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PA was right: the Terry Pegula press conference thread.

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#361 Marvelo


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 11:22 AM

But you're cool with Terry, even though the same is true of him? Gotcha. By the way, how do you know what experience Kim has or doesn't have? 


Shill much Promo? No I'm not cool with Terry. He has succeeded in business on his own but is an inarticulate butcher when it comes to being a sports owner. He needs someone with experience to manage it for him and stay out of it.             He can't find one. He can't decide. Does anyone know of any experience that Kim Pegula has in hockey? Anything outside of Uncle Terry; apparently not. She's been with him since age 22. Marrying Terry and working in his businesses IS her business experience. She's an opportunist. She hasn't forged anything independently of him. Probably a similar situation with Trump with Ivanka and Kushner, and Bill Clinton with Hillary, except Trump and Clinton got elected and Terry bought this. This appears to be pure nepotism. If they want to run an organization based on this, I don't agree with it...that's me. She's completely inappropriate for the influence that she has. And she is not a person to be looked up to and neither is Terry. They need to find someone who knows what they're doing and step back. If we need the NHL to make that decision, so be it.


I have far more respect for women who forge their own path, whatever their lot in life, rather than those who glom onto Richie Rich.


btw Out of curiosity, anyone know the name of Pegula's first wife....has she passed away? He had two children with her...


Not sure if I said it in this thread or another, but what does Jeremy Jacobs know about hockey?  What did George Steinbrenner know about baseball?  What did Eddie deBartolo know about football?  


Seriously, owners who know their sport are the tiny exception and not the rule.


Jacobs' family owned the AHL champion Buffalo Bisons. Steinbrenner owned a team in the old ABL (American Basketball League) in 1960. Sure he became the gorilla in the room but the good ones know how to budget, step back and manage and that's what these successful owners have done.

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:22 AM

Just because she's a woman doesn't mean that she is right. There is no reason she should be involved with the team. She brings nothing to the table. What does she know about hockey? She doesn't have any successful management experience of her own or any experience with hockey whatsoever. Why should she of all people be calling the shots?


I'll say a little but I'm not going hunting for crap to debate your position.


Kim is largely known as understanding people and a relationship builder.  Terry is very much a business person.  Together they could actually be a good match as a leadership team.  Most owners don't have experience, so your experience mantra falls flat from a sports owner perspective.  Management experience?  There are people in this world who have the ability to succeed without failing first.  It happens.


Should I have had a few failed marriages before I got it right?  I mean, I was engaged before I left college and have been married over 20 years now.


Rather than speaking of specific accomplishments and judging her for her actual abilities you are creating a story based on pure speculation "just a plaything for Kim". If, at age 22, she was undecided on her life and she wandered the world a bit, so what?  A lot of people do that.  So she meets a guy, they fall in love, they've been married for quite some time now.  How does any of that support that she is only married for the money and has no abilities whatsoever?




If you are frustrated with the teams that's cool, but I urge you to rethink your position statement.

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:50 AM

The irony is something, for sure.

But I think what Terry is going for here is not about hockey, it's about organizational culture, which apparently is something he should know about. He's basically said: Murray created/allowed a culture that is not reflective of my way of doing business. I take responsibility for putting him in charge without personal due diligence into those factors and I won't make the same mistake again.

The thing is, Lafontaine hired Murray to be the hockey guy; his supposed warts were OK, because Patty balanced them off as the organizational/culture guy and the face of the team. They had the trendy "Leaf model" in place.


I'm way behind on this thread, but just for fun, I feel like calling it the trendy "Avs model" instead.  It just goes to show you that it's far more about the people than it is the model.

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:52 AM

Not biting, just not biting... remain calm ooh. oof

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 04:01 PM

Well no wonder Benigni never showed up at lunch Friday to give me the inside scoop.  He's an anchor now.  Apparently as of today.