Tampa's price tag: $206-million (U.S.)
A group of investors led by Doug MacLean and partner Jeff Sherrin will pay slightly more than $206-million (all figures U.S.) for the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Globe and Mail has learned.
His group, known as Absolute Hockey Enterprises, includes a Hollywood producer, Oren Koules, a Chicago native who played junior and minor league hockey and made his first big money as a commodities trader. The other as yet unidentified investors include Canadians with an ownership stake in junior hockey, sources say.That narrows the field quite a bit as to who these other owners could be. There are quite a few ex-NHLers now involved with junior ownership, and it's possible one or more of them could be among those buying in with the Lightning.
Anyone else have a read on just who it could be?