Saturday, May 23, 2009

BCE, Quebecor Both Aiming To Own Canadiens: Report

Photo: Amid all the rumours, Montreal Canadiens owner George Gillett still hasn't confirmed that he's selling the team. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

From The CBC:

Quebecor and Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) are gunning to own the Montreal Canadiens, according to a media report out of Montreal.

Montreal-based newspaper La Presse said Friday that both Quebecor and BCE formed consortiums to take over the Habs.

That's two more hats to add into the ring.

W. Graeme Roustan, a Montreal native who runs Roustan Inc. capital fund and acts as the chairman of equipment firm Bauer Hockey, also has a serious bid on the table, Hockey Night in Canada's Scott Morrison reported in mid-April.

Apparently, so does Serge Savard, a Hall of Fame defenceman and former Habs general manager and player. His bid has the backing of several investors, including the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the provincial pension fund manager.

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