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856Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:52 am

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davetherave wrote:Now Jim has to make sure RIM's share price doesn't keep plummeting and that he can hold on to his declining market share...food stamps just don't cut it.

Agreed. I hope the greedy bastard loses everything and that 1000s of Canadian jobs are lost as a result.

857Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:48 am

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So, I think it's pretty clear that this will be the last season in Phoenix for the Coyotes. The NHL will be awarded ownership eventually and then they won't find a local buyer and will have to sell to someone in another market.

So long Phoenix... smell ya later.

858Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:52 am

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shabbs wrote:So, I think it's pretty clear that this will be the last season in Phoenix for the Coyotes. The NHL will be awarded ownership eventually and then they won't find a local buyer and will have to sell to someone in another market.

So long Phoenix... smell ya later.

Ultimately, the other owners end up footing the legal costs and the losses in Phoenix for the coming season too. Oh yeah, and the purchase price. Looks good on 'em.

859Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:54 am

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SeawaySensFan wrote:
shabbs wrote:So, I think it's pretty clear that this will be the last season in Phoenix for the Coyotes. The NHL will be awarded ownership eventually and then they won't find a local buyer and will have to sell to someone in another market.

So long Phoenix... smell ya later.

Ultimately, the other owners end up footing the legal costs and the losses in Phoenix for the coming season too. Oh yeah, and the purchase price. Looks good on 'em.
It will be interesting tallying up the losses at the end of the season and the impact it has on the owners.

860Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:57 am

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shabbs wrote:It will be interesting tallying up the losses at the end of the season and the impact it has on the owners.

They have tonnes of money. It's not like they founded public companies that have dropping revenues.

861Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:07 am

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SeawaySensFan wrote:
shabbs wrote:It will be interesting tallying up the losses at the end of the season and the impact it has on the owners.

They have tonnes of money. It's not like they founded public companies that have dropping revenues.
But those with tonnes of money don't like spending it on things they don't have to... hence why they have tonnes of money. Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Icon_wink

At any rate, I'm sure Bettman has sold them a nice line that it will all even out in the end.

Yes. All will be well. The NHL is fine.

862Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:11 am

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shabbs wrote:But those with tonnes of money don't like spending it on things they don't have to... hence why they have tonnes of money. Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Icon_wink

At any rate, I'm sure Bettman has sold them a nice line that it will all even out in the ned.

Yes. All will be well. The NHL is fine.

I wonder if they intend to match Balsillie's offer of 50 million to the City of Glendale when they pull the rug out at season's end?

863Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:43 am

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Hey, are you guys jumping off the Balsilliewagon already? Jim needs your support more than ever. Buy that jersey. Volume discounts available.
Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Makeit11

864Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:47 am

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He's pulling the "Make It Seven" merchandise and having it rebranded with a picture of The Gary with a caption that reads " Diddle Canada and Diddle Glendale". Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 455378

That should be a big seller.

865Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:02 pm

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SeawaySensFan wrote:
shabbs wrote:But those with tonnes of money don't like spending it on things they don't have to... hence why they have tonnes of money. Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Icon_wink

At any rate, I'm sure Bettman has sold them a nice line that it will all even out in the ned.

Yes. All will be well. The NHL is fine.

I wonder if they intend to match Balsillie's offer of 50 million to the City of Glendale when they pull the rug out at season's end?
Nah... they'll do the minimum required to appease Judge Baum. It's the NHL after all.

Wink

866Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:25 pm

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shabbs wrote:
Nah... they'll do the minimum required to appease Judge Baum. It's the NHL after all.

Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Icon_wink

Are you sure? Because I thought the NHL was all about the Coyotes fans and making hockey work in Glendale.

867Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:52 pm

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shabbs wrote:
SeawaySensFan wrote:
shabbs wrote:But those with tonnes of money don't like spending it on things they don't have to... hence why they have tonnes of money. Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Icon_wink

At any rate, I'm sure Bettman has sold them a nice line that it will all even out in the ned.

Yes. All will be well. The NHL is fine.

I wonder if they intend to match Balsillie's offer of 50 million to the City of Glendale when they pull the rug out at season's end?
Nah... they'll do the minimum required to appease Judge Baum. It's the NHL after all.

Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Icon_wink

Come on, guys...it's all about showbiz.

And that in mind, RIM and the NHL are getting together to produce the next instalment in the highly successful series, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.

Word is that Gary B will make his screen debut as Austin (while Mike Myers will play Gary). And it should be no surprise that Dr. Evil and MiniMe will be played by....

Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Jim_an14

MWAHAHAAAAAA!!!

868Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:53 pm

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davetherave wrote:Hey, are you guys jumping off the Balsilliewagon already? Jim needs your support more than ever. Buy that jersey. Volume discounts available.
I think if Balsillie steps away for a bit, maybe gets a different team (ie: ditch Rodier and co) and "play nice" with the NHL and Gary Bettman... perhaps he'll be able to get a team one day. I don't think the NHL is expanding or moving to Canada any day soon.

869Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:07 pm

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shabbs wrote:
davetherave wrote:Hey, are you guys jumping off the Balsilliewagon already? Jim needs your support more than ever. Buy that jersey. Volume discounts available.
I think if Balsillie steps away for a bit, maybe gets a different team (ie: ditch Rodier and co) and "play nice" with the NHL and Gary Bettman... perhaps he'll be able to get a team one day. I don't think the NHL is expanding or moving to Canada any day soon.

Jim and Gary both being regular visitors to the GMHockey site, this photo of them was released upon their reading Shabbs' most recent suggestion:

Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Balsil17

870Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:12 pm

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davetherave wrote:
Come on, guys...it's all about showbiz.

And that in mind, RIM and the NHL are getting together to produce the next instalment in the highly successful series, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.

Word is that Gary B will make his screen debut as Austin (while Mike Myers will play Gary). And it should be no surprise that Dr. Evil and MiniMe will be played by....

It's funny because the trades are reporting that Gary is in fact swamped with scripts to star in a number of remakes: The Grifters, The Sting, The Music Man, The Hustler, The Rainmaker...

By the time any of these are made, they'll surely be shown at the Glendale 48-screen multiplex, formerly Jobing.com arena.

871Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:30 pm

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This just in from TSN via The Associated Press:

Security was called in this morning at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island when a man dressed as the Islanders' number one draft pick John Tavares was discovered trying to practice with the team.

The impostor was exposed by an eagle-eyed photographer covering the workout.

The man, identified as Canadian high-tech entrepreneur James Balsillie, was escorted from the premises as he waved his American Express card, shouting, "I can make it seven! I can make it seven!"
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=293208

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872Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:49 pm

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From the GMH Expositor:

Authorities are circulating a photo of an identified man wanted in a fraud case. The suspect is accused of masquerading as lobbyist advocating the "best interests of Arizona hockey fans".

He was last seen headed towards Glendale at the wheel of a Mayflower moving van towing a giant wooden horse.

Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Gary-b10

873Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:26 pm

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davetherave wrote:
shabbs wrote:
davetherave wrote:Hey, are you guys jumping off the Balsilliewagon already? Jim needs your support more than ever. Buy that jersey. Volume discounts available.
I think if Balsillie steps away for a bit, maybe gets a different team (ie: ditch Rodier and co) and "play nice" with the NHL and Gary Bettman... perhaps he'll be able to get a team one day. I don't think the NHL is expanding or moving to Canada any day soon.

Jim and Gary both being regular visitors to the GMHockey site, this photo of them was released upon their reading Shabbs' most recent suggestion:

Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 58 Balsil17
Clearly they agree with me.

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