Dear Balsillie, Thomson, Chipman and Quebecor: Wake Up!

March 13th, 2011 by Steve Thompson Leave a reply »
It's too bad the four named people/organizations listed in the title, plus Ice Edge, and any other potential new National Hockey League Canadian franchise owner (and "honorary Canadians" Hartford), won't read this article because it is addressed specifically to them.

For those readers who are unfamiliar with the above, Jim Balsillie is a Canadian billionaire who unsuccessfully tried to get an NHL franchise for Hamilton, Ontario. Dave Thomson (the richest man in Canada) and his partner, Mark Chipman, are brides in waiting should the NHL ever desist from its current fight-to-the-death policy about keeping the Phoenix Coyotes in Arizona and allow them to return to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Canadian media giant Quebecor is the up-front bidder, eager to provide the new Quebec City arena with a returned Nordiques and Ice Edge is also a failed wooer for the Phoenix Coyotes that wanted to play some of their games in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Will the above people please note that NHL Commissioner, Gary Bettman's contract was extended five years.

That means the NHL owners strongly believe in his policies.

Those policies have meant relocation ...

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