Further to the story brewing today about moneybags Jim Balsillie being interested in buying the Canadiens, this email was received this afternoon from Balsillie’s lawyer in his hockey interests:
"Jim has absolutely no reason to believe the Habs, or any interest in the Habs, is for sale. Furthermore, Jim has met Mr. Gillette (sic) on more than one occasion. Not once has there been any discussion of a possible sale of the Habs now, in the future, ever…….not a controlling interest or a minority interest…..nothing. It is true that Jim is a Habs fan and has attended games at the Bell Centre, which he has enjoyed."
The lawyer added that Balsille "has a tremendous amount of respect for both the Canadiens organization and for Mr. Gillette (sic) personally." Basille apparently has sent an explanation and apology to Gillett about today’s published report.