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by Paul on 03/14/12 at 11:41 AM ET
from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
The sale to a group led by club minority owner Tom Stillman recently has made substantial progress, and the expectations are that a deal might be closed in a matter of weeks.
The NHL, which seized control of the Blues from former chairman Dave Checketts, is running the sale process. In late January, league deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the target for completion was March. And though the process might not be wrapped up by the end of the month, he remains confident that the sides are nearing an agreement.
“We remain singularly focussed on Tom Stillman completing his proposed transaction to purchase the St. Louis Blues’ franchise,” Daly wrote in an email to the Post-Dispatch on Tuesday. “The process is progressing positively, and we have no reason to think that it won’t get done in the relatively near future.”
Meanwhile, multiple sources said that Stillman’s group has plans, though not finalized, to bring in Blues’ Hall of Famer Brett Hull in a managerial position. It’s also believed that Blues President John Davidson and general manager Doug Armstrong would remain on board.
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