Girard on having his title within the rumor mill
Peter Baugh of The Athletic: Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard carries a $5 million cap hit by means of 2026-27. The 23-year previous has heard his title within the rumor mill however Pierre LeBrun reported the Avs have no real interest in buying and selling him.
“I hear that. It’s a part of hockey. You can’t control that. You don’t want to hear those things, but with social media, it’s hard not to see that and hear that. But at the same time, you can’t control that. I just have to focus on the present moment and make sure I’m ready for the next game and every game this season.”
The Fenway Sports Group approached MLSE
Sportsnet: The Fenway Sports Group that’s shopping for the Pittsburgh Penguins had beforehand approached Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment a couple of merger in accordance with Elliotte Friedman.
“Before they went to the Penguins, someone on their behalf, I don’t necessarily think it was someone particularly in the Fenway Sports Group hierarchy. But somebody with a connection to them reached out to Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) and said ‘look, would you be interested in a merger?”
“Now essentially the most difficult factor about that, for these of you who aren’t acquainted with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment owns Scotiabank Arena, the Maple Leafs, the Raptors, the Argos, and TFC. Rogers by itself owns the Blue Jays and that will be a problem.
You know, Rogers has a share, 37.5% share of MLSE they usually personal the Blue Jays. So how would you try this? Can’t personal the Red Sox and the Blue Jays. So for instance, that will be one the questions they needed to work out.
Whatever the case is, at that cut-off date, MLSE mentioned, it’s not proper for us right now. We’re not learn. And it didn’t go very far.
However, a few individuals who work within the banking trade have been telling me that they imagine that what Fenway is doing is the place sports activities are going. For instance, the house owners of the Devils, Harris Blitzer. They personal the Devils. They personal the 76ers. They personal Crystal Palace. The house owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Glazer household, they personal Manchester United. And it’s going to go an increasing number of what Fenway is doing.
This is the place we’re headed. And , what these bankers have been telling me was, that’s not going to be the final time Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment goes to be requested.”