Jim Balsillie thanks 100,000 hockey fans

    TORONTO, May 8 /CNW/ - Jim Balsillie issued a statement today regarding
fan support on his website www.makeitseven.ca.
    "Today we went over 100,000 people who have signed up to
www.makeitseven.ca to demonstrate their enthusiasm for an NHL franchise in
Southern Ontario and a seventh NHL franchise in Canada. I want to thank all
those fans all across Canada and the United States who've signed up to support
our bid. Your many heartfelt messages and best wishes have meant a lot to me,"
Mr. Balsillie said.
    "I have been making the case that Southern Ontario is the best
under-served hockey market in the world. The support of these 100,000 fans, in
less than a week, goes a long way to helping prove that point. Lets keep it

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