Chairman, Minnesota Wild
With the pending sale of the Minnesota Wild to Craig Leipold, I thought this was an appropriate time for a hockey dad and minority investor to write to you. As you may remember, I wrote you 10 years ago to say that you would never be successful in building a new hockey arena to secure a new professional hockey team in Minnesota.
You invited many of us to a meeting in Doug Leatherdale’s office at the St. Paul Companies to meet with you and Gary Bettman, commissioner of the National Hockey League (NHL). We then went on a tour of what was then called the Civic Center.