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    Devils sale: Philly sports personality tweets Sixers owner Joshua Harris' purchase of Devils is 'done deal' | NJ.com

    Unconfirmed so far, but seems to be solid...so how do I feel???

    Relieved. Jeff Vanderbeek was a GREAT owner, except on the business side of things. Minority owner that got in WAY over his head...but a great guy who loves the area/team and really wanted to do the right thing. What other owner stands out in the concourse greeting fans at every game? Did a ton at Prudential to make it a virtual High School/College/Minor league museum. Just never was financially supposed to carry the team. He alienated his business partners, the local government and that don't make it easy to do bidness. Hopefully they allow him to retain some minority share because without him I don't think The Rock gets built and the Devils possibly are playing somewhere else by now.

    Not sure how I feel about PHILLY folks owning my Devs. Best case scenario they move the 76'rs, who have been hemmoraging money/fanbase into Prudential making it a very viable arena. With the Barclays center there is a LOT of competition for shows and other events. Of course there will be rumors...will both teams be packaged for a move to Seattle f'rinstance...I don't see that happening.


    Long story, well shorter than it could have been, I am glad this is over. The bankruptcy tag will probably be as hard to shed as the 'they play in a swamp' crap that I still read/hear...but with Kovy gone at minimal damage(yes...the draft picks rankle...but I never agreed with that punishment in the first place. Kovy staying would have just compounded a bad situation. Never understood making a primetime thouroghbred into a Selke nominee and playing him 40 minutes a night. You got a runner...let him run) I think that things can start turning around from here. Lou has gotta be happy. We shall see what the future holds as far as his relationship with the new owners.
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    He's not really a Philly guy. From this article:

    Report: Joshua Harris Bought the New Jersey Devils | Crossing Broad

    It sounds like Vanderbeek basically sold them for what he owed.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdman View Post
    He's not really a Philly guy. From this article:

    Report: Joshua Harris Bought the New Jersey Devils | Crossing Broad

    It sounds like Vanderbeek basically sold them for what he owed.
    in the comments from your article...

    Steve in Avalon August 9, 2013 at 5:15 pm
    Wish he would move the sixers to new Judy . Greedy Jew
    Gotta love them Philly fans.

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    IF the NHL would support Phoenix for 4 years while they were in bankruptcy without them moving, there is no way the NHL would let NJ move, not with their history (i.e. 3 Cups).

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    I want to think so...but Never say Never.

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    The should change their name to the Six Six Sixers.

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    And...Orph bats that **** RIGHT OUTTA THE PARK!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    And...Orph bats that **** RIGHT OUTTA THE PARK!!!!!!!
    Outta Hell? :O

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    HockeyBuzz.com - Roger Mussa - Devils sale close? Not so fast...

    Well, it has been a big headline for the Devils and it's fans. The sale of the team could be near.
    Or is it?

    I have just spoken to someone connected to the headline and another "party" is involved and had conversation with Gary Bettman as recent as last week. This group is a new name to the mix with "deep pockets looking for a new hobby..." as was said to me.
    I know of this group through my line of work but would have never guessed.

    Sorry this is to vague but this does make things interesting, seems like the Devils are indeed an attractive team after all.
    Interesting development...taken w/grain of salt.

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    Somehow I don't foresee a bidding war popping out of this.

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