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08:26 AM ET 09.20 | The Stars may be shooting for a new moon. The price tag for the Dallas Stars hockey team, expected to be as much as $265 million even without competing bidders, could be on the rise. Chuck Greenberg, who doggedly pursued the Texas Rangers baseball team through a bankruptcy-court auction last year, announced Monday via his attorney that he is eyeing the Stars. A bidding war between Greenberg and Stars lead bidder Tom Gaglardi could cause the price paid for the team to soar. ... [The] team could fetch upwards of $300 million -- an impressive price for a National Hockey League team, especially one in a southern market.

The Wall Street Journal

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September 20, 2011  08:50 AM ET

So will they stay in Dallas?

September 20, 2011  09:37 AM ET

With the way it's going in Texas, they might wait for them to burn down and collect the insurance money.

September 20, 2011  10:07 AM ET

Maybe the loser can get the Coyotes as a consolation prize?

September 20, 2011  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

So will they stay in Dallas?

Only if they all agree to work for minimum wage ;)

September 20, 2011  10:41 AM ET

Them construction workers in Quebec need to be double shifting. Get that built so a team can make some money.

September 20, 2011  11:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

So will they stay in Dallas?

I hope not
And besides, if they do, Rick perry will claim he created their jobs too

September 20, 2011  01:15 PM ET

The Stars will not be moving. The commish has said that from day one. For us Stars fans in Dallas, this process cannot be over soon enough. Tom Hicks is now the most hated sports figure in DFW history. The ownership situation cost us Brad Richards this past off-season and GM Joe is working on a shoe-string budget. Go Stars!

September 20, 2011  01:49 PM ET

Mark Cuban would make a great owner, ticking off the Buttgoblin the way he does Stern.

September 20, 2011  02:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Mark Cuban would make a great owner, ticking off the Buttgoblin the way he does Stern.

Nah. He's not shady enough and actually has his own money to spend...Bernie Madoff would have been ideal. The Weasel would have tongue-lathered his pooper, trying to get him to buy into an expansion franchise.

September 20, 2011  02:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Nah. He's not shady enough and actually has his own money to spend...Bernie Madoff would have been ideal. The Weasel would have tongue-lathered his pooper, trying to get him to buy into an expansion franchise.

Probably true. When they sentenced that rat to 130 years in jail, the Buttgoblin probably muttered something about letting one get away.

September 20, 2011  02:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Nah. He's not shady enough and actually has his own money to spend...Bernie Madoff would have been ideal. The Weasel would have tongue-lathered his pooper, trying to get him to buy into an expansion franchise.

Probably true. When they sentenced that rat to 130 years in jail, the Buttgoblin probably muttered something about letting one get away.

September 20, 2011  02:35 PM ET

Let it be Known that I also am eyeing the Stars...

But have chosen TNR and not my Attorney to make the announcement.

I am also eyeing potential ways to get the $$$... but we'll keep that quiet :-)

September 20, 2011  02:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Let it be Known that I also am eyeing the Stars...But have chosen TNR and not my Attorney to make the announcement. I am also eyeing potential ways to get the $$$... but we'll keep that quiet :-)

I'll help you. Put me down for $8.56. $4.00 of that in cash, the rest on a Sears card.

September 20, 2011  03:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Mark Cuban would make a great owner, ticking off the Buttgoblin the way he does Stern.

I would love to see Cuban get an NHL team. Bring a little excitement into the owner's meetings.

September 20, 2011  04:17 PM ET

Cuban could use this as a stepping stone to be the next Stan Kroenke

September 20, 2011  05:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Cuban could use this as a stepping stone to be the next Stan Kroenke

I always viewed Cuban as more of a Charlie O. Finley type. A bit dingy in the head, with more money than sense.

Hey. We should all be glad that Jerry Jones isn't in the bidding for the Stars, or angling for an expansion franchise...That would be some kind of trainwreck.

(Although there's a rule about NFL owners not engaging in other sports-ownerships, I believe.)

September 20, 2011  05:46 PM ET

The Stars just need an owner with some money and the intelligence to keep it for years to come. Other Southern markets make no sense for hockey, but it's actually worked pretty well for the Stars. They priced the common fan out of the game when they opened the AAC though. That's when their sellout streak came to an end. 250+ for 2 adults to go to a game and sit way up top in the back is a bit much...

September 20, 2011  05:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I always viewed Cuban as more of a Charlie O. Finley type. A bit dingy in the head, with more money than sense.Hey. We should all be glad that Jerry Jones isn't in the bidding for the Stars, or angling for an expansion franchise...That would be some kind of trainwreck.(Although there's a rule about NFL owners not engaging in other sports-ownerships, I believe.)

If it forces him to hire a GM to run the Cowboys while he works out a deal to buy the Stars, I say let him. He can even take the NFL to court to fight that football-ownership rule if he wants.

September 20, 2011  07:00 PM ET

The Stars should have never left Minnesota ...

 
September 20, 2011  08:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

The Stars should have never left Minnesota ...

100% in agreement with that statement.

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