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So I was listening to ESPN radio this morning (1250AM here in PGH) when they said that in an interview to air today on the Mark Madden Show (3pm) one of the leading canidates to buy the Pens, a New York business man whose name escapes me for the moment, reveals two of his partners to buy the team. Those partners... DAN MARINO and MARK CUBAN! Things are looking good that the team is staying in Pittsburgh. (Knock on wood)

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So I was listening to ESPN radio this morning (1250AM here in PGH) when they said that in an interview to air today on the Mark Madden Show (3pm) one of the leading canidates to buy the Pens, a New York business man whose name escapes me for the moment, reveals two of his partners to buy the team. Those partners... DAN MARINO and MARK CUBAN! Things are looking good that the team is staying in Pittsburgh. (Knock on wood)

If Cuban buys the Penguins, you better be ready for a moderistic overhaul with the identity (like what he did with the Mavs.)

Wasn't there a rumor in the past that Cuban was to purchase the Pittsburgh Pirates at one time?

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So I was listening to ESPN radio this morning (1250AM here in PGH) when they said that in an interview to air today on the Mark Madden Show (3pm) one of the leading canidates to buy the Pens, a New York business man whose name escapes me for the moment, reveals two of his partners to buy the team. Those partners... DAN MARINO and MARK CUBAN! Things are looking good that the team is staying in Pittsburgh. (Knock on wood)

If Cuban buys the Penguins, you better be ready for a moderistic overhaul with the identity (like what he did with the Mavs.)

Wasn't there a rumor in the past that Cuban was to purchase the Pittsburgh Pirates at one time?

does that mean we are to be looking forward to the Pittsburgh Mavericks?

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Great just what the league needs another NBA/NHL owner. :rolleyes:

To me it not good to have many owners that own both an NBA team and an NHL team. It' different from someone owning a baseball team and a hockey team and a football team because the NHL, MLB, and NFL don't directly comepete against each other. The NBA and NHL by virtue of having their season and playoffs at the same time directly compete against each other for fan dollars. I think the NHL needs to market itself as the anti-NBA as a game that is better than basketball (which it is). By having several cross owners and a commissioner that worked for the NBA that is never going to happen because it's going to hurt the other side of the owners buisness.

I understand why it happens because of Arenas and there are only so few people that are rich enough to own a pro sports team. That said I don't like it to me owning both an NBA and NHL team is like owning large shares of both Pepsi and Coke.

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I have also heard rumors of Mark Cuban buying the Pirates or even the Chicago Cubs. Regardless, doesn't the approval of slot machines still muct occur for someone to even think that keeping a team in PIT is a viable ecomonic option?

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What I remember in regard to Cuban buying the Pirates is that he contacted the team and was interested in buying them. The current owners said they weren't for sale and appear to be perfectly happy keeping the Pirates as one of the jokes of baseball. Sad really.

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I wish that Cuban would buy the Pirates. The McClatchy clan turned a great and proud franchise into a laughing stock. It would be great if there was some way to force the sale. In the meantime I will continue my boycott of all McClatchy owned newspapers, especially the Sacramento Bee.

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Andy Murstein (the New York businessman -president of Medallion Financial Group) would be principal owner. From what I understand, Marino and Cuban would be investors with little to do with day-to-day activities. Murstein contacted the both of them in an attempt to get thier backing. This may be a ploy to get Lemieux Group LP to award them with the sale of the franchise under the premise of the team staying in Pittsburgh. That aside, I do feel 90% better about the Pens staying put.

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As a Pens fan, any kind of stability i welcome, but i really don't want to ever see that name "Mark Cuban" attatched to any of my favourite team's potential investor's list. Ever. Yes he's passionate about his teams, but this guy doesn't mind trading talent to get high priced vets or whatever to get a winning team now.

Thank god he is being brought in as a minority investor and not a majority investor with stock in majority ownership and control.

That would just be straight up brutal.

Now if only those idiots who keep saying move the Penguins to Winnipeg or Quebec had a brain, why would any fan want a team's fanbase to go through what they did? I say hope and pray for an expansion team...don't be wishing a current franchise with a ton of history to just up and leave.

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I heard Bill Wirtz was going to buy the Penguins. I guess he's looking to acquire an NHL team.

buuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrnn

Hey, remember a few months ago when there was that rumor of Reinsdorf buying the Blackhawks and Wirtz buying the Cubs? Was that scary or what?

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  • 3 weeks later...

The Isle of Capris was at first the competitor for the slots license that was the only one with a real dedication to the new arena.

However, latest news is that the other two competitors agreed to a "Plan B" deal so whoever wins gets 26 million towards a new arena, which they could start designing and building as early as next summer. So, basically, it all comes down to is, if someone buys the pens who wants to keep them here, then they should be able to stay.

Be smart, Mario. Sell it to the right guy.

Theres hope, pens fans. Theres hope.

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Yes he's passionate about his teams, but this guy doesn't mind trading talent to get high priced vets or whatever to get a winning team now.

er...

http://www.nba.com/news/survey_age_2005.html

NBA Average Age: 26.701 years

Dallas Mavericks: 27.177 years

Dallas is a smidge above the league average in terms of age, and when you go behind the numbers, many of their important players are young (Devin Harris anyone?). What puts their number above the league average is Darryl Armstrong's 36 years of age. Take that out, and they fall below the league average.

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Alright, I'm going to come clean here and say that, despite the fact that I have a soft spot for the Pirates, I HATE Pittsburgh sports teams. Even more, I am annoyed by Pittsburgh sports fans. That being said, I am TOTALLY pulling for the Pens to stay in Pittsburgh. Part of it is selfish, as one of the places being bounced around as a possible relocation site for them is Hamilton, Ontario, which would be absolutely DISASTEROUS for my Sabres, as we count on a lot of Southern Ontario fans. But also because Pittsburgh has a bit of history. The town, when the team is not abysmal, seems to appreciate hockey, they have a couple of Stanley Cups, the whole Lemieux aura and the city should be able to support an NHL team, especially considering their lack of an NBA team. So I'd like to CONTINUE to hate Pittsburgh Penguins fans for years to come!

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So I'd like to CONTINUE to hate Pittsburgh Penguins fans for years to come!

And we'd like to continue to hate Buffalo Saberes fans. :D

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