The quote: "We have thought on several occasions of trying to create a way that we might create ... an investment strip that might enable fans or interested parties in investing in one or more of our sports properties. "I presume that we will continue that process on occasion in the future."
Oh course, it's not like you'd be handing your money over for the hell of it. You'd become a partial owner, and would receive a percentage of the teams profit. *Percentage depends on how many stocks you purchase*
You'd make more money investing in some good Oil Unit Trusts right now, that are yielding 15% return. But, thats just common sense.
I'm not sure that "owning" a piece of the Canadiens is anything like doing stocks. I mean, obviously, you are going to have keep track of things.. but in the end, its a dream to be a partial owner of the Montreal Canadiens.
My opinion on this is that Gillett wants to raise some easy capital on the back of emotive and irrational fans who are already wet at the idea of owning a part of the Sainte Flanelle. The truth is that sport franchises are not a very safe investments, and that most peoples would be better off buying some index fund instead.