And now to Todd with today’s NHL business report.
New York billionaire Tom Golisano has reached what parties are calling a “conceptual agreement” to buy the Buffalo Sabres.
Of course, a conceptual agreement probably isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. Or conceived on, even.
Golisano’s bid for the Sabres will have to be at least $50 million. But when you’re a billionaire, that’s chump change. Golisano ran for governor of New York, funding the campaign himself. He spent an assload of money and didn’t win. Maybe he can start throwing around the big bucks on the Sabres. Then New York could have two teams with overpaid talent — one in the north and one in the south.
Turning to other bankrupt NHL teams, Rod Bryden’s latest bid to buy the Ottawa Senators fell apart after his main investor pulled out of the deal. So the Senators are back up for sale. Bryden said he won’t bid again.
I’m going to be honest. There’s more business stuff, but I just can’t deal with it. It all just sucks for Ottawa.
Now to Jimmy Thunder with weather.