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by Paul on 08/03/07 at 10:33 AM ET
from Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune,
Citing an unnamed source, ESPN.com reported that “plans are in the works for [Leipold] to step into an ownership role with the Minnesota Wild after cutting ties with the Preds and when current Wild owner Robert O. Naegele Jr. decides to step away from the business.”
Naegele declined to comment to the Star Tribune through a team spokesman. A source close to Naegele said he’d be shocked if Naegele, the lead investor of an ownership group with 21 principals, would sell all his shares to Leipold.
The source said there have been no meetings to discuss ownership changes.
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