Skip to main content

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.

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.

TOP HEADLINES

USATSI_18102369

NHL Off-Season Outlook: Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres have a lot of cap room to play with, but what will they do with it this summer?

Pierre-Luc Dubois

Rangers, Canadiens Linked to Pierre-Luc Dubois

Pierre-Luc Dubois' reported intention to test the 2024 unrestricted free-agent market generated anxiety among Winnipeg Jets followers and created a stir in the rumor mill. It didn't take long for reports to emerge linking the 24-year-old center to other clubs.

Ivan Fedotov

Report: Flyers Goalie Ivan Fedotov Detained for Alleged Draft Dodging

According to reports out of Russia, Philadelphia Flyers prospect Ivan Fedotov has been detained in St. Petersburg for alleged evasion of military service.