Thursday, June 2, 2005

Maurice Strong Has Hockey Hair

Maurice Strong: fighting for a ONE WORLD HOCKEY LEAGUE!

Red Star article via either orr:
If the National Hockey League and its players' union fail to reach an agreement on a new contract this summer, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and a leading Canadian diplomat may help the game's stars engineer a return to the ice.

The NHL lockout enters its ninth month today and both sides have said talks are progressing toward ending the stalemate. Yet in recent weeks, the players' association, in concert with at least one prominent hockey agent, has considered a plan to start a rival league to the NHL.

Tentatively called the International Hockey Association, the league would rely on Giuliani's New York consulting company to help raise as much as $5 billion (U.S.) in seed money for the upstart league, according to a 71-page business plan reviewed by the Toronto Star and circulated to prospective Wall Street investors including Goldman Sachs & Co. and Allen & Co.

[..] Former Power Corp. president Maurice Strong, the Undersecretary General to the United Nations and an adviser on relations with North Korea, is involved with the group as an international consultant, according to its business plan.
Hat tip: Darcey from Dust my Broom