Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/24/11 at 01:59 PM ET
from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,
A little more than a decade ago — when the five Canadian NHL franchises not in Toronto were crying for public subsidies — the Dallas Stars were among the NHL’s top revenue-producing teams, consistently near the top in attendance and, with a top-five payroll, a threat to win the Stanley Cup.
In short, they were in the discussion of the league’s richest teams and — as an American mega-market in the Quasi-Sunbelt — a model franchise in Gary Bettman’s vision for the NHL.
That’s, at least, where things stood in the golden years of Stars hockey, and Vancouver-based businessman Tom Gaglardi believes he can restore the franchise’s former glory. To that, we can only say good luck, but there’s one thing you should know about Gaglardi.
He doesn’t discourage easily.
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