Jim Balsillie's endless attempts to get an NHL team may prove fruitful after all.
According to Forbes magazine, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has told Balsillie that he will get an NHL team in the future if he does not "create any more spectacles or bad publicity for the league".
Balsillie, who owns Research in Motion (RIM), has made previous attempts to purchase the Pittsburgh Penguins, Nashville Predators and Phoenix Coyotes and move them to southern Ontario.
The Coyotes may be up for sale again next summer when the deal with the city of Glendale expires. Last week, True North Sports and Entertainment bought the Atlanta Thrashers and are in the process of moving them to Winnipeg.
RIM has been advertising its Blackberry product on the NBC and Versus coverage of the Stanley Cup Final games as well as the league's website, NHL.com.
Ill believe it when I see it but Jim should call TNSE right away and get some help
Just goes to show you how desperate the league is for money.
I have to think the league is also desperate for some teams to be on solid financial footing.
And, yes, the more billionaires in the club the better.
Old MacBundy had a farm And on this farm there was no wife And no wife here and no kids there With a hooker coming over on Friday night With big luscious of hooters and a pizza and a beer there Old MacBundy had a farm B-U-N-D-Y
I'm sure they would! The Golden Horseshoe is afterall, the world's LARGEST hockey market! ;D
While Buffalo opposes this (for obvious reasons), they MIGHT let their stance loosen up somewhat if and when they finally win a Stanley Cup! If that's what it would take to get Buffalo to concede and allow Hamilton's entry, then we better hope the Sabres win a Cup in the near future! Just my useless two cents!
Assuming 6 divisions remains - the future Central Division: Minnesota Wild, Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues.
If the NHL returns to 4 Divisions (thanks Ducky75 for your Midwest division idea): Minnesota Wild, Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings, Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs
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