Tuesday, April 17, 2007

No Bull, Habs may soon belong to Red Bull

There are a few media reports making the rounds on Tuesday, that the venerable former house of Molson; Les Canadiens, may soon change hands from American George Gillet to Dietrich Mateschitz, an Austrian billionaire who among his interests owns the Red Bull energy drink operation.

"Top Secret" (though apparently not quite so secret after all) negotiations are said to be taking place between Gillet and Mateschitz, which will see the charter member of the original six, become a part of the Meteschitz sports empire, which also includes both MLS and European soccer teams, two auto racing teams and a European hockey team.

Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette posted his story on the Gazette website, which traced some of the background on the potential deal. Including word on the disappointment of Gillet that his Habs stumbled in the stretch and missed the playoffs.

It could be that his disappointment is such, that he has decided to recoup his 275 million dollar purchase price plus whatever extra he can grab and bid adieu to hockey and Montreal.

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