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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelCityMan786 View Post
    http://post-gazette.com/pg/07061/766358-100.stm

    Rendell says arena deal 'very close' but adds caution
    Governor says projected price has gone up

    Friday, March 02, 2007
    By Mark Belko, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Gov. Ed Rendell said today that a deal with the Penuins to build a new arena is "very close" but cautioned the team could still end up in Kansas City.

    The governor also revealed that the bond issue to fund a new arena has gone up $20 million.

    Mr. Rendell made his comments before a speech this afternoon at Station Square.

    "It's still somewhat precarious although I'm very optimistic that we're close," he said of the negotiations between the team and government officials.

    "The attitude of the Penguins has convinced me that they want to stay here," he added.

    National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman has been involved in the talks for the past two to three weeks and has been serving as a go-between. He has been involved because he wanted "to see this brought to a head," Mr. Rendell said.

    "I can only say we're making progress. We keep narrowing the issues and I think we're very close."

    One continued stumbling block is the guaranteed maximum price of a new arena and how much the Penguins would pay for any cost overruns.

    Mr. Rendell revealed the amount of a state bond issue anticipated to finance construction has risen $20 million to $290 million. He said that is necessary as a contingency in case the cost exceeds current projections. He said all parties would have to share the pain of the increase.

    This is certainly good news, but I'm still not convinced.


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    Me either

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    Well based on today's news the Pens look to be as good as gone.

    http://www.postgazette.com/pg/07064/767020-100.stm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friday133 View Post
    Well based on today's news the Pens look to be as good as gone.

    http://www.postgazette.com/pg/07064/767020-100.stm
    O shi* this isn't good! Shi*!



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    Damn this really sux, and from what it appears the Pens are bending over backwards to do all they can to make it work. So basically the Steelers and Buc's get new homes, all the Philly teams all get new homes recently yet the Pens are left high and dry.

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    Rendell for you I suppose. This is absolutely frustrating. Why the hell can't they just agree on a freaking deal. No tax payers wanted PNC Park or Heinz Field yet we got both of them! WTF
    Last edited by Prosdo; 03-05-2007 at 03:18 PM.


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    Rendell sucks. I don't know why people voted for him. They should have voted for Lynn Swann. I'm not just saying that because of the Penguins, I'm saying it because he has sucked before this crap with the new arena and he still sucks now!



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    I'm praying to God that this puts the screws to the PA government and they agree to an arena deal. This city cannot lose this team. Look how good they are for the city. The hottest team with the hottest young stars.


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    This sucks balls.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevie Steeler View Post
    Rendell sucks. I don't know why people voted for him. They should have voted for Lynn Swann. I'm not just saying that because of the Penguins, I'm saying it because he has sucked before this crap with the new arena and he still sucks now!
    Amen brother, Rendell had a 3% Job approval rating with me. That's about to drop to about a -10,000,000% Percent.



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