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Tom Gaglardi Continues To Make Progress Toward Purchasing Stars
Published April 27, 2011
BLUE SKIES: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Friday said that the league was "confident a buyer would be found for the Blues that would keep the team in St. Louis." The league is "coming off a sixth consecutive year of record revenue, the league's third-best attendance for a season and a new television contract with NBC and Versus," and Bettman said that those things "should help the market for a team such as the Blues." Bettman: "This is a good time to buy." Bettman added that the Blues "would miss" Chair Dave Checketts, who is selling his stake in the team. Bettman: "The Blues are better off because of him. He is a good owner and knows how to run a team. It is a shame it didn't work out with his investors" (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 4/23).