Message From Jim Balsillie





 Dear Hockey Fans,

Thank you for taking the time to sign up to I want you to know, from one passionate hockey fan to another, I really appreciate it.

Since I announced my offer to buy the Phoenix Coyotes, the response and support I have received from across Canada has been overwhelming. Within hours, more than 10,000 people had signed up at and every day thousands of Canadians continue to add their names and their support. Today more than 120,000 people have joined Many of you have contacted me with suggestions and advice on a number of matters related to our mission to bring another NHL team to Canada. I appreciate all of it.

While we are early in the process, I am more optimistic than ever that we are one step closer to bringing another NHL team to Southern Ontario and to Canada. I am excited to announce that two iconic Canadian brands, Home Hardware and Labatt, both supporters of hockey across this country, have joined the Make It Seven campaign. The website is also up and running today as our campaign hub. Through the site you, the fans, will have an opportunity to shape the Make It Seven campaign by uploading your own content, interacting with each other and getting regular updates on our progress. Please take the time to visit again and continue to participate in this important movement. For those of you who want to follow the progress in other ways, we have also set up an official Twitter account as @makeitseven.

Thanks again for your support. Please contact all of your friends and family and ask them to sign up with you. Together, with our partners Home Hardware and Labatt and passionate Canadian hockey fans from coast to coast, we can make it happen. Together, we can make it seven!


Jim Balsillie

3 thoughts on “Message From Jim Balsillie”

  1. Now I’m hearing Bettman would rather have a team in Winnipeg than Hamilton. The Toronto people must have really put the fear of God in him.

  2. I applaud your enthusiasm to get this team. If at first you don’t succeed try try again. I can’t help though about those of us living below the poverty line, trying to just make it and then all these millions being spent on hockey. Oh well, don’t give up.

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