Canucks pursuing Steve Ott (McKenzie)
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02-21-2012, 03:46 AM
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The whole Aquilini/Gagliardi thing is such a non-factor IMO. Owners usually leave deals to the GM to make. He's not going to interfere with his GM trying to make his team better because he's got a grudge.
Does anyone remember when the Carolina Hurricanes gave Sergei Fedorov a record RFA offer sheet because Pete Karmanos had a well known grudge against the Red Wings? This kind of thing does happen in the NHL.
Gagliardi was not very happy with the sneaky way he was pushed out of the Canucks ownership group. You don't think that he's still a little pissed after spending millions in court on a lawsuit and losing?
The idea that egos do not factor into business decisions in the NHL is ridiculous. Everyone knows the NHL is run by an old boys network. Most of the owners are in this business because of vanity and their big egos - not because they think the NHL is profitable.
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