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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 11:53 am
 


Too funny....



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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 9:45 pm
 


Millbury just doesn't get it does he. Balsille has tried twice to purchase teams and both times he's been shot down by the midget and the board of Governors. Why, because he wants to move a non profitable team to a profitable area.

Since they won't let him get his foot in the door and keep slamming it on him, he's figured out a way to do it that is both logical and legal and "The Greatest GM in Islander History" ROTFL ROTFL Millbury doesn't like it.

Where the fuck was motor mouth Millbury and his biased attitude when they moved Quebec to Colorado and Winnipeg to Phoenix? Guess what, not a peep out little Miss Millbury. Mike must be angling for a front office job with the NHL, maybe as Garry's personal secretary, because he seems to be the perfect mouthpiece for Bettman and the board of Govenors.

I'm waiting with bated breath for the verdict on the 19th. Hopefully it'll give Balsille full rights to the Coyotes and the ability to move them as he see's fit.

Till then, anyone remember a certain Mr. Al Davis. [B-o]


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 10:47 pm
 


Yeah, I really liked the part where Strachan and Milbury went "oh forget it, it was a long time ago" when Ron MacLean mentioned that the NHL front office didn't give a damn about Quebec and Winnipeg seeing their teams move south. That was about the closest I've ever seen MacLean channel Don Cherry and nearly blow up on a TV set. So it's A-OK for Canadian cities to lose teams but it's the biggest tragedy ever if a failing US team moves north of the border? Yeah right, idiots. Just to piss off guys like Strachan and Milbury, and to prove them wrong AGAIN, I hope one out of every three US teams collapses and goes out of business altogether. It'd serve the damn stinking lot of them right if it were to happen.


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 5:16 am
 


You guys forget the Ottawa Senators have gone bankrupt twice and it was the NHL front office that intervened to make sure the Sens stayed in Ottawa...

Remember a few years ago the Oilers were going to relocate to Houston. Guess who intervened and help find a local group intent on keeping the team in Edmonton... the NHL...!!!! Now IF Balsillie wins his case the next time someone wants to move the Oilers to Houston or Senators to Seattle IT WILL HAPPEN....!!!!

The Jets were for sale for two years before moving to Phoenix. Why didn't someone in Manitoba ante up with the bucks and keep the team there? Plus attendance at Jets games was no better then Coyotes games... Not sure what the capacity was of their arena but their attendance averaged around 12,000 to 13,000 in the NHL regular season... A low of 8,123 was reported for one playoff game in 1985-86...

From the Winnipeg Jets Memorial Page...

http://curtiswalker.com/jets/attendance.aspx

It's plain and simple. The Leafs don't want this to happen. They will now have to share tv revenue with a new TO team. Also remember the organization that owns the Leafs (Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment)also own the Raptors. The new team may not hurt the Leafs but may cause tv conflicts & problems for the Raptors....


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 6:31 am
 


Milbury is an NHL hack. He's gonna tow the Board line in hopes of getting another GM/President job in the future.

The reason the Board doesn't want BalSILLY moving a team to Southern Ontario is that Southern Ontario is the most attractive expansion prospect. The owners know that a new franchise could generate as much as $400M in franchise fees (divide by 30, that's $13.3M CASH-IN-POCKET for each owner). A relocation doesn't generate any franchise fees. So, the Board would rather see Phoenix and Atlanta and Tampa and Nashville DIE, cease to exist, Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and put new teams into place with a franchise-expansion fee. Why do you think they assumed control of Phoenix? Because Jerry Moyes, if you can really call him an owner anymore, got told he couldn't sell his team to Balsillie for $250M. If he's successful in declaring Chapter 11, the league can't usurp him and declare Chapter 7. This whole debacle is all about franchise fees. The same thing happened with Nashville a couple of years ago. They could have sold to Balsillie for $260M, but the owners got told "no" by the Board. Then they took an $90M haircut and sold the Preds for $170M. Now Moyes is headed for the courts to avoid a similar shaving.


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