Balsillie tapped to buy the Buffalo Sabres?

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RIM Hockey TeamOh, wouldn’t this be a great late Christmas present for the Jim Dog. Despite fervent denial from the Buffalo Sabres, rumors are flying that the National Hockey League team is both up for sale and that RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie is one of the potential suitors.

“We are not in negotiations to sell the team and as we have stated in the past, we will never entertain discussions to move the team out of Buffalo,” Sabres managing partner Larry Quinn said in a statement, which was isused in response to a story in this week’s Western New York Hockey magazine.

Despite the official denial, unnamed sources continue to insist that the Sabre’s billionaire owner, Tom Golisano, is listening to offers and that Quinn or an associate has had discussions with Balsillie. Basillie has been connected to potential purchases of both the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins in the past. Hopefully, we’ll see the Waterloo BlackBerrys someday soon.

  • foner

    Really old unsubtantiated news… Nice to dream, though!

  • foner

    Really old unsubtantiated news… Nice to dream, though!

  • BuffaloBill

    Cool, if he wants a team & Sabes are for sale. But not so he can move it. Bettman wouldn’t go for it (a move), anyway.

  • BuffaloBill

    Cool, if he wants a team & Sabes are for sale. But not so he can move it. Bettman wouldn’t go for it (a move), anyway.