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Tampa Bay Lightning sold?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Beef03, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    New trend in sports for GMs who can't find employment after being fired: Buying your own team. Doug MacLean is fronting a group called Absolute Hockey Enterprises and has signed a purchase agreement to buy the Tampa Bay Lightning.


    Very interesting, doesn't sound like a move is in the works, wonder if this means the pocketbook is going to be opened some. Feaster and Tortorella will reportedly keep their jobs, for now, until MacLean feels it's time to take over.
  2. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Good luck to the Lightning if MacLean decides to be the GM. He'll bring all his PEI buddies in to scout, coach whatever.
  3. Lollygaggers

    Lollygaggers Member

    Don't know what to think of this. Davidson really stabilized the franchise and there's no way they win the Cup without him, but he was always absent and complained of losing money. Hopefully these guys actually show up and find a way to turn a profit so they can keep Vinny, St. Louis and Richards. And it would be dumb to move. There's a great arena and a great fan base in Tampa.
  4. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Time to start a rumour about moving the Lightning to Charlottetown?
  5. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    This dramatically increases the chances of Torts getting a cameo in "Saw 4."
  6. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    A lot of Canadians are snowbirds, and I am sure MacLean is one of them. So the chances of the team coming to Canada are nil. Good to see MacLean back in some form in the hockey circles.
  7. Flash

    Flash Guest

    I think I was being facetious. I can't be sure, though.
  8. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    It'd sure save on the relocation fees for MacLean and his cronies.

    Hell, probably half the Island would buy season tickets.

    It would still beat Nashville. :)
  9. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Almost anyplace beats Nashville.
  10. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

  11. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Maybe Summerside? Would there even be room enough on the Island for an NHL arena and a parking lot?
  12. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    It was obvious enough
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