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10-30-2012, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Morris Wanchuk View Post
Not that I agree with the conspiracy theory....

But maybe with the WS over Ilitch will take a more active roll. Perhaps he could the the Bob Kraft type to get a deal done.

Because we know JJ is not that guy.
I doubt it, Ilitch is in failing health, at least that is the rumors around Detroit. It was pretty much confirmed when he took to the stage at the ALCS presentation.

If there was a split between the Owners he would be an important guy to get away from Snider and Jacobs. Problem is I don't know if he is up to the task right now.

He doesn't like Jacobs, but Iltich has stayed hardline with the Owners before even when it went against what many thought was his actual position. He has been a good company man for the NHL in the past. I don't think he is the white knight the NHLPA is hoping turns the Owners. In fact with the way the Flyers, Bruins and Red Wings all went overseas in a hurry. You could say they pretty much encouraged their players this was going to be a long process.

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