Thursday, March 8, 2007
Today's rundown on the Pittsburgh Penguins
Lots going on regarding the proposed relocation of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Here's a quick rundown:
-Penguins co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle are meeting today in Philadelphia with the Governor and heads of city and county governments to reopen discussions on keeping the team in Pittsburgh. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is taking part.
-The Penguins talked yesterday with representatives of the Sprint Center in Kansas City. Rumor has it that KC has upped their offer which already includes free rent and half of the building's revenues for the Penguins.
-The Penguins had a meeting with Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman. Most likely the discussion centered on the lack of a suitable facility for the team. The Thomas and Mack Center is not adequate and doesn't even have an ice floor.
-Houston has pulled out of the Penguins derby. The NBA Houston Rockets are the major tenant at the Toyota Center, and it seems they are not anxious to break the bank for the privelege of having the NHL.
Online updates here at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and the Las Vegas Review-Journal.