January 11, 2008

Minnesota Wild sold: to former Nashville Predators owner Craig Leipold. Will Leipold, whose reputation ranges from "highly respected owner" to "driving force of failure," be good or bad for the Wild?

posted by PublicUrinal to hockey at 12:31 AM - 4 comments

does anyone really care?

posted by user909 at 07:31 AM on January 11, 2008

I don't think it will really matter all that much. There has been some talk in the local media about the Wild wanting to redo some of their debt with the city of St. Paul, and that a new ownership will help that along. As long as Leipold isn't Norm Green 2, we'll be okay.

posted by emoeby at 08:31 AM on January 11, 2008

user909, welcome to Sportsfilter. Have you read our guidelines yet? Please give them a good look before commenting again. Lots of people, especially here, care about all kinds of things. I'm a little surprised by this, but I guess it wasn't a desire to get out of the business after all. How bad could it be for the Wild? It's too early to say. (How good could it be for the Wild?) Perhaps he's learned the lessons he needed to learn from the Preds, and now he's ready to apply them elsewhere. I actually think this isn't a good sign for the Predators. This means he just wanted out of Nashville, not out of the league, which says something about that one franchise. This isn't the first omen that Nashville isn't ready for the NHL (or maybe the Preds franchise and the city of Nashville aren't a good fit, at least). Is this another indicator that they're going to move (or disappear)? Regardless, Minnesota deserves good ownership (heaven knows there's plenty of fans, interest and money to draw on), and hasn't always had it. May Craig Leipold be the guy.

posted by chicobangs at 11:12 AM on January 11, 2008

How can you trust this guy. It's over for the Wild.. So sad.. This guys a snake..

posted by rstack2 at 08:21 PM on January 11, 2008

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