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CANUCKS HOCKEY BLOG

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Ownership Woes

If you've been following the Canucks ownership squabble, here's an update from Brian Hutchinson (National Post):
This city is in the throes of playoff hockey ecstasy, and agony. The Vancouver Canucks are in mortal secondround combat with the powerful Anaheim Ducks. Unbeknownst to many Canucks fans, there is another battle brewing, with more at stake than bragging rights and silver trophies. On the line are family connections, closely guarded business secrets, and a $250-million prize: Control of the 35-year-old NHL franchise itself, and the 18,600-seat, profit-churning arena where the team plays.

A bitter ownership dispute between two wealthy Vancouver families goes to trial on Monday in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. In one corner is the Gaglardi clan. It claims to have been betrayed by former friends and business associates, the Aquilini family, during a protracted attempt three years ago to purchase the Canucks from reclusive Seattle billionaire John McCaw Jr.
The piece is as detailed as I've seen on this issue. More over here.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 11:05 AM

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At April 29, 2007 11:03 PM, Anonymous GZ Expat said...

Wow...the Aquilini's and the Gaglardi's...having lunch at Don Francesco's! Does this have all the making of a Soprano's episode, or what???

 

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