The players' perspective
"I think Wayne Gretzky said it best a few weeks ago," a player connected to the NHLPA's current restructuring said. "He has no doubts that a team would flourish and I couldn't agree more. It would be more of a sure thing than moving a team to Kansas City.
"We're always in favour of a move or decision that would increase hockey-related revenues. With a person like Jim Balsillie, who appears to have a strong passion for our game, it would be silly not to include him as an owner."