Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/13/06 at 05:31 PM ET
The Carolina Hurricanes are a win away from hoisting the Stanley Cup and making Peter Karmanos Jr. the third Detroit-area owner in four NHL seasons to win a title. Karmanos is part of an exclusive club of Michigan businessmen who own professional sports teams in and out of the state. "There's only one (NHL) team in the Detroit area, and even if they were for sale I don't think the owner would sell them to me," Karmanos said. That jab was directed at his rival, Mike Ilitch, who led the Detroit Red Wings to their third title under his watch in 2002 — over Karmanos and the Hurricanes. Ilitch also owns the Detroit Tigers.read on
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