Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 02/05/10 at 02:01 PM ET
from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,
The Tampa Bay Lightning have been sold to Boston money manager Jeffrey Vinik.
An official announcement may come Friday afternoon after the final details were ironed out Friday morning. One source said Vinik will pay $170-million (all currency U.S.) in cash for the Lightning, the management lease to the lucrative St. Pete Times Forum and five and a half acres of land around the arena.
One thing that is certain is that neither Oren Koules nor Len Barrie will retain an interest in the team. Koules, the former co-owner with Barrie, was running the team by himself after a falling out with Barrie over the latter’s financial troubles.
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