Maybe this thing hurt a bit their relations. I remember Gillet being angry when asked to confirm (he denied all, obviously lying ).
I think Gillet and Balsillie belong to two different schools of conducting business so no wonder they did not go well. It's hard to say which approach is better - probably the one that makes more money
"Jamais, jamais, que ce soit dans le passé ou maintenant, n'avons-nous envisagé de vendre ou entretenu des discussions au sujet de la vente de l'équipe"
"Never ever, in the past or present, have we thought about selling or discuss about selling the team" Gillet, november 2008