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Bettman v. Balsille

Postby TSUCookieMonster » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:17 am

If the NHL does lose this case against Balsillie, do you all see Gary Bettman resigning in the near future??

Personally I see this thing going on for awhile yet, but I'm interested in what you guys think would happen given Baum rules in favor of Balsillie.

Will he actually try and relocate Coyotes mid-season?
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Re: Bettman v. Balsille

Postby Robb_K » Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:05 pm

[quote="TSUCookieMonster"]If the NHL [i]does [/i]lose this case against Balsillie, do you all see Gary Bettman resigning in the near future??

Personally I see this thing going on for awhile yet, but I'm interested in what you guys think would happen given Baum rules in favor of Balsillie.

Will he actually try and relocate Coyotes mid-season?
Bettman resigning after a HUGE loss that affects all leagues?[/quote]

NOBODY's going to move The Coyotes THIS SEASON. It's too late. It would be too disruptive. This offseason would be the first possibility of a move.

If Balsillie wins the case, The NHL will appeal. There may be more months of uncertainty.
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Re: Bettman v. Balsille

Postby philco_3 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:43 pm

Apparently the judge does believes in ties, no winner.

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Re: Bettman v. Balsille

Postby SIU LAW » Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:45 pm

The Judge basically gave the NHL the team if they are willing to meet the Judge's conditions.
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Re: Bettman v. Balsille

Postby TSUCookieMonster » Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:47 am

This is dumb.

"Hey guys, sorry, no winner."

Great, so now the team can stay in Phoenix for a little bit longer, while STILL losing money out the butt. This whole thing won't put more fans into the seats for more than a few games, and that definitely isn't going to get them out of their 380 million in losses thus far...

How much money do they have to lose before it's considered a failed team?!?!??!?!?!

And why is the NHL so determined to keep the team there?! Are they getting discounts for the private rooms at the strip club or something???

Keeping a team in Phoenix is almost as bad as putting a baseball team in Montreal... oh wait... :doh:
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Re: Bettman v. Balsille

Postby StillBleedingBlue » Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:18 am

TSUCookieMonster wrote:This is dumb.

"Hey guys, sorry, no winner."

Great, so now the team can stay in Phoenix for a little bit longer, while STILL losing money out the butt. This whole thing won't put more fans into the seats for more than a few games, and that definitely isn't going to get them out of their 380 million in losses thus far...

How much money do they have to lose before it's considered a failed team?!?!??!?!?!

And why is the NHL so determined to keep the team there?! Are they getting discounts for the private rooms at the strip club or something???

Keeping a team in Phoenix is almost as bad as putting a baseball team in Montreal... oh wait... :doh:


It seems to me like its a pride thing amongst the NHL and its owners. Only a little over a decade ago, they all agreed about the viability of a hockey franchise in Phoenix, and I don't think they're willing to pick up the stakes and move (thereby admitting failure) only ten years after they agreed on the move from Winnipeg. I think it's going to happen with a lot of the Southern/Sun Belt teams. The NHL was a bit foolhardy to believe that hockey would work there, especially with the number of teams put there.
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