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11-09-2012, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by CasualFan View Post
If they found out? They all knew as early as October 14, 2008. Shumway's dec even includes the powerpoint presentation that the NHL and Moyes gave to the city:

They backed the NHL bid because the staff and council were fine with playing fast and loose with public resources as long as they got to sit in the city suite and take photos with Bettman et al. There's an old adage in government: It's better to have a few wealthy friends than a lot of poor ones.
Sorry, by "they" I meant the mayor and council members. I am aware that Beasley was in on the NHL's expectations from the beginning. Subsequent information seems to make it clear that he wasn't always very forthcoming with Glendale's elected representatives.

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