From Lance Hornby's column in the Toronto Sun, Aug 23/10:
"With the Phoenix situation far from settled, now the Blues could go deep into the new season unsure of who will finance as much as 75% of the ownership pie after TowerBrook Capital Partners announced in May it was divesting its huge share.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Towerbook has agreed not to pull their money until owner Dave Checketts gets a new investor. But even though the private equity firm was expected to pull out any time after its fourth year of involvement elapsed in June, an extended wait to settle Blues’ ownership is another brushfire the league doesn’t need. The Blues say they have some interested parties in the tire-kicking stage."
I think the Blues are another team to keep an eye on. The chances of them re-locating are not as great as the Coyotes, Thrashers, etc. but there still may be a chance. Anyone remember the talk of them potentially moving to Saskatoon in the early '80's?
Post by fidelastro on Aug 24, 2010 13:08:15 GMT -5
This is sad. The Blues have been around since when...'67?
They should be untouchable. If the NHL is willing to put in all this effort to save their worthless sunbelt teams, they had damn well better put in just as much, if not more, to save teams with actual history in the league.
Post by fidelastro on Aug 24, 2010 13:09:45 GMT -5
...and I would just like to add that I would be happy to get a team from ANYWHERE, but would feel incredibly guilty if the new Jets were the old Blues, or any other team that has been in the league for so long.
I have no guilt whatsoever about taking a team from anywhere in the southern US and bringing it back where it belongs.
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