Melnyk never brought up a “character issue” for Jim Balsillie
Melnyk admitted there was the NHL veto rights that were still in effect
the NHL has denied the veto existence calling it a “conspiracy theory”, “big lie”, and referencing to “Alice in Wonderland”
a team could not be put in Hull, QC, due to the Senator’s veto rights
Melnyk confirmed the participation of PSE in this bankruptcy, and not character issues was the reason for the NHL’s rejection of PSE (pretextual grounds)
trying to move the team to Hamilton, and using the bankruptcy proceedings was like a “hostile takeover”
using the bankruptcy process violates “unwritten rules that are followed” in the NHL
if the team were to be considered in Winnipeg, there would be a good chance to work out a plan
moving the team to Hamilton means Jim Balsillie is not of good character
So many articles could be written on the “hostile takeover” comment. The one that quickly comes to mind is the “squeeze play” of Jerry Moyes, as a victim. It is interesting the analogy of a “hostile takeover” is used as the PSE group and Jerry Moyes attempt a form of poetic justice.
Which hostile takeover came first? We know the answer.
Pretty damaging evidence it must be agreed.
I don’t think Eugene was being anybody but Eugene in that interview. Straight up. And for that, we thank him.
And, Craig Leipold in conversation with Jim Balsillie was likely just being Craig Leipold. That is, until the deposition.
I suppose Judge Baum was right when we learned of this:
Baum has said in court that he would love the sides to come together but expressed doubt that such an agreement would be possible.
Yes, that certainly would make Judge Baum’s job a little easier. But note the “love” part. If Jim Balsillie wasn’t favoured to take this thing, why would Papa Baum care if the two sides started to get along or not?
No, sorry judge. I guess you’d better keep on writing that airtight case.
On the other hand, with your stature, I can’t see too many in Arizona legal circles that are going to stand up against you.
Oh, and the next vacation you deserve……ask Eugene. He knows the way to Alice’s house in Wonderland. I hear it’s kind of nice there.