Originally Posted by 83-Steelers-43
Do we have a ploy on our hands between the NHL, Balsillie and the Penguins organization to get the IOC plan pushed through? Balsillie already stated on a number of occasions that he wants to keep the Penguins in Pittsburgh. IF IOC get's the license I bet he buys.
Just a theory.
Considering I live near the centre of the hockey universe (aka Toronto), the talk in the media here was that Balsillie was looking to move a team into the Kitchener/Waterloo area. He is so full of it that he wanted to keep the team in Pittsburgh. He already spent money via legal advise to find ways to move a NHL team to Canada.
The NHL did the right thing by laying down the conditions to keep the team in Pittsburgh. They do not want some Al Davis type of owner.