Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Cuban eyes the Penguins

From the Associated Press:
Mark Cuban is known for baiting NBA officials, and Dan Marino is the most prolific passer in NFL history. But the Pittsburgh natives now want to expand into a different sport in their hometown — hockey. The two have joined with a New York City financier in trying to buy the NHL’s Penguins from Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux’s group, which is selling the two-time Stanley Cup champions even as the team seeks a new arena deal.
More here.


At 11:35 a.m., June 28, 2006, Blogger alyosha mcbain said...

Will Marino be enlisted to help keep Cuban's mouth shut? Or will he tackle him away from the range of cameras?

Seriously, this is a great thing for the Penguins...an infusion of cash and the introduction of an ownership group that will have high standards, all right before Malkin suits up with Sid the Kid. They are going to be making some noise in the next few seasons.

At 8:37 p.m., June 28, 2006, Blogger jamestobrien said...

This would be INCREDIBLE. Think about the parallels too - Dallas was a terribly run team in a great sports market, the Penguins are a poorly run team in a small, but very devoted market.

Pardon me while I dream about Mark Cuban berating Mick Magoo and telling Gary Bettman that his league and it's delay of game penalty is "f*((ing rigged!"


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