What they're saying (Random ownership comments from around the Boltosphere)
In light of all the upheval from yesterday, here are just a few choice words from around the web (part of much larger articles in most cases) discussing the ownership situation:
- JoeBoltsFan - Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey
"Who would have thought Len Barrie could become so popular so fast?"
- Nothing seems OK about Lightning's future
"Well, Mutt and Jeff, co-owners of the Tampa Bay Lightning, are back from New York City. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman made one sit in Queens and one in Brooklyn - with their backs toward each other. That'll learn 'em." -- Martin Fennelly
- The Hockey Bay - A Tampa Bay Lightning Blog
"I mean really, could this year get any worse than last year? Or did I just jinx myself by asking that?"
- BoltProspects Community Forums
"...the thing about it is if the team was run well and there was some credibility with the ownership, you could almost understand a Vinny trade....You could just say, hey, the economy killed us...This will help in the long run...But now, it just seems like a stupid, desperate, unthinking decision by people with no credibility."
- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman demands resolution for Tampa Bay Lightning - St. Petersburg Times
"It's just phenomenal that it's so out there. I've never heard of anything like this when it comes to an ownership group." -- Phil Esposito