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11-21-2004, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by djhn579
Do you think it is possible that the new partner talked to the current owner, reviewed all the books to his satisfaction, and then talked to several of the other owners and Bettman to guage how firm the NHL was in their position on the lockout before he committed to purchasing a 50% interest in the team?

Would you make that investment without at least doing the above?
If there's uncertainty about the CBA, why wouldn't he wait until the issue was cleared up?

He must feel that even if the owners don't get the hard cap they're looking for, the team is still worth what he's paying for it. If not, why wouldn't he wait?

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