New York Islanders GM Craig McTavishes has spoken to the owner of Soho, who has been placed on paid administrative leave after reports that the club is in discussions with an owner to buy the building, and says the situation is “a major distraction” from the team’s focus on the playoffs.
McTaviss says he and owner Chris Soho are “deeply saddened” by reports of an ownership move by the club’s former ownership group and is “disappointed” that the Islanders are not able to continue as an NHL team.
In a text message to ESPNNewYork.com, McTovish also said that he and Soho have not spoken to one another and have not been in contact with the league or owners.
He said the team is not going to talk to the media because of the situation, and that it is not possible to talk about it without compromising our players and our team.
He added that Soho will not be buying the building because it is “not in our interest to sell the building.”
McToviss said in a statement on Monday that he would not speculate on the ownership situation, but he does say that “the Islanders have always been the bedrock of SoHo’s success.
The building is a symbol of the club and the history that it has made.”
He added: “It is a major distraction for us.”
The Islanders have a deal in place with the Soho owners for a new arena that would be constructed on the site of the former Soho Ice Arena in Manhattan.
It would be the largest NHL arena and would cost about $600 million to build.
The Islanders are in discussions to sell Soho to a developer, who would be building the arena on the property.
The Islanders have been working with the developer for the past several months to determine a location and then to submit a proposal for the arena, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.
McLaughlin, who is the owner and majority owner of the Islanders, said on Twitter that the team would not discuss the ownership group or whether they had been contacted by the league.
“We have nothing further to share,” McLaughlin said.
The NHL has not confirmed the news.
The NHL announced earlier Monday that the league has been investigating the SoHo situation.
McGill University professor and expert on sports ownership Mark Hunter said that a “major distraction” would be that the owners of Soehos owner group would not be able to work together as a team to buy Soho.
The team would be able only to play hockey at Soehoes rink, not on its campus.
McGinley said on Monday morning that the situation will not affect the Islanders’ ability to play at their facility. “
The owners will have to continue working together to resolve this situation.”
McGinley said on Monday morning that the situation will not affect the Islanders’ ability to play at their facility.
McGinniss told reporters on Monday afternoon that he was “aware” of the reports, but that he has not heard about any conversations between the team and the owners.
McLeod said on Tuesday that he had not spoken with the team about the situation and said the situation has “not been in the cards” for a while.
“I’ve been involved in the SoHs ownership for almost 15 years, so I’m just as saddened as everyone else,” McLennan said.
“I’m a little bit concerned about what this situation means to the Islanders.
The team’s not in a good place right now.”
McLennais, who took over as GM on March 11, said in an interview on ESPNNew York.com that he expects the Islanders to have a team by the end of the season.
“We will be in the playoffs this year, we will have a very strong team,” McLennais said.
He also said he does not believe the team will have enough cap space to sign free agents and that there will be discussions with teams about adding to the salary cap.
McMcLeod also said the Islanders would be open to the idea of a player buyout, but would have to decide how to proceed with it.
McKinnon, who joined the team on Monday, said the owner situation is affecting his “focus.”
“We are all focused on our playoff hopes, and there is not a lot of room to focus on that right now,” he said.
McMinnis said he has had a discussion with the Islanders about the issue and he is hopeful that “they can come to a solution.”
McMcLinnis told reporters that the only players that would have a say in the decision about where to move were the team captain and two assistant captains.
He said that if the team wants to sell its building, it can do so by April 16.
McTiernan said on ESPN New York that he is aware of the report that