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Smith denies potential sale of Herd to Crosby

Bobby Smith was quick to dismiss a newspaper report yesterday that stated Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby “might be interested in buying” the Halifax Mooseheads.

Bobby Smith was quick to dismiss a newspaper report yesterday that stated Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby “might be interested in buying” the Halifax Mooseheads.

Smith, the Mooseheads’ majority owner since 2003 and head coach since late October, said there is no substance to an Ottawa Sun report that indicated the 23-year-old Cole Harbour native would buy his hometown junior team and put his father, Troy, in charge of it.

“Somebody’s fantasizing,” Smith said with a smile after a team practice yesterday. “I have not heard from any NHL superstars or anybody else interested in buying the team — and I’m not interested in selling it.”

The report offered no source and described it as a “rumour” that was “making the rounds in Halifax.”

Smith said if it was a rumour, he hadn’t heard about it until after the story ran.

“That’s what you do, you start one and then you say, ‘They’re out there,’” Smith said.

The Mooseheads, 10-23-0-1, are 16th among 18 teams following back-to-back last-place finishes. Attendance is down by about 2,000 per game since 2007-08.

 
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