Thursday, September 07, 2006

Penguins talking to new bidders

After the Pitch's interesting article came this news from Pittsburgh.

Penguins talking to two bidders


With Sam Fingold still trying to iron out details to reach a purchase agreement, the Penguins have contacted at least two other original bidders for the team, sources close to the sale process said yesterday.


Remember, Fingold is the only one that has mentioned relocating to KC. If Fingold is out, Kansas City is definitely out.


Fingold had talked with Kansas City about bringing a team to its new arena but said at the time he signed the letter of intent that his priority was to try to keep the Penguins in Pittsburgh.

I'm getting the feeling Fingold was just giving lip-service to keeping the team in Pittsburgh and the current owners saw right through his ulterior motive, wanted the team to stay in Pittsburgh and torpedoed his deal.


"My commitment to keeping the team in Pittsburgh has never changed through the whole process, and I would not be interested in moving it," Renacci said yesterday in an e-mail interview. "I have always assumed that I would have to work with the current 'Plan B' process."


Prospective owners are working within the "Plan B" parameters. If Plan B is such a bad deal, why would anyone work with the Plan B process?

5 Comments:

At 10:32 PM, Anonymous Drew Murphy said...

Fingold never wanted to keep the team in Pittsburgh. Why it took the 'Guins and the NHL so long to see that - I don't know.

 
At 11:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Drew. No one refers to the Pittsburg Penguins as the "Guins". They are called the "Pens". The "Guins"? Come on.

 
At 1:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Pittsburgh is spelled with an "h". We don't go around spelling Kansas City "Cansas Sity"....

 
At 10:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huge diff between a typo and flagrant ignorance.

 
At 8:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, there is a huge difference between a typo & flagrant ignorance, but for some reason, people can't seem to spell the name correctly even though it is a major American city....

 

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