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  • 04:23 PM ET  09.17
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It is official. Nashville Predators majority owner William "Boots" Del Baggio is heading to the big house for 8 years. Del Baggio has been convicted of fraud, having been found to have forged financial documents to appear as if he had $110 million dollars. That was terrific due diligence on the part of the NHL. What? They couldn't spot the whiteout?

The Securities and Exchange Commission has also launched a lawsuit to recover $20 million it alleges Boots stole from investors. Three of these investors appeared at his sentencing hearing calling for a lengthy sentence, stating that Del Baggio…
  • 02:32 AM ET  09.17
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Inquiring minds want to know - why did the NHL owners vote 26 - 0 to keep Jim Balsillie out of the ownership ranks? Balsillie was accepted a few years ago when he was trying to buy the Penguins. What has changed?

The only thing that I can come up with is that Gary Bettmann has pictures of the owners in compromising positons. Why else would they vote against a move to hockey mad Southern Ontario? The NHL has instituted revenue sharing. If a team makes money, everybody wins. If a team loses money like Phoenix (to the tune of $34 million a year) the rest of the owners ante up.


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  • 05:17 PM ET  09.15
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Considering how good Sergei Shirokov looked in the Islanders - Canucks pre-season game last night, he stands a good chance of making the team and avoiding a trip to the Manitoba Moose. Cody Hodgson, Vancouver's first round pick from 2008, must make the team or spend another year in Junior as he is only 19.



SERGEI SHIROKOV
RIGHT WING - VAN
NUMBER:
HEIGHT: 5' 10"
WEIGHT: 176
SHOOTS: RIGHT
BORN: 10 MAR 1986 (AGE 23)
BIRTHPLACE: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
DRAFTED: VAN / 2006 NHL ENTRY DRAFT
ROUND: 6TH (163RD OVERALL)


Assuming Hodgson makes the team, as most seem to think he will, and Shirokov…

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