Post Number: 723
|Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2007 - 7:31 pm: || |
I Did not know where to put this, the sports part is probably the " B " side to the story.
Dan Gilbert is the majority owner of a new AHL hockey franchise in Cleveland.
Does more presence in Cleveland mean anything?
(Message edited by thnk2mch on February 07, 2007)
Post Number: 8
|Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2007 - 8:15 pm: || |
He purchased the team because he would like to one day get an NHL franchise in Cleveland. One aspect of this purchase is to judge the market in the area for future purposes.
I can guarantee that he will not move quicken to Cleveland. A move such as this would be illogical considering 95% of his workforce lives in metro Detroit and he values Detroit and his employees more than you think. This is just another investment for him. He has invested in ventures throughout the nation and has invested in companies in Michigan. For instance, did you know that he is the majority owner of ePrize and of Fathead inc(wall decals)?
Post Number: 314
|Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2007 - 8:17 pm: || |
the potential other name was "the fighting walleye".
(please save the cleveland steamer remarks)
Post Number: 1118
|Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 2:35 am: || |
rumor is he tried buying the Lions but ole' man Ford wouldn't sell his precious toy.
Post Number: 227
|Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 10:10 am: || |
I don't like the name; too bad they did not just take on the old name of Cleveland Barons. That would have made more sense.
Post Number: 1708
|Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 10:25 am: || |
Maybe if he gets the Lions he will move THEM to Cleveland!
Post Number: 370
|Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 10:27 am: || |
Or maybe he can buy the Browns and move them to Detroit...
Post Number: 6151
|Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 10:32 am: || |
Which version of the Barons?
The AHL one that played there from 1937-1972, the NHL Barons that played there from 1976-1978 or the Second version of the AHL barons that played from 2001 to 2006?
Post Number: 9
|Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 11:00 am: || |
He didn't try to buy the Lions. Originally he wanted an MLB franchise but Selig would not sell him the Brewers, which were his first choice.
Post Number: 228
|Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 11:05 am: || |
well, the NHL version and later AHL version were both named after the successful original AHL franchise (9 calder cups from 1936-1973).....keep with tradition.
(Message edited by tkelly1986 on February 08, 2007)