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StaggerLee Scrapple Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 22 hours Last activity: 12 hours # 1 Posted on 21.12.06 2139.01 | Instant Rating: 2.26 http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=AsN9X55l0eYpg7akzRFlIR45nYcB?slug=ap-penguins-future&prov=ap&type=lgns The Pittsburgh Penguins are off the market, and owner Mario Lemieux says the team will look at relocating while it attempts to reach a deal for a new arena. "It is time to take control of our own destiny," Hall of Famer Lemieux said in a statement issued by his team Thursday. The Penguins are free to move when the 2006-07 season ends following a state panel's rejection Wednesday of a casino company's offer to build the team a new arena for free. Lemieux said talks will begin shortly with state and local leaders about a new arena, but added a move outside Pennsylvania is another option. Promote this thread!
JustinShapiro Scrapple Moderator Since: 12.12.01 From: Pittsburgh, PA Since last post: 2 days Last activity: 4 sec. # 2 Posted on 22.12.06 0538.01 | Instant Rating: 8.46
Mario's threats are real but right now he's just posturing for the best deal from the city. And it seems to be working; they've already dropped their request of the Pens' contribution to the arena from $4.1 million per year for 30 years to $1.6.
So is the problem here that teams operating at a loss are.. (a) spending above the halfway point and thus not getting any of the revenue sharing (b) The W message board ZimBoard ©2001-2016 Brothers Zim
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