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NHL Rumors: Samuel Girard, and The Fenway Sports activities Group Approached MLSE

Girard on having his title within the rumor mill

Peter Baugh of The Athletic: Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard carries a $5 million cap hit by means of 2026-27. The 23-year previous has heard his title within the rumor mill however Pierre LeBrun reported the Avs have no real interest in buying and selling him.

“I hear that. It’s part of hockey. You possibly can’t management that. You don’t need to hear these issues, however with social media, it’s arduous to not see that and listen to that. However on the similar time, you may’t management that. I simply need to give attention to the current second and ensure I’m prepared for the subsequent recreation and each recreation this season.”

The Fenway Sports activities Group approached MLSE

Sportsnet: The Fenway Sports activities Group that’s shopping for the Pittsburgh Penguins had beforehand approached Maple Leaf Sports activities and Leisure a few merger in line with Elliotte Friedman.

“Earlier than they went to the Penguins, somebody on their behalf, I don’t essentially assume it was somebody significantly within the Fenway Sports activities Group hierarchy. However someone with a connection to them reached out to Maple Leaf Sports activities and Leisure (MLSE) and stated ‘look, would you be thinking about a merger?”

Jeff Marek:

“Mmm. Merger?”

Friedman continues.

“Now essentially the most difficult factor about that, for these of you who aren’t accustomed to Maple Leaf Sports activities and Leisure owns Scotiabank Area, the Maple Leafs, the Raptors, the Argos, and TFC. Rogers by itself owns the Blue Jays and that might be a problem.

You already know, Rogers has a share, 37.5% share of MLSE and so they personal the Blue Jays. So how would you try this? Can’t personal the Pink Sox and the Blue Jays. So for instance, that might be one the questions they needed to work out.

Regardless of the case is, at that time limit, MLSE stated, it’s not proper for us at the moment. We’re not learn. And it didn’t go very far.

Nonetheless, a few individuals who work within the banking trade have been telling me that they consider that what Fenway is doing is the place sports activities are going. For instance, the homeowners of the Devils, Harris Blitzer. They personal the Devils. They personal the 76ers. They personal Crystal Palace. The homeowners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Glazer household, they personal Manchester United. And it’s going to go an increasing number of what Fenway is doing.

That is the place we’re headed. And you understand, what these bankers have been telling me was, that’s not going to be the final time Maple Leaf Sports activities and Leisure goes to be requested.”

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