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02-05-2013, 12:04 AM
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The popular thought is that he was a major part of Jamison's bid. If he wasn't, he didn't really have an avenue of approach until Jamison's group flamed out. GJ also did a lot of the grunt work in getting the sales tax initiative and the lease negotiated. It's also possible that the NHL went back to their Rolodex of potential owners and pulled him out. Too early to tell if it's genuine or a smokescreen.
but look what the NHL has floated: Reinsdorf and three guys with no money. I'd have to believe that Gallacher, with his legitimate billions of dollars and passion for the sport, would not only be way ahead of the likes of Hulsizer on that Rolodex but would also have been able to get a lease that was to his liking.

I think it'd be rad if he were real but it seems to me that even if he is, his late appearance in this saga is really odd.

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