These Boots are made for Buying – “Boots” DelBiaggo looks to Predators

A source told The Canadian Press on Thursday that DelBiaggio is back in talks with Predators owner Craig Leipold.

DelBiaggio is after a franchise for Kansas City. Balsillie was looking to bring the team to Hamilton.

The Canadian Research-in-Motion co-founder had reached a US$238-million deal to buy the Predators, but a binding agreement has yet to be finalized. DelBiaggio’s original offer reportedly was a less lucrative US$190 million.

But Balsillie may have rubbed some of the NHL’s movers and shakers by making no secret of his plan to move the Preds, even though there is a lease in place in Nashville – and the Nashville sale was not final.

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DelBiaggo had said last week he was no longer involved in the chase for the Predators. But that has changed according to the source.

DelBiaggo is looking for a team to play in Kansas City’s new Sprint Center.