Almost two months after it appeared as though New York Islanders owner Charles Wang was on the verge of selling the team to Philadelphia lawyer Andrew Barroway, Chris Botta of the Sports Business Journal reports the brakes may have been tapped on the process.
According to an NHL source, Wang remains in the process of deciding if he wants to sell; if so, there are "multiple" interested parties beyond Barroway.
The Islanders made noise this offseason by signing Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin to four-year contracts, a significant investment signalling a clear desire to return to the playoffs sooner than later.
With loads of young talent also in the pipeline, perhaps Wang is hesitant to sell when the team appears to be on the rise and prior to the impending move to Brooklyn.
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