Just to put it out there, I’m a big fan of Jim Balsillie.  I know that the NHL does not want to put another team in Canada, especially southern Ontario, but it really makes too much sense.  Here is a guy with a bunch of money, that wants to bring NHL hockey to his town.  And he’s willing to pay much more than anyone else, for lousy bankrupt teams.  Just let him!

I’m really a fan of Balsillie for what he and fellow RIM founder Mike Lazaridis have done in Waterloo.  They have donated much time, effort and money to their alma matter and local university, University of Waterloo.  They have set up the Perimeter Institute for theoretical physics, also in Waterloo.  All in all a great  job of investing in both science and the local community (not to mention the jobs they provide).  No wonder Waterloo region loves these two.