Statement from Larry Tanenbaum (Leafs Owner) / Ron Burkle's (Penguins)
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12-07-2012, 03:56 PM
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I could, and did for a brief while, believe that these were genuine statements and not for PR purposes... until I realized that every owner deemed 'moderate' in the meetings each released one, all with similar messages. Seems like a PR stunt.
I think they genuinely wanted to get a deal done here and they were doing a pretty good job until that process got derailed. Got further than when any of the two leaders have been involved.
I have no reason to believe their disappointment isn't genuine, just as I have no reason to believe Crosby's is.
It's easy to become cynical because of the mess this entire process has been, but I think the new owners and the moderate players wanted this to work.
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