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:
Clearly they agree with me.
So where were
you when Jim needed
Genteelmen, let's not forget that the NHL has been intending to relocate the Phoenix franchise for over a year already.
That's no secret.
If Jerry Moyes hadn't gotten his knickers in a twist when Jim offered him a hundred million bucks in cash to 'go bankrupt', the NHL would have implemented their presumed exit strategy...which would have logically included a renegotiation of the lease with The City of Glendale, some kind of indemnity--a payoff in other words--and then they would have proceeded with the move as quietly as possible.
But Gunslinger Jim and Rockin Ricky, waaal those fellers thought they could outsmart ever'body, didn't they?
Ole Judge Redfield, waaal, he stopped them rustlers in their tracks.
This Balsillie's fifth
opportunity at buying an NHL team. Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Montreal and now Phoenix. He's blown it five times.
Maybe Jim should stick to the RIM.
There are Canadian owners of Canadian NHL teams. Balsillie isn't one, for some very good reasons. The first one being that he obviously doesn't know how to follow their advice.