The Pittsburgh Penguins are no longer for sale.
“We did look at a bunch of different things; one of them included the outright sale of the franchise. We’re not looking at that right now,” club CEO David Morehouse told KDKA Morning News in Pittsburgh. “We couldn’t be luckier to have owners like this in Pittsburgh.”
The Pens are co-owned by billionaire Ron Burkle and Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux.
At the time, the Penguins did not look like a team that was going to win the Stanley Cup. They had recently fired their coach, Mike Johnston, and there had even been a report that Lemieux and Sidney Crosby were on the outs. (That report was also shot down.)
The Pens would, of course, go on to hoist the Cup in June, taking out the San Jose Sharks in six games.