Re: [hockhist] Judge rejects both bids for Coyotes
- While I want to see Canada get more teams I have no issue with the judge's
ruling. In the end it was about preserving a group's right to decide upon
who can and can not join them and on what terms. That is an important right.
There was no true discrimination here is was about league rules and
territories and in a l honesty gang, when you buy a sports team that is
precisely what you are buying. Sentimentally I stood with Hamilton but
philosophically in this case the league was in the right. Of course it would
be nice for them to allow outside folks to get involved in this process now
via proper channels but that is another matter. For the issue of this case,
as I have said many times, it was complex and of course it is not over in
the sense of who will ultimately own this team and which creditors recover
what.in the end he took the option that part of me thought he might of 'damn
both of you, one of you is trying to circumvent rules to bull doze his way
in and the other is saying screw you to a man who has lost millions, you
deserve each other." Yes it is an NHL victory in reality but it had to be,
this judge was not going to do anything to essentially undo the concept of
territory for not only it and other sports leagues but ANY franchise based
business. I will also be interested in seeing what Balisllie odes in the end
after he is done licking the wounds if he does anything.
Now we can finally worry about what really counts, the GAMES! And what
better way to open than the Leafs and Habs.if tat tradition doesn't get a
hockey fan thinking hockey nothing does!
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- Has anyone seen the ruling? If so, would you please provide a link to
it? Work has me buried. I am interested in Baum's ruling.
Based on the two press reports, Baum told the NHL to come back with a
higher offer to Moyes. Does the mean that Baum is treating Moyes as a
As I have said before, I am unsure of where Bettman is getting his
money. I suspect he is going hat in hand to the remaining owners. Now,
he needs to ask for more money to give to Moyes as well as money for
the necessary (i.e., minimum) operating expenses.
It will be interesting to see the fallout both large and small from
Bettman's (Pyrrhic?) victory.
I love living in Hamilton - it is a great place to live and to raise my
daughters. I thought it would be great for Hamilton to get a NHL team. I
would not have watched it but the city would support it well.
> On 30-Sep-09, at 5:24 PM, Craig Wallace wrote:
>> As a Hamiltonian I am disappointed.
> Pray tell, why are you disappointed, and in whom?
- Michael Levin wrote:
>Bettman may or may not survive this, but in the end, he did what he had
> It will be interesting to see the fallout both large and small from
> Bettman's (Pyrrhic?) victory.
to do. It certainly wasn't pretty and he had to piss off a lot of
people in the process, but there wasn't a whole lot else he could have
> Has anyone seen the ruling? If so, would you please provide a link toit? Work has me buried. I am interested in Baum's ruling.
> Based on the two press reports, Baum told the NHL to come back with ahigher offer to Moyes. Does the mean that Baum is treating Moyes as a
Baum is treating both Gretzky and Moyes as creditors, which is part of
his rationale for rejecting the NHL's bid, which did not pay out to
"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." George Smith Patton
- Thank you for posting the link. Baum's decision is a good read.
Baum treats Moyes and Gretzky as unsecured creditors instead of equity
As Bill pointed out, Baum preserved the NHL's ability to decide on its
membership. Indeed, in Baum's opinion, Basillie comes off as a Grade A
jackhole. By doing so, though, Baum side step the issue of the inside
I liked his hockey analogy: the NHL received the puck. Now they can
pass or shoot. The problem with Buam's opinion is that it doesn't
direct the league toward a figure for Moyes and Gretzky, nor does it
give a deadline. If that's not the case, if I missed something in the
ruling, then please provide corrected information.
Regardless, I believe, now more than ever, Bettman has won the battle
(i.e., Basillie is not an owner). Has he lost the war? The last three
years of the Expos existence were not a pretty product nor very kind
for us Expos fans.