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886Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:10 am

davetherave


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SeawaySensFan wrote:
davetherave wrote:SSF, your efforts have borne fruit.

It wasn't easy, but using my connections in Hollywood, I've arranged for you to have lunch with Tom Hanks and Ron Howard.

They like your spin on the Moyes thing, and as Ron told me, "Sounds like a blockbuster. We want to meet this guy SSF and lock him up with a major deal."

Way to go!

Actually, I already reported on Gary's Hollywood interest on Oct. 1:

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.

SSF, just goes to show that influential folks are reading your stuff. Keep it up!

887Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:13 pm

SeawaySensFan


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Looks like there are some real heavyweights adding their names into the hat in the imminent bidding war for the 'Yotes. Howard Sokolowski and David Cynamon along with about "a dozen financial backers"...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/argo-owners-consider-bidding-for-coyotes/article1342981/

888Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:21 pm

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We may see some more bidders come out now that they'll be dealing directly with the NHL and not via bankruptcy court... they can be a bit more shady with their offers... if you know what I mean....

889Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:24 pm

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shabbs wrote:We may see some more bidders come out now that they'll be dealing directly with the NHL and not via bankruptcy court... they can be a bit more shady with their offers... if you know what I mean....

Not really.

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890Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:25 pm

shabbs

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SeawaySensFan wrote:
shabbs wrote:We may see some more bidders come out now that they'll be dealing directly with the NHL and not via bankruptcy court... they can be a bit more shady with their offers... if you know what I mean....

Not really.

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Laughing3

Like that won't happen again...

Wink

891Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:30 pm

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Bob MacKenzie mentioned on a Senators pre-game show that Gary Bettman was already seen wining and dining Ice Edge officials in the Big Apple yet...

Re-sale of Coyotes 'not imminent': NHL

http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/story.html?id=2154117

Suuuuuuure... Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 270956

892Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:59 pm

davetherave

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SeawaySensFan wrote:Bob MacKenzie mentioned on a Senators pre-game show that Gary Bettman was already seen wining and dining Ice Edge officials in the Big Apple yet...

Re-sale of Coyotes 'not imminent': NHL

http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/story.html?id=2154117

Suuuuuuure...

SSF, now's the time for you to throw your hat...and your boots...into the ring.

The NHL needs a team in your 'hood.
Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 Icon_wink

Actually, if these fellers from Taranna buy the team, wouldn't the conspiracy theorists then suggest that this is a prelude to a second NHL franchise in the GTA?

893Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:02 pm

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davetherave wrote:
SeawaySensFan wrote:Bob MacKenzie mentioned on a Senators pre-game show that Gary Bettman was already seen wining and dining Ice Edge officials in the Big Apple yet...

Re-sale of Coyotes 'not imminent': NHL

http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/story.html?id=2154117

Suuuuuuure...

SSF, now's the time for you to throw your hat...and your boots...into the ring.

The NHL needs a team in your 'hood.
Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 Icon_wink

Actually, if these fellers from Taranna buy the team, wouldn't the conspiracy theorists then suggest that this is a prelude to a second NHL franchise in the GTA?

Nah. I'll settle for the AHL in Cornwall, unless I can gather the customary dozen financial backers...

On that note, this is positive for the folks in Thunder Bay. If I'm not mistaken this transaction would give that community an AHL team.

894Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:03 pm

davetherave

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SeawaySensFan wrote:
davetherave wrote:
SeawaySensFan wrote:Bob MacKenzie mentioned on a Senators pre-game show that Gary Bettman was already seen wining and dining Ice Edge officials in the Big Apple yet...

Re-sale of Coyotes 'not imminent': NHL

http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/story.html?id=2154117

Suuuuuuure...

SSF, now's the time for you to throw your hat...and your boots...into the ring.

The NHL needs a team in your 'hood.
Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 Icon_wink

Actually, if these fellers from Taranna buy the team, wouldn't the conspiracy theorists then suggest that this is a prelude to a second NHL franchise in the GTA?

Nah. I'll settle for the AHL in Cornwall, unless I can gather the customary dozen financial backers...

On that note, this is positive for the folks in Thunder Bay. If I'm not mistaken this transaction would give that community an AHL team.

