McKenzie: Balsillie has to sell himself
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05-25-2007, 01:45 PM
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Forgive me if I don't understand how the NHL bureaucracy works, but let's say that the NHL approves the sale. What can they do to stop Jim from unilaterally move the team to a more profitable market?
Also, can anyone explain the Al Davis reference?
The relocation of teams is actually under the purvue of the NHL board of governors, and it's technically not up to the owner himself.
That being said, the only thing really stopping a move is to block the purchase in the first place, because if Balsillie comes up with a reasonable strategy and marketing campaign for another location the NHL BOG likely wouldn't really be able to say to him "No, you must continue losing money in Nashville or find an American relocation site".
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