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Can The NHL Stop Balsillie?

from Bob McCown at Fadoo.ca,

Almost by definition, lawyers are optimists. Even in the darkest hour, they must continue to believe they will win; that the case they have presented is worthy of victory.

It comes as no surprise that Richard Rodier is confident when the dust finally settles in the Phoenix Coyotes’ bankruptcy proceeding, his client, Jim Balsillie will prevail.

You see, Rodier isn’t just an attorney in this matter. He is, in fact, the architect of Balsillie’s desire to own an NHL franchise in Southern Ontario.

Some years ago, he convinced the RIM boss that the National Hockey League would encounter big problems if forced to defend itself in anti trust proceedings. Rodier told Balsillie that if they were able to get their hands on a team, any team, that the League would ultimately not be able to prevent them from moving it.


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