under the Oren Koules ownership, that wouldn't have been a farfetched idea.
Was it really THAT bad?
yes. Amongst countless idiotic things done by that ownership the one that stands out the most is our secondary owner at the time, Len Barrie, actually did trade Stamkos to the Rangers. The deal was done. Glen Sather asked Len if he had the authority to make the deal. He said yez but fortunately he did not. The one good thing our then main owner Oren Koules did was nix that deal.
It was a stupid ownership owned and operated by idiots. We're still dealing with some of the izsues they cause, including multiple huge contracts.