Some of Vanderbeek’s fellow owners believe he is looking to sell the franchise, according to two NHL sources. Both sources said Vanderbeek made a strong pitch last summer to Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, who owns the New Jersey Nets of the NBA. Re-signing Kovalchuk, a Russian, was core to the pitch.
I'd like to see the question that was asked to provoke that answer. An answer without a question means nothing. My guess is the question was "do you think the Nets will stay in Newark?" not "have you considered selling the Devils to Prokhorov?"
Again? Nope, this time to Las Vegas. We`ve just trained how our attendance for the next twenty years should look like.
Well, a 9-19-2 hockey team is currently outdrawing three Western Conference teams currently in playoff spots. (One of which has the entire state of Texas to itself and the other Colorado, respectively.)
really? i thought vanderbeek was a huge devils fan and his company was doing very well. meh, whatever. no way the team moves to brooklyn when we basically have the prudential centre to ourselves, once the nets leave.
Anyway the article makes it sound more like he was just trying to get a second permanent tenant for the Arena, which he also owns and operates. Or perhaps he is simply looking for an ownership partner. No real reason for concern.