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03-06-2013, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by CGG View Post
If that's the threshold for banning a city from having an NHL team for all time, off the top of my head we better get NHL hockey out of these markets, and the list below is actual NHL owners, not the actions of wannabe potential NHL owners:

- Toronto - Harold Ballard was a criminal and went to jail.
- Anahiem - Samuelli ended up in jail on securities fraud.
- Edmonton - Pocklington ended up in jail.
- Los Angeles - McNall. Jail.
- Nashville - Boots is still in jail.
- Los Angeles - Anschuitz inappropriately loaned money to Boots and "forgot" to tell Gary and the rest of the league.
- Minnesota - Leipold inappropriately loaned money to Boots and "forgot" to tell Gary and the rest of the league.
- Tampa - I'm not even sure the original owners existed. Then Len Barrie got involved somehow, years later.
- St Louis - the owner refused to let the team draft one year.
- NY Islanders - Spano. Fraud.
- Ottawa - Melnyck is regularly under securities violations investigations.
- Buffalo - Adelphia company, racketeering.
- Florida - Blockbuster guy charged too much for late fees on VHS rentals.
Don't forget Calgary, where Nelson Skalbania once did time in the clink for theft.

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