Davidson sells Tampa Bay Lighting

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  1. mikhail1973

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    Mr D is 83 years old and worth $3.5 bill. Though not as well off as Gates or Buffet, he is a philanthropist who is starting to donate his millions to schools like his alma mater U-M and other areas. Maybe with sale of the Lightning he is realizing that he is not getting any younger and ready to start dispersing his other holdings like the Pistons..

    The Pistons are currently worth about $402 mill. We have over 1000 Pistom forum members. If we all could come up with about $400k each, we could buy this team and give it our own philsophy and direction:)
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    Then we'll be like Atlanta - fighting over the choice of players and contracts :)
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    Darn. That's my favorite hockey team.

    Oh well, at least they aren't moving the team. :)
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    Davidson should've moved it to the Palace. I miss Vipers.
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    Wow, maybe he's decided to put all that money into the Pistons instead!

    :pound: :pound: :pound: :pound: :pound: :pound: :pound:
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    Me too!! I still have my road Vipers jersey. :MusicBigGrin: But the entire league is defunct.

    Now I watch the Idaho Steelheads a couple times a year. Same difference, but I am not attached to them anything like I was with the Vipers. They did win the ECHL championship this year.

    Davidson wanted an NHL hockey team at the Palace, but Illitch blocked it, so Davidson created the Vipers and later bought/turned them into the Lightning.
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    That puts $402 million into perspective real quick - not to mention the billions the guy is worth.
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    I'll put my 40 bucks in the pot. :)
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    I'm in.........I'll start on Flip Saunders new ten year contract. :)
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    If each of us just rounds up a thousand investors each, that would only be $400 per investor!

    Then, we could make all of our decisions with polls through this site.
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    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    Did you pay attention to the poll results in this forum? We're always split on all the issues. That team will be done before they even start.
    :MusicBigGrin:
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    I disagree.
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    I'm undecided.
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    Davidson sold the team cause he'd lost 70 million over the last several seasons. His ONLY profitable year was the season they won the Stanley Cup..........Surprise, A money decision !!!!!!!!!

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