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Thinking Outside the Box with Balsillie’s Bid to Bring NHL to Canada

Published by on May 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Jim Balsillie struck out two or three times, trying to bring an NHL franchise to Canada. What's a billionaire to do?

The BlackBerry billionaire followed the rules the first few times, trying to bring the Penguins, Predators, or Sabres to Canada. After striking out three times, he did what one of the best baseball players would do.

Some say Balsillie cheated by making a deal with the Coyotes owner when he declared bankruptcy in Phoenix. Others say he merely bent the rules a bit.

Maybe it's time the B.B.B. changed the rules of the game or took the ball and went home.

Hockey fans who remember the WHA and watched Russia set up a hockey league to rival the NHL must be thinking: What if Canada did that...

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