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Judge approves sale of bankrupt Stars

Vancouver businessman Tom Gagliardi--whose family owns the Denny's restaurants, Sandman Hotels, and the Kamloops Blazers hockey team--is buying the Stars for $50 million and assuming $100 million in debt. The Stars moved from Minnesota in 1993. The team entered bankruptcy protection two months ago.
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Vancouver businessman Tom Gagliardi--whose family owns the Denny's restaurants, Sandman Hotels, and the Kamloops Blazers hockey team--is buying the Stars for $50 million and assuming $100 million in debt. The Stars moved from Minnesota in 1993. The team entered bankruptcy protection two months ago.

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