Found June 18, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Early this morning, the New York Post’s Josh Koshan claimed that the NHL will be taking over the New Jersey Devils in order to ensure that the Devils will make the $77 million payment the team has to pay to help defray the $200 million in arena debt the franchise is saddled with. Not surprisingly, USA Today’s Kevin Allen received a, “No way, we’re not doing that at all” denial from NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly… “I don’t anticipate either the league having to take over the team, or the team having to file for bankruptcy,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told USA TODAY Sports in an email. The Devils said they had no comment. The NHL already has owned the Phoenix Coyotes for almost three years, although former San Jose Sharks executive Greg Jamison is in the process of buying the team from the league. The Goldwater Institute, a government watchdog group, is still attempting to thwart that sale because there is taxpayer money being used to keep the Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz. ...
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