Montreal Canadiens players salute the crowd after their loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 4 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinal hockey game in Montreal, April 22, 2009. Photograph by: Shaun Best, REUTERS
Molson Brothers Buy Montreal Canadiens For $500M -- The Montreal Gazette
The Molson brothers - Geoff, Andrew and Justin - are proof that the early bird doesn't always get the worm.
The Molsons were the last group to enter the bidding for the Canadiens, but their efforts were rewarded yesterday when it was announced that they had reached an agreement in principle to buy a controlling interest in the team from George Gillett Jr.
The announcement yesterday ended speculation over Gillett's future in Montreal. On several occasions, he has denied that the Canadiens were for sale and said that he was merely reviewing his assets as part of an estate-planning exercise.
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More News On The Sale Of The Montreal Canadians To The Molson Family
Gillett agrees to sell Canadiens to Molson family -- CBC
Quebec Federation of Labour to help fund Molson family's Habs purchase -- CTV
Quebec Federation of Labour to help fund Molson family's Habs purchase -- Canadian Press
Molson family reaches deal to buy Montreal Canadiens -- Globe And Mail
Gillett agrees deal to sell Canadiens -- Press Association
What's old is new again: Molson's purchase Canadiens -- Canada.com
Molson family buys Canadiens -- Canada.com
New Canadiens owners have strong pedigree -- National Post
Molson family reaches deal to purchase Canadiens -- NHL.com
Fan reaction to Habs sale -- Montreal Gazette
Liverpool's money problems ease as Gillett sells ice hockey team -- The Guardian
Liverpool owner agrees NHL sale -- BBC