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Lightning Co-Owner Wants To Take Hands-On Role

from David Ebner of the Globe and Mail (Friday edition),

Len Barrie, co-owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning, wants a hands-on role next season running one of the worst teams in hockey — as soon as he can sell a major real estate development in British Columbia….

Barrie, a one-time journeyman NHLer, has his mind on the Lightning, whose 2008-09 campaign was a disaster, ending with nine consecutive losses to ring up the second-worst record in the league. The team’s 24 wins were the fewest in the NHL.

“We’ve had a long year, we had a lot of injuries,” Barrie said in an interview yesterday. “It’s been disappointing not being able to help. I have to look after the main place [Bear Mountain] first, and we’ll see how it plays out.

“I’d like to have more of an involvement on the day-to-day stuff [in Tampa]. You can only do so many things.”

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