Well crap, as if the lock-out isn't enough to ruin our fine dispositions, now we have a possible sale to think about. After finally winning the cup, isn't it nice to see the owner so dedicated to the Kings? Damn Politics,Money, and Ego's.
striking when the irons are hot:
galaxy - championships
kings - cup
lakers -scored superman
All i'm saying is that having the richest man in LA own the team and actually show some support would be nice. No one ever said anything about the owner trying to meddle with hockey operations. As long as he likes winning and is willing to put money into the team than I'm all for it.
Like i said, Anschutz has been a fine owner. He invested a lot of money into building the infrastructure of this team. That includes building a top notch training facility and having our very own Minor League affiliates. That being said, if the owner could also show up to games and look like he actually cared it would be a nice bonus. I have no idea what that has to do with winning the cup. I'm not upset with Anschutz and don't necessarily want him to sell, i'm just trying to look on the bright side of a possible sale. If anyone is gong to buy AEG I would hope it's Soon-Shiong as he is an LA guy, has boat loads of money and seems to actually be interested in owning a sports team, not just making a real estate deal.
How does Ed Roski still fit in this whole picture? He's still listed on the Kings website as an owner yet you never hear his name mentioned.
I was reading about this Patrick Soon-Shiong guy and it says he has a net worth of about $7 billion. Is he going to want ALL of AEG's properties or just the sports teams? If AEG were just going to sell him Staples Center, the Kings, their share of the Lakers, and the Galaxy, that would make more sense. If people are speculating all of AEG could go for $20 BILLION, where is he getting the other $13 billion from? I mean I found a $50 savings bond that doesn't mature until 2021 but I'd be willing to throw that in plus all my change in my Quick milk bottle so we here can all buy a chunk of the team, but we're still a few billion short.
As for what a new owner might do with the Kings, I suppose it depends on what the new CBA looks like and the chances for profitability are. I'd think a new owner would look at how much stability has been brought to the organization under Lombardi. A recent championship, most key players signed long term, still a pretty young team. Why mess with it?
at the draft party a couple of years ago, and under a considerable haze, i heard Birdman yell out the following (about 4 or 5 times, i think) - "don't marry yourselves to players!" he went on to reiterate that idea more than once on the boards, and i believe it to be absolutely sage.