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12-08-2012, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
Yes, look at Tampa. The previous owners wanted to trade Lecavalier, who basically had his backs packed and was set to go to Montreal-- until Gary nixed it. (Recall that all deals had to have Bettman's approval since the co-owners weren't on the same page.) Bettman felt that Tampa's franchise value would be hurt, not hindered, by trading Lecavalier.
So Bettman should have allowed a trade of a major asset to go through when the two owners are not on the same page? I'm not so sure about that. That was a ****** situation from start to finish, and I'm overjoyed that they got Vinik in place.

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