Phoenix LXXII: Send in the Clowns
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03-14-2013, 08:04 PM
Join Date: Jul 2004
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I wonder if Bettman and the NHL might be looking to sweeten the pot in Glendale by slashing the price. Perhaps he hasn't done so for previous ownership hopefuls because he didn't like the cut of their jib. You can't really blame him, with the suitors being IEH, Hulsizer and then Jamison with IEH and a melange of investors that obviously couldn't get along well enough to finish a deal.
Except the NHL went out of their way to help Hulsizer's bonds and hand-picked Jamison to make a move. Maybe when it came down to brass tacks they all underwhelmed, but the fact remains that they had an opportunity to help both men get the deal done, but never budged from their asking price to contribute.
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