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07-29-2006, 03:13 PM
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Please Let It Be The Hawks!!!!!!!!!!!

Update on Penguins Ownership Situation

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=2497

Now, here's where it gets interesting. When Murstein initially inquired about owning an NHL franchise, he asked Gary Bettman about 2 clubs: Pittsburgh...and Edmonton. He was informed immediately that Edmonton would not be for sale. He loves the market in Edmonton (and had planned to keep the team where it is) because, as he says, "in niches, there are riches." Since Edmonton isn't up on the block and Pittsburgh might be sold to another buyer, Murstein was contacted by another NHL owner about the possibility of buying a franchise. He wouldn't tell me much except that he intends to sign a confidentiality agreement within the next couple days and that the team is located in an American market.

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Update on Penguins Ownership Situation

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=2497

Now, here's where it gets interesting. When Murstein initially inquired about owning an NHL franchise, he asked Gary Bettman about 2 clubs: Pittsburgh...and Edmonton. He was informed immediately that Edmonton would not be for sale. He loves the market in Edmonton (and had planned to keep the team where it is) because, as he says, "in niches, there are riches." Since Edmonton isn't up on the block and Pittsburgh might be sold to another buyer, Murstein was contacted by another NHL owner about the possibility of buying a franchise. He wouldn't tell me much except that he intends to sign a confidentiality agreement within the next couple days and that the team is located in an American market.
http://www.hockeybuzz.com

That's where I stopped reading.

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Update on Penguins Ownership Situation

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=2497

Now, here's where it gets interesting. When Murstein initially inquired about owning an NHL franchise, he asked Gary Bettman about 2 clubs: Pittsburgh...and Edmonton. He was informed immediately that Edmonton would not be for sale. He loves the market in Edmonton (and had planned to keep the team where it is) because, as he says, "in niches, there are riches." Since Edmonton isn't up on the block and Pittsburgh might be sold to another buyer, Murstein was contacted by another NHL owner about the possibility of buying a franchise. He wouldn't tell me much except that he intends to sign a confidentiality agreement within the next couple days and that the team is located in an American market.
Murstein says all the right things, but the fact is that he's done nothing but talk since his bid for the Penguins became common knowledge. Playing to the fans about keeping the team in Pittsburgh, casting aspersions on the other bidders, and generally talking up his group. Yet who signed the LOI to buy? Why has Murstein bidded on several teams and failed each time? Looks to me like Mr. Murstein talks a good game, but either can't or won't back it up.

Even if the report you linked is valid, I wouldn't hold out any faith for this guy to buy your team, or any team for that matter.

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Could be Atlanta, seeing how they're on the market...

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