UNIONVILLE, Ontario -- Mario Lemieux wants the next owner of
the Penguins to keep the team in Pittsburgh.
The former NHL superstar and Penguins part-owner said he remains
committed to finding an owner that would keep the team in the city
where it won two Stanley Cups.
"It's where the team belongs," Lemieux said at the Bell
Celebrity Classic golf tournament.
Samuel Fingold, a real estate developer from Hartford, Conn., is
believed to be the leading candidate. Fingold has ties to Kansas
City, which is seeking an NHL or NBA team for its new arena.
Another potential suitor, Boston-area businessman Lawrence
Gottesdiener, has expressed interest in moving the team to
"[Moving] is always possible, but I think the priority is
keeping [the team] where it is," Lemieux said.
Asked about reports that a group led by Mark Cuban and Dan
Marino had pulled out, Lemieux replied: "I think they are still in