I agree, and so too were Leipolds. Why Balsillie simply didnt play nice & by the rules, bought a team wherever & made it fly, and if he still thereafter wanted a team in Hamilton quietly lobbied MLSE & the Sabres, the BOG's to give him an expansion franchise or first crack at a beyond nuclear relo candidate I dont know.
Ask any other Preds' poster!! I'm no fan of Lairpold. He lied too. As Minny fans are discovering he's a horrible owner. He was trying to dump the Preds to the highest bidder to buy another team. It's like a husband divorcing his wife and marrying her sister. He did little here to promote the team and didn't try to win except when he was trying to sell the team.