According to Forbes.com, the Blues’ sale to Tom Stillman might be one of the hockey steals of the decade. For the Blues, the Peoria Rivermen, the lease to the Scottrade Center and part ownership of the Peabody Opera House, Stillman and his group will only be paying the low, low price of $120 million. That’s slightly down from the previously thought number of $130 million, and significantly less than the $190 million expected for the package last September.
Honestly, as the sale has gone on, the asking price has gotten lower and lower. Maybe Stillman’s early low-ball offers were on to something. Regardless of the purchase price, Blues fans are looking forward to a new era of ownership who is looking to build on this season’s success.