Phoenix LXXIII: "This Space Available"
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03-30-2013, 09:08 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
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Nothing new on the Hotstove this evening. Apparently Pastor is meeting with the league and CoG this week to 'firm up the sale'.... They describe him as the last chance for Phoenix....well last one until the next name is unveiled.
Its pretty hard to believe that at this late hour that suddenly the Coyotes have a wealth of interest & potential buyers in Pastor & Gosbee yet here we are, being reported widely as any rudimentary google search will confirm. Gosbee apparently set to make an offer early this week, Pastor shortly thereafter. Frankly, I hope these stories are true, as this is just to interesting a tale to be ending in the ignominy of (Quebec's turn will come Im sure) Relocation. ... On Gosbee, some interesting background stuff available on-line, ditto Pastor, who's hockey roots are rather interesting. His family (Uncle I believe) owned the Pepsi franchise in the Buffalo area back in the 50's & 60's onward, buying the struggling Buffalo Bisons around 56/57 playing then in the AHL but also with roots in the IHL. Owned the franchise through 70'ish. They re-branded the Bisons with the now famous Pepsi script, called the bottle-cap logo, enjoying much success through the 60's. The Sabres using the same font & script on a 3rd jersey in gold not long ago in way of a salute to the Bisons, hockey heritage in Buffalo, and very nice looking jerseys they were/are. Wonder if the Reverend Pastor has plans of similar ilk for the Coyotes. That right there with league approval could be worth tens of millions...
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