Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 04/09/09 at 05:35 PM ET
You know, I was thinking about buying the Montreal Canadiens this week. (They’re amenable to offers, after all; how tough could it be?) But things got sketchy pretty quickly.
A perusal of my finances revealed some unpleasant realities, laid bare most quickly by the fact that liquidating all my stocks might not allow me to afford a sandwich, much less a storied hockey franchise. And while my savings account might get me a little closer to the purchase price, I consider the entirety of that $78.41 to be earmarked for alcohol consumption over the coming weeks as Vancouver terrorizes me with their idea of “playoff readiness.”
So, having rejected the idea as a silly plan yesterday, I felt confident I’d made the right decision. That is until today, when I read that two business guys I know made their own offer… 80.1% ownership of the Canadiens, in exchange for, well, 9 cases of organic soap…
474 ML - Earth Spirit-TM Organic Shampoo & Conditioner
237 ML - Organic Shea Butter Moisturising Hand & Body Lotion
FOR - 80.1% stake in the Montreal Canadiens.
3 full [ 24 + 24 + 28 ] cases of each, total 9 cases.
Delivery & full ingredient disclosure included.
29,388 ML - Total, pure indulgence
You can read their full press release here. (They really did formally submit this offer.)
So, could the Bleu, Blanc et Rouge become the Vert, Vert, Vert?
Hard to say. I only regret not making my own offer, now… I’ve got at least 30 cases of half-used bottles of shampoo around here that I could’ve ponied up.
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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.
In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.
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