Even More Balsillie Info


A visit to the headquarters of Research in Motion, the Canadian company behind the BlackBerry, offers a hint about where the interests of James L. Balsillie, one of its co-chief executives, lie.

Instead of by conventional numbers, boardrooms and conference rooms on the company’s campus in Waterloo, Ontario, are identified with the names of hockey’s greats: Gordie Howe, Maurice Richard, Frank Mahovlich, Bobby Hull, Guy Lafleur, Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky.

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2 responses to “Even More Balsillie Info

  1. Nice articles linked here. Funny how everyone mentions Hamilton- everyone but Balsillie. He’s all about “Southern Ontario”. I would have to say Copps in Hamilton would be temporary stop while a real stadium is built near Cambridge. The original link is dead but here’s a post about RIM’s purchase of 25 acres in Cambridge in 2007- http://www.torontomike.com/2007/05/the_cambridge_predators.html

    I believe that would put him just outside of the territories of T.O. and Buffalo AND he wouldn’t have to deal with upgrading 20-yr old Copps to include the requisite luxury boxes and amenities.

  2. Truth Serum

    I agree that Hamilton is a temporary stop, but Hamilton would hurt Buffalo. And you can bet that Balsillie already has his site and building plans ready to go for this.

    More power to him. Why should the Leafs be allowed to print money every season with such a poor product?

    Also, another good (not as good as S. Ontario) market is Milwaukee. I’ve heard that the Blackhawks have a huge clause that prevents an NHL franchise in that city. The Bradley Center is a good place for hockey and would be ready to go on day one.

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