Tag Archive | "Jim Balsillie"

Under Review: Sept 28–Oct 4

Monday, October 5, 2009

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Under Review: Sept 28–Oct 4

Bettman Bounces the Olympics? So it appears as if Gary Bettman is beginning to draw the battle lines over the participation of NHL players in the 2014 Olympics, openly wondering if it’s worth it to the NHL to have their players interrupt their season for the Olympic tournament. Two thoughts on this: on the one…

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Balsillie Bid Thrown Out, Will Not Pursue

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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It is now widely known news that Jim Balsillie has lost his bid to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes through bankruptcy hearings in Glendale, Arizona and has now confirmed with a statement on the Fan590 that he will not be pursuing the Coyotes any longer. Balsillie’s statement: “From the beginning, my attempt to relocate the Coyotes…

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Sorry Great One, It’s Time to Step Down

Monday, September 14, 2009

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As every other NHL coach reported to their respective team’s training camps this past weekend, eager to start a new campaign with their old stars and some fresh faces, Wayne Gretzky did not report to his Phoenix Coyotes training camp.  Inevitably, it appears that Gretzky’s “modestly paid” coaching contract of $8.5-million is under some scrutiny…

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Doug MacLean puts career on the line, signs on with Balsillie

Thursday, September 10, 2009

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Doug MacLean, current Sportsnet analyst and a die-hard Gary Bettman fan, has decided to put any future return to NHL front offices on the line as he joins the Jim Balsillie camp as an advisor to their pursuit of the Phoenix Coyotes. Everyone in hockey circles knows Balsillie’s intentions with the Coyotes and they also…

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