Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Balsillie Buys Preds

From TSN:
After a failed bid to purchase the Pittsburgh Penguins, sources tell TSN the co-chief and executive officer of Research In Motion has an agreement in place to purchase the Nashville Predators.

Hockey purists who despise the notion of hockey in Nashville may get their wish if Balsillie does with Nashville what he wanted to do with Pittsburgh - move the team to Southern Ontario.

For me, I would actually be sort of disappointed if he moves them. We have a pretty great rivalry in Nashville, and one of the things the NHL needs to do is establish itself in non-traditional hockey markets (Canada ain't one). Also it would be one more team east of Detroit, making a move to the EC even more unlikely.