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Gaglardi Moving Forward With Stars Acquisition After Agreeing To Terms
Published September 7, 2011
CHANGING LINES: In Toronto, Kevin McGran noted the NHL "has three troubled franchises" for sale -- the Stars, Coyotes and Blues. The league-owned Coyotes reportedly have two bidders "looking to keep the team in Arizona," and the Blues "have found a new investor" in Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said, "In a perfect world, settled and stable ownership is always better than the alternative. But the fact that certain clubs are for sale (or will be sold) does not, in itself, raise cause for concern" (TORONTO STAR, 9/5).