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Sharks owner 'You cannot make money with a hockey team"

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12:07 PM ET 02.01 | San Jose Sharks majority owner Hasso Plattner recently acquired an even larger stake in the franchise, and stated that despite the team having a bit of a financial shortfall in recent seasons the Sharks remain committed to winning a Cup. He doesn't expect to earn much money from that success, however, stating, ""You cannot make money with a hockey team. You cannot make money with a hotel, either, and you cannot make money with a golf club. I have all three of them." Plattner, who is worth $7.2 billion, has stated his deep pockets and good credit rating will help keep the team afloat.

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February 1, 2013  12:15 PM ET

I'm sure some northern franchises would disagree!

February 1, 2013  12:15 PM ET

"You cannot make money with a hockey team. You cannot make money with a hotel, either, and you cannot make money with a golf club. I have all three of them."


His financial advisor must be thrilled.

February 1, 2013  12:22 PM ET

Only the ones that also sell pizza inside the arena.

February 1, 2013  12:22 PM ET

but you can make a ton of money on the building + the production company + concessions + parking + merchandising...etc...etc...etc...

creative accounting.

February 1, 2013  12:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

"You cannot make money with a hockey team. You cannot make money with a hotel, either, and you cannot make money with a golf club. I have all three of them." His financial advisor must be thrilled.

Otis he has 7 billion. His realtives however are eating catfood.

February 1, 2013  12:26 PM ET

Your league netted a record 3.2 bil last year and you still opted for a lockout. Cry me a river, Hassole.

February 1, 2013  12:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Otis he has 7 billion. His realtives however are eating catfood.

*relatives*

February 1, 2013  12:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Otis he has 7 billion. His realtives however are eating catfood.

Salmon is expensive these days.

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February 1, 2013  12:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Your league netted a record 3.2 bil last year and you still opted for a lockout. Cry me a river, Hassole.

Perfect!

February 1, 2013  01:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Your league netted a record 3.2 bil last year and you still opted for a lockout. Cry me a river, Hassole.

Exactly!

February 1, 2013  02:47 PM ET

If you have managed properly and with success - you make your money when you sell the franchise

February 1, 2013  02:52 PM ET

You cannot make money with a hockey team

Especially true when you lock them out.

February 1, 2013  03:04 PM ET

I think he meant he can't make money with HIS hockey team.

February 1, 2013  03:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

You cannot make money with a hockey team. Especially true when you lock them out.

I thought he was doing it for the love of the game.

February 1, 2013  03:34 PM ET

Sharks owner 'You cannot make money with my hockey team"

Repaired.

February 1, 2013  04:08 PM ET

Nothing like a guy worth $7.2 billion complaining about money. How out of touch can you get?

February 1, 2013  04:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Nothing like a guy worth $7.2 billion complaining about money. How out of touch can you get?

It sounds to me as he's blowing his own horn. Look what I have, you non-existant little peons.

 
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