has a price. HAHAHAHAHAHA
That'd be great! Although if I got to pick any American team to move North, Pittsburgh would be near the bottom of the list.
**** yes! Why did I not invest in RIM last year
The New York Penguins.
On the TSN game (Toronto/Ottawa) it breify mentioned them fighting the trust laws i believe. (To do with Buffalo and Toronto being so close). It wasn't anything long though.
Quoting a source, globesports.com reported that Balsillie is expected to be in Pittsburgh on Thursday night for the team's opening game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
While a deal is expected to be announced shortly before the game, globesports said, other sources it quoted cautioned that last-minute details still needed to be worked out and that the agreement could fall apart.
A source familiar with the discussions told globesports that Balsillie is expected to keep the team in Pittsburgh and he has no intention of moving it to Hamilton, Ont. There had been speculation that Balsillie wanted to buy a franchise and move it to Hamilton, which is close to his home and RIM's head office in Waterloo.
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