You still have time...deal's not done until it's done.

895Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:05 pm

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davetherave wrote:

You still have time...deal's not done until it's done.

Nah, I'll leave it to these folks. They are clearly professional Dung. I'm just an amateur. Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 932508

896Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:06 pm

davetherave

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SeawaySensFan wrote:
davetherave wrote:

You still have time...deal's not done until it's done.

Nah, I'll leave it to these folks. They are clearly professional Dung. I'm just an amateur. Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 932508

Come on, you're being waaay too modest.
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897Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:45 pm

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Six months after the declaration of war between Balsillie and Bettman, is it finally over?

Wayne Gretzky apparently thinks so. From ESPN today:


Wayne Gretzky chose not to file a formal objection in U.S. Bankrupty Court by Friday's deadline, paving the way for the NHL to likely complete its purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes.

The case will be back in court Monday where Judge Redfield T. Baum will review the $140-million bid by the NHL, which is expected to be approved.

Gretzky could have filed a complaint in court Friday given that the league's purchase bid carries no guarantees that he'll get paid back the $8.2 million in deferred salary that he is owed from the Coyotes.

But Gretzky's business manager Darren Blake told the Arizona Republic that The Great One didn't want to be responsible for dragging this out any further.

"If it's in the best interest of the city of Glendale, the organization and the NHL, Wayne wasn't going to be the guy holding up the sale," Blake told the Republic on Friday afternoon.

Article here:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=4612461

898Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:47 pm

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davetherave wrote:Six months after the declaration of war between Balsillie and Bettman, is it finally over?

Wayne Gretzky apparently thinks so. From ESPN today:


Wayne Gretzky chose not to file a formal objection in U.S. Bankrupty Court by Friday's deadline, paving the way for the NHL to likely complete its purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes.

The case will be back in court Monday where Judge Redfield T. Baum will review the $140-million bid by the NHL, which is expected to be approved.

Gretzky could have filed a complaint in court Friday given that the league's purchase bid carries no guarantees that he'll get paid back the $8.2 million in deferred salary that he is owed from the Coyotes.

But Gretzky's business manager Darren Blake told the Arizona Republic that The Great One didn't want to be responsible for dragging this out any further.

"If it's in the best interest of the city of Glendale, the organization and the NHL, Wayne wasn't going to be the guy holding up the sale," Blake told the Republic on Friday afternoon.

Article here:

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I don't blame Gretz one bit. He's already worth more than God, and his rep has taken a huge hit over this whole affair. Take the loss and step out of the way.

899Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:38 am

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Judging from Gretzky's backing of Ice Edge during the proceedings, I'd say that a side-deal with them has been in place for some time. Gretzky will get his cake.

900Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:42 pm

davetherave

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The sale of the Yotes to the NHL is approved. From the AP today:


PHOENIX -- A federal bankruptcy judge has given his approval to the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to the NHL.

Judge Redfield T. Baum agreed to sign the sale order on Monday after attorneys made minor modifications to the deal.

None of the changes significantly altered the NHL's agreement to pay about $140 million to buy the team from owner Jerry Moyes.

The only party who didn't join in the agreement is former coach Wayne Gretzky, who owned a small portion of the team. However, Gretzky did not file a formal objection with the court.

The sale ends nearly six months of an often-bitter court battle pitting the NHL against Moyes and Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie.

Ice Edge, formed by a group of investors from the United States and Canada, says it still is interested in buying the team. The owners of the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts, Howard Sokolowski and David Cynamon, also reportedly have interest in purchasing the team.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=4616786

No mention of cake for Gretz, though it has been reported he has received a book of coupons for discounts on cheesy crust pizza at Domino's, and a Costco card.

901Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:57 pm

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Damn...a Costco card. Nice deal for The Great One.

902Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:14 pm

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Yup... sale is approved by good old Baum...

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=297002

Let's see how fast the NHL can sell this team now.

903Balsillie and Bettman Go To War - Page 60 Empty Re: Balsillie and Bettman Go To War on Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:11 pm

davetherave

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SpezDispenser wrote:Damn...a Costco card. Nice deal for The Great One.

Costco cards are important...especially for The Great One. Janet is, apparently, quite the shopaholic.

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