Herr Mateschitz: Lord of the Red Bull Empire
Sorry for all the energy drink related news today, but the hits just keep on coming.
The cold winds of change may roll be rolling into Montreal as word is spreading that Red Bull mastermind Dieter Mateschitz is deep into uber-secret negotiations to purchase the Canadiens. I know that I don't need to remind you of the Metrostars takeover/re-branding or the similar events with Salzburgs soccer team so you know what is in store if this happens. And he's no stranger to Hockey as he owns Red Bull Salzburg in addition to auto racing teams and various random sports holdings (Crashed Ice anyone?).
The jury is still out on the Metrostars take-over but it is certain that there are a few hearts still broken. But trying to take over a hockey team, in Montreal no less, will be no walk in the park. If this went down I predict a Quebecois riot from Old City to The Plateau the likes of which have not been seen since McDonald's took away poutine off the menu that one time.
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