Comments on: Balsillie To Buy Preds!
NHL - Hockey Trade Rumors, providing NHL Hockey Trade Rumors since 1996Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:35:58 +0000hourly1By: AHLoldie
Fri, 25 May 2007 21:40:35 +0000http://localhost/wordpress24/?p=15466#comment-223561Forget it Source. I got it from A PRETTY RELIABLE SOURCE that the only Canadian team involved in this merry-go-round will be a new AHL team in the vicinity of Hamilton and Toronto. This will increase the AHL from 29 to 30 teams, and move the Predators farm team from Milwaukee to the new team in Ontario. The Milwaukee Admirals will then become affiliated with the Oilers who shared an agreement with the Penguins in Wilkes Barre this year. That agreement was just broken off two weeks ago. This will increase the count to four Canadian teams in the AHL. The other three being the Toronto Marlies, Hamilton Bulldogs and Manitoba Moose. The NHL franchise is currently being shopped to Kansas City, where it can open immediately this coming season. The league has been approached by Las Vegas, but is reluctant to wait, even though the market is much more lucrative. Balsille has already been informed as to the choices. He will get an AHL team in Canada. He knows an NHL team is not feasible in Canada under current financial situations. Every team in Canada, except Toronto, is losing money. Ottawa will end up in the black because of the playoffs. They will just barely make money this year.
Fri, 25 May 2007 15:26:39 +0000http://localhost/wordpress24/?p=15466#comment-223560When Mario was supposedly shopping the Pens, Houston showed very little interest in acquiring the Pens.
Fri, 25 May 2007 10:51:46 +0000http://localhost/wordpress24/?p=15466#comment-223559cool