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03-18-2014, 11:06 AM
Gump Hasek
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Originally Posted by CHRDANHUTCH View Post
DW had the option to buy it outright after the 1st season, but has yet to do so, afaiu. that agreement may or may not have been revised, but if the IceCaps are to continue past 2017-18, WITHOUT Williams executing said option, bc he then would have to buy another franchise and relocate it to Mile One Centre without the financial backing of TSNE, IE funding the franchise costs to be an owner/operator.
I've previously seen you make this claim in another thread as well; Williams never had an option to purchase the team per your claim, FYI, that has never been publicly reported or claimed anywhere - other than by yourself.

Chipman is clearly a staunch supporter of the AHL and was a member of the BOG Executive Committee at one time. Retention of ownership of the AHL team is a part of TNSE's organizational building plans; they are all about drafting and developing their own players in house, and about having control over the organization that is developing their players.

Do you have a link to support your claim that Williams had an option to buy the AHL franchise from TNSE, or are you just making stuff up as you go along?

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