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05-02-2010, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Kismet View Post
I hope you will endure a newbie question here. I've been reading through the boards(for days), and think they're fantastic! I do have a question on the Reinsdorf deal, and am sure it has been answered somewhere in this ongoing Roman Numeric odyssey, but...if Reinsdorf is still a partial owner of the United Center, doesn't he have a financial interest in seeing the Hawks go far in the playoffs?

Why is there no concern over potential conflict of interest...or is it due simply to his lack of actual ownership in the Blackhawks themselves?
The NHL Constitution prohibits "majority" (30%+) ownership of multiple teams. Nothing about arena ownership. (AEG owns the Kings, Staples, and has been pushing to get a NHL franchise in their "empty of major sports tenant" Kansas City facility.)

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