Now I'm confused. There are reports at this hour that Craig Leipold has withdrawn his offer to sell the Nashville Predators to Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie. This is a rather shocking development. I had the team in Southern Ontario for the 2008/2009 season.
Once again Hamilton got their hopes up only to see them dashed. I too was getting excited about having another NHL team down the road. It all made so much sense. Balsillie was offering $240 million and you'd think Craig Leipold would jump at the chance to salvage that kind of dough out of a loser franchise.
I'll let the dust settle on this one and see where we're at. The team can't succeed in Nashville... maybe Leipold got a better offer from the Kansas City or Las Vegas folks?