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Friday, June 17, 2005

nhl- Blues for Sale

from St. Louis Today, Citing heavy financial losses and concerns about the future, St. Louis Blues owners Bill and Nancy Laurie have decided to sell the National Hockey League team and its long-term lease on the Savvis Center. An official announcement will be made Friday morning.
Bill and Nancy Laurie were unavailable for comment. But a source close to the Lauries who is familiar with the planned sale said the family's desire is to find a local buyer to keep the Blues in St. Louis.
The Lauries have retained Game Plan LLC, a Boston-based firm, to conduct the search for potential buyers. In recent years, Game Plan successfully found new owners for baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers, the National Basketball Association's Boston Celtics, and the NHL's Ottawa Senators.
The news comes the same day that Savvis Inc. announced that it is withdrawing from the naming agreement on the downtown sports arena that is the site of Blues hockey and other events....read on...