Girard on having his identify within the rumor mill
Peter Baugh of The Athletic: Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard carries a $5 million cap hit by 2026-27. The 23-year previous has heard his identify 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 may’t management that. You don’t wish to hear these issues, however with social media, it’s arduous to not see that and listen to that. However on the identical time, you’ll be able to’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 accordance 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 anyone with a connection to them reached out to Maple Leaf Sports activities and Leisure (MLSE) and stated ‘look, would you be eager about a merger?”
“Now probably the most difficult factor about that, for these of you who aren’t acquainted with 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.
, Rogers has a share, 37.5% share of MLSE they usually personal the Blue Jays. So how would you do 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 right now. We’re not learn. And it didn’t go very far.
Nonetheless, a few individuals who work within the banking business had been telling me that they imagine that what Fenway is doing is the place sports activities are going. For instance, the house owners of the Devils, Harris Blitzer. They personal the Devils. They personal the 76ers. They personal Crystal Palace. The house owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Glazer household, they personal Manchester United. And it’s going to go increasingly more what Fenway is doing.
That is the place we’re headed. And you understand, what these bankers had been telling me was, that’s not going to be the final time Maple Leaf Sports activities and Leisure goes to be requested.”