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12-29-2012, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Stanley Cup View Post
Disagree, don't you think the league is looking at steady owners? Why would you care about your franchise's worth if you don't intend to sell it? That's unless, of course, the team is bought by a company (legal entity) instead of a natural person in which case it would affect it's accountability.
They are, all of them, over the past 5-7-10-20yrs, bought to be sold. Operate under various LLC's & partnerships. Umbrella organizations. The team itself simply the emotional quotient in far grander schemes, be it real estate plays, media & content interests, tax & subsidy advantages, you name it. The Old Guard, the Jacobs, Snider's etc, all concerned now about "Legacy" issues, maybe winning once or twice more before they check out for good. Only in the cradles of hockey, Canada, the Northeast, and even then not exactly mandated, do you find the league or really a whole lot of the fans giving a tinkers about Owner A, B or C's actual "integrity", munificence & benevolence.

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