Friday, December 15, 2006

Balsille pulls Pens' bid; Let the politics begin...

What the f&$k is going on now.

Shockingly, the Penguins have announced that Jim Balsillie has withdrawn his offer to buy the Penguins after reaching a stalement with the NHL over last-minute demands by the league.

According to the Post-Gazette, "Those demands included a promise to keep the team in Pittsburgh under any circumstance and give the NHL the right to take control of the Penguins."

There are a lot of ways to look at this, in both the positive and negative.

The naysayer may look at it as in Balsille's intention right from the start was to move the team.

However, and this is the one I'm shooting for, optimists will say that his withdrawl is a political move aimed at the PA Gaming Board to ensure they give the IOC the Pittsburgh slots license.

Stan Savran will emcee a press conference at the end of the 1st period, where hopefully we will get more information.

That's all for now, I'm just pissed off that this is taking place now, 6 days before the license is awarded.

1 comment:

POJO_Risin said...

It could have been the ploy all along...

It could be the kiss of death...

The interesting thing would be if they GET the gaming license, and don't have a viable potential owner...

Christ...now it's ALL up in the air...

Basillie should be shot...

and you better get rid of your Blackberry, and get a new job...

lmfao...