Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sale Of Canadiens May Be Close: Report

Photo: Montreal Canadiens owner George Gillett bought the club in 2001. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

From CBC News:

Montreal native Roustan considered a front-runner for historic club.

CBC Sports insider Scott Morrison says a deal to sell the Montreal Canadiens may be close.

Majority owner George Gillett has received as many as 10 serious offers for the famous team over the past few weeks and that group has been narrowed to two, Morrison said on Saturday during Hockey Night in Canada's Hot Stove segment.

"There has been a lot of activity in the last 48 hours, and speculation is that if not done, a deal for the sale of the Habs is very, very close," Morrison said.

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