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01-31-2013, 01:38 PM
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The NHL should begging this man to purchase a team

"Seattle would be a great market for hockey, but right now there is no building — it's years away," Levin said. "(But) if there was something that came available I might try to buy that."

The question begs, why would anyone — especially a man so successful in other businesses and seemingly so level-headed — yearn to join a league on the brink of a second canceled season in seven years due to labor strife?

"Hockey is my passion," Levin said matter-of-factly.

The Key Arena would be a temporary home until the new arena is built. Levin has the money to buy the team.

Levin's tobacco company is worth more than $2B

Republic Tobacco, a privately held company that makes the Drum brand of loose tobacco in the United States, is seeking a buyer and could fetch more than $2 billion in a potential sale, people familiar with the matter told Reuters in an exclusive report.
Republic is owned by D.R.L. Enterprises, a holding company founded in 1969 by Chicago entrepreneur Donald Levin. D.R.L has businesses in aircraft, medical equipment, machinery leasing, film distribution and licensed sports product manufacturing, said the report.

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