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05-05-2004, 01:47 PM
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Team owners??

I got to thinking of each of the 30 NHL teams & their owners. If you could help me out by adding your team's owner & their importance(eg. how they made their fortune to own a pro sports' team). I will add the ones that I know of. Thanks.

Anaheim: Disney
Atlanta:
Boston:
Buffalo:
Calgary:
Carolina:
Chicago:Bill Wirtz (cheap sob's)
Colorado:Stan Kronke,who's married to a Wal-Mart daughter
Columbus:
Dallas:Tom Hicks
Detroit:Mike Illitch,founder of Little Ceasar's Pizza
Edmonton:
Florida:
Los Angeles:
Minnesota:
Montreal:
Nashville:
New Jersey:
NY Islanders:
NY Rangers: (some cable company, I do believe)
Ottawa:
Philadelphia:Comcast Cable??
Phoenix:
Pittsburgh:
St. Louis:Bill & Nancy Laurie (Nancy is a also a Wal-Mart daughter)
San Jose:
Tampa Bay:
Toronto:
Vancouver:
Washington:Ted Leonsis (AOL chairman?)


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Nashville's is Craig Leipold, he founded the Ameritel Corporation and sits on a few boards, he owns a few resturants but manly his wife is Helen Leipold-Johnson, daughter and heir of Sam Johnson of Johnson Wax.

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Tom Hicks owns the Stars...not exactly sure how he got his $$ though.

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Tom Hicks owns the Stars...not exactly sure how he got his $$ though.
He's a corporate man. $$$$

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Philip Anschutz

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B. Thomas Golisano

CEO, founder of Paychex, Inc, of Rochester, NY. Worth over $6 billion dollars. One of the 200 richest people in America.

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William Davidsen, sworn rival/enemy of Mike Illitch, owner of Palace Sports and Entertainment, Fiberglass Tycoon?

He also owns the Pistons. He's having a particularly productive postseason.

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The Canucks owner is John McCaw, and I believe he inherited his fortune from his father.

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The Canucks owner is John McCaw, and I believe he inherited his fortune from his father.
Yeah. Cell phone fortune.

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Ottawa's owner is Eugene Melnyk.

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Montreal's owner is Georges Gillet.

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Edmonton Oilers are owned by the Edmonton Investors Group, consisting of:

Cal Nichols (Chairman/Governor)
Gordon Buchanan (Alternate Governor)
The Edmonton Journal
Nilsson Bros Inc.
*Dave Addie
*Manuel Balsa
*William Butler
*Ernie Elko
*Dale Grannery
*Gary Gregg
*Ron Hodgson
*Tom Mayson
Rusty & Sherry Stalwick
Todd McFarlane
Neal Allen
Jakob Ambrosius
Ted Barett
C.J. Woods
Jim Zanello
Edwin Bean
Marcel Roberge
Roger Roberge
Dick Colf
Micheal Dalton
Bruce Saville
Donald Hamilton
Jim Hole
Gerald Knoll
Wally Kuchar
Larry Makelki
Tim Melton
Barry Weaver
Keith Weaver
Art Michalcheon
Al Owen
J.R. Paine
Harold Roozen
Simon Sochatsky

*denoted directors

EIG members do not get free tickets and spend millions in suite and ticket purchases themselves. If not for them Edmonton would not be in the NHL right now and they get alot support from fans and community. Every so often they hold meetings with the fans to discuss the team. They treat the fans like equals.

I guess Comrie was right, Edmonton is a communist city. :lol

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Todd McFarlane
Is he *the* Todd McFarlane? If so, cool!

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pittsburgh's owner is mario

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Is he *the* Todd McFarlane? If so, cool!
It is THE Todd McFarlane. He also designed the third jersey logo.

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Florida's owner with controling interest is Alan Cohen, who made his money off of sellin generic versions of perscription drugs. He was the former owner of Andrx.

Florida is also owned by Bernie Kosar (formerly of the Miami Hurricanes, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, and Dallas Cowboys), Mike Maroone (Co-Owner is AutoNation and other car dealerships), Maroone's father, and some other guys. H. Wayne Huizenga, former owner, stills owns a minority interest as the guys he sold to are friends of his from AutoNation and ANC Corp.

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New York Islanders - Charles Wang and Sanjay Kumar

Wang is the founder and CEO of Computer Associates, one of the largest business software companies in the world. Kumar was formerly his second in command, until he stepped down recently.

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Columbus Blue Jackets: John McConnell; made his money as founder of Worthington Industries (steel).

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isn't Minnesotas ownership modeled after Edmonton's? I think I heard it was.

Anyways they call the Oilers the 'Green Bay Packers' of the NHL. Can someone enlighten me on what this means as I don't give a damn about the NFL?

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Minnesota is owned by Robert Naegele, Jr (I probably spelled that wrong), don't know where he got his fortune. It's certainly nothing like the Edmonton Investor's Group, as I understand it.

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isn't Minnesotas ownership modeled after Edmonton's? I think I heard it was.

Anyways they call the Oilers the 'Green Bay Packers' of the NHL. Can someone enlighten me on what this means as I don't give a damn about the NFL?
The Packers are owned by the citizens of Green Bay.

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The Boston Bruins owner is Jeremy Jacobs, who is chairman and CEO of Buffalo-based Delaware North Corporation, primarily a concessions giant with $1.6 billion in annual revenue. The company owns the FleetCenter while Mr. Jacobs owns the team itself. While many fans in Boston have complained about Jacobs in the past, he and Charlie Jacobs, the Bruins' Executive V.P., have been much more visible recently, including appearing on local sports radio shows to take calls from fans. Jeremy Jacobs will be hugely influential as the debate over a new CBA heats up. Despite not having a lot of playoff success in the last decade, the Bruins are known to have one of the highest profit margins in pro sports. Following the Bruins can be frustrating, but at least the franchise isn't a basket case like the Blackhawks.

http://bostonbruins.com/team/coach.asp?coachid=117


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